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How Do You Turn Around A Tech Giant? With Empathy, Microsoft CEO Says

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 2:29pm

The CEO of Microsoft was hired to turn the company around. And now, just three years into the job, Satya Nadella has written a book reflecting on this monumental task — and the empathy it requires.

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How A Venezuelan Chef Is Teaching Women To Make Chocolate And Money

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 10:17am

Some of the world's best cacao grows in Venezuela, a country roiled by political turmoil. One chocolatier is betting those beans can propel a whole industry and turn women into micro-entrepreneurs.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Cacao de Origen)

GOP Tweaks Current Effort To Replace Obamacare

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 6:37am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Sen. Ron Johnson, a chief sponsor of the GOP health care proposal, about efforts to get the needed votes to pass it. NPR's Susan Davis analyzes Johnson's comments.

Airline Safety And Smaller Seats

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 7:11am

Airlines are packing more and more seats onto planes, and Clive Irving, aviation correspondent for The Daily Beast, tells NPR's Scott Simon he's concerned FAA safety tests are outdated.

Gary, Ind., Woos Amazon

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 7:11am

Amazon is looking for a site for its second headquarters. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Max Grinnell, who teaches urban studies at the University of Chicago, about one longshot attempt by Gary, Ind.

London Officials Say Uber Is Unfit To Operate In City

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:41pm

The transport authority said Uber's approach and conduct "demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues that have public safety and security implications."

Ruling Finds Solar Panels From China Hurt U.S. Makers

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:14pm

Installing solar panels on your home could become more expensive, depending on how President Trump responds to a decision Friday by the U.S. International Trade Commission.

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(Legally) Selling Weed While Black

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:11am

As Oakland's legal cannabis industry grows, the biggest players seem to have two things in common: They're white, and they have lots of money.

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Uber To Lose License In London: 'Not Fit And Proper,' City Says

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 6:08am

The issues raised by Transport for London include Uber's "approach to reporting serious criminal offences" and how it handles background checks.

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The Next Big Focus In The Russia Investigations: Social Media

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 4:00am

Social platforms such as Facebook and Twitter played a larger role than anyone first knew in Russia's influence campaign against the 2016 U.S. presidential race — and Congress wants answers.

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A Health Care CEO On Graham-Cassidy

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:51am

David Greene speaks with Independence Health Group CEO Dan Hilferty, which serves 8.5 million people in 24 states and Washington, D.C., about the Graham-Cassidy health care bill.

Arkansas Defies Monsanto, Moves To Ban Rogue Weedkiller

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:51am

Arkansas regulators are on a collision course with Monsanto, voting to ban use during the growing season of a drift-prone herbicide that Monsanto says is farmers' best hope for weed-free fields.

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Snow Falls In The Sierra Nevada On Summer's Last Full Day

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:44am

Hurricanes have dominated weather news lately. When it snowed on Thursday in the Sierra Nevada, it not only added a new weather element to the news mix, it got resorts thinking about ski season.

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Facebook To Turn Over 3,000 Ads To Congress In Russian Election Interference Probe

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 5:14pm

The ads ran during the 2016 presidential campaign. Facebook also will give users who see one attack ad the ability to find out who the company is tageting in others.

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After Massive Data Breach, Equifax Directed Customers To Fake Site

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 4:13pm

The credit reporting agency Equifax set up a website to help people determine if they had been affected by a cyberattack. But then, they repeatedly pointed people to a phishing site on Twitter.

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Three-Star Chef Asks Michelin Guide To Leave Him Out: 'I Will Be Able To Feel Free'

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 3:48pm

Sébastien Bras runs Le Suquet, a restaurant in southern France that first won its three stars in 1999. He cited the pressure of anonymous visits from the guide's inspectors two or three times a year.

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How States Are Banding Together To Take On Trump

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 3:46pm

Blue states have emerged as powerful adversaries against some of Trump's more controversial initiatives, and they could thwart efforts to impede the probe of Russian interference in the election.

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States Could Have A Powerful Role To Play In The Russia Investigation

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 3:46pm

Blue states have emerged as powerful adversaries against some of Trump's more controversial initiatives, and they could thwart efforts to impede the probe of Russian interference in the election.

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Trump Administration Orders New Sanctions On North Korea

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:04am

President Trump announced additional sanctions on North Korea in response to Pyongyang's renegade nuclear program.

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Mass. Gov. Baker Opposes Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 6:30am

David Greene talks to GOP Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, who signed a letter urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to table the Graham-Cassidy bill, which attempts to repeal Obamacare.

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