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While Everyone Was Partying At Woodstock, I Was Stuck At Schrafft's

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 7:51am

The chain restaurant that catered to women helped redefine how Americans eat, according to a new book. For NPR's Lynn Neary, it also defined how she did and didn't fit with the counterculture.

Want To Get To Know The Real France? Call A 'Random' French Person

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 7:47am

A tourist agency in France has established a hotline that connects callers to a random French volunteer. NPR's Oliver Dearden tested it out.

Wells Fargo Case Prompts Questions Of Corporate Ethics Reform

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 7:47am

The bank's CEO appeared before a Senate banking committee this week to answer questions about fake accounts created by more than 5,000 of his employees. Scott Simon talks with consultant Dov Seidman.

Your Cheat Sheet To The Issues That Could Come Up In The Presidential Debate

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 5:00am

From jobs and taxes to health care and immigration, there are a host of issues that will come up Monday night. Here's what you should know to get smart quick.

As Our Jobs Are Automated, Some Say We'll Need A Guaranteed Basic Income

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 4:53am

How will the economy provide economic opportunities if employers need fewer workers in the future? A growing number of people in Silicon Valley are saying the only realistic answer is a basic income.

Episode 725: Trade Show

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 9:39pm

On today's show: The fight over free trade. Come for the man who dreamed of world peace through trade. Stay for Robert Smith in the mean streets of Seattle.

Fill It With Regular: AAA Finds Millions Of Drivers Waste Money On Premium Gas

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 7:57pm

A study by AAA found 16.5 million Americans buy premium gas when their cars don't need it. Director of Automotive Engineering Greg Brannon says drivers waste money when they unnecessarily use premium.

Candidates Want To Raise The Economic Tide To Lift Opportunity, But How?

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:45pm

Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump talk about increasing opportunities for coming generations. Some analysts say boosting economic growth would help, but the way there is complicated.

Racial Disparities In Wages Boil Down To Discrimination

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:26pm

A new study found that a major reason for the gap in wages between black and white workers is what's left over after controlling for variables like education and experience.

Racial Disparities In Wages Boil Down To One Thing: Discrimination

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:26pm

A new study found that a major reason for the gap in wages between black and white workers is what's left over after controlling for variables like education and experience.

Dozens Of U.S., Canadian Tribes Unite Against Proposed Oil Pipelines

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 2:29pm

At least 50 First Nations and tribes signed a treaty Thursday opposing tar sands expansion plans that they view as "a collective threat to our Nations."

Clinton, Trump Differ On How To Create Economic Opportunity In The U.S.

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

Hillary Clinton tends to focus on the importance of education in creating opportunity. For Donald Trump, the emphasis is on cutting taxes and rewriting trade agreements.

Yahoo Confirms Data From Millions Of Accounts Were Stolen In 2014

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

Yahoo says at least 500 million accounts were hacked two years ago. The company revealed the data breach on Thursday, without saying whether it knew all along or just found out.

Harvard Endowment Investment Declines 2 Percent

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 7:19pm

The nation's largest university endowment is underperforming and faces challenges due to churning leadership and a questionable investment strategy.

Yahoo Reveals Massive Data Breach; Internet Fixates On Fantasy Football

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:16pm

Yahoo says 500 million user accounts may have been breached. Social media erupt in jokes.

Amid A Business Boom, A Wealth Gap Between Races Leaves Some Struggling

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 3:52pm

The growing gap between America's rich and poor plagues many cities, including Boston, where the economy is flourishing. But a legacy of racial discrimination has left a huge wealth divide.

Yahoo Inc. Confirms Data From 'At Least 500 Million' Users Was Stolen

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 1:57pm

The company says its investigation suggests the stolen data doesn't include payment and bank account information.

Where Did National Forests Go? Green Spaces Disappear From Google Maps

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 1:29pm

#FindYourPark? Numerous forests, nature reserves and wilderness areas lost their green markings on Google's and Apple's maps, catching forest officials by surprise.

What Happens When Yelp Restaurant Reviews Turn Political?

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 11:32am

First American Fried Chicken, owned by the family of the suspect in the Manhattan bombings, is the latest eatery to see reviews plummet based on more than food. Some attacks can cross into real life.

U.S. Officials Approve Deal With Iran For Boeing Planes

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

The U.S. Treasury gave its approval for Boeing to sell 80 airliners to Iran — a deal made possible by the easing of sanctions in the nuclear agreement signed last year.

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