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Bay Area Woman Commutes 90 Miles One Way For Work

6 hours 19 min ago

Commutes for Americans are getting longer. Nowhere is that more true than near big cities with expensive housing. One Bay area woman commutes 90 miles one way for jobs in the city.

After 2-Day Meeting, Fed Will Decide Whether To Hike Interest Rates

6 hours 19 min ago

Federal Reserve Chairman Jay Powell is expected to announce another increase in interest rates. Noel King talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about how that would affect consumers.

Fed Expected To Raise Rates Despite Trump Attacks

6 hours 21 min ago

Federal Reserve officials have signaled they're ready to raise the benchmark borrowing rate to a range from 2.25 percent to 2.50 percent, a move that would put them at the highest level in a decade.

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The Crypto Crash

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 3:24pm

Cryptocurrency had a rough 2018. The big cryptos lost about 80% of their value. So what happened? Is crypto poised for a comeback or are we talking tulips?

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Happy Birthday, Tax Cuts!

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 1:36pm

Is Trump's tax cut helping working people?

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Big Beef Prepares For Battle, As Interest Grows In Plant-Based And Lab-Grown Meats

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 1:02pm

As sales of plant-based substitutes like almond milk rise and cow milk sales decline, the meat industry sees a cautionary tale. With meat alternatives growing, Big Beef takes the fight to regulators.

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Trump Foundation Folds

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 10:43am

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood announces that the Trump Foundation is dissolving, amid allegations the president misused funds. NPR talks to The Washington Post's David Fahrenthold.

Jingle Sells, But Who's Buying?

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 9:05am

Holiday music is big business.

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Regulators Failed To Stop An Epidemic That Is Killing Thousands Of Coal Miners

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 4:03am

An extensive NPR and Frontline investigation finds that government data showed that thousands of miners were exposed to toxic dust. And despite multiple warnings, regulators didn't act to stop it.

Journalist's Death Stops Western Firms From Doing Business With Saudi Arabia

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 4:03am

Hollywood moguls are among the western executives who are steering clear of deals with Saudi Arabia after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Former CBS CEO Les Moonves Denied $120 Million Severance Package

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 4:03am

The CBS board of directors has fired former CEO Les Moonves for cause, meaning he won't get his severance. The board says Moonves tried to undermine a probe into sexual misconduct charges against him.

News Brief: Flynn Faces Sentencing, Moonves' Severance, Toxic Mine Dust

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 4:03am

Ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn is sentenced Tuesday. CBS denies ex-CEO Les Moonves $120 million in severance. And, regulators failed to stop an epidemic killing thousands of coal miners.

Bill Of The Month: $43,208 For Repeat Surgery To Replace Broken Medical Device

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 4:01am

If implanted medical devices fail, patients and their insurers usually have to pay for repairs. That financial responsibility falls to them even when the problems were solely with the devices.

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An Epidemic Is Killing Thousands Of Coal Miners. Regulators Could Have Stopped It

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 4:00am

More than 2,000 miners in Appalachia are dying from an advanced stage of black lung. NPR and Frontline have found the government had multiple warnings and opportunities to protect them, but didn't.

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Sen. Cory Booker Calls For More Transparency In Medicaid Drug Decisions

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 7:29pm

Booker is introducing a bill this week in response to an investigation by the Center for Public Interest and NPR. He calls drug firms' infiltration into Medicaid's decision process "nefarious."

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Google Will Spend 1 Billion Dollars To Build New Campus in New York City

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 4:00pm

Google is expanding its footprint in New York City, pledging to add jobs and spend $1 billion on a new campus. It's the latest example of a Silicon Valley giant branching out in an influential city.

Lowlights Of The Year

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 3:13pm

We commemorate some of the darkest and funniest business and economic blackspots of the year.

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Google Will Spend $1 Billion For New York City Campus On Hudson River

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 2:21pm

"In fact, we're growing faster outside the [San Francisco] Bay Area than within it," says Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat, a senior vice president of both Google and its parent company, Alphabet.

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Goldman Sachs Faces Charges In Malaysia Over Massive Corruption Scandal

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 2:01pm

The U.S. bank and two of its former bankers face criminal charges in connection with Malaysia's 1MDB scandal, which involves billions of dollars allegedly stolen from a development fund.

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Conservative Magazine 'Weekly Standard' Shutters, Trump And Rep. Steve King Celebrate

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 12:49pm

The conservative magazine originally funded by Rupert Murdoch published for 23 years. Its owners cited declining readership and financial troubles.

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