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Before Hollywood, The Oil Industry Made LA

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 4:42pm

Los Angeles can seem like a company town, dominated by the movie business. But the area is dotted with oil wells — landmarks of a key industry in the region. Now plunging prices are taking their toll.

Better Late Than Never: Olympic Champion Greg Louganis Gets His Wheaties Box

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 4:41pm

The openly gay gold-medal winner said the box "means so much more to me than it would have then because I feel like I'm being embraced as a whole person, not just for my athletic achievements."

How Will Trump The Brand Survive Trump The Candidate?

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 4:32pm

There's some evidence Trump is losing favor with the high-end customers his businesses target.

Panama Papers Leak Is The Result Of Unprecedented Media Collaboration

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 3:25pm

NPR's Ari Shaprio interviews Gerard Ryle, director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Ryle coordinated with over one hundred media organizations around the world to read and analyze the 11.5 million files from the Panama Papers leak.

In Exposing Offshore Accounts, Panama Papers Could Catch Money Launderers

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 3:25pm

NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Robert Mazur, a former U.S. drug agent who investigated the money laundering practices of drug lords, about how the Panama Papers could help catch money launderers.

Fallout From Panama Papers Echoes Around The World

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 3:19pm

International investigative reporting, powered by a data breach, links titans of business and politics to secret offshore bank accounts. The reports are prompting investigations and public backlash.

New Rules On Inversions Could Kill The Allergan-Pfizer Merger

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 12:52pm

President Obama calls the controversial practice "one of the most insidious tax loopholes out there." Now the Treasury Department has introduced rules aimed at reducing the incentives for inversions.

How Colorado Is Turning Food Waste Into Electricity

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 12:28pm

At the Heartland Biogas Project, spoiled milk, old pet food and vats of grease combine with helpful bacteria in massive tanks to generate gas. It's all thanks to anaerobic digestion.

Laid-Off Tech Journalist Joins A Start-Up, Finds It's Part Frat, Part Cult

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 12:22pm

Dan Lyons was in his 50s when he lost his job reporting on the tech industry. He took a job at a start-up, where he was the old guy. His new book is Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble.

Twitter Wins NFL Deal To Stream 2016 Thursday Night Football

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 11:39am

The NFL hopes to reach a broader audience, including those who don't have cable, while Twitter is looking to attract and keep new users.

Iceland's Prime Minister Resigns Amid Panama Papers Scandal

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 11:14am

Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson is resigning his post — but not his role as the head of his political party — after he and his wife were implicated by leaked financial data.

IRS Could Help Find Many Uninsured People, But Doesn't

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 4:01am

Many low-income households that claim the earned income tax credit lack health insurance. That status on tax returns could provide a clue about people who would benefit from outreach.

Solar And Wind Energy May Be Nice, But How Can We Store It?

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 3:54am

Renewable energy is taking off across the nation, but storing the energy is still a problem that is challenging companies to innovate with solutions ranging from molten salt to ice.

Fire Closes IRS Headquarters But Won't Affect Tax Return Processing

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 2:40am

Taxpayers waiting for their refunds can breathe a sigh of relief: A fire at the IRS headquarters in Washington, D.C. won't interfere with their returns.

Here's What You Need To Know (So Far) About 'Panama Papers'

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 3:34pm

Who leaked the papers? Are the schemes uncovered illegal? We answer some pressing questions about the huge document leak.

'The Hidden Wealth Of Nations' Author Explores World Of Offshore Tax Havens

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Gabriel Zucman, author of The Hidden Wealth of Nations, about the leaked Panama papers and what they say about the practice of hiding money offshore worldwide. He's estimated that up to 8 percent of the world's financial wealth is hidden away.

Panama Papers Expose Hundreds Of Offshore Accounts

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 3:28pm

Fallout continues Monday after a massive leak of documents from the law firm Mossack Fonseca revealed hundreds of offshore financial accounts. Investigative journalists with access to the documents say they expose companies held by 140 politicians and public officials, including the prime ministers of Iceland and Pakistan.

Panama Papers Shed Light On Global Business Of Tax Avoidance

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 3:28pm

A huge trove of documents leaked from a large Panamanian law firm is shedding light on the global business of tax avoidance. The papers reveal that large numbers of world leaders, athletes and movie stars hired the firm to set up shell corporations and offshore accounts with the aim of hiding their money. Regulators around the world say they will use the document dump to pursue illegal activity.

Going There: How We Eat

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 3:00pm

The journey our food takes from farm to fork can be fascinating. But from eating organic to genetically modified, local or seasonal, what food is best for individuals, communities and the environment?

Alaska Air To Buy Virgin America For $2.6 Billion

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 10:30am

If approved by regulators and Virgin America's shareholders, the combined airline will become the fifth-largest U.S. carrier.




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