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Environmentalists Cheer Keystone XL Pipeline Decision As 'Decisive Moment'

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 3:56pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers interviews environmentalist Bill McKibben, who founded, about why he's celebrating Obama's veto of the Keystone XL pipeline, even though the next president can reverse it.

Canada's Trudeau Expresses Disappointment In U.S. Decision On Keystone XL

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 3:21pm

Canadian Company TransCanada took a blow Friday when President Obama announced he was rejecting its request to build the Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline would have helped transport hundreds of thousands of barrels of Canadian tar sands oil from Alberta to U.S. refineries. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed disappointment.

Obama: Keystone XL Pipeline Would Undercut U.S. Leadership On Climate Change

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 3:21pm

President Obama announced Friday that he rejected a permit to allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The controversial project would have carried oil harvested from tar sands in Canada.

Brazil's Economic Downturn Disrupts Development In Miami

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 3:21pm

Economic challenges in Brazil and other foreign countries — plus a strengthening U.S. dollar --are having an impact in Miami. Developers are seeing a decline in demand from international buyers that's already led some projects to be cancelled.

As Brazil's Currency Falls, Florida Struggles To Attract Tourists

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 3:21pm

As Brazil's currency has fallen in value, so has Brazilians' buying power. This isn't just clear in Brazil, but its effects are also being felt in Florida, a popular shopping destination for Brazilians when they're feeling flush.

Week In Politics: Jobs Report, President George H.W. Bush Biography

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 3:21pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the economy, and how a biography on President George H.W. Bush will affect Jeb Bush's campaign.

Obama Rejects Plans To Build Keystone XL Pipeline

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 3:21pm

After seven years of study, the Obama administration has rejected plans for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline. The move comes on the eve of an international climate summit.

Strong Jobs Data Point To Pricier Credit Cards For Christmas

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 2:04pm

Economists are saying that October's surprisingly strong job growth will encourage the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates next month. So holiday shoppers may pay more for using credit cards.

Q&A With The Black Twitter Engineer Who Left Over Diversity Problems

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 11:20am

Leslie Miley says the company keeps an internal list of colleges and universities it wants to hire from — Stanford, MIT, Carnegie Mellon — and says messaging like that is part of the problem.

October Jobs Report Is Best Yet This Year

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 11:00am

Employers added 271,000 jobs in October. The pace of hiring far exceeded expectations, and may increase chances that the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates at its next meeting.

President Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline Plan

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 10:39am

"Shipping dirtier crude oil into our country would not increase America's energy security," the president said in a statement delivered at the White House.

U.S. Economy Added 271,000 Jobs In October

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 7:32am

The unemployment rate dipped slightly to 5 percent, according to the report from the agency's Bureau of Labor Statistics.

British Supermarket To Hire Official Christmas Tree Lights Untangler

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 6:07am

According to published reports in Britain, the ideal candidate should be "persistent and patient." They should be able to untangle three meters of Christmas lights in less than three minutes.

Bet You Read It Now: iTunes Terms Of Service Becomes A Graphic Novel

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 4:08am

In an online graphic novel, the only dialogue is the lengthy iTunes Terms and Conditions agreement. Steve Jobs is the main character, and the author gives readers an education in comic book history.

Did Exxon Mobil Lie To The Public About The Risks Of Climate Change?

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 4:08am

Exxon Mobile is being investigated for keeping climate change research from investors. Since 2007, it has disclosed to shareholders about potential risks posed to its bottom line by climate change.

App Allows Shy Students To Ask Questions Anonymously

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 4:08am

Close to a million college kids use Piazza. Pooja Sankar, the apps' creator, says her company can't solve all the problems for women in computer science but she hopes it's making a difference.

Release Of Trade Agreement Text Stokes Debate Over TPP

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 4:08am

Details of the giant trade deal known as the TPP, or Trans-Pacific Partnership, are finally out. The proposed pact among the U.S. and 11 other Pacific rim nations has been in the works for years.

U.S. and 11 Other Countries Sign Pact Promising To End Currency Manipulation

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 7:05pm

The pact would require countries to turn over data about their foreign exchange policies on a regular basis.

N.Y. Attorney General Investigates Whether Exxon Mobil Lied On Climate Change

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 4:40pm

Investigators want to know if the company deceived investors and the public about risks associated with climate change. The company protests that it has included those risks in its reports for years.

New York Attorney General Launches Investigation Into ExxonMobil

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 4:39pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Neela Banerjee of Inside Climate News about the investigation into the allegations ExxonMobil knew more about climate change than it told investors and the public.




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