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After The Brexit Vote, Why Has The U.K. Economy Proved So Resilient?

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 3:58am

British politicians warned a vote for Brexit would damage the economy of the United Kingdom. Six months after the referendum, its economy is doing much better than predicted. Why?

Arrest Warrant Sought For Samsung Heir In S. Korean Presidential Bribery Scandal

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 12:07am

Jay Y. Lee, the de facto head of Samsung Electronics, is accused of paying tens of millions of dollars in bribes to a confidant of President Park Geun-hye in a growing influence-peddling scandal.

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For People With Developmental Disabilities, Food Work Means More Self Reliance

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 5:59am

Finding a job and building a life of their own can be a monumental challenge for people with developmental disabilities. But food work can be a good fit for many of them.

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Trump Says He Won't Build A $2 Billion Golf Course In Dubai. He Has 2 Already

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 5:56am

Trump says he rejected a $2 billion deal to develop a golf course in Dubai. But he already has two golf courses in the works with the same developer.

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Episode 747: The Man Who Sued Iran

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 3:56pm

When Steve Flatow's daughter was killed in a terror attack, he wanted someone to pay. His target was the Iranian government. His quest would pit him against both Iran and the White House.

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Takata To Pay $1 Billion Over Air Bag Fraud; 3 Executives Criminally Charged

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 2:11pm

The settlement with the Justice Department is tied to a deadly defect in air bags that has been linked to at least 16 deaths. The associated recall is the largest in U.S. auto safety history.

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Miniaturized Nuclear Power Plant? U.S. Reviewing Proposed Design

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 2:05pm

A company has submitted a design for what it describes as a "modular" nuclear power plant — a radical departure from other nuclear plants. Each module would be small enough to fit on a flat-bed truck.

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In China, A Shift Away From Trade In Ivory and Shark Fins

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 1:58pm

A week after China said it was cracking down on sales of ivory, the national carrier, Air China, said it would no longer allow shark fins to be transported as cargo on its flights.

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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.




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