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What To Know About Carl Icahn, Trump's 'Special Adviser'

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 4:00am

As the president's "special adviser on regulatory reform," billionaire Carl Icahn has undefined reach, and no need to comply with the ethics rules.

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Microsoft's President Reflects On Cyberattack, Helping Pirates And The NSA

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:57am

Microsoft's president discusses the company efforts to contain the global WannaCry virus, which includes helping people who pirated his software, and he calls for a "Digital Geneva Convention."

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Investigators Looking Into Trump Campaign's Russia Ties Follow The Money

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 3:07pm

A Senate panel says it will look into a large database of possible money-laundering activities maintained by the Treasury Department to explore Trump associates' links to Russia.

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Trump's Tax Plan Renews Anxieties About Deficits And The Debt

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 2:38pm

One hurdle for President Trump's proposed tax cuts is the threat that they'll produce large budget deficits and balloon the U.S. debt. Prominent Republicans are already expressing great concern.

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WannaCry Ransomware: What We Know Monday

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 1:31pm

A Homeland Security official says that so far, "the U.S. is still in a relatively good place." But because of its success, the malware is being tweaked to foil attempts to stop its spread.

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Grocery Stores: 'The Best Of America And The Worst Of America'

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 1:25pm

In his new book, Michael Ruhlman explores how and why Americans have changed from corner-store customers to insatiable consumers of every edible product at our fingertips.

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How To Give Vegan 'Ice Cream' That Creamy Taste, Minus The Milk

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 10:29am

From avocado to almonds, vegan frozen desserts abound today. But replicating the complex choreography of water, protein, fat and sugar that milk usually takes care of is a challenge.

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WannaCry Ransomware: Microsoft Calls Out NSA For 'Stockpiling' Vulnerabilities

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 7:58am

The NSA's losing control of the software behind the WannaCry cyberattack is like "the U.S. military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen," Microsoft President Brad Smith says.

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Global Cyberattack Spreads, U.S. Avoids Worst Of It

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 6:33am

Universities, hospitals, railways and other institutions in China are the latest targets. David Greene talks to Michael Chertoff, who served as Homeland Security secretary under President Bush.

How Billionaire Investor Carl Icahn Has Unprecedented Access To Trump

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump named Icahn as an unpaid special adviser on regulatory changes. But no one has defined what a special adviser is, or how much power Trump has given to his longtime rival and friend.

Automakers Feeling Squeeze From Investors Despite Strong Sales

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 12:24pm

After two record sales years, investors are worrying about the health of the auto industry, especially as automakers are looking toward the future.

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Whirring, Purring Fidget Spinners Provide Entertainment, Not ADHD Help

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 9:00am

They're kids' new best friend and some teachers' worst nightmare. And despite being marketed to help ease anxiety and ADHD, one expert says there's no research to support that claim.

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Can't Pay Your Student Loans? The Government May Come After Your House

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 2:22am

A new federal program in 19 cities around the country allows the government to sue for unpaid student loan debt.

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Mnuchin Says U.S. Reserves Right To Be Protectionist

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 10:54am

After meeting with G-7 finance ministers, Mnuchin says the trading partners are more comfortable with U.S. trade policies.

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How Puerto Rico Lost Its Home-Grown Food, But Might Find It Again

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 9:57am

Amid the wreckage of economic crisis in Puerto Rico, a local food movement is taking root. Hopeful farmers are leasing long-abandoned land. But why was the land abandoned in the first place?

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Episode 771: When India's Cash Disappeared, Part Two

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 6:49pm

What happened when India's Prime Minister declared most of the paper money in India worthless? We travel to India to see what happened after the country's demonetization.

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Chinese Chicken Is Headed To America. But It's Really All About Beef

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 6:04pm

The U.S. has given the green-light for China to start sending cooked poultry to America. It's part of a long-simmering trade deal that will open China's huge market up to U.S. beef producers.

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After 61 Years, Detroit Gets A Streetcar Once More

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 5:46pm

The QLine opened to the public on Friday morning, after 10 years of planning and political wrangling. Its backers say the project should be seen primarily as economic development, not transit.

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U.S.-China Deal On Cooked Chicken Imports Raises Safety Concerns

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 3:30pm

The U.S. and China reached a new trade deal that would allow U.S. beef imports to China and Chinese cooked chicken imports to the U.S. market. NPR takes a look at the historical significance of the deal and the safety concerns associated with it.

U.S., China Strike Trade Deal On Beef, Poultry And Natural Gas

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 3:30pm

China and the U.S. struck a trade deal that allows beef and natural gas exports to China. The agreement will allow U.S. companies to sell liquefied natural gas to China, which is likely to be controversial on the West coast.




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