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The View From The Northeast: Economic Concerns

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to political scientist Marion Orr of Brown University and NPR's Domenico Montanaro about economic concerns voters have in the Northeast, and how they might affect the election.

Ticketmaster Issues Free Ticket Vouchers In Lawsuit Settlement

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 3:39pm

Ticketmaster is now making discounts and free tickets available as part of its settlement in a class-action lawsuit over fees. NPR checks in on how well that's working.

What It's Like To Be A Part Of The 'Vanishing Middle Class'

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 1:10pm

Mat Johnson grew up poor, but managed to land in the middle class as an adult. Still, he says, opportunities for advancement are few and far between, and it's all too easy to slide back economically.

Fact Check: Hillary Clinton And Women In The Workforce

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:15pm

Analyzing claims Hillary Clinton made in her Tuesday economic speech, the first of two addresses on the economy.

'They Made It Worse': Michigan Files Suit Against 2 Companies Over Flint Crisis

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:11pm

Two corporations that were hired to assist Flint and advise on handling the water crisis are now accused of negligence, and officials say the damages could reach hundreds of millions of dollars.

Britain's Bookies: Odds Are U.K. Will Stay In E.U.

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:02pm

The polls point to a close Brexit vote on Thursday. But the bookmakers, who've done better than the pollsters recently, say it's more likely that British voters will choose to remain in the E.U.

If Your Job Is To Attract Investments Here, Then 'Brexit' Could Hurt

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:20am

The U.K. is the largest source of foreign investments in the U.S. Representatives of state economic development teams weigh in on the possible impact of a "Brexit" on business in their states.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Obama Administration's Fracking Rules

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 8:17am

A U.S. judge in Wyoming said the Bureau of Land Management can't regulate hydraulic fracturing — because more than a decade ago, Congress specifically excluded fracking from federal oversight.

Safety Product That Uses Fingerprint ID Likely To Irk Some Gun Owners

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

An engineer in Detroit is marketing a device requiring fingerprint identification to unlock a gun's trigger. He's an NRA member and a parent who's wary of entering the national gun debate.

Airbag Replacement Backlog Could Take Years To Ease

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

Tens of millions of U.S. vehicles have Takata airbags that are subject to safety recall. Only 8.4 million airbags have been repaired, and many owners have been waiting months for replacement parts.

Campaign Finance Report: Trump Does A Lot Of Mixing Business With Politics

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

Donald Trump's presidential campaign has steered more than $6 million to various Trump companies over the last year. That's within federal campaign finance boundaries, but raises questions.

From London To The Welsh Coast, Sharp Disagreements On Brexit

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 3:58am

The United Kingdom's cultural makeup has shifted many times through the centuries, but for some struggling in England, latest changes are coming too fast.

Tesla's SolarCity Bid Would Create One-Stop Shop For Clean Energy

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 1:49am

Electric car maker Tesla Motors is offering to buy solar panel maker SolarCity for up to $2.8 billion. Tesla CEO Elon Musk is SolarCity's chairman and largest individual shareholder of both companies.

Video Of Chinese Bank Employees Being Spanked Prompts Suspensions

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 3:01pm

Outrage greeted video that showed a trainer going up and down a row of employees, drawing clearly pained reactions from participants he was spanking.

Bendy Bananas And Barmaid Bosoms: The U.K.'s Crazy Anti-EU Food Myths

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 1:22pm

British tabloids have long exploited the U.K.'s ambivalent ties to the European Union with exaggerated, funny and often unfounded stories about regulations aiming to undo English food culture.

Clinton Stings Trump On Economy: 'We Can't Let Him Bankrupt America'

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 12:58pm

Hillary Clinton delivered a stinging indictment today of Donald Trump's business record and his economic policy, an effort to undermine what he has billed as one of his chief qualifications.

Boeing Says It Has Agreed To Sell Passenger Jets To Iranian Airline

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 12:41pm

The Chicago-based aircraft manufacturer is the first major U.S. company to do business in Iran since sanctions were lifted earlier this year as part of the international nuclear accord.

Even A Small Meal For A Doctor Can Tip The Balance For A Brand-Name Drug

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 9:58am

Researchers say the time doctors spend with drug company representatives when they are dropping off meals is probably more important than the food in influencing prescription choices.

U.S. Announces New 'Ground Rules' For Use Of Commercial Drones

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 9:48am

The Federal Aviation Administration said the first-of-its-kind regulations were necessary to keep manned aircraft and people on the ground safe.

Workers Find Safe Spaces In Private Slack Channels, But How Safe Are They?

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 6:01am

Workers always find ways to confide — through sign language on assembly lines or now, digitally, on private Slack channels. But privacy experts warn these safe spaces may not be as safe as they seem.

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