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5:31pm

Mon August 17, 2015
Business

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Dismisses Claims In 'New York Times' Article

Originally published on Tue August 18, 2015 3:03 pm

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5:29pm

Mon August 17, 2015
Business

Bloomberg Columnist: Report On Amazon's Work Culture Not Surprising

Originally published on Mon August 17, 2015 7:48 pm

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If the reviews are so mixed, why do people continue to seek work at Amazon? Justin Fox is a business columnist for Bloomberg View, and he's written about Amazon on and off for 20 years. Welcome to the program.

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5:29pm

Mon August 17, 2015
Sports

Northwestern Football Players Lose Bid To Form First Union For Athletes

Originally published on Tue August 18, 2015 6:06 am

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5:29pm

Mon August 17, 2015
Around the Nation

To Boost Ridership, Houston Revamps Public Transit System

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 1:37 pm

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5:29pm

Mon August 17, 2015
Environment

Papal Encyclical On Climate Change Puts Coal Country Catholics In Tough Spot

Originally published on Mon August 17, 2015 7:48 pm

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5:29pm

Mon August 17, 2015
Energy

W.Va. Miners Face Uncertain Future As Demand For Coal Drops

Originally published on Mon August 17, 2015 7:48 pm

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5:29pm

Mon August 17, 2015
All Tech Considered

DIY Tractor Repair Runs Afoul Of Copyright Law

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 7:05 pm

Farmer Dave Alford can't fix his own tractors like this one because it's run by software with proprietary digital locks.
Laura Sydell/NPR

The iconic image of the American farmer is the man or woman who works the land, milks cows and is self-reliant enough to fix the tractor. But like a lot of mechanical items, tractors are increasingly run by computer software. Now, farmers are hitting up against an obscure provision of copyright law that makes it illegal to repair machinery run by software.

Take Dave Alford. He fits that image of the iconic farmer.

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3:12pm

Mon August 17, 2015
The Two-Way

NLRB Denies Northwestern University Football Players' Bid To Unionize

Originally published on Mon August 17, 2015 3:43 pm

Northwestern football players are reflected in a helmet during drills at a practice. On Monday, the National Labor Relations Board dismissed a petition that players be allowed to form a union.
Jeffrey Phelps AP

In a unanimous decision, the National Labor Relations Board has rejected Northwestern University football players' petition to form a union by declining to assert jurisdiction in the case.

The decision effectively overturns a 2014 ruling by an NLRB regional director that found the athletes meet the broad definitions of employees under federal law and thereby could form what would have been the nation's first student-athlete union.

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2:28pm

Mon August 17, 2015
The Two-Way

U.S. Steel To End Steelmaking Operations At Storied Alabama Plant

Originally published on Mon August 17, 2015 3:35 pm

Fairfield Works is located in Fairfield, a suburb of Birmingham, Ala.
Mark Almond AL.com/Landov

United States Steel Corp. says it is shutting down its blast furnace and steelmaking operations at its plant near Birmingham, Ala., this fall.

More than 1,000 U.S. Steel employees at Fairfield Works in the town of Fairfield will lose their jobs, NPR's Debbie Elliott reports. She adds:

"The nearly century-old plant once rolled steel used to build ships during World War I and was long the center of Birmingham's steel industry. It's located in the suburb of Fairfield, established by U.S. Steel as a planned company mill town in the early 1900s."

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9:56am

Mon August 17, 2015
The Two-Way

Jeff Bezos Responds To 'New York Times' Report On Amazon's Workplace

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos appears at an event last year in Seattle for the launch of the new Amazon Fire Phone.
Ted S. Warren AP

Following a weekend New York Times feature that depicted an often harsh and unforgiving workplace culture at tech giant Amazon, CEO Jeff Bezos has responded in a memo to employees.

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