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Cyber Aggression Takes A Back Seat To Other Presidential Campaign Issues

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 4:09am

The White House says it plans to retaliate against Russia for cyberattacks. Cybersecurity has been a constant issue on the campaign trail. No candidate professes to have expertise in this policy area.

Former Wells Fargo Employees Join Class Action Lawsuit

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 4:09am

In the ongoing scandal engulfing Wells Fargo, the bank says it fired wrongdoers. But some workers say they were trying to blow the whistle and that Wells Fargo fired them. Some ex-employees are joining a class action lawsuit against the bank.

Lawmakers Question Price Hikes For Leukemia Drug

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 7:35pm

The pharmaceutical company Ariad raised the price of a leukemia drug multiple times during a four-year period even as reports of serious cardiovascular side effects mounted.

Tesla Has Begun Making All Its New Cars Self-Driving

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 6:58pm

Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, says once the technology is fully enabled, the cars will be able to drive with no human input. Musk says previously built Teslas can't be retrofitted with the latest features.

Self-Checkout Could Soon Be Checking Out

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 3:19pm

Those self-checkout machines in the supermarkets and other stores have remained pretty much unchanged since the 1990s. They still don't work very well. Why can't they get better? We take a shopping trip with the inventor who describes the issue as a cognitive problem and a shoplifting problem.

Will Selling Its First Ever Bonds On The International Market Help Saudi Arabia?

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 3:19pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Gulf Peninsula expert Gregory Gause about Saudi Arabia selling bonds to raise money and what this means for the country in the long run.

Trick Or Treat? Critics Blast Big Soda's Efforts To Fend Off Taxes

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 2:23pm

Several U.S. cities have sugary drink taxes on the ballot. As efforts to reduce soda consumption gain traction around the world, critics say the industry is using the tobacco playbook to fight back.

Did Trump TV Launch Last Night?

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 10:37am

Donald Trump's campaign ran its own broadcast of the presidential debate Wednesday night. Many saw it as the first incarnation of a rumored Trump cable news channel.

Journalists' Campaign Donations Create Conflict, Ex-Newspaper Man Says

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:03am

A report shows some journalists and ex-journalists contributed to presidential campaigns. Steve Inskeep talks to Len Downie, former executive editor of The Washington Post and professor of journalism.

Episode 730: Self Checkout

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 8:54pm

A doctor treating psychiatric patients in an emergency room created the first self-checkout machine in his spare time. Now he can't stand self checkout. So we take him shopping.

California Is Investigating Whether Wells Fargo Committed Criminal Identity Theft

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 6:39pm

The bank has come under fire since acknowledging that employees, trying to meet sales targets, opened millions of accounts without customer authorization.

Soda Industry Tries To Woo Public Health Groups With Sponsorship Deals

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 3:27pm

As the soda industry gears up to spend $9.5 million to oppose the soda tax proposals in San Francisco, Oakland, Calif, and Albany, Calif., critics point out the industry has also been wooing public health groups with sponsorship deals.

Small Savings For Drugs Made To Mimic Biotech Blockbusters

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 2:48pm

Pfizer is poised to start selling Inflectra, its version of the blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug Remicade. But the price of Inflectra is only 15 percent less.

With Oil Prices Down, Saudi Arabia Turns To The Bond Market For The First Time

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 11:11am

Long synonymous with wealth and luxury, the desert kingdom is looking for ways to plug a growing budget deficit.

New Rules Would Require Airlines To Refund Baggage Fees For Delayed Luggage

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 4:14am

The White House is announcing proposed rules intended to address common passenger complaints about airline customer service.

How A Revolutionary Ad Campaign Helped To Turn Around Subaru

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 4:07am

In two decades, Subaru has gone from struggling car maker to steady success. What changed the company's fate? An ad campaign aimed at a group of consumers other auto makers were ignoring.

California Restaurants Launch Nation's First Transgender Jobs Program

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 3:31am

The unemployment rate for transgender people is double that of the general population. A new program aims to change that. It's all because of a trans woman who's employed trans people for years.

Call For Action From A Survivor Of Trafficking (Yes, It Happens To Men)

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 1:09pm

Ronny Marty talks about his experience — and the report he helped write as a member of the U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking.

Farmers, Antitrust Activists Are Worried That Big Ag Is Only Getting Bigger

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 12:41pm

Five of the six largest agrochemical chemical companies are currently involved in mergers that may lead to four companies controlling the basics that farmers use to grow food globally.

In Samsung's Messy Phone Recall, Lack Of Transparency Takes Center Stage

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 11:30am

It's a toss-up between lack of disclosure, if the problem is known, and lack of accountability, if the causes of early fire reports were unknown or misdiagnosed but blamed on the battery nonetheless.

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