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U.S.-China Deal On Cooked Chicken Imports Raises Safety Concerns

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 3:30pm

The U.S. and China reached a new trade deal that would allow U.S. beef imports to China and Chinese cooked chicken imports to the U.S. market. NPR takes a look at the historical significance of the deal and the safety concerns associated with it.

U.S., China Strike Trade Deal On Beef, Poultry And Natural Gas

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 3:30pm

China and the U.S. struck a trade deal that allows beef and natural gas exports to China. The agreement will allow U.S. companies to sell liquefied natural gas to China, which is likely to be controversial on the West coast.

Trump's Lawyers Deny He Has Russian Income Or Debt, 'With A Few Exceptions'

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 2:53pm

President Trump's attorneys say his tax returns don't show financial ties to Russians, with some exceptions, such as the time he got $95 million from a Russian billionaire.

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Inflatable Beds: Dangerous For Infants, Attractive To Cash-Strapped Parents

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 11:47am

Inflatable beds are increasingly popular, and their soft, impermeable surfaces, increase risk of sudden infant death. But they are often the only bed that a family can afford.

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After Conflict-Of-Interest Flap, No China Meetings For Kushner Companies This Weekend

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 6:19am

A pitch by Jared Kushner's sister to Chinese investors last weekend drew questions over whether the family company was capitalizing on connections to the White House. This weekend, they're lying low.

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DHS Considers Carry-On Laptop Ban On Flights From Europe

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 3:12am

The Trump administration has already banned large electronics in cabins of flights from several Middle Eastern countries. The European Union wants talks over the proposal, which could cost airlines.

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Convicted Coal Mine CEO Is Taking His Case To The U.S. Supreme Court

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 6:35pm

Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship announced his plan to appeal after he completed a one-year federal prison sentence for conspiracy to violate federal mine safety laws.

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Federal Ethics Office Wants To Know If Trump Appointees Are Keeping Their Promises

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 4:09pm

The compliance forms are to be posted online, along with the ethics agreements the appointees signed during the Senate confirmation process.

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With Alcoholism Rampant On Nearby Reservation, Nebraska Shuts Town's Liquor Stores

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 3:45pm

The state shuttered stores in Whiteclay, Neb., which borders the dry Pine Ridge reservation, where half the adults struggle with alcohol abuse. But critics say the move infringes upon business rights.

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Economists Take Cues From Speed Dating With Job Search System

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 3:36pm

Economists don't look for jobs in the same way the rest of us do. They are way too rational. They have a system that looks a lot like speed dating.

The MP3 Is Officially Dead, According To Its Creators

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 11:25am

The MP3 upended the way the world receives and hears music, for better and for worse. Now it's dead.

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Tesla Begins Taking Orders For Its Solar Energy Roof Tile Systems

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 10:51am

The company offers an "infinity" warranty on its tiles that integrate solar power into roof coverings. Tesla has published a web tool that can estimate costs and savings.

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Sale Of Trump Property Raises Ethical Questions About Potential Buyer's Motives

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump's trust is selling off his resort in the Caribbean. Ethics experts say that a buyer might offer a huge price to curry favor with the president, underscoring the conflict of interest.

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Ex-Massey Energy CEO Completes 1-Year Federal Criminal Sentence

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 2:45am

After a year in federal prison and a halfway house, Don Blankenship immediately let loose on Twitter, condemning federal mine safety regulators, members of Congress and federal prosecutors.

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Stressed Out At The Airport? Now You Can Play With A Mini Horse

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 8:28pm

At one Kentucky airport, passengers are greeted by therapy miniature horses, providing stress-relief to weary travelers. Therapy animals are more becoming popular in airports across the country.

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Episode 770: When India's Cash Disappeared, Part One

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 7:23pm

Something incredible happened in India about six months ago. The government declared most of the paper money invalid. Demonetization they called it. Today, we meet the man who came up with the plan.

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German Publishers' Lawsuit Against Google Threatens To Backfire

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 5:19pm

A publishers collective sued the tech giant for copyright payments — but a Berlin court kicked the case to the European Union, to weigh whether the 2013 German law cited by the suit is even valid.

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Flap Over Kushner Family High-Rise Pitch Prompts Concern Over Visa Incentive

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 5:11pm

A company with ties to White House advisor Jared Kushner has drawn criticism for invoking the family's ties to the White House and using a visa program to raise money for a luxury project.

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Don't Be Fooled: 'Generation Wealth' Is More About Wanting Than Having

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 4:24pm

Lauren Greenfield's 500-page photo collection shows toddlers in designer clothes and magnums of champagne. But it's also about how ostentatious displays of wealth have replaced real social mobility.

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New Amazon Building In Seattle Will Include A Homeless Shelter

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 4:18pm

The company is donating about half the space in a six-story building to a shelter with room for 65 families. Housing prices in Seattle have skyrocketed, along with the city's business fortunes.

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