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Republicans Could Affect Americans' Retirement By Targeting 401(k) Plans

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 4:26pm

Republicans in Congress are talking behind closed doors about a plan that would affect millions of Americans who are saving for retirement — and not in a good way according to many critics. The idea is to drastically lower the amount of money that Americans can set aside before taxes in their 401(k) accounts.

Las Vegas Works To Secure Tourism Industry After Music Festival Shooting

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 4:26pm

Las Vegas has moved quickly to try and tamp down any impact the recent massacre may have on its tourism lifeline, but with unknown success. One chapel owner says there have been wedding postponements, and tourism officials say there have been cancellations, but no conventions have pulled out.

Megyn Kelly Blasts O'Reilly, Says Silencing Of Women 'Has To Stop'

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 1:21pm

Bill O'Reilly denies allegations of serial sexual harassment and has said no one at Fox News filed complaints about his behavior. That's false, former Fox News star Kelly said Monday: "I complained."

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Like Magic: The Tech That Goes Into Making Money Harder To Fake

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 12:46pm

Imagine the Founding Fathers walking across the bills in your wallet. Like something out of Harry Potter, increasingly complex animation technology is being developed for use in paper currency.

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Trump Mulls Reappointing Janet Yellen To Another Term As Fed Chair

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 3:59am

Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution, who breaks down President Trump's possible picks for the next chair of the Federal Reserve.

China Shuts Down Tens Of Thousands Of Factories In Unprecedented Pollution Crackdown

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 3:52am

After decades of doing little about the pollution that has plagued much of the country, China's government is temporarily shutting down entire industrial regions to inspect for violations.

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Wins A Third 4-Year Term

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 1:14am

Trumka, who's been president since 2009, ran unopposed as did Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler and Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre. The AFL-CIO's quadrennial convention is being held in St. Louis.

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The Call-In: Workplace Sexual Harassment

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 6:37am

This week on The Call-In, we're talking about sexual harassment in the workplace. We hear from Chai Feldblum, commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

U.S.-Canadian Relationship Is Tested By NAFTA Politics

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 6:37am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro is in British Columbia exploring the relationship between the U.S. and Canada. She talks to Peter Armstrong of the CBC about the latest round of NAFTA negotiations.

Senate Vote Could Lead To Drilling In Alaska's Wildlife Refuge

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 6:37am

Senate Democrats tried and failed Thursday to block oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The fight over drilling in ANWR has passed from one generation of senators to another.

Little Rock Officials Write A Break-Up Letter To Amazon

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 6:37am

Mayor Mark Stodola had said his city would pursue a chance to become Amazon's second headquarters. NPR's Melissa Block talks to Stodola about the Arkansas city's change of heart.

Budget Resolution Passed In Senate Moves Tax Overhaul Forward

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 6:37am

The Senate has passed a budget blueprint that may give momentum to the GOP tax overhaul. NPR's Melissa Block talks to economist Stephen Moore at the Heritage Foundation about the plan.

A Portland Video Store Goes Nonprofit To Save Itself

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 10:29am

Video stores are going nonprofit to survive as community archives, and the latest shop to try it is in Portland, Oregon.

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Don't Surrender, Reinvent: The New Mantra Of Small Biz In Puerto Rico

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 4:01am

Facing an uncertain future and dim prospects of financial relief, small businesses get support and strength from each other.

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Reporter Pulls Blanket Off Cozy Ties Between Mattress Companies And Reviewers

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 3:35pm

Shoppers go online for reviews of the products they want to buy — like mattresses. But one reporter found out that reviewers often have cozy business deals with the companies they're reviewing.

Nivea Ad For 'Visibly Fairer Skin' Sparks Controversy In West Africa

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 2:35pm

The billboard and TV spot shows a Nigerian beauty pageant winner using a product called Natural Fairness Body Lotion. Critics are describing the ad as "colorist" and tone deaf.

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Rep. Tom Cole Weighs In On Bipartisan Health Plan

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 4:00am

A bipartisan health care deal was introduced in the Senate. While there's a chance it could pass there, it faces a tougher time in the House. Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma.

After Ikea Dresser Recall, Another Toddler Reportedly Died In Tip-Over

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 5:31pm

Last June Ikea recalled millions of dressers over the risk of tip-over accidents. But the parents of Jozef Dudek, who was crushed by a Malm dresser this May, were not aware of the recall, lawyers say.

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California Wildfires Leave Seasonal Agricultural Workers In Limbo

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:02pm

The devastating wildfires in Northern California and killed scores of people and left thousands homeless. They've also left many seasonal agricultural workers without jobs or income.

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What You Need To Know About The Honest Ads Act

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 3:16pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to Democratic Sen. Mark Warner about the Honest Ads Act, a proposal to regulate online political advertising the same way as television, radio and print.

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