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New Type Of Drug To Prevent Migraines Heads To Market

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:09am

An antibody-based drug reduces the frequency of migraine headaches, according to data reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration. The agency approved Aimovig, priced at about $6,900 a year.

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California Winemakers Nervous About U.S.-China Trade Talks

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 4:57am

China is one of the top exports for U.S. wine, but last month in retaliation to U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum, China imposed a tariff on U.S. wine, and other food and agricultural exports.

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Small Business Owner Fears U.S.-China Trade War Will Destroy Her Company

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 3:56am

Mary Buchzeiger's auto parts company may be fighting for its life if it doesn't get relief from Trump's proposed tariffs. "They're attacks on U.S. companies that are using Chinese goods," she says.

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Frozen Food Fan? As Sales Rise, Studies Show Frozen Produce Is As Healthy As Fresh

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 4:26pm

The uptick is new after a multi-year sales slump. Among the benefits of frozen produce: it packs as much nutrition as fresh, but with less waste if you don't eat it right away.

SNAP Back To Reality

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 3:47pm

Congress may soon expand work requirements for people who receive benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. But do these work requirements match the reality of work itself?

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Fox News' Neil Cavuto Hosts 17 Hours Of Live TV A Week Despite Physical Challenges

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 3:28pm

Neil Cavuto is a relatively calm Fox News personality. He's a Wall Street conservative less prone to shouting than musing, a host given to letting his guests have their say. He hosts more hours of cable news than anyone else at the big three news cable channels: 17 hours of live shows a week. And he does that despite having multiple sclerosis, which prevents him from doing so much as reading from a teleprompter.

Lyor Cohen, YouTube's Music Head, Faces Down A Doubtful Music Business

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 2:34pm

The former rap mogul and current head of music at YouTube on #MeToo (sort of), Migos and his mortality.

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Starbucks Training Focuses On The Evolving Study Of Unconscious Bias

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 2:30pm

Scientists and leadership trainers says it's nearly impossible to train people out of their biases, but organizations can develop ways of mitigating the effects of it. Often, it involves teamwork.

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British Businesses Hope To Cash In On Royal Wedding

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 8:34am

"People like them," a London souvenir shop employee says of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. "They're a bit cool, aren't they?" And, he says, "For our business, they're absolutely essential."

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German Ambassador On Iran Deal

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 6:19am

NPR's David Greene interviews Germany's ambassador to the U.S., Peter Wittig, about trade, leadership and diplomacy after the U.S. pullout from the Iran nuclear deal.

How A Drugmaker Gamed The System To Keep Generic Competition Away

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 4:00am

Celgene Corp. has thwarted rival drugmakers eager to make cheaper versions of medicines for a form of blood cancer. Now administration officials are criticizing practices they say hold generics back.

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Trump, China And ZTE

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 3:56am

President Trump says his effort to help Chinese telecommunications company ZTE is only part of a "larger trade deal." NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Robert Daly of the Wilson Center.

News Brief: New Trump Tower Meeting Documents, NAFTA, Burundi Referendum

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 3:56am

Senators released new documents related to the Russia investigation. Also, negotiators working on overhauling NAFTA can't seem to bridge the gap between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico.

How Wall Street Brought Down Georgia's Suspicious Chicken Price Index

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 3:56am

When a bunch of Wall Street investors sniffed out a potential price fixing scheme in the poultry business, they bet against big chicken. Then they targeted a price index published in Georgia.

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A Story About Wall Street, Hedge Funds And The Chicken Business

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 3:56am

When a bunch of Wall Street investors sniff out a potential price fixing scheme in the poultry business they bet against big chicken stocks. Then they try to make the prices fall by leaking documents.

NAFTA Architect On New Negotiations

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 3:56am

David Greene talks with Carla Hills, lead U.S. architect of the original NAFTA trade agreement. She says the deal needs upgrading but it would be a mistake to tear it down.

Federal Agency Investigates Tesla Crash; Driver Says Car Was On Autopilot

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 7:30pm

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it's looking into a collision where a Model S plowed into another car at 60 mph. It's at least the third safety probe of Tesla since March.

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North Korea Is Selling Facial Recognition Technology, Report Finds

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 6:31pm

Researchers at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies say the country has used front companies and intermediaries to market products, sometimes to unwitting consumers.

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Time Is Running Out To Complete NAFTA Renegotation This Year

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 5:20pm

House Speaker Paul Ryan has said the effort to overhaul the treaty needs to be completed this week, but fundamental differences remain among the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

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SEC Creates Spoof Cryptocurrency Website To Warn Investors

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 5:04pm

The Securities and Exchange Commission launched a fake website on Wednesday that mirrors many of the elements found in "initial coin offering" scams.

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