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Corporate Bungling And Political Scandal Abound In Jesse Eisinger's New Book

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 9:00am

Why don't crooked corporate CEO's go to jail anymore? Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jesse Eisinger uncovers culture of cowardice, incompetence, and corruption in both government and finance.

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The Call-In: Business And Immigration

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 7:00am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Michelle Jamrisko of Bloomberg and with a listener named Dan about businesses affected by immigration policy changes.

Jared Kushner Is In The Spotlight. But Is He In the Tradition Of American Nepotism?

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 7:00am

Because of his many roles at the White House, President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner draws controversy. Previous presidents hired family members too, but those staffers had political experience.

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Farm-To-Table May Feel Virtuous, But It's Food Labor That's Ripe For Change

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 6:18am

Even the most wholesome ingredients are produced through cheap labor, often by people who are themselves poor and hungry. It's time the food world talks about that, says an award-winning chef.

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First Customers Get Tesla Model 3 Electric Cars

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 9:39am

The vehicles are comparatively affordable at $35,000. Tesla says it can't build them fast enough to meet the demand.

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Former Ethics Director Says Trump Is Causing A 'Crisis;' Calls For Reforms

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 5:34pm

Walter Shaub, former head of the federal ethics office, says that unless compliance laws are toughened, American ethical norms will fade away. They will be replaced by new, lower standards, he fears.

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As Oil Prices Predicted To Remain Low, Energy Firms Seek Ways To Adapt

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 3:54pm

The CEO of Royal Dutch Shell this week said it now expects oil prices to remain low forever. The global oil glut of recent years shows no sign of diminishing. Energy demand has leveled off.

U.S. Growth Picks Up: Normal Post-Winter Bounceback Or More?

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 3:54pm

The U.S. economy gained momentum in the second quarter as consumers and businesses picked up their spending. Gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 2.6 percent.

Laurene Powell Jobs To Buy Stake In 'The Atlantic'

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 12:59pm

The widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is acquiring a majority ownership in The Atlantic magazine and its affiliated businesses.

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Laurene Powell Jobs To Buy Stake In 'The Atlantic'

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 12:59pm

The widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is acquiring a majority ownership in The Atlantic magazine and its website.

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Businessman Paints A Terrifying And Complex Picture Of Putin's Russia

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 12:12pm

Allegations of murder, blackmail and hundreds of millions of dollars worth of corruption. William Browder's story has it all — and he shared it Thursday with a Senate panel investigating Russia.

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Craft Beer, Brought To You By Big Beer

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 11:03am

More than a dozen of America's most popular craft breweries have been bought by global beverage companies in recent years. Craft beer brewers say they're under attack by what they call "Big Beer."

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FDA Proposes Cutting Nicotine Amounts In Cigarettes, Targeting Addiction

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 10:50am

It would be the first time in the agency's history that it has sought to regulate the amount of nicotine in cigarettes.

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U.S. Economy Grew At 2.6 Percent In Second Quarter

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 8:19am

The economy staged a comeback from a tepid first quarter, but still fell short of the turbo-charged 3 percent growth rate promised by the Trump administration.

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More Money, More Problems For Amazon

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 4:13am

Amazon's remarkable popularity has made it one of the five most valuable companies in the world. But as the power of the Internet juggernaut expands, it also faces a growing number of detractors.

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More Money, More Problems For Amazon

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 4:13am

Amazon's remarkable popularity has made it one of the five most valuable companies in the world. But as the power of the Internet juggernaut expands, it also faces a growing number of detractors.

Justice Department Argues Sexual Orientation Not Protected By Civil Rights Laws

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 4:13am

The Justice Department this week took the position that sexual orientation is not protected under civil rights discrimination laws. That contradicts a circuit court ruling from earlier this year.

Top Trump Aide Says Ethics Filings Discourage Potential Government Employees

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 5:03pm

In an interview on Fox & Friends, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway called federal disclosure rules "disincentivising" for qualified people who might otherwise want to join the administration.

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Prime Spot On The Billionaire List: Jeff Bezos Was (Briefly) World's Richest Man

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 4:29pm

A surge in Amazon stock made Bezos worth more than $90 billion on Thursday, putting the company's founder and CEO ahead of Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Gates, however, has given billions to charity.

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What You Need To Know About Foxconn

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 3:30pm

Foxconn hasn't had much presence in the U.S., but it's the largest corporate employer in China. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Brian Merchant, a tech reporter for Vice, about the company.

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