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Trump Warns U.S. Companies Will Be Taxed Very Heavily If They Leave Country

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 3:34pm

Trump appeared at a Carrier plant in Indianapolis that will keep 1,000 jobs rather than moving them to Mexico after he intervened.

Giving Tuesday Generates Record Number Of Charitable Donations

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 3:14pm

For a few years, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving has been called #GivingTuesday, hashtag included. This is a day where people donate to organizations and give back, in general. But this year, donation records have skyrocketed. For some, President-elect Trump was their primary motive for giving.

Business Leaders In Trump's Cabinet Pledge Commitment To Populist Message

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 3:14pm

This much is clear: Donald Trump is assembling a very wealthy cabinet. Key players Steve Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross, nominees for Treasury and Commerce respectively, are Wall Street veterans, but they say they are committed to Trump's populist message.

Trump Likely To Face Challenges In Plan To Revitalize Manufacturing

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 3:14pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Mark Muro, senior fellow with the Bookings Institution, about automation in manufacturing and what it means for American workers.

5 Questions About Donald Trump's Cabinet Picks And His Economic Plan

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 3:14pm

Key economic players Steve Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross, nominees for Treasury and Commerce respectively, are Wall Street veterans. Does their selection match up with Donald Trump's populist message?

Trump's Dispute With Las Vegas Hotel Employees Poses Potential Conflict

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 3:14pm

One potential conflict of interest for President-elect Donald Trump could involve his dispute with employees attempting to unionize at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas. The National Labor Relations Board has ruled against Trump, whose company has opposed unionization, but as president, Trump will have the power to appoint new members of the NLRB. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Ruben Garcia, a law professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Journalist On Trump's Potential Conflicts Of Interest: 'They're Everywhere'

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 2:18pm

The New York Times' Eric Lipton says that Donald Trump could take actions as president that would benefit his business holdings. But Lipton doubts congressional Republicans would probe such conflicts.

Obama Administration Appeals Judge's Ruling To Block Overtime Pay Rule

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 1:27pm

The future of the rule is extremely uncertain. Even if the Obama administration wins its appeal, the incoming Trump administration has already threatened to scrap the measure.

Carrier Will Keep 1,000 Jobs, But Trump Faces A Much Tougher Jobs Problem

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 12:57pm

Like President Obama, Trump must deal with the millions of old-school middle-skill jobs, like manufacturing, that just aren't coming back.

Princess Cruises Hit With Largest-Ever Criminal Penalty For 'Deliberate Pollution'

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 11:52am

The Department of Justice says Princess Cruise Lines will pay a $40 million penalty for "deliberate pollution of the seas and intentional acts to cover it up."

UNESCO Deems Belgium's Beer Culture A Treasure Of Humanity

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 11:06am

The agency noted Belgium's beer experts — zythologists — who taste and study complex and often experimental brews. It's one of 16 cultural elements that are being recognized.

In California, Squid Is Big Business. But Good Luck Eating Local Calamari

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 10:42am

While the U.S. has a thriving squid industry, chances are the calamari you are eating made a 12,000-mile round trip before ending up on your dinner plate.

Lab-Grown Diamonds Come Into Their Own

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 9:36am

Commercial labs can now make the large, clear diamonds people prize for engagement rings and other jewelry in as little as 72 hours. How will this change the diamond industry?

Poles Return To A Taste Of Their Soviet Past: Cheap Milk Bars

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 6:00am

Subsidized greasy-spoon diners called milk bars thrived in Poland in the Soviet era. Their numbers have dwindled, but Poles are once again embracing them for cheap comfort food.

GAO Report: Student Loan Forgiveness Will Cost Nearly $200 Billion

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 4:09am

The federal government is set to forgive more than $180 billion in student loan debt over the next few decades. That's according to a report out this week from the Government Accountability Office.

Amid Economic Crisis, Mongolians Risk Their Lives For Do-It-Yourself Mining

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 4:05am

Mining once boomed in Mongolia but as commodity prices fell, the economy tanked and companies went bankrupt. Unemployed men are taking over abandoned coal mines to extract what's left. Some have died.

Trump's Loans From Troubled German Bank Pose Conflict Of Interest

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 4:01am

His new hotel's $200 million renovation was financed by Deutsche Bank. The Justice Department is set to impose a multibillion-dollar fine on the bank. And Trump will oversee the Justice Department.

Grant Tinker, TV Producer And Network Boss, Dies At 90

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 1:41am

Tinker is best known for his work at MTM Enterprises which he founded with then-wife Mary Tyler Moore. As head of NBC, he led the network out of the cellar with hits such as The Cosby Show and Cheers.

Creator Of McDonald's Big Mac Dies At 98

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 5:25pm

Michael "Jim" Delligatti gave the world the famous sandwich. You know: two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.

No Internet Connection? No Problem. Netflix Adds Offline Viewing

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 4:09pm

The video streaming giant joins Amazon in offering the option to download videos to mobile devices. It's the latest development in the highly competitive and rapidly changing online streaming market.

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