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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.

IKEA Launches New Marketing Campaign

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 5:39am

The Swedish home goods store is giving products nicknames based on what personal problems they solve. A pair of scissors is listed under, "My son plays too much computer games."

United's 'Basic Economy' Aims To Compete With Discount Airlines

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 3:54am

United Airlines will offer extra low fares to passengers willing to board last and carry only one bag that fits under the seat. Critics say this "basic economy" class could worsen flying for everyone.

Outlining Trump's Potential Conflicts Of Interest

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 4:18pm

On Dec. 15, Donald Trump is expected to make an announcement regarding his business interests. The wide range of his dealings leaves him open to potential conflicts of interest.

D.C. Family Leave Proposal Moves Forward, But Remains Controversial

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 4:18pm

Only a few American states offer paid family leave for workers. Washington, D.C. city council member Elissa Silverman and small business owner Jonathan Cho discuss the measure proposed in D.C.

Venezuela Seizes Nearly 4 Million Toys, Saying They're Overpriced

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 3:23pm

"Boys and girls of the country will have a happy Christmas," says Venezuela's national superintendent for the defense of socioeconomic rights.

Boeing And Iran Air Sign Jetliner Contract Worth $16.6 Billion

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 10:59am

U.S. officials approved the deal in September, months after Iran emerged from sanctions.

Reports: Trump Leaning Towards Exxon Mobil CEO For Secretary Of State

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 8:59am

Rex Tillerson, a 64-year-old oil executive, has no government experience. His longtime ties to Russia, including President Vladimir Putin, are already drawing scrutiny from critics.

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