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Morning News Brief: Trump Is In A Twitter Fight With Sen. Bob Corker

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 4:01am

Corker told The New York Times that Trump is putting the nation on a path to WW III Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has been fired as head of the Weinstein Company over sexual harassment allegations.

Harvey Weinstein Out At The Weinstein Company

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 6:54pm

The Hollywood mogul has been fired by the board of the film studio he co-founded, following recent reports of allegations that he sexual harassed females for decades.

Businesses To Benefit From Addressing 'Loneliness Epidemic,' Doctor Says

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 4:40pm

Former surgeon general Dr. Vivek Murthy says that underlying many of the most critical public health issues facing America today is an epidemic of loneliness. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Dr. Murthy about what that means, and what he thinks should be done about it.

Dove Expresses 'Regret' For Racially Insensitive Ad

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 3:28pm

The beauty brand pulled the ad for body wash from its Facebook page following a backlash from social media users.

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The Future Of Farming In Puerto Rico

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 6:52am

Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico's farms. Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Ricardo Fernández of Puerto Rico Farm Credit about what happened and how farmers are recovering from the storm.

Patients, Health Insurers Challenge Iowa's Effort To Privatize Medicaid

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:16pm

To save money, Iowa recently turned over its Medicaid recipients to private managed care companies. Now, some companies are losing money and some people say they're not getting necessary care.

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Tapping Rural America: Craft Breweries Pour New Life Into Small Towns

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 7:33am

Young people who grew up in small towns feel a calling to come home and help revitalize those communities, including by opening craft breweries.

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Gretchen Carlson On The Spread Of Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 7:01am

Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson has a new book arguing that harassment of women is pervasive in society. In the book Carlson sets out an agenda to combat harassment.

Steep Premiums Challenge People Who Buy Health Insurance Without Subsidies

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 6:00am

Several million consumers who buy their own health insurance earn too much to qualify for government help to defray the cost.

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Episode 798: Bad Credit Bureau

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 7:06pm

For most of our lives, Equifax has been slurping up our financial data. Now the company's been hacked and our data is loose. Today, we trace this mess back to two brothers and one fateful decision.

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Researcher Says Rate Employment Doesn't Accurately Represent Black America

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 3:58pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Andre Perry of the Brookings Institution about the jobs report from September and how full employment has not reached black America.

6 Lessons About Trump From Season 1 Of 'The Apprentice'

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 1:15pm

The show's 2004 debut season played a crucial role in shaping President Trump's image as a savvy businessman. But behind the scenes, one former producer says, Trump also used some "despicable words."

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Consumer Watchdog Proposes New Rules On Payday Lenders

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 12:10pm

Regulations proposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau would require lenders to determine whether customers can repay within 30 days before issuing a loan.

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How Monopoly Man Won The Internet

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 11:07am

Donning a mustache, top hat and giant bag full of money, a consumer rights activists became a social media sensation for protesting an Equifax hearing on Capitol Hill. Here's how it happened.

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Trump Guts Requirement That Employer Health Plans Pay For Birth Control

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:15am

With a new regulation, the administration will allow any company or nonprofit group to refuse to cover contraception by claiming a religious or moral exemption to the federal health law.

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U.S. Jobs Dropped By 33,000 In September, Likely Due To Storms

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 8:06am

The decline in employment, the first in years, comes after 83 months of job growth. The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that the data probably show the short-term effect of recent hurricanes.

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The Economics Of A Monthly Movie Pass

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 4:00am

We investigate the economic mystery of how a movie pass for $10 a month can offer daily movies at just about any theater.

No Class Action: Supreme Court Weighs Whether Workers Must Face Arbitrations Alone

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 3:22am

Increasingly, employers require employees to resolve disputes about anything from harassment to discrimination through individual arbitration. That means they can't join class-action suits.

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Amid Harassment Reports, Harvey Weinstein Takes Leave Of Absence

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 5:54pm

Weinstein, one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, made the announcement following a New York Times story that he sexually harassed employees and actresses for decades.

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Details Emerge Of Las Vegas Shooter's Real Estate Gambles

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 5:02pm

Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was involved in nearly a dozen deals over the past three decades, starting small with apartments, then working up to multi-million dollar properties.

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