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Ralph Nader On Apple's Billions

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 7:19am

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader is not impressed with how Apple is spending its excess billions. Nader shares his suggestions for the company with NPR's Scott Simon.

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Gets Mellow

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 7:19am

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota, once notorious for nudity and brawls, eases into its 78th year.

Rural America Faces A Crisis In 'Adequate Housing'

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 7:19am

Small towns have their own version of the housing crisis: not enough homes being built, plus a lack of move-in ready homes. Local leaders say it's hard to expand the tax base without more homes.

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Privacy Please: Why Public Companies Go Private (Or Vice Versa)

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 4:15pm

Today on the Indicator: why companies decide to be publicly-traded or privately-owned. It's all about control. And money.

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Why Major U.S. Companies Still Have So Few Women CEOs

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 4:08pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with journalist Vauhini Vara of The Atlantic about her recent reporting on the decline of female leadership in corporate America.

From Mills To Manufacturers, Steel Tariffs Produce Winners And Losers

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 2:45pm

President Trump boasts that his trade policies are bringing back the steel industry, but corporate earnings reports suggest they're also hurting the bottom line at some manufacturing companies.

(Image credit: Aaron Josefczyk/Reuters)

Trump Doubles Tariffs On Steel, Aluminum From Turkey

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 9:32am

President Trump called for a doubling in the tariff on imported steel and aluminum from Turkey, escalating a diplomatic spat with a key NATO ally.

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Why Trading Venezuelan Bolivar For U.S. Dollars Is Dangerous

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 4:02am

Venezuela's currency is losing value so quickly, residents are trying to trade it for anything else, like sacks of sugar. We meet a woman who helped citizens access U.S. dollars. Now she's on the run.

The Arid West Moves East, With Big Implications For Agriculture

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 7:37pm

An imaginary map line dividing East and West illustrates a climate boundary that has influenced how and where people live and work. Its eastward shift could predict changes in farming and ranching.

(Image credit: Joe Wertz/StateImpact Oklahoma)

What Led To New York City's Legislation To Cap The Number Of Ride-Hailing Vehicles

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 5:16pm

On Wednesday, New York City passed legislation that caps the number of ride-hailing vehicles for Uber and Lyft. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Wired writer Aarian Marshall about the change.

For These Workers, Tariffs Are More Than An Abstract Concept

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 5:16pm

Tariffs are an abstract economic concept to most people, but to the workers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection inside a mostly unnoticed building in Newark, N.J., tariffs are precise, specific and tangible.

How Tribune Media's $3.9 Billion Merger With Sinclair Fell Apart

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 4:32pm

Tribune Media says it's pulling out of a proposed merger with Sinclair Broadcast Group while also announcing a $1 billion lawsuit against the conservative television company saying its "misconduct" torpedoed the deal.

The OG Yield Curve Whisperer

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 3:16pm

A conversation with Campbell Harvey, whose 1986 thesis first explained how the yield curve could predict the direction of the economy.

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Tribune Media Pulls Out Of $3.9 Billion Sinclair Merger

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 8:47am

Tribune Media has called off a $3.9 billion merger deal with Sinclair Broadcast Group. CNN's Hadas Gold joins NPR's David Greene to discuss what the termination means.

New York City Temporarily Halts More Uber And Lyft Cars On The Road

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 8:42am

The New York City Council voted to put new licenses for Uber and Lyft cars on hold for a year to study the services' effect on traffic congestion and look at how drivers are paid.

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Tribune Media Spikes Merger Deal With Sinclair, And Sues Its Former Suitor

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 8:30am

Tribune CEO Peter Kern said Thursday that the deal unraveled because Sinclair chose to follow a strategy that was only in its own self-interest.

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Head Of South Carolina's Chamber Of Commerce On Escalating Trade War

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 4:04am

David Greene talks to chamber president Ted Pitts, about how trade policy is affecting businesses in the state. One company said it would lay off more than 100 workers because of tariffs.

Colorado Voters May Get A Chance To Weigh In On Oil And Gas Issues

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 4:04am

Signatures for ballot initiatives — one by advocates for residents opposed to fracking; the other by advocates for landowners seeking to protect mineral rights — have been submitted to officals.

U.S. To Impose New Sanctions On Russia For Nerve Agent Attacks

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 1:32am

The move, which comes months after the attack in the U.K. on Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, follows pressure on the Trump administration from lawmakers in both parties.

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New York City Passes Legislation Restricting Growth Of Ride-Hailing Apps

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 6:55pm

New York City passed a law Wednesday capping the number of ride-hailing cars from companies such as Lyft and Uber for one year.

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