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Business

And So We Meet, Again: Why The Workday Is So Filled With Meetings

Office workers are spending more and more time in meetings and preparing for meetings. Experts say it's often a waste of time, and managers — as well as a "meeting culture" — are to blame.

Bruno Mars (left) and Mark Ronson, whose song, "Uptown Funk!," has been the No. 1 song in the country for four weeks in a row. Vevo/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Record

Pop's New Old Sound: Retro Without Rules

From Sam Smith to Meghan Trainor to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, many of the biggest hits on today's charts pilfer from the past, but not all borrowing works the same way.

Jed Brown drives 100 miles each day to work between Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Cheaper gas is making his commute more manageable, but he doesn't expect the low prices to last. Uri Berliner/NPR hide caption

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Economy

For Long-Haul Drivers, Cheap Gas Means A Sweeter Commute

The plunge in gas prices is expected to save the average household about $750 this year. For rural families and others who drive a lot, the savings will likely be even greater.

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