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New York Investigates Retailers For Unpredictable Work Schedules

Retailers rely on systems that require workers to be ready to work a shift — whether or not they end up working. The state attorney general is looking into the way big retailers handle scheduling.
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In Pennsylvania, Employment Booms Amid Oil And Natural Gas Bust

While lower oil and natural gas prices are great for the wallet, they've led to layoffs. NPR visits Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region, which is still seeing growth in high-paying natural gas jobs.
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Once The Cream Of The Crop, Zynga Zigzags To Adapt To Mobile

Zynga's former CEO is back, less than two years after leaving the company he founded. The company had a smash hit with Farmville on Facebook, but has struggled to stay current in new markets.
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Students Push College Fossil Fuel Divestment To Stigmatize Industry

As a way to fight climate change, students at hundreds of campuses are pushing their colleges to divest from fossil fuels with sit-ins. But critics say divestment is the wrong tactic.
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Magic Mirror, At The Store, Should This Top Go In My Drawer?

Craning your neck in the dressing room is just part of the shopping experience. But Neiman Marcus hopes a new digital "Memory Mirror" will make it easier to find something that fits just right.
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General Electric To Sell Majority Of Finance Arm, Real Estate Holdings

The sprawling conglomerate General Electric is radically paring down its business, ditching most finance and real estate operations.
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Airbnb Finds Interest In Cuba But Hurdles Must Be Overcome First

Airbnb's entry into the Cuban market last week opened many American's eyes to what real estate on the island looks like. Interest in travel and buying homes is up, but there are plenty of challenges.
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How Solar Power Has Gotten So Cheap, So Fast

Solar power has long been seen as something that's coming in the future — a promising technology that's just too expensive for widespread use. In the past few years, that has started to change.
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Brands Target Tween Girls In Bid To Keep Them As Longtime Customers

Brands increasingly see tweens as a distinct consumer group. From menstruation products to underwear, advertisers are targeting young girls in an informal tone to gain loyal customers earlier on.
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Medical Schools Reboot For 21st Century

Medicine has changed a lot in the past 100 years. But medical training has stayed much the same. Many schools are now retooling — focusing on teamwork — to train a different kind of doctor.

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