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Communities Lack All The Funds Needed For Transit Repairs

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 4:01am

Renee Montagne talks to transit expert Robert Puentes about infrastructure problems affecting rail systems across the country. Some of the repairs require entire lines of systems to be shut down.

A Warming World Means Less Water, With Economic Consequences

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 4:50pm

We know that climate change will make water scarcer. But it could also have big economic impacts, Richard Damania of the World Bank says.

A Decade Out From The Mortgage Crisis, Former Homeowners Still Grasp For Stability

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 7:03am

With ruined credit ratings atop financial loss, two ex-homeowners tell their story in the mortgage meltdown aftermath. They're wary of jumping back into the market, even if that likelihood is far off.

The Implications Of Overtime Pay Proposal

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 7:00am

The Labor Department announced new rules to make millions more Americans eligible for overtime pay. Annie Lowrey of New York Magazine talks about what this could mean for businesses and workers.

For People With Disabilities New Technology Can Be Life Changing

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 12:46pm

"We shouldn't need to know they have a disability. It should just work for them."

France Confirms Smoke Onboard Before EgyptAir Flight Crash

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 7:29am

The investigation into the crash of EgyptAir flight 804 continues. Searchers have found wreckage and officials are seeking a cause.

Harley-Davidson Rebrands Itself To Reach Millennial Generation

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 7:29am

Iconic brand Harley-Davidson is stepping up marketing and introducing new designs in hopes of gaining younger riders and more women.

Amid Concerns, New York Auctions Flood-Wrecked Wrecked Homes

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 7:29am

Most homes buyers steer clear of flood zones and badly damaged buildings. But at an auction in New York City, that's exactly what bidders wanted.

Nigeria, You Win! Your Development Plan May Be The 'Best In History'

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 7:08pm

The idea of just giving away nearly $60 million to tiny businesses seemed crazy. Did it work?

Obama Visits Asia Pacific Nations Awaiting Action On TPP Trade Deal

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 3:28pm

President Obama heads to Japan and Vietnam, two nations waiting for the U.S. to act on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the long-stalled multilateral trade pact.

Money Transfer Companies Fight Back Against IRS Scammers

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 3:28pm

There's a phone scam going around where an intimidating caller pretends to be from the IRS, demanding money immediately. There is also an anti-scam going on. At check cashing outlets, employees are dealing with terrified victims demanding to send money to fake IRS agents. Intervening requires awareness, compassion, and a script, just like the scammers use.

The 'Added Sugar' Label Is Coming To A Packaged Food Near You

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 12:19pm

The Food and Drug Administration has brushed aside industry objections and will require food labels to disclose how much sugar has been added to packaged food.

Lawmakers Agree On Deal To Expand Regulation Of Toxic Chemicals

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 11:42am

If it passes, the compromise bill would be the first update to the Toxic Substances Control Act in more than four decades. Supporters say it gives the EPA more power to ensure chemical safety.

How Do You "Design" Trust Between Strangers?

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 7:36am

When a stranger shows up at an AirBnB rental, what ensures that all goes well? Careful design of the website that brought them together, says Joe Gebbia, the co-founder of Airbnb.

Russia Hires PR Firm Burson-Marsteller To Help Spin Doping Scandal

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 4:05am

Russia's track and field program is banned from international competition because of a doping scandal. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Gene Grabowski, a former partner with Burson-Marsteller.

Does Old-School Political Advertising Work Anymore?

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 4:05am

Donald Trump says he's rewritten the rules of media coverage and political advertising — he points to his primary victories. We examine whether that might be the case in the general election as well.

Ballpark Vendors Need Hustle And A Clear Strategy

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 4:05am

Selling hot dogs at a baseball game isn't just about having legs that can run stairs fast, and a loud yell. There's a lot of strategy involved.

#5DollarChallenge: We Mapped Out The Best Meals You Can Buy For Five Bucks Or Less

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 4:38pm

Check out this map for some of your favorite meals from every region of the U.S. — based on submissions from NPR and Youth Radio readers and listeners.

Why One Startup Is Offering Meals Made By Home Cooks And Middle-Schoolers

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 4:11pm

Young people are looking for new takes on fast food. Enter Josephine, a company that connects home chefs in the San Francisco area with folks in their neighborhood who are hungry for a good meal.

Hollywood Stars Speak Out In Effort To Combat Gender Pay Gap

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 3:26pm

Actress Robin Wright made a splash when she revealed that it was only by threatening to go public that she was able to negotiate her House of Cards salary to be the same as that of her male co-star. Pay equity in Hollywood isn't a new issue, but getting around it by sharing salary information might be a new way to combat it.

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