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Pelosi Says Democrats Will 'Fight The Fight Again' Over Health Care

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 4:02am

First on the Republicans' agenda is repealing the Affordable Care Act. But House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says Democrats will fight to preserve President Obama's signature health care reform.

The House Always Wins. Then He Came Along

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 4:02am

Ed Thorp used math to become the first person to beat the casinos at blackjack. Then he changed the way Wall Street thinks about investing.

Federal Agency Says Consumers Feel Threatened By Debt Collectors

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 7:06pm

A survey by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finds that more than 1 in 4 Americans contacted by collectors feel threatened. The bureau is revamping rules for the industry.

Trump's Plan To Shift His Businesses Is Lacking, Ethics Experts Say

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 5:26pm

Donald Trump says he'll turn over management of the Trump Organization to his sons to avoid a conflict of interest. But ex-presidential ethics lawyers say he must assign his properties to a trustee.

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Report Outlines Abuses By Debt Collectors

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 3:32pm

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday is releasing a new report about abuses in the debt collection industry. This comes as the CFPB is crafting new rules to crack down on those practices.

Virginia Winemakers Concerned About Visa Competition Under Trump

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 3:32pm

Trump Vineyard Estates filed a request to provide foreign workers with visas. His competitors are concerned about Trump's role in selecting the heads of the departments that approve those visas.

Trump Winery Is Seeking Visas For Foreign Workers

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 3:32pm

Trump Vineyard Estates in Virginia filed a request for visas so it could hire foreign workers. A President Trump will select the government officials that approve those visas.

Trump Urges People To 'Buy L.L.Bean' Amid Boycott Threat

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 2:50pm

Linda Bean, co-owner of the family-owned outdoor retailer, says she gave money to PACs supporting Trump. Her political stance spurred calls for an L.L. Bean boycott under the hashtag #Grabyourwallet.

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The Chargers Say Goodbye To San Diego, Bolt To LA

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 1:59pm

The team will begin the 2017 season in Los Angeles, but tough talk between its owner and San Diego made the move unsurprising. But that didn't stop the Internet from giving the team a little ribbing.

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EPA Accuses Fiat Chrysler Of Installing Emissions-Cheating Software

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 11:28am

The Environmental Protection Agency says Fiat Chrysler violated the Clean Air Act by allegedly installing software in about 104,000 vehicles that increased emissions of nitrogen oxides.

Trump Outlines Plans To Step Back From Business Empire

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 4:11am

Donald Trump announced that he is handing over management of his business to his adult sons and a long-time executive. Watchdog groups say Trump hasn't gone far enough to avoid conflicts of interest.

Former White House Ethics Lawyers Parse Trump News Conference

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 4:11am

Some of Trump's most revealing remarks at the news conference were made about potential conflicts of interest. Steve Inskeep talks to ex-White House ethics lawyers, Richard Painter and Norman Eisen.

Senate Takes First Step Toward Repeal Of Obamacare

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 4:04am

The late-night "vote-a-rama" set in motion the process for gutting key provisions of the Affordable Care Act in a way that evades Democrats' threat of a filibuster.

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Gas Taxes May Go Up Around The Country As States Seek To Plug Budget Holes

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 4:00am

This year could see a wave of state tax hikes on gasoline and diesel. Oklahoma is one of about a dozen states seriously considering increases.

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California Nail Salons Start To Invest In Worker Safety

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 3:35am

A statewide collaborative of nail salons now has 120 members; all have made ventilation upgrades and switched from toxic products to safer ones. Will clients be willing to pay extra to help workers?

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Senate Takes The First Step To Dismantle Obamacare

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 2:27am

In a nearly partly-line vote of 51-48, lawmakers approved a nonbinding GOP-backed budget measure that makes it easier for action on subsequent repeal legislation as soon as next month.

U.S. Ethics Official: Trump's Divestiture Is Hard, Pricey And Essential

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:00pm

Every modern president has taken the tough steps to avoid conflicts of interest, setting an example for the entire executive branch, and the world, says the head of the Office of Government Ethics.

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Episode 577: The Kansas Experiment

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 6:08pm

A Republican governor lives the dream. He cuts taxes dramatically in his state and he promises good times ahead. But the good times do not come.

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Why Going Organic Just Got Easier For Farmers

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 4:35pm

Farmers have to follow organic rules for three years before they can sell their food as certified organic. That transition period can mean much lower profits. But a new certification may change that.

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Law Professor: Trump's Plan Fails To Adequately Address Conflicts Of Interest

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:29pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Kathleen Clark, a law professor at Washington University in St Louis, who says President-elect Trump failed to adequately address his conflicts of interest in the plan laid out at Wednesday's press conference.

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