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Report: 27 Things The Feds Could Do To Cut Drug Prices

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 1:18pm

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine get very specific in their recommendations of actions they think the federal government should take to lower prescription drug costs.

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Automation Could Displace 800 Million Workers Worldwide By 2030, Study Says

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 12:46pm

But in the long term, new technology could create more jobs than it eliminates, a new report says. It says governments and businesses have to prioritize retraining workers for the new economy.

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'The Hardest Bakery Possible': Reinventing The Meaning Of 'Whole Grain'

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 12:19pm

A handful of bakeries are pushing the envelope of what's possible — and palatable — by leaving the bran and germ in freshly milled grains from local farmers, who also help drive the menu.

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Russell Simmons Steps Down From Businesses Amid Sexual Attack Allegations

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:53am

Russell Simmons, co-founder of Def Jam records, steps aside from leadership positions in his companies because of allegations of a sexual attack. Host David Greene speaks with NPR's Elizabeth Blair.

Def Jam's Russell Simmons Steps Down Amid Sexual Attack Allegations

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:53am

Russell Simmons, the founder of Def Jam records, steps aside from leadership positions in his companies because of allegations of a sexual attack. Host David Greene speaks with NPR's Elizabeth Blair.

Russell Simmons 'Removing' Himself After Second Allegation Of Sexual Assault

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:09am

The hip-hop mogul announced he would step down from leadership roles at his companies after an allegation of sexual assault was directed at him by the writer Jenny Lumet.

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College And Bust: Why So Many Students Don't Stay The Course

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 10:06am

College completion rates vary widely in America. But millions drop out & the costs are staggering. How do we help more students stay the course?

Fired 'Today' Host Matt Lauer Responds, Promises 'Soul-Searching'

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 7:05am

NBC fired Matt Lauer as Variety was preparing a story in which several women detailed their allegations against the powerful TV host.

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Ivanka Trump Promotes Female Entrepreneurs While In India

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 4:13am

Ivanka Trump led the U.S. delegation for a global business summit in the Indian city of Hyderabad. What did summit-goers have to say about their high-powered co-host?

Graduate Students Across The Country Protest GOP Tax Plan

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 4:13am

To help pay for more than $1 trillion in tax cuts for U.S. corporations, the House version of the plan would end the tax break graduate students get on the value of their tuition waivers.

The Latest Caught Up In Sexual Misconduct Scandals: Lauer, Keillor

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 4:13am

NBC News anchor Matt Lauer and public radio personality Garrison Keillor are the latest in a string of men exposed for sexual harassment. They are accused of improper conduct with female colleagues.

Rep. Hensarling: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Hurts Consumers

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 4:13am

David Greene talks about the future of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau with GOP Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas who chairs the House Financial Services Committee. He is a critic of the bureau.

American Airlines' Snafu Gives Too Many Pilots Off In December

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 4:13am

The pilots union says more than 15,000 American Airlines' flights are without pilots because of a glitch in the system that granted more pilots time off over the holidays than it should have.

The Tree That Rocked The Music Industry

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 4:05am

This year, new international regulations on rosewood have reverberated through the music industry, costing tens of millions in lost sales and extra administrative costs.

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A Revenue 'Trigger' Would Shoot Down Tax Cuts If Economy Doesn't Grow As Expected

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 4:09pm

Some senators want the tax overhaul to come with a built-in trigger: If budget deficits grow, tax cuts will be reversed. But several key senators strongly oppose the idea.

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University Graduate Students Walk Out To Protest Tax Plan That Hurts Them

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 3:31pm

Grad students around the country walked out of classes, office hours, and research labs to protest the House tax plan. Many who are already struggling financially said the bill would hit them hard.

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Trump Visits Missouri To Tout GOP Tax Overhaul Bill

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump traveled to Missouri to tout the GOP tax overhaul bill as a boon for the middle class. But analysts say the bill mostly benefits the wealthy.

Sen. Claire McCaskill Says She Would Like To Have A Bipartisan Tax Bill

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump, who visited Missouri on Wednesday, has said if the state's Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill doesn't support his tax plan, she should be voted out of office. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Sen. McCaskill about the proposed Republican tax plans and how she would like to work on a bipartisan bill.

Oops: American Airlines Accidentally Let Too Many Pilots Take Off The Holidays

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 3:13pm

The pilots union says 15,000 flights at the end of the year don't have anyone to fly them, because of a glitch in the system pilots use to bid for time off.

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7 Ways You Can Protect Yourself From Outrageous Medical Bills

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 1:27pm

Prepare to joust over bills with hospitals, medical providers and insurers. You can win by being smart and assertive and acting before a test or treatment is administered.

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