Economy & Business

Business
2:23 am
Tue May 27, 2014

States Consider Bills To Crack Down On Workplace Bullies

Workplace bullying even happens at the NFL. Investigators concluded that Miami Dolphins lineman Jonathan Martin was harassed by other teammates.
John Minchillo AP

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 3:44 pm

Bullying is a behavioral problem often associated with children in grade school, but according to a recent Zogby poll commissioned by the Workplace Bullying Institute more than a quarter of American workers say they've experienced abusive conduct at work.

Now, many states are considering laws that would give workers legal protections against workplace abuse.

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Education
4:00 pm
Mon May 26, 2014

Who's Using The Data Mined From Students?

Originally published on Mon May 26, 2014 4:43 pm

Information tracked by educational software can be of great help to teachers. But as Politico's Stephanie Simon explains, private companies can also monetize the data by selling it to marketers.

The Two-Way
3:51 pm
Mon May 26, 2014

The Man Who Brought G.I. Joe To Children Dies At 86

At left is a reproduction of the original G.I. Joe action figure made in 1964. The doll on the right is a newer G.I. Joe model. Hasbro executive Donald Levine, who oversaw the action figure's creation, died last week of cancer.
Anonymous AP

Originally published on Mon May 26, 2014 5:34 pm

A half-century after the first G.I. Joe action figures hit U.S. shelves, the man who oversaw the toy's creation has died of cancer in Rhode Island. Former Hasbro executive Donald Levine was 86. He was also a veteran of the Korean War who said that G.I. Joe was an attempt to honor those in the U.S. armed forces.

"Someday I'm going to do something to honor this military, these military people, who fight in the wars," Levine said in archive footage cited by NPR's Elizabeth Blair for All Things Considered.

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All Tech Considered
10:49 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Wash And Deliver: Startups Aim To Solve First World Problems

Washio offers on-demand laundry pickup and delivery for $1.60 a pound.
Courtesy of Washio

Sick of doing the laundry? The latest hot Silicon Valley startup, Washio — the subject of a new profile in New York Magazine — lets you press a button on your phone and someone will come and pick up your laundry, or your dry cleaning.

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Business
6:33 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Facebook Will Help You Monitor Yourself

Facebook is expected to release a new feature soon. Using the microphones inside smartphones, the Facebook app will be able to pick up on the music you're listening to and TV shows you're watching.

Business
6:30 am
Mon May 26, 2014

State-Owned China Enterprises Drop U.S. Consulting Firms

The Financial Times says the decision will hit major firms like Mckinsey and Company and the Boston Consulting Group. The move follows the U.S. charging 5 Chinese military officials with hacking.

Around the Nation
4:20 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Ozark Tourist Town, Branson, Mo., Debates How To Diversify

Originally published on Mon May 26, 2014 6:23 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And now we go to Missouri were roughly seven and a half million people visit the tourist town of Branson every year. They mostly come to listen to country music, visit the theme park and take in the events that go on in Branson every year. But Branson is facing pressures from a changing economy and changing demographic. From member station KSMU, Scott Harvey reports.

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Around the Nation
4:16 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Flagstaff Neighborhood Wants Campfires Outlawed In National Forest

Originally published on Mon May 26, 2014 6:23 am

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

A 14,000 acre wildfire near Flagstaff, Ariz. continues to rage this morning. Residents there are calling for the local forest to be closed off to campers. But officials are resisting, arguing that the town's economy relies on holiday tourism. Laurel Morales of member station KJZZ reports.

LAUREL MORALES, BYLINE: At a recent community meeting, residents of Kachina Village, a Flagstaff neighborhood, fill a middle school auditorium to voice their frustration with forest officials.

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Africa
4:06 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Mobile Internet Comes To Africa In A Big Way

Originally published on Mon May 26, 2014 6:23 am

Young people are driving the change using their phones to text, listen to music — even watching high-resolution videos. Silicon Valley has noticed and sees a big opportunity.

Around the Nation
9:14 am
Sun May 25, 2014

Would You Buy A 9/11 Key Chain? Memorial Gift Shop Makes Some Cringe

An image of the former World Trade Center haunts the reflective windows of the 9/11 Memorial Museum, now open to the public.
Craig Ruttle AP

When you go to a baseball stadium or a national park, you expect to find a gift shop where you can buy the usual fare of souvenir key chains, sweatshirts and coffee mugs. You might not expect to find similar trinkets for sale at the memorial of a mass murder.

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