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A View From A Russian-American In Moscow

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 9:06am

"Obviously, it's a witch hunt," says Edward Lozansky, the pro-Putin, pro-Trump president of American University in Moscow.

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Hidden Brain: How Cigarette Taxes Affect Food Buying

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 4:00am

A new study shows a connection between cigarette taxes and food stamps. When cigarette taxes go up, smokers end up spending more of their income on cigarettes and that leaves less money for food.

We Go To The Sheridan County Fair In Hoxie, Kansas

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 4:00am

Rural county fairs are a high point on the plains and elsewhere across the country. In Sheridan County, generations have been flocking to the same Kansas fair grounds.

Democrats' 'Better Deal' Aims To Reclaim A Populist Image

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 2:08pm

In an effort to drive a message ahead of next year's elections, Democrats promised more and better jobs, lower-cost prescription drugs and a crackdown on corporations that ship jobs overseas.

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Auto Industry Benefits For Now From Subprime Loans

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 4:05am

A factor in the auto industry's record sales the past 2 years has been the return of loans to borrowers with less than perfect credit. This has led some to worry about a bubble in subprime auto loans.

Why The Inflation Rate Is A Worry For The Federal Reserve

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 4:05am

Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about why the U.S. economy is having trouble boosting its rate of inflation.

Bikes May Have To Talk To Self-Driving Cars For Safety's Sake

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 3:45am

Autonomous vehicles have gotten pretty good at detecting other cars and pedestrians. But "seeing" bikes and predicting what they'll do is still a challenge. The answer may lie in bikes themselves.

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Father Of Girl Ticketed For Selling Lemonade Responds To Supporters: 'Make A Stand'

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 1:44pm

A five-year-old girl whose sidewalk lemonade stand brought a $195 fine in east London has been invited to set up shop elsewhere — and her family wants more kids to make their own stands.

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Sentencing Approaches for New England's 'Codfather'

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 6:16am

Carlos Rafael was a fishing magnate in America's most lucrative port. As he faces sentencing for a scheme to cheat fishing quotas, many worry about the fate of local jobs if his empire is dismantled.

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Health Insurance CEO On Expanding Coverage

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:08am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Michael Neidorff, CEO of the health insurance company Centene Corporation, which has expanded coverage on the insurance marketplace even as other insurers have withdrawn.

'Keep Detailed Records Of Every Minute' And Other Micromanager Horror Stories

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:01am

After we posted a story about the costs and implications of micromanagement, we received over 1,000 responses on Facebook. Here's a selection, along with some advice from an executive coach.

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Sing Different: Steve Jobs' Life Becomes An Opera

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 6:15am

The Apple co-founder's complicated story is the subject of The (R)evolution Of Steve Jobs, by composer Mason Bates and librettist Mark Campbell. It premieres Saturday in Santa Fe.

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A Bother, A Brotherhood: Living Among The Mines In Coal Country

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 6:00am

When Mary Jo and Mike Picklo bought their house in 2003, they expected to retire in it — until a coal mine opened across the street. They don't want it there, but they are nearly alone in their view.

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Chicago Fights To Remain 2 Newspaper Town As Labor Groups Buy 'Sun-Times'

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 3:25pm

A group of investors headed by a former Chicago alderman, which included labor groups, closed a deal to purchase the struggling Chicago Sun-Times and keeping Chicago a two newspaper town. But some wonder if the paper will now skew further left editorially to counter the more conservative Chicago Tribune.

Spotify Sued, Yet Again, Over Compositions

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 9:05am

Two new lawsuits against the music streaming leader landed this week, over issues that have already twice led to settlements.

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News Brief: GOP Presses On With Health Bill, NAACP Gathers For Convention

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 4:04am

We examine what options Senate Republicans have left if they want to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The country's oldest civil rights organization, the NAACP, is looking for a new leader.

U.S. Sanctions Against Russia Never Go Away — They Just Evolve

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 4:00am

When it comes to sanctions, the Cold War never really ended. Even as President Obama lifted Soviet-era sanctions, he imposed new ones. President Trump could soon find a sanctions bill on his desk.

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Costume Jewelry Designer Kenneth Jay Lane Dies At 85

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 2:32am

Lane designed costume jewelry for Hollywood stars, Jackie Kennedy Onassis and viewers of TV's shopping channel QVC. Many women wore his fakes, or "faque," as he pronounced it, with their real gems.

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Why The Stock Market's Rise Isn't Just A Trump Rally

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 6:24pm

All major stock indexes — including the Dow — are in record territory, even though the Trump administration has failed to deliver on key legislative promises. But other factors are at play.

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Trump's Private Clubs In Florida Are Seeking Visas For Foreign Workers

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 5:23pm

President Trump is marking "Made in America" week to promote American labor. At the same time, his two Florida clubs are seeking visas to bring in foreign workers for low-wage jobs.

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