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Honda's President Resigns, After A Troubled Year For Carmaker

Takanobu Ito, who has led Honda since 2009, will leave his post in June, giving way to Takahiro Hachigo, an executive who began his career as an engineer.

Administration Bars Health Plans That Won't Cover Hospital Care

Companies mainly in lower-wage industries that hadn't previously offered health coverage had been flocking to the stripped-down plans for 2015.
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'Sharing Economy' Changes Transportation For The Better, Report Finds

The "sharing economy" has exposed the faults in existing consumer protection regulations, according to a report by libertarian researchers, though legacy businesses may benefit from the competition.


White House Moves To Protect Investors From Bad Retirement Advice

The White House says President Obama on Monday will direct the Department of Labor to craft new rules to require financial advisers to put their clients' interests ahead of their own.

Runway Collections Inspired By Vibes From '60s And '70s

Renee Montagne looks back at the best of New York Fashion Week with Deborah Needleman, editor-in-chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and looks forward to what will hit the European runways.

New Hospital Buildings Define Future Of Health Care

Across the country, the health care industry is pouring billions of dollars into new hospitals and medical centers. And the new hospitals of today are very different than the ones they're replacing.

Pot Policy Splits Native Americans Over Whether Business Is Worth It

Some tribes are trying to set up growing operations after the Justice Department announced it would back off enforcement. Others worry about the potential for substance abuse.

FAA's Proposed Drone Rules Ground Many Commercial Aspirations

Industries that had hoped for permission to use drones in their business were left out of the FAA's proposed drone rules. The agency said that drones should stay within the operator's line of sight.

Adobe Photoshop: 'Democratizing' Photo Editing For 25 Years

The photo editing system Adobe Photoshop turned 25 this week. NPR's Arun Rath talks to co-founder Thomas Knoll about how the system has changed and where it's going.

After Tentative Port Deal, Container Ships Still Line The Horizon

Shipping companies and dock workers reached a tentative deal after labor disputes jammed cargo along the West Coast. But at the nation's largest port, you can still see the backlog of container ships.