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Are Job Ads Targeting Young Workers Breaking The Law?

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 6:13am

Many employers use online ads to attract younger workers. Several pending lawsuits are testing whether employers using highly targeted recruitment ads can be sued for age discrimination.

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49 Senators Want To Keep Protections Of Military Lending Act In Place

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 4:08am

The senators question a Trump administration decision to stop enforcing parts of the Military Lending Act. They wrote the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau demanding the administration reconsider.

Farmers Swept Up In Trade Wars, Remember 80's Grain Embargo

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 4:08am

Farmers have worked for decades to lock in global customers. One Kansas farmer says U.S. trade wars threaten that, and remind him of the Soviet grain embargo nearly 40 years ago.

Hundreds Of Newspapers Denounce Trump's Attacks On Media In Coordinated Editorials

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 2:50am

Editorial staff at The Boston Globe coordinated a campaign for hundreds of papers to simultaneously publish opinion pieces defending the role of the free press.

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Where's The Beef? Wyoming Ranchers Bet On Blockchain To Track It

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 4:56pm

The idea is to tag cattle, update their blockchain data with information about their free-range, grass-fed quality of life and sell their beef at a premium.

Journalist Austin Tice's Parents Are Still Fighting For Their Son's Return

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 4:56pm

Journalist Austin Tice has been missing in Syria for six years after being abducted by militants. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with his parents, Debra and Marc Tice, about their fight to bring him home.

This Wyoming Company Is Trying To Put Blockchain To Use In The Agriculture Industry

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 4:56pm

The idea is to tag cattle, update their blockchain data with information about their free-range, grass-fed quality of life and sell their beef at a premium.

Cryptokitties: The Download On Digital Cats

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 4:44pm

How a single cartoon cat can cost $140K.

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New Zealand Bans Home Sales To Most Foreigners: 'It's Not A Right, It's A Privilege'

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 4:21pm

Squeezed by high prices and low home ownership, the country's housing market has become a big concern for New Zealanders. As part of their solution, lawmakers took aim at buyers beyond their borders.

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What's Included In The Latest MoviePass Plan To Save Its Business

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 4:10pm

As MoviePass is struggling and trying to launch its latest plan, Dealflicks, another movie ticket subscription service, is calling it quits.

Turkey Counterpunches By Raising Tariffs On U.S. Goods

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 12:37pm

Ankara has increased tariffs on U.S. products ranging from liquor to automobiles to beauty products, in some cases more than tripling them.

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After Trump Tariffs, Relations With Turkey Are At A Low Point

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 4:06am

David Greene talks Amanda Sloat of the Brookings Institution about President Trump's recent hard-line stance with Turkey which sparked an economic crisis for the country.

U.S.-China Tariff Fight Keeps Some Cargo Ships Circling Destinations

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to Mark Szokyoni, executive editor of The Journal of Commerce about how the tariff spat between China and the U.S. affects cross-ocean shipping and logistics.

Turkey's President Calls For A Boycott Of American Electronic Products

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 4:06am

The move follows President Trump's decision to double tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the country. All this threatens to worsen Turkey's ongoing economic crisis.

Tinder Co-Founders Sue App's Owners For At Least $2B, Saying They Were 'Cheated'

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 5:09pm

The lawsuit also says the parent companies "whitewashed" sexual harassment claims against an executive carrying out a plan to hide Tinder's full value. The companies blast the suit as "sour grapes."

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From Prison To The Workforce

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 4:42pm

People who've been to prison find it hard to get work once they're free. One solution to the problem may be a simple certificate.

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Romancing With Cheese: Wisconsin Cheesemakers Hope For Access To New Markets

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 3:12pm

Wisconsin cheesemakers are courting new markets for their cheese after tariffs of up to 25 percent have been slapped on U.S. dairy exports to China and Mexico.

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Feds Urge States To Encourage Cheaper Health Plans Off Insurance Exchanges

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 10:09am

The government suggests that insurers offer plans off the health law marketplaces that don't have surcharges added last year to make up for a cut in federal funding.

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'Yes In My Backyard' Movement Grows As Bay Area Housing Tightens

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 7:33am

Developers have long fought regulatory hurdles standing in the way of new housing. But as home prices have soared, they're joined by a young and increasingly powerful political force: the YIMBYs.

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What's In Your Shopping Cart? A Battleground For Global Trade

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 4:03am

As a trade war brews between the U.S. and its major trading partners, we looked into the carts of back-to-school shoppers to see how global trade might show up in their baskets

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