Economy & Business

Business
5:46 am
Thu November 14, 2013

How Best To Manage Workplace Bullying

Originally published on Thu November 14, 2013 5:53 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Allegations that Miami Dolphins players harassed one of their own teammates got us thinking about other subtle forms of intimidation that can happen in the workplace. One out of every three people report being bullied on the job. That's according to a survey done by the Workplace Bullying Institute. Its director, Gary Namie, spoke to NPR's Linda Wertheimer. He told her bullying happens across income levels but that it's more likely to occur in particular professions.

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Politics
5:07 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Senate Panel To Hear From Fed Chief Nominee Janet Yellen

Originally published on Thu November 14, 2013 5:53 am

The first woman to be nominated to head the Federal Reserve takes the witness chair on Capitol Hill Thursday morning for her confirmation hearing. Janet Yellen's challenge will be to reassure her Democratic supporters that she's focused on job creation, while convincing at least a few Republicans that she'll keep inflation in check.

Business
4:55 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Fracking Boom Gives U.S. Geopolitical Leverage

Originally published on Thu November 14, 2013 6:19 am

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American oil production has grown so much that it may affect American global strategic thinking. The technology known as fracking has allowed a flood of previously inaccessible oil.

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It has also prompted a flood of questions about polluting ground water and other environmental effects. But fracking has given the global oil market a fresh source of supplies.

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Business
4:50 am
Thu November 14, 2013

U.S. Oil Production Surpasses Foreign Imports

Originally published on Thu November 14, 2013 5:53 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

NPR's business news starts with an American energy boom.

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MONTAGNE: Yesterday, White House spokesman Jay Carney made this announcement.

JAY CARNEY: In October, for the first time in nearly two decades, domestic oil production - which is at a 24 year high, surpassed foreign oil imports.

MONTAGNE: As NPR's Wendy Kaufman reports, The U.S. is producing more crude oil at home than it imports, the U.S. is still a long way from energy independence, but the trend is decidedly positive.

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Politics
4:45 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Contractors Lobby For Alternatives To Military Cuts

Originally published on Thu November 14, 2013 5:53 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And I'm Steve Inskeep.

Congress and the Pentagon are facing an important deadline. In just under two months, the second wave of congressionally mandated sequestration - budget cuts - will kicked in, and Pentagon spending is scheduled to be slashed by $20 billion. Military contractors say that it would be catastrophic, and they're lobbying hard to make those cuts fall somewhere else, as NPR's Peter Overby reports.

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