A commission evaluating the impacts of animal agriculture says the industry has resisted change. And it says government agencies have failed to regulate the industry's environmental and health practices because of "overwhelming" political influence.
There were 350,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance filed, down 12,000 from the week before. But the report seems to be in line with others that indicate job growth remains relatively weak.
A jury in New York found Bank of America liable for fraud Wednesday after a monthlong civil trial. The verdict was considered a win for the Justice Department's prosecution of misdeeds during the financial crisis.
Anita Elberse's new book, Blockbusters, examines the strategy behind making and marketing megahits. She tells NPR's Renee Montagne that content companies — publishers, movie studios and the like — can create blockbusters by dedicating most of their budgets to a select few likely winners.
The company has stumbled, but it's probably not fair to blame CGI for the debacle of the HealthCare.gov project. CGI may have received the biggest paycheck, but it's just one of 54 subcontractors. The real problem may be a lack of clear direction from its client, the Obama administration.
A brief Associated Press story that wrongly claimed Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe had been accused in court documents of lying to a federal investigator has resulted in the firings of several AP journalists.
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