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Goldman Sachs Will Pay $5 Billion For Misleading Investors On Mortgage Assets

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 12:51pm

U.S. officials say the firm sold mortgage-backed securities based on loans that were a lot riskier than they were supposed to be.

It's Not Just What You Make, It's Where You Live, Study On Life Expectancy Says

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 11:15pm

A study of Social Security and tax records says poor people live longer in some cities than others, and it's not clear why.

When Should Companies Take A Stand On Social Issues?

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 4:11pm

Amid business boycotts in North Carolina and Mississippi, former Angie's List CEO Bill Oesterle reflects on his company's move to axe an expansion as a protest to Indiana's religious liberty law.

Mississippi 'Religious Freedom' Law Supporters Play Down Opposition

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 4:11pm

Mississippi continues to face political and economic backlash over the state's new "religious freedom" law. But supporters say it will have little impact on the economy.

What Happens When Fashion Becomes Fast, Disposable And Cheap?

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 11:30am

Fashion styles are churned out more frequently than ever, giving us more opportunities to buy. But this "fast fashion" trend increases trash — and some groups are trying to slow down the cycle.

What Happens When Fashion Becomes Fast, Disposable And Cheap?

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 11:29am

Fashion styles are churned out more frequently than ever, giving us more opportunities to buy. But this "fast fashion" trend increases trash — and some groups are trying to slow down the cycle.

Paid Family Leave Advocates Celebrate A Big Week, But The Battle's Not Over

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 8:42am

In New York and San Francisco, lawmakers have taken groundbreaking steps toward more generous leave policies. Still, some business leaders worry how much paid family leave will cost them.

Facing A Shaky Future, Nebraska Family Farm Ponders A Renaissance

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 7:24am

Even as the American agricultural industry is dominated by big operations, small family farms like the Jantzens' wonder what's next. So Katie, the family's eldest daughter, is eyeing a reinvention.

AdvoCare Responds To Scam Accusations

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 6:56am

The multi-level marketing company AdvoCare responds to last week's conversation between NPR's Rachel Martin and ESPN journalist Mina Kimes.

Hanging On: A Pressured Middle Class In Economic Recovery

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 6:56am

In a new weekly segment, we'll examine the increasing pressure on the middle class and how that's driving political discourse. Rachel Martin begins by interviewing The Atlantic's Derek Thompson.

'Blame Me': David Cameron Says He Mishandled Panama Papers Fallout

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 10:50am

The leaked Panama Papers revealed that the U.K. prime minister's father ran an offshore fund. Five days later, Cameron admitted that he owned shares in the fund before he became prime minister.

New Jersey Budget Could Head South — Just Like It's Billionare

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 6:55am

Local billionaire David Tepper has moved to Florida and he's taking his personal income taxes with him. He was the wealthiest man in New Jersey with a fortune of more then 10 billion.

Communist Party Seeks To Copyright Red Star Symbol

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 6:55am

Russian Communist Party officials are attempting to copyright their party's symbol. But it's a symbol that's been trademarked by companies established before the Russian Revolution.

Economist Says Spain Needs A Siesta

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 6:55am

Economist Nuria Chinchilla is trying to change Spain's sleep schedule. She tells NPR's Scott Simon about her efforts to get the government to align the workday with the rest of the world.

The Newest Public Transportation In Town: Uber

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 6:55am

Altamonte Springs, Fla., is the first U.S. city to subsidize Uber fares. It's a public-private partnership, with local businesses helping foot the bill. Officials hope it will help reduce traffic.

Panama Is More Than A Hashtag

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 6:55am

Panamanians are upset about their country's international reputation in light of the Panama Papers leak, which exposed the country as helping the world's rich and corrupt hide their money.

Are You As Freaked Out About Life After College As I Am?

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 5:09am

As graduation looms, a college student has a lot of questions. A new book offers some answers on what comes next.

Episode 694: The Gun That Wouldn't Shoot

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 5:45pm

Imagine a safer kind of gun. Imagine a company with a plan to build it. Imagine customers ready to buy it. Imagine what could go wrong. A whole lot.

SpaceX Rocket Lands Safely On A Ship At Sea For the First Time

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 5:13pm

A resupply capsule, bearing an inflatable habitat, is en route to the International Space Station, and the first stage of the rocket that launched it has returned for a sea landing without exploding.

Bruce Springsteen Cancels Show in North Carolina To Protest 'Bathroom Bill'

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 4:37pm

The Boss is standing with opponents of the law that says transgender people must only use bathrooms that correspond with their sex at birth. The musician says he is supporting "freedom fighters."

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