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Fox News' Seth Rich Story Echoes Previous Problems For Owner Rupert Murdoch

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 3:16pm

Revelations about Fox News' role in concocting a baseless story on the death of a young Democratic staffer has problematic echoes for the network's controlling owner, Rupert Murdoch, who had to shut down the biggest paper in the United Kingdom for outcry over its reporting on a dead British girl.

Shell Companies Enable North Korea To Dodge Economic Impact Of Sanctions

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 3:16pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Anthony Ruggiero of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies about how North Korean shell companies enable the country to circumvent the economic impact of sanctions.

Company's Line Of Rainbow-Themed Swastika T-Shirts Backfires

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 3:07pm

KA Designs introduced a "new" swastika, promising to reclaim the ancient symbol from the stigma of Nazi Germany. Not surprisingly, it didn't work.

Man Tax? It's An Option, Says Owner Of Cafe That Is 'By Women, For Women'

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 1:11pm

Despite a spirited discussion on social media, the shop reports a positive response from customers — including men who happily pay extra.

Google Grapples With Fallout After Employee Slams Diversity Efforts

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 10:36am

In a 3,300-word document that has been shared across Google's internal networks, an engineer at the company said "biological causes" are part of the reason women aren't represented equally.

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How An $89 Hoodie Could Change American Manufacturing

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 10:20am

The "insanely popular" hoodie by American Giant sells for a premium price, but zipper to seam, it's all made in the U.S.A.

FACT CHECK: Does The U.S. Have The Highest Corporate Tax Rate In The World?

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 9:09am

Yes, the U.S. does have the highest corporate tax rate ... but that doesn't mean businesses always pay it.

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NAFTA's 'Broken Promises': These Farmers Say They Got The Raw End Of Trade Deal

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 6:00am

From Florida tomato growers to Montana cattle ranchers, some bruised by NAFTA think it has favored agribusiness over small-scale farms, lowered environmental standards and made it harder to compete.

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How The Dream Of America's 'Nuclear Renaissance' Fizzled

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 6:19am

Construction of new, modern reactors seemed to herald a new era of nuclear power expansion in the U.S. Now all but one of those projects have been canceled.

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Fox News Host Eric Bolling Suspended Amid Claims Of Lewd Texting

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 7:32pm

Fox News has suspended the co-host of its nightly program The Fox News Specialists while it investigates reports that he sent lewd messages to three female colleagues.

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Grocery Stores Draw Millennials With In-Store Restaurants

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 7:11am

While grocery stores had been losing customers to smaller markets and online shopping, "groceraunts" — with seasonal menus and alcohol — are luring back foot traffic to the old-school grocers.

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Trump Takes Credit For Positive Jobs Report, Stock Market Climb

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 7:11am

We talk about the potential reasons for the Dow Jones Industrial Average hitting a high mark and a positive jobs report this week.

Uber Knowingly Leased Unsafe Cars To Its Drivers In Singapore, Report Says

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 4:52pm

The company kept buying cars it knew had defective components from "gray-market" dealers, The Wall Street Journal reports. Then a Honda Vezel burst into flames, with an Uber driver at the wheel.

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Fewer Americans Are Moving To Pursue Better Jobs Across The Nation

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 3:31pm

Fewer and fewer Americans are moving to pursue better job opportunities around the country. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Jed Kolko, the chief economist for, about what this decline in mobility means for the U.S. economy.

U.S. Economy Adds 209,000 Jobs In July, Unemployment Drops To 4.3 Percent

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 3:31pm

Employers added 209,000 jobs to payrolls last month, according to the government's jobs report released Friday morning. The unemployment rate ticked down a notch to 4.3 percent, matching a 16-year low.

Trump Touts Positive Economic News With Strong July Jobs Report

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump has been touting positive economic news, as the stock market hits new highs this week and the Labor Department reports solid job gains.

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Convicted Of Securities Fraud

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 2:31pm

The former pharmaceutical executive was found guilty on three of eight counts — two counts of securities fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud.

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Brush Yourself Off And Try Again: An Invention Story

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 2:28pm

Inventing even the simplest product is a fraught process. Mike Davidson and Mike Smith have learned that lesson the hard way as they seek to change the way teeth get cleaned.

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No Pipe Dream: Cannabis Company Buys California Town

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 2:23pm

Nipton is a small desert town on the Nevada border. American Green says it wants the town to be a "first-of-its-kind eco-tourism experience for conscious cannabis consumers."

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DOJ Announces Crackdown On Leaks As Intelligence Agencies' Calls For Probes Triple

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 11:44am

Top Justice Department officials raised the prospect they could loosen policies on issuing subpoenas to news organizations to stop the flow of information.

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