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Interest Rate Hike Expected Wednesday; Investors Await Move By Federal Reserve

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 10:08am

The rates decision will be announced at 2 p.m. ET; Fed Chair Janet Yellen will hold a news conference 30 minutes later.

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Tech Leaders To Meet With President-Elect Trump

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 4:01am

Donald Trump has summoned tech industry leaders to New York for a meeting Wednesday. The industry was largely in the Hillary Clinton camp during the election.

Tech Leaders To Meet With President-Elect Trump

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 4:01am

Donald Trump has summoned tech industry leaders to New York for a meeting ON Wednesday. The industry was largely in the Hillary Clinton camp during the election and it's not yet known who will attend.

Fed Watchers Expect Short-Term Interest Rates To Rise Soon

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 4:01am

The Federal Reserve is expected to make changes to short-term interest rates on Wednesday. Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution.

'Maybe I'm Just Being A Chicken Little'; Transcript Describes Ship's Final Hours

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 4:41pm

The National Transportation Safety Board has released a data recorder transcript from the cargo ship El Faro, which sank last year after it sailed into a hurricane. All 33 people on board died.

(Image credit: via NTSB)

In Ohio Coal Country, Job Prospects Lie With Neither Coal Nor Trump's Promises

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 4:15pm

Donald Trump has made huge promises for creating coal jobs. Not many really think he can deliver. Instead, hopes are high for a new plant in Ohio that converts natural gas into plastic pellets.

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Trump Postpones Announcement On Plan For Businesses

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 3:30pm

President-elect Donald Trump has delayed a press conference to address potential conflicts of interest with his business operations. He says his adult sons will manage his interests and no new deals will be forged.

Rep. Jeb Hensarling Outlines Future Of Financial Reforms Under Dodd-Frank

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 3:30pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling, chair of the House Financial Services Committee, about the future of banking reforms under Dodd-Frank.

Fishermen Team Up With Scientists To Make A More Selective Net

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 10:47am

A trawling experiment in the Gulf of Maine aims to scoop up abundant and profitable flatfish, while bypassing the once plentiful but now depleted cod population. So far, the results are promising.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Gulf of Maine Research Institute)

For These Entrepreneurs, Cutting Food Waste Starts In A Maggot Bucket

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 9:09am

Instead of letting food rot, some entrepreneurs want to use it to feed insects, which can then nourish livestock. But federal regulations have been slow to catch up to the growth of insect farms.

(Image credit: Luke Runyon/KUNC and Harvest Public Media )

For These Entrepreneurs, Cutting Food Waste Starts In A Maggot Bucket

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 9:09am

Instead of letting food rot, some entrepreneurs want to use it to feed insects, which can then nourish livestock. But federal regulations have been slow to catch up to the growth of insect farms.

(Image credit: Luke Runyon/KUNC and Harvest Public Media )

Trump Picks Rex Tillerson To Lead The State Department

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 4:00am

In a statement early Tuesday morning, President-elect Donald Trump announced that ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson is his choice to become secretary of state, the country's top diplomat.

President-Elect Trump Postpones Business Conflicts Announcement

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 5:43pm

Trump canceled a news conference scheduled for this week in which he planned to address how he would avoid conflicts between his business interests and his duties as president.

'Never Trust Magic': Tips From An IT Guy

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 4:49pm

Sometimes, fixing the computer problem is much less challenging than fixing the user.

New York Skyline Sees Boom In Super Tall Skyscrapers

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 3:50pm

More than a dozen residential towers are under construction. Many of the global ultra-rich who buy these apartments spend just a fraction of the year in them.

When It Comes To CDs In 2016, Mozart Outsells Beyonce, Adele And Drake

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 3:50pm

Mozart sold the most CDs of any artist in 2016. Quartz reporter Amy Wang says that figure can help shed light on the state of the recording industry.

A Boeing-Iran Deal Could Be On President-Elect Trump's Chopping Block

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 3:50pm

Boeing says its $17 billion deal with Iran Air will help support thousands of U.S. jobs. But the deal, made possible through the Iran nuclear agreement, is under threat with the incoming president.

Trump's Potential Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson Is A Titan In The Oil Industry

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 3:50pm

President-elect Donald Trump may nominate ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state. The oil executive is a giant in the business world, but not as well known in political circles.

Carrageenan Backlash: Food Firms Are Ousting A Popular Additive

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 3:35pm

Food manufacturers are under pressure to replace carrageenan, an ingredient that's widely used in products — from protein drinks to sliced deli meat. The organic industry just moved to ban it.

International Monetary Fund Chief Christine Lagarde's Negligence Trial Begins

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 10:05am

Lagarde, who appeared in court in Paris, is accused of negligence in connection with her oversight of a 2008 case when she was finance minister. She has led the IMF since 2011.

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