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Ikea Recalls Millions Of Chests, Dressers Because Of Tip-Over Hazard

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 11:23am

The furniture company began offering free wall-anchoring kits for tall dressers last year after two children died in accidents. Now, following a third death, it is recalling the dressers altogether.

$15 Billion Settlement Proposed In Volkswagen Emissions Scandal

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 11:18am

Two-thirds of the sum will be set aside to compensate U.S. owners of nearly 500,000 VW diesel cars. The company will also pay $2.7 billion into an environmental remediation fund.

Volkswagen Will Pay U.S. Diesel Car Owners Up To $10 Billion

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 10:04am

In a historic civil settlement, VW will buy back or repair cars sold as "clean" but that in fact polluted above legal levels. The company will also pay nearly $5 billion for environmental reparations.

Money, Hate And Hard Feelings: Brexit Fallout Continues In U.K., Europe

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 8:49am

The U.K.'s credit rating has been downgraded. British police say there's been a rise in reports of hate crime incidents. And passions ran high on the floor of the EU.

Click For Fewer Calories: Health Labels May Change Online Ordering Habits

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 6:00am

Will it be a hamburger or hummus wrap for lunch? When customers saw indications of a meal's calorie content posted online, they put fewer calories in their cart, a study finds.

Volkswagen Expected To Pay Billions To Settle Emissions Scandal

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 4:01am

An agreement settling U.S. lawsuits against Volkswagen is expected to be filed in court on Tuesday. VW admitted last September that diesel cars had been designed to cheat air-quality tests.

Obama Cautions Against 'Hysteria' Over Brexit Vote

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 4:00am

"I think that the best way to think about this is a pause button has been pressed on the project of full European integration," President Obama told NPR's Steve Inskeep.

Halfway Around The World, Brexit Hits Japan's Already Soft Economy

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 3:19am

The world's third largest economy is still struggling to gain traction under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The British decision to leave the European Union has delivered another blow.

Obama's New Clean Energy Goal For North America: 50 Percent By 2025

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 5:25pm

White House aides acknowledge that the plan, to be announced by President Obama and his counterparts in Canada and Mexico, is a "stretch goal." The commitment goes beyond the Paris climate agreement.

In Quest For Happier Chickens, Perdue Shifts How Birds Live And Die

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 4:09pm

Perdue Farms, the fourth-largest poultry company in the country, says it will change its slaughter methods and also some of its poultry houses. Animal welfare groups are cheering.

'This Is Going To Be Bad': Economist Reacts To Brexit Vote

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 3:28pm

In the campaign leading up to the Brexit vote, economist Tim Harford played the role of independent fact checker. Now that it has passed, he's letting out some strong feelings.

Nothing Says 'Hip' Like Ancient Wheat

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 1:49pm

Many consumers in North America and Europe are willing to pay a premium for nutritious, organic grains. That makes the market ripe for a revival of millennia-old bread wheat, some plant breeders say.

Expanded Panama Canal Debuts At A Difficult Time For International Shipping

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 4:00am

Troubled by delays and more than a billion dollars over budget, the new Panama Canal took more than a decade to build. Can the project payoff amid a changing and slumping shipping industry?

How Will 'Brexit' Affect London's Status As A Global Financial Center?

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 4:00am

When the U.K. voted to leave the EU, a lot of questions were left unanswered. London banks do an enormous amount of international business, but with the doors to Europe shutting that could change.

VW Faces Tuesday Deadline For Diesel Emissions Settlement

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 4:00am

Volkswagen admitted last September to intentionally cheating on emissions tests. A federal judge has set a Tuesday deadline for VW to work out a plan for making amends.

WATCH: Inauguration Of The $5 Billion Panama Canal Expansion

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 10:23am

The colorful ceremony celebrating the culmination of this $5 billion project has featured dancing flowers, dragons and a marching band. The first large cargo ship is making its way through expansion.

After Voting Against 'Brexit,' Wales Weighs In On EU Business Uncertainty

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 6:59am

While the U.K. voted to leave the European Union, a majority of voters in Wales voted to stay. NPR's Linda Wertheimer discusses the Brexit decision with Wales' First Minister Carwyn Jones.

'Brexit': Global Economic Aftershocks

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 6:59am

The decision by voters in the United Kingdom to exit the European Union has already had a profound effect on global financial markets. Here's a preview of what to expect in the coming days in the U.S.

Clinton And Trump Channel 'Brexit' Reactions Into Campaign Messaging

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 6:59am

The presidential campaigns were quick to weigh in on Britain's vote to leave the European Union. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with correspondent Mara Liasson about what we learned and what's ahead.

EU Leaders To Meet At Emergency Summit To Discuss 'Brexit' Next Steps

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 6:59am

European leaders gather this week to negotiate what will be Britain's complicated divorce from the EU. Can it be undone? Two million Britons have signed a petition calling for a re-vote on Brexit.




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