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Neiman Marcus Is Selling Frozen Collard Greens For $66 Plus Shipping

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:34pm

The luxury department store is well known for its opulent offerings, but the vegetable dish is drawing scorn and ridicule for its price and has inspired the hashtag #GentrifiedGreens.

Hulk Hogan Reaches Settlement With Gawker Worth Over $31 Million

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:23pm

This comes after years of litigation in the invasion of privacy lawsuit involving Gawker's publication of a sex tape featuring Bollea and a former friend's wife. The case drove Gawker to bankruptcy.

How Venezuela's Economy Collapsed And Led To Political Unrest

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 3:31pm

Venezuela has one of the worst economies in the world with food shortages and massive inflation. NPR's Planet Money team explains how it got so bad.

Obama: Army Corps Examining Possible Rerouting Of Dakota Access Pipeline

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 2:37pm

"There's an obligation for authorities to show restraint," in their handling of people protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline, President Obama said in an interview with the news organization Now This.

Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged, But Signals Increase May Be Coming

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 2:31pm

Federal Reserve policymakers finished meeting Wednesday, less than a week before Election Day. They left interest rates unchanged but said the case for more expensive loans is strengthening.

Platform Check: Trump And Clinton On Health Care

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 1:20pm

The candidates diverge sharply on Obamacare but both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump see opportunities to improve health care through the tax code.

Wave Of Mergers Washing Over The Economy: Sinking Or Buoying Consumers?

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 12:35pm

In recent weeks, U.S. corporations have announced multi-billion-dollar deals in a huge wave of mergers. Economists say that can hurt consumers, workers and savers, but also can strengthen the economy.

While Coffee Growers Suffer Drought, Millennials Guzzle Record Amounts

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 5:19am

Young people are drinking 44 percent of the coffee consumed in America, according to research firm Datassential.

Why Tobacco Companies Are Spending Millions To Boost A Cigarette Tax

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:03am

The tobacco giant is supporting its first cigarette tax — 60 cents more per pack. But some health groups oppose Missouri's ballot measure, as do some education groups that would benefit from the tax.

Fifth Generation Of Sulzberger Family Takes Leading Role At The 'New York Times'

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:03am

The Sulzberger family has owned and operated the 'Times' since Adolph Ochs bought it in 1896. Deputy Publisher A.G. Sulzberger speaks with NPR's David Greene.

In An Israeli Prison, Two Palestinians Found A Future: A Food Truck

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:03am

The food truck craze has reached the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Two Palestinians who met in an Israeli prison are running one. They learned to cook while working in the prison canteen.

As Scandal Cools, What Next For Volkswagen?

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 7:52pm

VW introduces a new SUV, the Atlas, as the company tries to turn the page from the diesel emissions scandal. The company agreed to pay $14.7 billion to settle claims by customers and regulators.

U.S. Car Sales Slide In October

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 5:36pm

Overall, sedan sales in the U.S. are expected to show a drop between 6 and 8 percent. Consumers are going for SUVs and trucks instead.

City Of Oakland Considers Ways To Share In Pot Profits

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 5:13pm

Oakland is rethinking how much medical marijuana dispensaries should pay the city to operate and who gets those licenses. It's also trying to promote diversity in an industry dominated by white men.

More Than 1 Million 'Check In' On Facebook To Support The Standing Rock Sioux

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 4:16pm

It's a show of support for the tribe that has been rallying against construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which the tribe says could contaminate drinking water and harm sacred lands.

Economists Warn: Trump 'Promotes Magical Thinking And Conspiracy Theories'

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 4:09pm

A letter from 370 economists, including eight Nobel Prize winners, says Trump has misled the country about trade, jobs and growth.

Shock At The Pump: A Jump In N.J. Gas Tax Marks An End To Cheap Fuel

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 4:02pm

New Jersey drivers have enjoyed relatively cheap gasoline thanks to low taxes. But that changed on Tuesday when the state's gas tax jumped 23 cents a gallon. Station owners fear they'll lose business.

You Asked, We Answer: Can Microloans Lift Women Out Of Poverty?

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 3:19pm

The vision: Microloans will let women start their own businesses. What do the studies show?

$151 Million Settlement Deal Reached Over West Virginia Water Poisoning

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 9:40am

A federal judge has tentatively signed off on the agreement between local residents and two companies over a 2014 chemical spill that contaminated drinking water for hundreds of thousands of people.

In Michigan, A Highway Sign Is At Center Of An Unusual Trademark Dispute

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 4:06am

A few years ago, two brothers emblazoned T-shirts with an image of the M-22 highway sign, getting a federal trademark. Now, the state is challenging that trademark in court.

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