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Cryptocurrencies Are Created All The Time. Meet Dogecoin

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:02am

Jackson Palmer started cryptocurrency dogecoin as a joke. To his surprise, it took off. That's partly why he is not optimistic about the future of cryptocurrencies.

Tax Cuts Put Oklahoma In A Bind. Now Gov. Fallin Wants To Raise Taxes

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:00am

A plan drawn up by civic leaders to raise taxes has the Oklahoma governor's support but may fail at the hands of statehouse Democrats.

(Image credit: Emily Wendler/StateImpact Oklahoma)

2 Trade Shows, 2 Portraits Of The American Conservation Movement

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:00am

Major outdoor shows in Colorado and Pennsylvania put a complex and divided American conservation movement on full display. But some see shared values beneath frequently political exteriors.

(Image credit: Grace Hood/Colorado Public Radio)

In True Meta Fashion, These Are Shoes For Your Shoes

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:49am

These shoes for shoes latch onto your first pair via Velcro straps. The brand's publicist says they are practical, not just fashion for fashion's sake.

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White House Says Despite Stock Market Volatility, Economy Is Doing Well

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 5:04pm

President Trump's top economic adviser Kevin Hassett says that despite recent large drops in the stock market, "the fundamentals for the economy are very sound."

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'Consumer Reports' Says Roku, Samsung Smart TVs Have Security Vulnerabilities

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 3:20pm

"We found that a relatively unsophisticated hacker could change channels, play offensive content, or crank up the volume," the consumer watchdog says.

(Image credit: Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

Media Company Tronc Selling LA Times To Billionaire Doctor

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 8:23am

The Los Angeles Times has been mired in controversy, including an NPR report on harassment allegations against its publisher. Now the paper is being sold to a billionaire doctor.

Massachusetts Sues Equifax Amid Questions About CFPB's Investigation

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 3:52am

Amid a report that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is scaling down its probe into the Equifax breach, David Greene talks to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.

Casino Mogul Steve Wynn Resigns

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 3:52am

Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn is stepping down as the head of Wynn Resorts amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

Los Angeles Times To Be Sold

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 3:52am

The parent company of the Los Angeles Times is in talks to sell the paper to a billionaire doctor after months of tumult at the organization.

Steve Wynn Resigns As Head Of Wynn Resorts Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 12:04am

The accusations against the 76-year-old billionaire who owns casinos in Las Vegas and the Chinese territory of Macau were first published last month by The Wall Street Journal.

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Federal Report Blames A Type Of Sleep Apnea For Train Crashes

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 10:30pm

The National Transportation Safety Board said two recent commuter rail accidents that killed one person and injured more than 200 others were caused by engineers falling asleep at the controls.

(Image credit: Chris O'Neil/AP)

Big Food Versus Big Chicken: Lawsuits Allege Processors Conspired To Fix Bird Prices

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 5:38pm

Wholesalers, retailers and food distribution giants allege that America's biggest poultry processors colluded to raise the price of broiler chickens over a decade.

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Tronc Preparing To Sell The Los Angeles Times

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 5:15pm

Among the issues roiling the Times is the turnover of executives after reporting by NPR's David Folkenflik on allegations of sexual harassment. Times journalists also voted recently to unionize.

Dow De Ching

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 3:37pm

The stock market's drop over the past few days wasn't weird. What was weird was what the market did for all of 2017.

(Image credit: NPR)

Best Buy To Pull CDs From Its Stores, According To Report

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 3:25pm

In 2011, 331 million CDs, CSs, LPs and digital albums were sold in the U.S. That figure nearly halved just 6 years later in 2017, when sales were at 167 million.

(Image credit: Paul Sakuma/AP)

How Consumers Should Approach A Volatile Stock Market

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 3:23pm

The stock market plunged more than 1,000 points on Monday, reversing the growth in the markets throughout 2017. Richard Salmen is chair of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards talks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about what consumers should be doing.

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin Says He's Not Worried About Volatile Stock Market

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 3:23pm

After a very long stretch of calm, financial markets have suddenly turned volatile. Prices have plunged and bounced around — all giving investors the jitters.

Trump Falls Silent On Stock Market Slump

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 2:08pm

President Trump, who often boasted when the stock market hit new records, has been silent as the market enters a new period of volatility.

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Mercedes-Benz Apologizes To China After Quoting Dalai Lama In A Car Post

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 1:29pm

The German automaker said it is trying to "deepen its understanding of Chinese culture" after a #MondayMotivation Instagram post quoting the Dalai Lama garnered backlash on social media.

(Image credit: Gene J. Puskar/AP)

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