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British Prime Minister Announces Key Members Of New Cabinet

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 6:11pm

Boris Johnson is Britain's new foreign secretary and David Davis will manage the country's complicated exit from the EU under Prime Minister Theresa May. She was against Brexit. They were for it.

Boston Considers Landmark Status For Legendary Citgo Sign

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 2:13pm

The Boston Landmarks Commission voted to study whether the modern - and some say - tacky, Citgo sign is culturally important enough to warrant state protection as a historic landmark.

This Steel Town Voted For Brexit. Now Its Jobs Are In Jeopardy

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 1:27pm

In Wales, the U.K.'s largest steel plant is in limbo. Employing thousands, the plant is the cornerstone of Port Talbot's economy. The vote created anxiety about the future of the plant and the town.

Americans Have Less Debt; Are Saving More For Emergencies

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 4:07am

Americans are feeling more confident about their finances according to a survey released on Tuesday by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

For Pickers, Blueberries Mean Easier Labor But More Upheaval

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 3:57am

Many farm workers call blueberries their favorite crop to pick. It pays well and the work is comfortable. But there's a catch: It's a short season, and workers and their families have to keep moving.

Workplaces Can Be Particularly Stressful For Disabled Americans, Poll Finds

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 3:56am

Many disabled adults want to work –- and many do. But a survey shows that a workplace can be particularly stressful for them and workplaces may not be doing enough to lower the stress.

Despite Low Interest Rates, Governments Hesitate To Fix Infrastructure

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 3:26pm

Following Britain's vote last month to leave the European Union, investors have been moving cash into "safe havens," such as U.S. Treasury bonds. That surging demand for reliable investments has sent interest rates down to record lows. But local governments may not be able to take advantage of cheap money for infrastructure repairs.

Coney: The Hot Dog That Fueled Detroit's Middle-Class Dreams

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 2:10pm

Hundreds of eateries selling chili-topped hot dogs dot Detroit. The story of how this food became the city's signature dish is deeply entwined with its auto industry and the workers who flocked to it.

Overworked Americans Aren't Taking The Vacation They've Earned

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 12:40pm

And they're not unplugging from email and text messages when they do get away, an NPR poll finds. "So they're taking their stress along with them wherever they go," says a Harvard scientist.

Crunch Time: Can A Hip New Cereal Bar Help Kellogg's Revive Soggy Sales?

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 6:30am

Kellogg's has opened a cereal bar near New York City's Times Square. It's part of a strategy to energize a sagging cereal business by tapping into nostalgia while creating a refined dining experience.

Pokemon Go: The Live Video Game Everyone Seems To Be Playing

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 4:07am

Pokemon Go is the latest game to use something called augmented reality which combines virtual and real worlds on a smartphone screen. Released only last week by Nintendo, it is a runaway success.

Examining The Increase In Long-Term Disability Payments

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 4:07am

David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a contributing correspondent to The Wall Street Journal, explores the issue of federal disability checks.

Is Burning Trees Still Green? Some Experts Now Question Biomass

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 4:02am

Biomass was rising a decade ago as a carbon-neutral energy. But the industry is sputtering as oil and natural gas booms, and some scientists are questioning if it's actually good for the environment.

Firms Are Buying, Sharing Your Online Info. What Can You Do About It?

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 3:51pm

Every time you visit a website, companies you've never heard of are collecting data about you and selling or sharing it with other companies. You can opt out, but few consumers are aware of that.

Fox News' Roger Ailes Faces Uncertain Future Amid Sexual Harassment Suit

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 3:29pm

Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes is facing a sexual harassment suit from former anchor Gretchen Carlson, as well as allegations of similar behavior from six other women. But this is not the first time Rupert Murdoch has had to deal with a harassment case in his media empire.

Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers Calls For 'Responsible Nationalism'

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 3:29pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Larry Summers, a professor at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and former U.S. treasury secretary, about his op-ed in the The Washington Post regarding popular support for Brexit and Donald Trump.

Pokemon Go Is Catching Us All — In Unexpected Ways

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 1:32pm

After being released last week, the augmented reality game is the most popular app in the world, landing people in odd places and weird, sometimes dangerous situations.

'I'm A Student-Debt Slave.' How'd We Get Here?

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 6:07am

This election season, the student debt crisis has finally gotten the attention it deserves. A look at how we got here, who has profited and just a few of the lives affected.

Stakes Are Raised In Sexual Harassment Suit Against Fox News Chief Ailes

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 3:53am

Roger Ailes has filed counter motions against the sexual harassment suit brought by ex-anchor Gretchen Carlson. Other women, however, have detailed what they say are similar allegations against Ailes.

Hassle Of Being A Patient Can Turn Into A Crisis Without Sick Leave

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 3:31am

A new NPR poll shows about a third of working adults have no sick leave, even as more people are living with chronic health problems that require regular care.

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