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Rex Tillerson Cuts Ties With Exxon Mobil In Advance Of Confirmation Hearings

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 11:03am

President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to become U.S. secretary of state is in line to receive a $180 million retirement package.

(Image credit: Jon Gambrell/AP)

Squamscot Soda: Helping You Wash It All Down Since 1863

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 9:10am

Conner Bottling Works used to be one of about 60 bottlers in New Hampshire. Now this fifth-generation, family-owned and run business is the last independent soda maker standing in the state.

(Image credit: Todd Bookman/New Hampshire Public Radio)

Obama Makes A Last-Ditch Effort For His Signature Health Care Law

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 4:00am

President Obama tries to rally congressional Democrats to save his namesake health care law, even as Republicans take the first step toward repeal.

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Rising Star Megyn Kelly To Leave Fox News For NBC

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:59am

A statement released on Tuesday by NBC News said Megyn Kelly will host a weekday morning program and will also have a Sunday evening show. The switch will take place later this year.

Article 50 Will Guide United Kingdom's Exit From The EU

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:59am

The United Kingdom is making plans to leave the European Union. They'll do it using the EU's own constitutional rules. Our Planet Money teams looks into why the EU has a built in exit clause.

Dakota Pipeline Protesters, Nearby Residents Brace For 2017

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:54am

While some protesters are staying in North Dakota to fight the Dakota Access Pipeline, residents feel mixed about their new neighbors. One Bismarck resident says she just wants her "hometown back."

(Image credit: Amy Sisk/Inside Energy)

For French Law On Right To 'Disconnect,' Much Support — And A Few Doubts

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 5:35pm

Some companies in France have already recognized the need to reduce office intrusions into personal and family time. But others worry that the new law, which went into effect Jan. 1, may not work.

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Shaming Firms That Export Jobs Has Worked For Trump So Far

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 4:47pm

Analysts are watching to see whether the Twitter blasts continue and threatened tariffs emerge. The strategies could save jobs or could hurt the economy if other countries retaliate.

(Image credit: Carlos Osorio/AP)

Ford Scraps Plans For Mexico Plant In Surprise Move

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 3:32pm

In a surprise move, Ford said Tuesday it is scrapping plans to build a $1.6 billion small car assembly plant in Mexico after criticism from Donald Trump about its decision to build the plant.

Trump Nominates Robert Lighthizer As U.S. Trade Representative

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 3:32pm

Donald Trump nominated Robert Lighthizer to be the U.S. trade representative. Lighthizer will be tasked with helping to implement an overhaul of U.S. trade policy that will feature tariff threats against a number of U.S. trading partners.

Retirement Account Pioneers Regret What They Started

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 3:32pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter Timothy Martin about why the creators of the retirement investment accounts known as the 401(k) worry about what they started.

Prominent Trump Backers Sign Letter Pushing To End Conflicts Of Interest

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 2:28pm

President-elect Donald Trump hasn't done enough to separate his role as president from his role as businessman, several high-profile conservatives and others wrote in an open, bipartisan letter.

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Trump's Pick For U.S. Trade Representative Hints At Big Policy Overhaul

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 12:34pm

Robert Lighthizer, 69, has long advocated a tougher stand on trade with China, which is in line with President-elect Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric.

How One Video Game Unflinchingly Tackles Racism With History And Raw Interactions

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 9:39am

Creators of Mafia III, set in a fictionalized Louisiana, took a documentary approach to confronting players with prejudice and bigotry of the 1960s South from the perspective of a black protagonist.

(Image credit: Courtesy of 2K Games)

Indian Farmers Hit Hard By Government's Currency Restrictions

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 4:09am

Millions of farmers in India are struggling after the government removed two currency notes from circulation. The government stripped the economy of cash to expose tax cheats.

What's Your 'Public Credit Score'? The Shanghai Government Can Tell You

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 4:09am

The app gathers personal data and gives residents a rating. A good score ensures discounts. A bad score may lead to problems. It's part of China's effort to create nationwide social credit system.

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Refugees Resettled In Chicago Help Make Its Most Famous Cheesecake

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 3:42am

Refugees from Africa, the Middle East and Asia are a sought-after talent pool at Eli's Cheesecake in Chicago, where they manage the complex assembly line and rise through the ranks.

(Image credit: Deb Amos/NPR)

Trump Organization Proceeds With Two Major Indonesia Projects

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 3:23pm

New York Times Washington correspondent Eric Lipton speaks with NPR's Audie Cornish about how two projects in Indonesia could create conflicts of interest for him as he takes office.

Methane's On The Rise, But Regulations To Stop Gas Leaks Still Debated

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 3:23pm

Scientists concede that oil and gas production is only partly to blame for the 3 percent surge in the greenhouse gas in the last decade. Obama tightened rules on the industry. Will Trump repeal them?

(Image credit: David Gilkey/NPR)

'Bathroom Bill' Fight Brewing In Texas

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 2:40pm

Texas Republicans are divided over the need for, and political wisdom of a bill similar to one that caused political turmoil in North Carolina.

(Image credit: Eric Gay/AP)

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