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Even Conservative Media, Trump's Usual Defenders, Struggle To Explain Helsinki

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 4:00am

Conservative media haven't been as supportive as usual of President Trump after the Helsinki summit in which he appeared to side with Russia's president over the U.S. intelligence community.

NAACP Focuses On Energizing Voters For Local, Congressional Elections

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 4:00am

At its annual conference this week in San Antonio, the NAACP is pushing issues including a get-out-the-vote effort and discussions about what the group calls President Trump's racist policies.

FCC Blocks Sinclair-Tribune Deal

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 4:09pm

A top federal regulator has knocked Sinclair Broadcast Group's planned acquisition of Tribune Media's TV stations off course. The takeover would have further consolidated the local TV business.

Japan's Ninja Shortage

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 3:27pm

Japan's population is shrinking. It's harder and harder to find qualified people to fill a lot of jobs. Including ninjas.

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FCC Chairman Pai Cites 'Serious Concerns' About Sinclair-Tribune Deal

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 1:29pm

The news could put in jeopardy plans by Sinclair – already the nation's largest TV station owner – to grown even bigger.

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Contoured, Highlighted And Bronzed: The Business Of Makeup

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 10:06am

Our lip gloss is poppin.'

China Files WTO Complaint Over U.S. Tariffs On $200 Billion Of Imports

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 8:25am

The complaint comes less than a week after the Trump administration published a preliminary list of more than 6,000 Chinese products that it wants to hit with new tariffs.

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America's Last Blockbuster: 'There's A Line Of Customers At The Store Right Now'

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 4:09am

As of July 16, there will be only one Blockbuster video store operating in the United States — in Bend, Ore.

Poll: Where You Watch TV News Predicts Your Feelings On Immigration

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 4:09am

On some questions, people who get their TV news primarily from Fox News or CNN are even further apart than Republicans and Democrats. Viewers of the other big TV networks are somewhere in between.

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MoviePass CEO Discusses Future Of Company And Business Model

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 4:44pm

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe about the future of the MoviePass subscription service, which is on the brink of bankruptcy.

In Britain, Businesses Brace For A Hit Amid Tensions In The 'Special Relationship'

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 10:16am

Many in the U.K. are hoping that any tensions with the U.S. over trade are temporary – especially business owners.

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Kylie Jenner: Future Billionaire

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 7:18am

Forbes predicts Kylie Jenner will be a billionaire by the time she turns 21. Natalie Robehmed wrote about Jenner, and tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about the product that built her empire: Lip Kits.

The Call-In: Underemployment

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 7:18am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Scott Dobroski, employment trends analyst at Glassdoor, and Dawn Fay, of recruiting agency Robert Half, about underemployment.

Tariffs Hit Maine's Lobster Industry

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 7:22am

Dealers ship millions of dollars' worth of live Maine lobster to China but much of that business may be headed to Canadian lobstermen after hefty new tariffs.

Tech Workers Demand CEOs Stop Doing Business With ICE, Other U.S. Agencies

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 6:47am

Workers from Salesforce, Microsoft and other firms have been putting pressure on the companies, arguing that they support immoral policies through their ties to the federal government.

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How Universities And Businesses Are Trying To Engineer More Accidental Genius

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 3:20pm

Some of the greatest discoveries in the world have been totally random and happened by accident. Penicillin, X-ray images, the smoke detector, popsicles. Now, universities and businesses are trying to see if they can create the conditions for the next great accident.

It Is Legal For Kids To Work On Tobacco Farms, But It Can Make Them Sick

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 1:29pm

Advocates say that gaps in federal regulations leave child workers vulnerable to the health risks of nicotine and pesticide exposure. Labor laws allow larger farms to hire kids as young as 12.

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Criticism from Ethics Watchdog Leads Commerce Secretary Ross To Sell Remaining Stocks

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 5:25am

After receiving a strongly worded letter from the government ethics office, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says he will sell all of his remaining stocks.

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'I Know How Far I Can Go': Black Entrepreneurs Overcome Challenges In Brazil

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 4:07am

Salvador, the capital of Bahia state, has become a hub for black-owned businesses. A startup accelerator there supports companies based on their potential for social and economic impact.

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Congressional Republicans Struggle To Push Back On Trump's Tariffs

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 4:00am

The Senate voted 88-11 this week to constrain presidential authority to use national security as justification for taxing foreign goods, but the measure was nonbinding.

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