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  • Congress slow to agree on Internet regulation Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 4:50 PM ET

    That means that communications legislation written in 1934, when Franklin D. Roosevelt was in office, will likely be used to regulate how Internet service providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast do business with content providers like Google, Netflix, YouTube and Amazon. On Wednesday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced a plan that would put Internet service...

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 5- China's flagging economy is making it harder for Beijing to mend holes in its pension system for 166 million of the country's migrant workers, a problem that contributed to a doubling in the number of strikes last year. "The government and factory have a responsibility to look after us," says Peng Xiaomei, 50, who has worked for 22 years in a bag factory...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 1- Some charities that have received money from U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein said they are reviewing their relationships with him or will decline to accept any future gifts from him in the wake of recent allegations he forced an underage girl to have sex with Britain's Prince Andrew and other powerful men. Epstein, 62, who pleaded guilty in 2008 to...

  • BERLIN, Jan 27- International donors pledged $7.5 billion on Tuesday to immunize 300 million children in poor countries against deadly diseases such as diarrhea and pneumonia. At a Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization conference in Berlin, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and the British government topped the donations list at $1.55 billion and $1.5...

  • New York City subway, bus fares to increase Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 12:58 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 22- New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted on Thursday to increase subway and bus fares on the nation's largest mass transit system in March. The cost of riding a subway or bus will increase to $2.75 from $2.50 and riders will get an 11 percent bonus by putting $5.50 or more on a Metrocard, which is used for access to the system, the...

  • GUANGZHOU, Jan 21- As China's economic growth slows, fuelling industrial unrest, independent labour advocates say they have never faced so much intimidation- and they expect it to get worse this year. In coastal areas like Guangdong province in southern China, the slowdown and rising costs are forcing some factories to close or move inland, often without...

  • Jan 15- The week before Christmas, a fire gutted the Beverly, Massachusetts home shared by Kevin Wagner, his fiancée and their four young children. For the $25,000 Wagner's friends raised on DreamFund, that amounts to $2,000, and another $800 went to GoFundMe and its credit card processors for the $10,000 raised on that platform. More than 2,000 crowdfunding...

  • YOUR MONEY-Crowdfunding for a cause gets cheaper Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 8:00 AM ET

    Jan 15- The week before Christmas, a fire gutted the Beverly, Massachusetts home shared by Kevin Wagner, his fiancée, and their four young children. For the $25,000 Wagner's friends raised on DreamFund, that amounts to $2,000, and another $800 went to GoFundMe and its credit card processors for the $10,000 raised on that platform. More than 2,000 crowdfunding...

  • Roughly two years after promising to donate his personal winnings from his controversial $1 billion bet against nutritional and weight-loss company Herbalife Ltd., the hedge fund titan is making good on the pledge with a $10 million donation to a scholarship charity, his foundation said. Herbalife stock closed 2015' s first week of trading down 12 percent at...

  • While precise figures are not available, the American Red Cross and its U.S. affiliates have received at least $12 million from tobacco companies such as Altria Group, Reynolds American and Philip Morris International since 2001, according to Red Cross tax records and tobacco company press releases and annual reports. An American Red Cross spokeswoman,...

  • Chrysler recalling nearly 189,000 SUVs Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 10:14 AM ET
    2014 Jeep Cherokees

    Chrysler is recalling almost 189,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos in the U.S. to fix a fuel pump problem that can cause the SUVs to stall.

  • The NFL's 'non-profit' numbers Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 1:38 PM ET
    The NFL's 'non-profit' numbers

    CNBC's Kate Rogers reports a few unexpected facts on the tax exempt sports league.

  • McDonald's, franchisees liable in worker disputes Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 7:17 AM ET
    A worker puts together an order of Chicken McNuggets at a McDonald's restaurant in Little Falls, N.J.

    McDonald's and its franchisees can be held liable in complaints that the company violated employee rights, an official at the U.S. NLRB said.

  • Nonprofit restaurants: The real soul food Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    A proposed dish for Rooster Soup Co.: “Pastramen” with soy-spiked double chicken broth, short rib pastrami, pickles, rye noodles and a soft-boiled egg.

    Rooster Soup Co. is an upcoming, crowdfunded nonprofit restaurant that will join the new class of eateries with a mission.

  • The truth about Silicon Valley diversity Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 11:47 AM ET
    The truth about Silicon Valley diversity

    Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition president, discusses the lack of diversity in the C-suites at major tech firms in Silicon Valley, and the need to transform leadership teams to mirror the America they rely on as customers.

  • Nintendo pledges to add same-sex option to game Monday, 12 May 2014 | 12:03 PM ET
    Screen image from Nintendo's Tomodachi Life website

    Nintendo is apologizing after being criticized for not recognizing same-sex relationships in English editions of a life-simulator video game.

  • Mystery $13 billion philanthropists revealed Friday, 9 May 2014 | 10:38 AM ET

    A trio of hedge fund managers have secretly directed one of the largest pools of philanthropic capital for years, undetected by design.

  • Unemployment rate may drop—but not for new jobs Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 4:02 PM ET
    A job seeker holds employment papers as she attends the Choice Career Fair on November 7, 2013 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

    The US unemployment rate could fall early next year as cuts throws more than a million long-term unemployed Americans off the benefit rolls.

  • Obama cracks down on political nonprofits Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 7:15 PM ET
    Obama cracks down on political nonprofits

    Amid the IRS targeting scandal, the Treasury Department is proposing stricter rules keeping nonprofits from getting tax exemptions. Jay Sekulow, American Center for Law and Justice, says the government is trying to make what they did illegally, legal through the regularity process.

  • Ayatollah's financial empire came from land grabs Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 9:23 AM ET
    Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

    A Reuters study found that Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei controls a massive financial empire built from property seizures from ordinary Iranians.