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Startups Turn To Seniors For Product Feedback

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 7:40am

Young entrepreneurs developing products for older adults have found a way to get instant feedback. They move into senior housing so residents can test their products on the spot.

After Big Promises, Where Do Trump's Plans For Economy Stand?

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 7:40am

The president-elect vowed faster economic growth through business tax cuts and leasing federal lands for energy developments. Scott Simon speaks to economist Stephen Moore, one of Trump's advisors.

Economy, Not Gender, Played A Big Factor For Many Midwest, Females Who Embraced Trump

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 7:40am

In Michigan and other Midwest states, many women say they'd love to see a female president someday, but a candidate's gender shouldn't be a reason to vote for her.

Indiana Working-Class Voters Hope Trump Will Deliver On Jobs Promises

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 7:40am

Donald Trump's victory in Indiana was even bigger than expected. Now, blue collar workers have high hopes that Trump can bolster manufacturing and bring back jobs from overseas, as promised.

For Startups Marketing To Seniors, A Novel Idea: Move In With Them

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 7:40am

Young entrepreneurs who develop products for older adults have found a way to get instant feedback: They simply move into senior housing, where residents can tests those products on the spot.

5 Big Foreign Policy Challenges For President-Elect Trump

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 6:00am

NPR journalists around the world weigh in on some of the most pressing international issues facing President-elect Donald Trump — from trade with China, relations with Russia and fighting ISIS.

Episode 735: President Trump

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 9:26pm

Candidates promise all kinds of things. But once they get into office, it's not always possible to carry through on them. We ask, can Trump do the things he's pledged to do?

Obama Isn't Expected To Push Congress On Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 7:41pm

Republicans already have said they won't consider it in the lame-duck session. The pact would eliminate many tariffs and support tough protections for things like copyrights and intellectual property.

Trump Won Their Vote. Now They Want Him To Meet Expectations

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 5:13pm

Residents of rural Pennsylvania turned to Donald Trump after feeling a growing level of economic anxiety. But they're going to be watching to see if he follows through on his promises in Washington.

IMF Approves $12 Billion Bailout For Egypt After Austerity Measures

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:42pm

The funding, which is aimed at boosting investor confidence in the region's most populous country, comes after the government floated the currency and slashed fuel subsidies.

Zuckerberg Denies Fake News On Facebook Had Impact On The Election

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 3:45pm

The Facebook CEO says the idea that fake news influenced the U.S. presidential election is "a pretty crazy idea." And he says it's a "very small volume" of the content on the site.

After 22 Years, Is NAFTA Headed Back To The Drawing Board?

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 3:20pm

NAFTA has long united the economies of the United States, Mexico and Canada. With Donald Trump headed to the White House, trade partners say they're open to talks.

Trump's Plan For Clean Coal Could Put The Brakes On Natural Gas

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 3:19pm

President-elect Donald Trump's energy plan includes a promise to develop clean coal. Clean coal is a technology that has struggled for years and is unlikely to be competitive with cheap natural gas.

Trump's Victory Elevates Hopes For People In Coal Country

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 3:19pm

Coal country is celebrating Donald Trump's victory. Support for Trump was strong from Appalachia to Wyoming, and now that he has been elected, people have high hopes about what he, and the Republican Congress, can do to turn around coal's fortunes.

Alibaba Says It Smashed Sales Records On China's 'Singles Day'

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 12:04pm

The online retail giant reports that it sold more than $17 billion in goods on Friday — the site's holiday encouraging people to buy presents for themselves. Not everyone trusts the numbers, though.

Russia Moves To Block LinkedIn Over Personal Data Storage Location

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 11:24am

LinkedIn has more than 433 million members in 200 countries, including Russia — but it doesn't have offices there.

Worrying About Your Exchange Coverage? Obamacare Repeal Would Take A While

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 9:35am

Republican efforts to get rid of the Affordable Care Act are expected to take time to work through Congress. There are also indications the new administration would give consumers time to adjust.

After Trump Victory, Silicone Valley Investor Dave McClure Melts Down

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:11am

CEOs of the largest Internet companies have congratulated President-elect Trump — or at least expressed openness to the new administration. But one member of the Silicon Valley elite broke rank.

Why Do People Pay Good Money For Bad Smelling Truffles?

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:11am

Truffles are expensive, and they can't be cultivated like other crops — so supply can't increase to meet demand. That means truffle dealing — and truffle smuggling — are a high stakes hustle.

Dow Hits All-Time High As Investors Anticipate Transition To Trump

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 4:49pm

Thursday trading centered on areas in which the new administration plans to loosen regulations or increase spending. Financials and pharmaceuticals were up, as were defense and infrastructure stocks.

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