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MONEY
02.24.15

Auto industry puts more women in the engineering driver's seat

Women have input in 80 percent of all car buying decisions. But they are the most unhappy with automotive products, an auto advice website says. More female engineers could change that.

MONEY
02.23.15

Black college graduates frustrated in job search

Young African-Americans are discovering that their college degree does not always equal a dream job. Or any job. A study says they're more likely to be underemployed than other grads.

MONEY
02.20.15

Effort to end worker abuse at Mexico's produce farms gets a boost

But will it be enough? Improving the working conditions for laborers could be costly for the farms, as well as for the U.S. companies that buy their fruits and vegetables.

MONEY
02.18.15

U.S. theme park builders busy creating rides for Chinese thrill seekers

Years of economic growth in China have lifted many people into the middle class. They want to be entertained. U.S. theme park builders are learning how to bring fun to a new culture.

MONEY
02.12.15

PRO/CON: Filling America's need for skilled workers

U.S. companies are facing a shortage of skilled workers. What's the best way to solve this problem? The authors give their different opinions on the matter.

MONEY
02.12.15

Colombia: a global flower power

For this Valentine's Day in the U.S., three-quarters of the flowers people buy will come from the Andean nation. It's the world's second-largest flower exporter.

MONEY
02.11.15

NBC News suspends anchor Williams

It marks the first time a network news anchor has been discharged of his duties.

MONEY
02.10.15

Capitol Records gets its groove back

The Beatles and Beach Boys have always been familiar faces at Capitol Records. But they are, well, old now. The label's future is riding on young talent, including Sam Smith and Katy Perry.

MONEY
01.26.15

Employer is baking the world a better place

A Chicago-area bakery owner hires autistic workers, and the bottom line improves for her — and for them.

MONEY
01.26.15

People stock up on supplies in U.S. Northeast as monster storm nears

The winter storm was already nicknamed "Snowmaggedon" on social media like Twitter as the region braced for a "crippling and potentially historic blizzard."

MONEY
01.05.15

Coal power plant brings Navajo Reservation money, and pollution

The Navajo Nation makes $40 million a year from a coal-burning power plant on its reservation in New Mexico. But some say the smoke and soot harm crops and wildlife and make people sick.

MONEY
01.04.15

Funky food trucks pull up in Kabul

They are a curiosity on the battle-scarred Kabul streets. Not just the brightly colored food trucks, but also the hot dogs they serve. One man's Western-style business is thriving in Afghanistan.

MONEY
01.04.15

AirAsia's colorful chief executive says his "heart bleeds" over fatal crash

Tony Fernandes turned a small airline into an aviation empire, bringing low-cost flights to millions of people in Asia. He expanded AirAsia through cheap fares, good service and humorous ads.

MONEY
12.21.14

Teens with summer jobs are arrested less often, one study found

A summer jobs program in Chicago put about 730 teenagers to work. When the summer was over, the kids who had worked were arrested for violent crimes less often than other teens.

MONEY
12.21.14

Not enough people "Got Milk?" to make a difference in sales

As a nation, we are drinking beverages like crazy. But not enough of it is milk. Dairy groups want to change people's habits with new products, and perhaps some new milk flavors.

MONEY
12.18.14

Coffee lovers in India try to brew up some interest in local beans

People all over the world buy coffee grown in India. But most Indians prefer to drink tea. A few Indian coffee lovers are trying to build a local market for the country's excellent beans.

MONEY
12.17.14

The falling price of oil is both good  and bad

For drivers, airlines and other big consumers of fuel, the super low price of oil is great. Oil companies and producers are not so thrilled. They are not making as much money.

MONEY
12.16.14

California farmers welcome the iPad and "ag-tech"

People from the high-tech industry are putting a lot of money into farming. They have a bold agenda: to feed the world's billions without destroying the planet.

MONEY
12.15.14

Drones are fun, drones are popular, but drones can also be dangerous

More Americans are having fun flying drones. But some hobbyists are flying drones too close to airports, buzzing tourists at national parks or spying on neighbors. Some officials are worried.

MONEY
12.03.14

A glimpse of self-driving reveals a creeping revolution

People fall in love with their cars. But in a self-driving future society, car and driver may be breaking up. The automotive revolution is poised to be greeted with as much cheer as cynicism.

MONEY
12.01.14

Overweight trucks risk big fines to "haul heavy"

Trucks going in and out of the Bakken oil fields can be as much as 25,000 pounds overloaded. They are dangerously heavy and a lack of police enforcement means most stay on the highways.

MONEY
11.19.14

Real estate agents take on many roles for their Chinese buyers

They scout neighborhoods, explain banking procedures and translate documents. Real estate agents in Southern California help wealthy Chinese buy properties from an ocean away.

MONEY
11.09.14

To keep its gold, El Salvador challenges a global mining company

The tiny country of El Salvador is sitting on a gold mine. So much so that an Australian mining company is going to great lengths, including a lawsuit, to force the Salvadorans to let it mine.

MONEY
11.09.14

Apple CEO Tim Cook reveals he is gay

The Apple chief's announcement highlights the tech industry's open-mindedness and many people say it can inspire others to do more for workplace equality.

MONEY
11.05.14

Hello Kitty convention celebrates 40 years of cuteness

Hello Kitty Con 2014 is the first official gathering for Kitty fans in all her reigning years as Japan's best-selling character. There are also passionate critics who are not shy about Kitty-bashing.

MONEY
11.02.14

SpaceShipTwo crashes during test flight, killing one, injuring another

It was the second disaster in the commercial space industry in a week.

MONEY
10.26.14

Revamped parking meters collect change for homeless

Some cities are trying an alternative to panhandling by placing refurbished parking meters around town promoting a change in giving. The well-intentioned meters have been met with skepticism.