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U.S. Officials Approve Deal With Iran For Boeing Planes

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

The U.S. Treasury gave its approval for Boeing to sell 80 airliners to Iran — a deal made possible by the easing of sanctions in the nuclear agreement signed last year.

A City Looks To STEM School To Lift Economy, But Will Grads Stay?

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 3:48am

What can a city in decline do to make a comeback? In Springfield, Ohio, a new school is trying to turn the tide. But local leaders say keeping young people from moving away is key to economic revival.

U.S. Approves Export Of Boeing And Airbus Planes To Iran

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 5:46pm

It's a major step forward on a key portion of last year's nuclear deal with Iran, and is seen as a test case on doing business with that country. The planes will help modernize Iran's aging fleet.

Fed Keeps Benchmark Interest Rate, But Still Expects Increase

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 4:17pm

Fed Chair Janet Yellen says that although job growth is rebounding, she sees no inflation threat and no hurry to raise rates. The Fed is not likely to do so before the presidential election.

Springfield, Ohio, Launches Efforts To Restart Struggling Economy

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 3:30pm

Springfield, Ohio, is a shrinking city. Back in the 1970s, 80,000 people lived there. Today, just 60,000 do. Many of Springfield's manufacturing jobs have also disappeared. The city is working hard on a turnaround plan, but young people are still more likely to leave than stay.

Planet Money's Oil Ends Its Journey In A Gas Tank

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 3:30pm

NPR's Planet Money team follows the oil they bought on the final part of its journey — into someone's gas tank.

Food For Thought: 10 Restaurants That Shaped America

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 1:58pm

A Yale historian's new book explores America's changing tastes, and what they say about our culture — from class mobility to civil rights to women's changing status.

Trump Says African-Americans Are In Their 'Worst Shape' Ever. The Data Disagrees

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:28pm

A look at major indicators suggests that while African-Americans lag behind the rest of the country in many key areas, they've also experienced steady economic and socioeconomic gains.

Mylan CEO Claims EpiPens Aren't As Profitable As Everyone Thinks

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 11:30am

In testimony prepared for a Congressional hearing, Mylan CEO Heather Bresch says the company makes about $50 in profit on each EpiPen. Analysts say it's still a hefty margin.

November Voters Will Be Asked To Raise Taxes To Fund Transit Projects

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 4:09am

Ballot measures in more than 30 cities would raise $200 billion to expand rail and bus lines, to build new transit stations and to fix and replace aging transit infrastructure.

In The Oil Business, Why Timing Is Everything

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 4:09am

NPR's "Planet Money" team embarked on a quest to buy, transport and refine crude oil. The team learns that you have to be as savvy as possible because oil prices go up — and down.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Tells Wells Fargo CEO That He Should Resign

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 4:09am

Wells Fargo appropriated customers' information to create millions of bogus accounts. Sen. Warren told Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf that he should resign and be criminally investigated.

U.K.'s Theresa May Reaffirms Need To Leave EU, Forge New Trade Partnerships

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 3:44am

"I'm very clear that we're going to make a success of coming out of the European Union," the British prime minister tells NPR's Steve Inskeep.

Trump Calls NBC News Anchor And Fellow GOP'er Lester Holt A Democrat

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 7:43pm

In a TV interview, Trump accused all of the scheduled presidential debate moderators of being Democrats. But NBC's Lester Holt is a registered Republican.

Regulating Self-Driving Cars For Safety Even Before They're Built

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 5:32pm

By outlining how manufacturers can assure the safe design of driverless vehicles, the U.S. is taking a different approach than it has for conventional cars, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says.

Wells Fargo CEO Testifies Before Senate In Secret-Accounts Scandal

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 3:35pm

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf appeared before the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday to answer questions about the bank's sales tactics. Bank employees opened as many as 2 million unauthorized accounts in order to meet sales goals and collect bonuses. Wells Fargo agreed to pay a $185 million fine to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, but did not acknowledge any wrongdoing. Now the Justice Department is reportedly conducting its own investigation.

Planet Money Watches Crude Oil Transform Into Gasoline At Refinery

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 3:35pm

After buying 100 barrels of crude oil and delivering it to a pipeline, NPR's Planet Money team goes to a refinery to see it turned into gasoline.

How Presidents Can Help Boost American Economic Mobility

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 3:35pm

As part of our series "A Nation Engaged," NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Berkeley economist Enrico Moretti about what it takes to increase economic mobility — the ability of people to get better jobs and make more money — and how that could change under a President Clinton or President Trump.

As Saudi Arabia Diversifies, A Texas Oil Refinery May Be In Its Future

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 2:08pm

Analysts say Saudi Arabia's national oil company may be trying to buy a refinery in the U.S. It's part of an effort to build an economy that goes beyond oil exports.

'You Should Resign': Watch Sen. Elizabeth Warren Grill Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 1:04pm

"If one of your tellers took a handful of $20 bills out of the crash drawer, they'd probably be looking at criminal charges," Sen. Warren tells Wells Fargo's CEO.




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