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Trump Used To Disparage An Anti-Bribery Law; Will He Enforce It Now?

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 4:03am

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a 1977 U.S. law, bars payoffs to foreign officials by companies. Its global reach has helped fight corruption. But the law has critics, including President Trump.

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You Can Get Your DNA Tested At An NFL Game. Should You?

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 4:00am

Companies distributing genetic tests at pro sports events say they can help people make the most of exercise and nutrition. But regulators say some are medical tests that could land people in trouble.

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Report: Weinstein Hired Agents To Investigate And Suppress Accusations Against Him

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 5:08pm

It reads like an espionage thriller: Weinstein hired multiple intelligence firms, one which used agents to extract information and try to stop The New York Times from publishing an article about him.

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Bump Stock Manufacturer To Resume Sales Of Controversial Device

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 3:54pm

A company in Texas called Slide Fire says it will resume sales of bump stocks — the controversial device that makes assault rifles even deadlier by boosting the rate of fire. The company suspended sales after bump stocks were used in the Las Vegas shooting in October. But now, days after another mass-shooting in Texas, Slide Fire has announced that it's accepting new orders for the controversial gun accessories.

Trump SoHo: A Shiny Hotel Wrapped In Glass, But Hiding Mysteries

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 11:19am

Trump SoHo, which soars with glass panels, is far from transparent. Its backstory — a murky source of funding, a developer with a criminal past — may shed light on how Donald Trump did business.

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A Math 'Gimmick'? GOP Proposes Creating New Tax Policies, Then Letting Them Expire

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 11:08am

Republicans set up some of their most-touted tax overhaul ideas to expire in five years, but it's possible they have no intention of letting those proposals die.

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From Post-it Notes To Algorithms: How Automation Is Changing Legal Work

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:38am

Lawyers are spending less time doing research than they used to, thanks to technology. The next big change will be to automate the process of doing wills, trusts and real estate closings, experts say.

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Ronan Farrow On 'Harvey Weinstein's Army Of Spies'

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 4:02am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Ronan Farrow, whose article in The New Yorker says that Harvey Weinstein hired people to track actresses and journalists to prevent abuse allegations from surfacing.

Ronan Farrow On 'Harvey Weinstein's Army Of Spies'

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 4:02am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Ronan Farrow, whose article in The New Yorker says that Harvey Weinstein hired people to track actresses and journalists to prevent abuse allegations from surfacing.

United Says Goodbye To Its Last Boeing 747 With A Final Flight

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 4:02am

The Boeing jumbo jet, once known as the "Queen of the sky" made its debut in 1970 and ushered in the glory days of wide-body air travel.

United Says Goodbye To Its Last Boeing 747 With A Final Flight

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 4:02am

The Boeing jumbo jet, once known as the "Queen of the sky" made its debut in 1970 and ushered in the glory days of wide-body air travel.

Understanding How Trump Does Business And Who He Does It With

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 3:49pm

One of President Trump's signature projects during his days as a businessman was Trump SoHo in Manhattan. Now the Mueller investigation is reportedly looking into the finances of that project, developed by a firm called Bayrock. NPR's Embedded podcast looked at the checkered history of the Bayrock Group and one of its key figures, Felix Sater.

Understanding How Trump Does Business And Who He Does It With

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 3:49pm

One of President Trump's signature projects during his days as a businessman was Trump SoHo in Manhattan. Now the Mueller investigation is reportedly looking into the finances of that project, developed by a firm called Bayrock. NPR's Embedded podcast looked at the checkered history of the Bayrock Group and one of its key figures, Felix Sater.

The Paradise Papers: Revelations Spring From Leaked Records Of World's Wealthy

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 1:44pm

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Queen Elizabeth and a key ally to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are among the rich and powerful whose offshore financial dealings are being scrutinized.

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The Paradise Papers: Revelations Spring From Leaked Records Of World's Wealthy

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 1:44pm

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Queen Elizabeth, and a key ally to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are among the rich and powerful whose offshore financial dealings are being scrutinized.

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A Look Inside The Paradise Papers

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 10:06am

The documents contain a slew of details about some of the richest and most powerful people and companies.

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Commerce Secretary Ross Under Scrutiny For Business Link To Russia

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 6:30am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Jon Swaine of The Guardian about leaked documents that show Wilbur Ross reportedly retained investments in a shipping firm with ties to Vladimir Putin's son-in-law.

Commerce Secretary Ross Under Scrutiny For Business Link To Russia

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 6:30am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Jon Swaine of The Guardian about leaked documents that show Wilbur Ross reportedly retained investments in a shipping firm with ties to Vladimir Putin's son-in-law.

Rep. Buddy Carter On Why He Supports GOP Tax Cut Plan

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 3:53am

House Republicans unveiled a tax overhaul plan last week. The bill has been sharply criticized. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Republican Rep. Buddy Carter of Georgia about why he supports the measure.

Chinese Electric Carmaker Aims To Become A Global Brand

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 3:53am

China wants 20 percent of its vehicles to be electric by 2025. The BYD company, in the southern city of Shenzhen, sees itself as part of the country's "new energy era," says its spokesman.

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