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Obama Administration Releases New Overtime Pay Rules

The White House released new rules Tuesday night governing overtime pay for middle income, salaried workers. Millions of American workers will be eligible for overtime pay under the new rules.
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The High Human Cost Of Cheap Chicken

Chicken is America's favorite meat, but the price for Maryland workers in poultry plants may be high.

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'Darker Possibility' For Workers When Employers Opt Out of Workers' Comp

The first independent assessment of an emerging alternative to state programs found that injured workers face "inherent conflict of interest," barriers to benefits, and "unequal treatment."
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What Satellite Images Are Teaching Us About Life On Earth

Satellite imagery is becoming critical to what we do on the ground, including disaster relief, economic projections, and monitoring environmental change. We look at what pictures from above can teach us about life on earth.

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Facebook's Facial Recognition Software Is Different From The FBI's. Here's Why

Every time one of its 1.65 billion users uploads a photo to Facebook and tags someone, that person is helping the facial recognition algorithm. Its accuracy rate is said to be higher than the FBI's.
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Millions More American Workers To Be Eligible For Overtime Pay

A new overtime rule is being finalized by the Labor Department. The sweeping measure, intended to boost slow-growing incomes, has its critics. Renee Montagne talks to Labor Secretary Tom Perez.
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How Obamacare Affects Our Wallets And Debt Ratio

A study examined the economic effects of the Affordable Care Act. Researchers found states that opted to expand Medicaid through Obamacare had residents with fewer unpaid bills and less debt overall.
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Donald Trump Seeks Help To Revise His Tax Package

Trump enlists conservative economists, including Stephen Moore of the Heritage Foundation, to make his tax plan more politically palatable. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Moore about advising Trump.
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Millions To Be Eligible For Overtime Under New Obama Administration Rule

Starting Dec. 1, employees earning less than about $47,000 a year will qualify for overtime when they work more than 40 hours a week. The move will affect more than 4 million workers.
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GMOs Are Safe, But Don't Always Deliver On Promises, Top Scientists Say

A new report from the National Academy of Sciences knocked down some pro-GMO claims, such as that they've boosted crop yields, and urged federal agencies to change the way these foods are regulated.

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