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Warm Relations With Trump Appears To Benefit Sinclair Broadcasting

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 4:03am

Sinclair owns more TV stations than any other company in the country. Critics say the company favors President Trump and that in exchange, the FCC has eased restrictions on its efforts at expansion.

Fatal Crash, Stock Slide Keep Tesla's Name In The Headlines

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 4:03am

Tesla's stocks has been falling after a fatal crash involving one of its vehicles was operating on autopilot Adding to its troubles, its CEO tweeted an April Fools' joke that the company was bankrupt.

Health Savings Account Change In 2018 Could Trip Up Some Consumers

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 4:00am

The new calculation reduces by $50 the amount a family can put into these HSA accounts this year. Anyone who has already funded the account at a higher level will need to adjust, or risk IRS scrutiny.

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The Scarcity Trap: Why We Keep Digging When We're Stuck In A Hole

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 8:00pm

Have you ever noticed that when something important is missing in your life, your brain can only seem to focus on that missing thing? Two researchers have dubbed this phenomenon "scarcity."

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EPA Moves To Weaken Landmark Fuel Efficiency Rules

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 4:11pm

The EPA is rejecting landmark fuel efficiency rules for automobiles, a key part of President Obama's efforts to address climate change. The move could lead to another legal battle with California.

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What Chinese Tariffs Targeting American Crops Will Mean For Farmers

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 4:11pm

Newly announced Chinese tariffs will raise prices on many U.S. crops. How will that affect American farmers? NPR's Mary Louise Kelley spoke with Jim Zion, a Californian nut distributor, to find out.

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Sinclair Broadcast Group Forces Nearly 200 Station Anchors To Read Same Script

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 3:20pm

The largest broadcaster in the country is forcing its anchors to read a promotional script that warns viewers about "fake news" on other stations and media. Its among the Sinclair Broadcast Group's now infamous "must-run" segments that include conservative commentary and reports about terrorism.

China Imposes Tariffs On Long List Of U.S. Produced Goods

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 3:20pm

China has imposed tariffs on a long list of U.S. produced goods in retaliation to U.S. imposed tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum. Beijing's list is long on fruits and nuts, but also includes pork products and some manufactured goods.

China, Tariffs, And The Hogs Of War

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 3:19pm

The tariffs China just imposed on American-made items will cost the U.S. about 3 billion dollars a year. That's not much to the nation, but it's a big deal if you make one of the products on the list.

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U.S. Stocks Tumble Amid Nervousness Over Tech Sector, China Trade War

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 1:53pm

The Dow fell more than 700 points before recovering slightly as major indexes were down about 3 percent. Amazon tumbled more than 5 percent after President Trump criticized the company in tweets.

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Trump Official Wants To Put Tight Leash On Consumer Watchdog Agency

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 12:18pm

As a Republican congressman, Mick Mulvaney sponsored legislation to abolish the agency. Now that he's running it, he wants Congress to put the independent watchdog on a short leash.

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Video Reveals Power Of Sinclair, As Local News Anchors Recite Script In Unison

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 10:47am

Sinclair Broadcast Group owns more than 190 local TV stations across the country. They recently began instructing local anchors to read a script denouncing "fake" news.

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Can President Trump Win A War With Amazon?

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 4:06am

President Trump is picking a fight with Amazon. Steve Inskeep talks to Forbes magazine contributor Pamela Danziger about why it might be a battle he can't win.

China Hits Back On Trade Dispute, Slapping Tariffs On 128 U.S. Products

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 12:40am

Agricultural products such as wine, nuts and frozen pork are on the list for tariffs up to 25 percent. China's move follows a similar one imposed by the U.S. last month on steel and aluminum.

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The Scarcity Trap: Why We Keep Digging When We're Stuck In A Hole

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 8:01pm

Have you ever noticed that when something important is missing in your life, your brain can only seem to focus on that missing thing?Two researchers have dubbed this phenomenon scarcity.

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An Afghan Military Interpreter Finds Footing In The U.S. Gig Economy

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 3:58pm

Ajmal Faqiri came to the U.S. on a Special Immigrant Visa after working as a interpreter and translator for the U.S. military in his home country of Afghanistan. Now, he works the gig economy.

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Examining Amazon's Business Model

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 7:16am

Amazon's stock value dropped after President Trump tweeted criticism of it. Antitrust expert Lina Khan of the Open Markets Institute tells NPR's Korva Coleman how Amazon might face regulation.

Advertisers Pull Support From Laura Ingraham's Show After Tweet Mocking Parkland Teen

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 3:26pm

At least seven companies have pulled their ads from Laura Ingraham's show on Fox News after Ingraham said David Hogg, a survivor of the Parkland, Fla., shooting, was whining about college application rejections. Ingraham has apologized for her remarks, but Hogg isn't relenting.

Seth Rich's Brother Files Lawsuit Alleging Baseless Claims On DNC Hack

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 12:19pm

Dallas investor Ed Butowsky is sued a third time over conspiracy theories linking a DNC staffer's death to the leak of party emails. The suit also names an online activist and The Washington Times.

Should Facebook Users Trust CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Apologetic Tone?

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 6:17am

David Greene talks to Chris Hughes, who helped found Facebook, about how data mining is used in the worlds of politics and technology. Zuckerberg has apologized for not doing more to shield user data.

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