Business

4:08pm

Fri July 17, 2015
U.S.

Professor Delivers A Crash Course In Real Estate Investing To Detroiters

Originally published on Sun July 19, 2015 1:20 pm

University of Michigan professor Peter Allen lectures to students during his real estate investing course.
Jason Margolis NPR

You can snap up a home for just a few thousand dollars in Detroit these days. But just because a property is cheap, that doesn't necessarily make it a good investment.

Peter Allen with the University of Michigan is equipping local residents with housing investment know-how with the hope that they can go on to revitalize their neighborhoods.

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4:03pm

Fri July 17, 2015
Around the Nation

Drought Drives Demand For Groundwater, As Well-Wishers Pile Up

Originally published on Fri July 17, 2015 7:39 pm

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3:20pm

Fri July 17, 2015
The Two-Way

UCLA Health Says 4.5M May Be Affected In Data Breach

Originally published on Fri July 17, 2015 3:44 pm

UCLA Health says it was a victim of a criminal cyberattack that affected as many as 4.5 million people.

UCLA Health, in a statement Friday, said attackers accessed parts of the computer network that contain personal and medical information, but there is no evidence they "actually accessed or acquired any individual's personal or medical information." The statement said UCLA Health is working with the FBI and has hired private computer forensic experts to help in the investigation.

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10:02am

Fri July 17, 2015
13.7: Cosmos And Culture

Our Robot Servants

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Industrial robots are big machines capable of merciless speed and power. In a recent report in Time, a robot "grabbed and pushed" a man against a metal plate at a Volkswagen production plant, crushing him.

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8:33am

Fri July 17, 2015
The Two-Way

German Lawmakers Back Greek Bailout Plan

Originally published on Fri July 17, 2015 10:40 am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble talk during a special meeting of the German parliament over the proposed bailout package for Greece.
Wolfgang Kumm DPA/Landov

The German parliament has approved the latest bailout for Greece, voting overwhelmingly for the 86 billion euro ($93.65 billion) package aimed at keeping Athens in the eurozone.

Ahead of the vote in the Bundestag, German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned lawmakers of "predictable chaos" if they failed to OK the deal. The final vote was 439 in favor, 119 opposed and 40 abstentions.

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5:36am

Fri July 17, 2015
Europe

Bailout Makes Germans Just As Squeamish As Greeks, For Different Reasons

Originally published on Sat July 18, 2015 12:46 pm

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5:36am

Fri July 17, 2015
Business

What Lifting Iran's Sanctions Means For U.S. Businesses

Originally published on Sun July 19, 2015 10:01 pm

A man walks past a poster advertising travel to Tehran, Iran, in Los Angeles on July 14. A nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers lifts some sanctions against Iran, but most U.S. sanctions will remain in place.
Lucy Nicholson Reuters/Landov

Since news of the Iran nuclear deal broke, lots of business clients have been calling up Washington lawyer William McGlone, a specialist in trade law and economic sanctions. He says he's been forced to give them a bit of a cold shower.

"There's this expectation, or assumption, in the business community that the sanctions are being lifted," he says, "when, in fact, the U.S. legal framework is scheduled to remain in place."

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5:36am

Fri July 17, 2015
The Salt

Sugar Hooked Us On Yogurt. Could Savory Be The New Sweet?

Originally published on Fri July 17, 2015 11:24 am

Everything Bagel: This yogurt from Sohha Savory Yogurt comes topped with roasted pine nuts, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, garlic, onion and extra virgin olive oil.
Christina Holmes Courtesy of Sohha Savory Yogurt

Back in the 1940s, turning Americans onto the tangy taste of yogurt wasn't an easy sell.

It seems many of our grandparents turned their noses up at the idea of sour, fermented milk.

"The tart taste was totally unfamiliar to Americans, and that was really the biggest hurdle," says Michael Neuwirth, a spokesman for the Dannon Co.

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5:22pm

Thu July 16, 2015
Business

Employee Or Contractor? New U.S. Guidelines Could Reclassify Workers

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 10:45 pm

Until this spring, California port truck driver Alex Paz was considered an independent contractor. He had paid for fuel and registration of a truck, but the truck itself was owned by the trucking company. Some months, after the company deducted his costs, he ended up owing the company money.

"I didn't feel like I was working for myself," he says.

Under pressure from Paz and the Teamsters Union, the company reclassified him as an employee.

"It's a lot better because now you get paid. You know you're an employee," Paz says.

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4:32pm

Thu July 16, 2015
Parallels

Lifting Sanctions Will Release $100 Billion To Iran. Then What?

Originally published on Sun July 19, 2015 1:37 pm

Shoppers make their way in a Tehran bazaar. Once international sanctions are lifted, $100 billion from Iranian oil sales will be released from escrow accounts.
Vahid Salemi AP

$100 billion: That's roughly how much the U.S. Treasury Department says Iran stands to recover once sanctions are lifted under the new nuclear deal. The money comes from Iranian oil sales and has been piling up in some international banks over the past few years. But there are questions about what Iran will do with this windfall.

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