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South Korean Youth Struggle To Find Jobs After Years Of Studying For Tests

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 7:09am

For many Korean youth, the possibility of a job-for-life with a big conglomerate is the only option. As the economy slows, there aren't enough jobs for all the college graduates.

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Latest College Graduates Enter A More Optimistic Economy

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 4:52pm

Harvard Business School professor Mihir Desai says the unemployment rate is the lowest its been in a decade. He speaks with NPR's Michel Martin about the increasing options for recent graduates.

White House To Provide Ethics Agency With Info On Waivers For Ex-Lobbyists

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 1:27pm

The tiny Office of Government Ethics, led by Walter Shaub Jr., has scored a victory in its effort to gather information about Trump administration employees who were previously lobbyists.

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'Man Weaves' Offer Cover For Balding Men, Cash For Black Hair Care Industry

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 7:06am

Man weaves, more formally known as cranial prosthesis, are a non-surgical procedure by barbers to help balding men. They're growing in popularity as more men opt to spend up to $800 to "regain" hair.

How A Gene Editing Tool Went From Labs To A Middle-School Classroom

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 7:01am

Some compare the democratization of personal computing in the 1970s to the current changes in access to genetic engineering tools, in part thanks to the CRISPR gene editing tool.

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Two Scientists, Two Different Approaches To Saving Bees From Poison Dust

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 7:00am

Two scientists agree that pesticide-laden dust from planting equipment kills bees. But they're proposing different solutions, because they disagree about whether the pesticides are useful to farmers.

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Episode 774: Unspeakable Trademark

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 3:18pm

You can name your business whatever you want. But the government won't register it as a trademark if it thinks it's offensive. It gets weird when you try to decide what is too offensive to trademark.

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As Nursing Homes Evict Patients, States Question Motives

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 3:13pm

According to the federal government, the top complaint about nursing homes is wrongful eviction. Advocates say nursing homes want residents who pay more but require less care.

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Robert Mercer Is A Force To Be Reckoned With In Finance And Conservative Politics

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:30pm

He and his daughter Rebekah have quietly emerged as powerful donors to Republican candidates and causes, including President Trump.

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Lawsuit Claims GM Used Defeat Devices On Duramax Diesel Trucks And SUVs

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:03pm

The class-action lawsuit accuses General Motors of using "at least three separate 'defeat devices' to increase engine power and efficiency" in its Duramax diesel engines.

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Amid Conspiracy Controversy, Hannity Takes A Vacation — And Vows To Return

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 11:52am

"Uh oh My ANNUAL Memorial Day long weekend starts NOW," the Fox News pundit tweeted, predicting "breathless" speculation about his departure after he drew backlash for pushing a baseless story.

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Ford Gives New CEO Jim Hackett A Big To-Do List

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 6:47am

Hackett's job description: Prepare Ford for a future of self-driving cars and keep thing profitable by selling trucks. While Hackett has a unique set of skills, that's still an extremely tall order.

Trump's Budget Proposes 6 Weeks Paid Parental Leave

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 4:05am

Steve Inskeep talks to Sabrina Schaeffer, executive director of the conservative Independent Women's Forum about the provision in President Trump's budget for paid family leave.

LeBron James' Return To Cleveland Illustrates Remarkable Economic Experiment

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 3:32pm

Professional sports generate a tremendous amount of money, but it's tricky to know exactly what part of sports generates that money. LeBron James unintentionally ran a nearly perfect economic experiment by unexpectedly leaving Cleveland and then, three years later, returning with almost no warning. A pair of economists have now used James' prodigal son data to look at the financial impact a single superstar can have on a local economy.

Fox News Hits Back At Accuser's Lawyer In Mocking Response To Lawsuit

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 1:25pm

Fox News has responded mockingly to a lawsuit filed by the attorney representing former Fox host Andrea Tantaros in her sexual harassment allegations against the network.

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Google A.I. Clinches Series Against Humanity's Last, Best Hope To Win At Go

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:13pm

Ke Jie is a wunderkind — the 19-year-old undisputed master of what might well be the world's most complex game. And he just soundly lost a best-of-three series to an artificial intelligence program.

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A Proposed New Tax, Mainly On Latinos, To Pay For Trump's Border Wall

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 6:28am

It's called "The Border Wall Funding Act of 2017." And it would place a new tax on money being wired to Latin America and the Caribbean.

United Airlines Has Happy Shareholders, Unhappy Workers

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 4:12am

United Airlines' shareholders don't seem too worried about the long-term impact of a passenger being violently dragged off a plane. But workers for United's contractors are protesting low wages.

Should The Police Control Their Own Body Camera Footage?

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 4:00am

There is a growing perception that body cameras, now generating millions of hours of footage, are there less to keep tabs on police, and more to keep tabs on the public.

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Trump Said He Would Donate Foreign-Government Profits; Docs Suggest Limited Effort

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 4:00am

The Trump Organization told staff that asking guests if they represent a foreign government would impede privacy. The House Oversight Committee's top Democrat says the policy raises "grave concerns."

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