Business

4:38pm

Thu April 3, 2014
All Tech Considered

A Week Into His New Job, Controversy Forces Mozilla CEO To Resign

Originally published on Fri April 4, 2014 8:22 am

Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich in 2010.
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Brendan Eich, embattled co-founder of Mozilla and creator of the JavaScript programming language, has stepped down from his new role as CEO of Mozilla, the nonprofit foundation and tech company behind the Firefox browser.

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3:53pm

Thu April 3, 2014
Planet Money

In One Word, What's Your Biggest Source Of Work-Related Stress?

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The big jobs report that comes out at the beginning of every month has tons of data on how the job market is doing. But it doesn't tell us much about what peoples' jobs are really like.

Last month, we asked people to tell us what they really do at work. This month, we asked: What's your biggest source of work-related stress? Tell us in one word and a photo, and explain why. Here are some of the responses.

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8:44am

Thu April 3, 2014
The Two-Way

Jobless Claims Rose Last Week

Originally published on Thu April 3, 2014 1:18 pm

The scene at a job fair last fall in Van Nuys, Calif.
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There were 326,000 first-time claims filed for unemployment insurance last week, up by 16,000 from the week before, the Employment and Training Administration reported Thursday morning.

Although the number increased, claims remained at the lower end of the range they've been in for the past year and were running at a pace close to where they were before the economy sank into its latest recession in December 2007.

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7:53am

Thu April 3, 2014
Business

China Produces Plan To Boost Disappointing Economic Growth

China's new package is designed to keep the country on track to reach target growth rates of 7.5 percent for this year.

7:53am

Thu April 3, 2014
Business

Breakfast Waffle Wars Heat Up

Taco Bell last week announced its Waffle Taco. Not to be outdone, White Castle is adding Waffle Sandwiches to its breakfast line. Fast food breakfast is a $50 billion market.

7:07am

Thu April 3, 2014
Business

Women Defy Hollywood's Conventional Wisdom

Originally published on Thu April 3, 2014 7:53 am

A new study shows that films featuring prominent female characters profit more than those that don't.

7:07am

Thu April 3, 2014
Politics

In Ann Arbor, Obama Gathers Support For Minimum Wage Hike

Originally published on Thu April 3, 2014 7:53 am

The Senate could vote on a minimum wage bill as soon as next week. But it is hard to imagine the Republican-controlled House will take it up.

6:11am

Thu April 3, 2014
Business

Odds Aren't Improving For Long-Term Unemployed Workers

Originally published on Thu April 3, 2014 7:53 am

There is still be a huge number of people who have been out of work for six months or more. Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution.

6:07am

Thu April 3, 2014
Business

Amazon Unveils Fire TV, Its Video Streaming Device

Originally published on Thu April 3, 2014 7:53 am

Amazon is making an aggressive move toward your living room TV with a new video-streaming device. Amazon Fire TV joins a crowded field of devices vying for the same spot.

5:13am

Thu April 3, 2014
Business

Chemical Spill In W. Va. Tests Tolerance For Big Coal

Originally published on Thu April 3, 2014 10:27 am

Linda Wertheimer talks to Evan Osnos about his New Yorker piece in which he explores how the coal industry has become a political player in the state, and what that could mean for future regulation.

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