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

As workers find themselves buried in meetings, and meetings preparing for meetings, experts say they're often a waste. Blame this "weapon of mass interruption" on office culture and poor leadership.

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

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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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Pop's New Old Sound: Retro Without Rules

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A woman holds up a portrait of late prosecutor Alberto Nisman near the funeral home where a private wake was held for him Wednesday in Buenos Aires. Rodrigo Abd/AP hide caption

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Examining The Sinister Background Of Argentina's Spy Agency

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Lori Lomas, an insurance agent with Feather Financial in Quincy, Calif., has noticed that her clients in San Francisco have many more health carrier options than her mountain neighbors. Pauline Bartolone for KXJZ hide caption

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Insurance Choices Dwindle In Rural California As Blue Shield Pulls Back

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