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Non-Profit Lawsuit Alleges Trump Violates The Constitution

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Deepak Gupta of the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, about the non-profit's lawsuit against President Trump claiming he is violation of the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution.

After Inauguration Day, Conflicts Of Interest Continue To Plague Trump

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 3:31pm

As the new Trump administration begins, NPR takes a look at what conflicts of interest the new president has cleared up and what remains to be done.

To Fight Coastal Damage, Louisiana Parishes Pushed To Sue Energy Industry

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 3:31pm

Louisiana has a $90 billion plan to fight coastal erosion. Gov. John Bel Edwards says suing oil and gas firms, which have contributed to the damage, will help foot the bill. But he faces obstacles.

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New Czech Government Unit Seeks To Monitor Fake News

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Czech State Secretary for European Affairs Tomáš Prouza about the how the new government unit specializing in monitoring fake news has been working since it started this year.

Economist Calculates Impact Of Fake News On Trump's Election

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 3:31pm

Economist Matthew Gentzkow has quantified the impact fake news had on Donald Trump's election. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Gentzkow about his research.

Delusions Or Deceptions? White House 'Alternative Facts' Rile Press

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 12:09pm

President Trump and his top aides spent their first weekend in the White House threatening reporters and insisting on the veracity of demonstrably false statements.

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Trump Signs 3 Executive Orders, Including Withdrawal From Pacific Trade Deal

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 11:23am

That order is mostly symbolic. The Trans-Pacific Partnership, strongly backed by the Obama administration, was never ratified by Congress.

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Farm Of The Future: What Grows In Las Vegas Stays In Las Vegas

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 11:16am

Crops like radishes, jicama and cilantro will soon be grown close to the Strip, so restaurants will have immediate access to fresh ingredients, instead of having to wait for trucks from California.

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Trump Promises Tax Cuts, Less Red Tape — So Long As Businesses Stay In U.S.

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 10:19am

President Trump met with corporate executives on Monday, promising tax cuts and regulatory relief. But he also warned CEOs against moving jobs to other countries.

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Ethics Experts File Lawsuit Saying Trump's Overseas Interests Violate Constitution

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 8:19am

The group filing the suit says it is asking a federal court "to stop President Trump from violating the Constitution by illegally receiving payments from foreign governments."

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Meet The Republican Governors Who Don't Want To Repeal All Of Obamacare

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 3:53am

Eleven states with Republican governors expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Now those governors want to make sure the expansion isn't unwound if the ACA is repealed.

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Samsung Pins Blame On Batteries For Galaxy Note 7 Fires

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 9:03pm

The world's biggest smartphone maker announced the findings of its investigation into its fire-prone phones that led to a record-sized recall last fall.

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Trump Has Yet To Sever Ties With Businesses, Despite Promises, Report Says

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 7:06pm

Trump said he would surrender control to two of his sons by Friday, but ProPublica says there's no sign he has done so.

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Corporate Leader Brenda Barnes Dies At 63

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 7:16am

Brenda Barnes, the former CEO of Sara Lee, has died. She became known for quitting her job as the CEO of Pepsi-Cola to spend time with her family. Scott Simon speaks with her daughter Erin Barnes.

Survey Finds Lyft Drivers Happier Than Uber, Though Pay Has Declined

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 7:10am

A survey of 1,150 drivers found that those working for Lyft made more on average than those at Uber. It also illustrates demographics of participants in the ride-hailing industry.

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Will Trump's Tough Talk On Immigration Cause A Labor Shortage?

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 6:00am

In California, agriculture depends on immigrant labor. As Trump takes office, those involved in the state's huge farming industry are wondering how his hard-line stance will affect them.

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Episode 749: Professor Blackjack

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 3:53pm

Ed Thorp started his career teaching math at MIT. Then he slid sideways into blackjack, changed the game forever, and set his sights on Wall Street investing. He changed that forever too.

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Senate Panel Peppers Treasury Secretary Designate Mnuchin With Questions

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 4:13am

Steve Mnuchin ran into sharp criticism at his confirmation hearing on Thursday. Most of it had to do with his role as the CEO of a bank that critics say turned into a foreclosure machine.

Trump Treasury Nominee Defends Role In Foreclosure Crisis

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 3:27pm

Steven Mnuchin, Donald Trump's pick for treasury secretary, said the bank he ran did what it could to minimize foreclosures during the financial crisis. He also defended his use of offshore accounts for hedge fund clients, while acknowledging the need to close loopholes. Mnuchin also told lawmakers he thinks the Internal Revenue Service needs a bigger staff and better technology.

In U.S. Ethics Chief, An Unlikely Gadfly To Trump

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 3:27pm

Next week, leaders of the House Oversight Committee are expected to meet with the director of the Office of Government Ethics, who has been under fire for admonishing Trump to divest his businesses.

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