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Seattle City Council To Decide Monday On Jobs Tax

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 4:02am

The council is considering a corporate head tax that Amazon and Starbucks object to. Others say rising homelessness is a consequence of wealth and fast growth — one that companies should pay for.

50 Years Later, Reviving King's Poor People's Campaign

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 4:02am

Faith leaders are renewing Martin Luther's King's effort to demand better jobs and living conditions for the poor, by organizing demonstrations across the country to highlight the issue of poverty.

President Trump Puts 'America First' On Hold To Save Chinese Jobs

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 3:10am

Trump says he is working with Chinese President Xi Jinping to get cell phone maker ZTE "back in business" after it was punished for selling U.S. technology to Iran and then violated a settlement.

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Trump Working To Save Jobs At Chinese Company Hit By U.S. Sanctions

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 4:53pm

In a stunning reversal, President Trump says he's working to save jobs in China threatened by recent U.S. sanctions against the tech firm ZTE. Lakshmi Singh talks to CNET executive editor Roger Cheng.

82 Women Walk Cannes Red Carpet In Protest

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 4:53pm

Women gathered on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival to bring attention to gender inequality in the film industry. NPR's Lakshmi Singh speaks with one of the demonstrators Melissa Silverstein.

Michael Cohen's Troubled Taxi Business

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 4:53pm

President Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen has been in the spotlight over his financial dealings. One little known portion of his finances was a taxi business.

Trump's 'Energy Dominance' Gets Slow Start On Federal Land

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 7:04am

Despite President Trump's pledge to boost oil and gas drilling on federal land, some statistics show there was more activity during the Obama administration.

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New Orleans Pressured To Reconsider Permit For Power Plant Backed By Paid Actors

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 5:00pm

In New Orleans, activists who spoke in favor of a proposed gas plant turned out to be paid actors. Environmentalists are calling on the city council to reconsider its approval of a plant permit.

Many Venezuelan Workers Are Leaving The Job, And The Country

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 7:07am

The country's economic crisis has an unexpected effect: Employees are either quitting or regularly skipping work.

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Episode 841: The Land Of Duty Free

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 6:34pm

We meet the man who invented duty free shopping and find out if these tax free stores are really saving us any money.

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In Vino, Veritas by Numbers

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 3:49pm

Assigning a grade to a bottle of wine might seem counterintuitive, or even a little absurd, but wine scores have can have a big impact the people who sell wine — and the people who drink it.

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Why It Matters What Shape Michael Cohen's Finances Are In

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 3:31pm

President Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen is back in the news for accepting a $600,000 payment from AT&T for political consulting. Before this, Michael Cohen faced financial problems due to investment in taxi cab companies that have been upended by the rise of Uber and Lyft.

Were Trump Lawyer Cohen's Actions Legal?

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 1:27pm

Corporations paid Michael Cohen six-figure fees, apparently to fix them up with White House officials. The lobbying law has a loophole for that.

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AT&T Admits 'Mistake' In Hiring Trump Lawyer, Top Company Lobbyist Steps Down

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 10:27am

The CEO of the telecom giant, which is trying to merge with media conglomerate Time Warner, said it now regrets hiring Michael Cohen hoping he could help clear the way.

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Starbucks Will 'Give People The Key' To Bathroom Regardless Of Purchase

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 7:02am

Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz said the company will let everyone use its bathrooms, whether they bought a drink or not. It comes after the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia location.

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McCain Irrelevant, 'He's Dying Anyway,' White House Official Reportedly Says

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 5:08am

The remark, attributed to Kelly Sadler, a special assistant to President Trump, was first reported by The Hill and later confirmed by The Associated Press.

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Rising Home Prices Lead To Worries Of Another Housing Market Bubble

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 4:01am

Ten years after the financial crisis, the housing market is booming again. In some metropolitan areas, only 25 percent of residents can afford to buy a home. Are we in another housing bubble?

Raising Home Prices Lead To Worries Of Another Housing Market Bubble

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 4:01am

Ten years after the financial crisis, the housing market is booming again. In some metropolitan areas, only 25 percent of residents can afford to buy a home. Are we in another housing bubble?

Why A Scramble To Top Search Results Ends With Random Packages On Doorsteps

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 4:30pm

Strange unordered packages are showing up on doorsteps across the country. Often, they are the byproduct of an e-commerce scheme to influence search results rankings.

Failing College

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 3:24pm

Colleges are seeing fewer and fewer students apply every year. To try and stay solvent and attract students, they're trying all kinds of things, from lazy rivers to M&A.

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