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Albertsons Faces $1B Lawsuit From Competitor Haggen

AP | Sept. 01, 2015

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Delaware, accuses Albertsons of anti-competitive practices.

How Startups Are Using Tech To Mitigate Workplace Bias

NPR | Sept. 01, 2015

The idea that everyone makes automatic, subconscious associations about people is not new. But now some companies are trying to reduce the impact of such biases in the workplace.

Salem City Council Votes To Allow Early Marijuana Sales

Statesman Journal | Sept. 01, 2015

The Salem City Council voted Monday evening to amend local ordinances to permit early sales of recreational marijuana from medical dispensaries, as permitted by state law beginning Oct. 1.

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Back To School? Back To The Piggy Bank

NPR | Sept. 1, 2015 5:31 p.m.

So your kid is off to college. You've spent months navigating the financial aid process and meticulously budgeted for all sorts of out-of-pocket expenses ... or so you thought.

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US Markets Tumble As China Worries Renew

NPR | Sept. 1, 2015 3:57 p.m.

The Dow Jones index is now down nearly 10 percent in 2015, after falling 469 points Tuesday to close at 16,058.

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The Restaurant With No (Visible) Workers

NPR | Sept. 1, 2015 8:24 a.m.

A new highly automated restaurant opening in San Francisco looks to speed service through efficiency. You won't see any people taking your order or serving you at eatsa, a fast-casual quinoa eatery.

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Boosting Paid Leave Often About Getting Workers To Stay

NPR | Sept. 1, 2015 5:44 a.m.

Nestle, Netflix and Microsoft are among several major employers that have announced big increases in family leave benefits this year. The moves are seen as essential as companies compete for talent.

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After Greenlight, Commercial Drones Set To Take Off

NPR | Sept. 1, 2015 5:44 a.m.

The FAA has granted 1,300 permits that allow commercial firms to operate drones for everything from selling real estate to inspecting utility lines. But there's concern over some recent close calls.

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If Fish Is Brain Food, Can Fish Oil Pills Boost Brains, Too?

NPR | Aug. 31, 2015 4:30 p.m.

Research suggests eating fish regularly over a lifetime is good for the brain. But when it comes to staving off cognitive decline in seniors, fish oil supplements just don't cut it, a study finds.

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Philadelphia Regulators Fine Uber $300K

NPR | Aug. 31, 2015 2:48 p.m.

The ride-hailing service Uber has served more than 1 million customers in Philadelphia, despite operating under disputed terms for nearly a year.

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Salem City Council Ponders Early Marijuana Sales

Statesman Journal | Aug. 31, 2015 12:14 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Current city code is ambiguous about whether city residents would be able to partake in the “early marijuana sales” that would go from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31.

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Comparing The Top Boss's Pay To Yours

NPR | Aug. 31, 2015 10:23 a.m.

Starting in 2018, companies will have to disclose how CEO pay compares to median worker pay. A recent survey of the biggest CEO-to-worker pay ratios shows Discovery at the top at nearly 2,000-to-1.

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FDA Warns Tobacco Companies Advertising 'Natural' Cigarettes

NPR | Aug. 31, 2015 5:26 a.m.

Unless a cigarette is safer than others it can't be labeled "natural" or "additive-free", the Food and Drug Administration told three manufacturers.