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Net Worth Of Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes Plunges To $0 In New Forbes Estimate

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 4:52pm

One year after Elizabeth Holmes topped the magazine's list of the wealthiest self-made women with a worth of $4.5 billion, Forbes now values her fortune at "nothing."

Obama Returns To Booming Elkhart To Highlight Manufacturing Jobs

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 3:57pm

The president went back to the Indiana town to highlight its economic rebound. Since he first visited in early 2009, the unemployment rate has plunged from about 19 percent to around 4 percent.

Obama Returns To Elkhart, Ind., To Tout Economic Recovery

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 3:32pm

President Obama returns to Elkhart, Ind., the first town he visited as president and a symbol of the recession. He went on Wednesday to tout economic recovery with an eye toward his successor.

Documents Reveal High-Pressure Sales Environment Inside Trump University

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 3:32pm

A federal judge released hundreds of documents related to Trump University, which is being sued for fraud. They show a high-pressure sales environment where employees were taught how to keep selling expensive packages of real estate classes, even when customers balked.

FDA Guidelines Target The Sodium Hiding In Our Diets

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 1:52pm

Most of the salt we consume is in our food before it hits the table. So the FDA is leaning on the food industry to voluntarily reduce sodium in dozens of processed foods — from bakery goods to soups.

Raise A Glass To Perry, Craft Cider's Pear Cousin

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 10:33am

Cider made from perry pears is delicious - it rivals apple cider, but is sweeter. Long revered in England and Normandy, France (Napoleon was a fan), perry is now getting its due in the U.S.

On-Demand Services Challenge AAA's Roadside Assistance Program

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 4:07am

AAA is one of the best-known names in roadside assistance. Start-up companies now change flat tires, charge batteries and tow cars on demand. And this new model is making AAA rethink its business.

Doctor Outlines Plan To Battle Antibiotic Resistance In 'The Washington Post'

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Ezekiel Emanuel, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, about his opinion piece in the Washington Post that argues the cheap price of antibiotics has led to their overuse and has also discouraged drug companies from developing new antibiotics.

Venezuela Is Running Out Of Beer Amid Severe Economic Crisis

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 2:35pm

The country's largest beer producer, Empresas Polar, halted operations because the government restricted access to imported barley. But the president has pinned the entire food crisis on Polar.

In Omaha, A Library With No Books Brings Technology To All

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 12:10pm

The privately funded, $7 million Do Space provides free access to computers, high-end software, 3-D printers, and laser cutters. It's a learning and play space, as well as an office for entrepreneurs.

Low Prices, Foreign Oversupply Hurt U.S. Wheat Growers

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 4:10am

The U.S. used to be the leading exporter of wheat but some countries are growing more than enough for themselves and exporting huge quantities. Americans watching gluten have softened demand at home.

Food Lion Co-Founder Dies; Chain Was Rocked By ABC News Report

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 12:19am

Ralph Ketner helped turn $50 investments in a N.C. grocery store into the Food Lion chain. He was 95. In 1992, an ABC hidden camera report showed employees selling spoiled meat.

Protests, Suspicion In Vietnam Over Government's Response To Fish Kill

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 6:10am

While visiting Vietnam last week, President Obama urged the government to ease its crackdown on dissent. But police have used force to break up recent environmental protests.

Hidden, Abandoned, Dangerous: Old Gas And Oil Wells In Neighborhoods

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 4:12am

Around the country, houses, schools and shopping centers are built on old oil and gas fields — but hidden underground are millions of abandoned wells that are not monitored for leaks.

Meet The 86-Year-Old Ice Cream Man Who Says He's Sold A Million Cones

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 4:12am

Sandor Foldi is Britain's longest-serving ice cream seller, according to the Daily Mirror. He says he's been selling summer's favorite treat for 54 years, and, "I'll keep on till I'm 99."

Flying Home Today? Expect Short-Staffed TSA And Long Security Lines

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 4:12am

Ailsa Chang talks to Associated Press reporter Scott Mayerowitz about the shortage of Transportation Security Administration screeners and resulting airport wait times.

Coca-Cola Halts Production In Venezuela Due To Nation's Sugar Shortage

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 6:38am

Venezuela just became one of the few countries in the world that does not sell Coca-Cola. Tom Standage of the Economist tells NPR's Rachel Martin what that says about the Venezuelan economy.

Millenials Are Moving Back With Mom And Dad

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 4:07pm

A new survey finds more young adults now live at home with parents rather than with a spouse or romantic partner. Kim Parker of the Pew Research Center talks about the factors that fuel this trend.

Verizon And Strikers Reach Tentative Agreement

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 4:07pm

Nearly 40,000 striking Verizon workers reached a tentative agreement with the company Friday. Fortune writer Aaron Pressman explains what the deal means for middle-class workers.

Verizon, Labor Unions Conclude Strike With Tentative 4-Year Contract Deal

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:03am

After weeks of intense dispute, Verizon and its unions have reached an "agreement in principle." Labor Secretary Thomas Perez mediated the talks, and expects the 40,000 workers to be back next week.

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