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How Picking Mike Pence As VP Might Cost The Trump Campaign Donations

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 4:00am

By picking Mike Pence as his vice presidential candidate, Donald Trump may cost his campaign contributions from the financial services industry.

Herbalife Agrees To Pay $200 Million To Settle Complaints It Deceived Consumers

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 5:42pm

The FTC has ordered the company to revamp the way it compensates distributors, but because the punishment wasn't even tougher, Herbalife's share price rises.

Drug Dealer's Career Follows Evolution Of Opiate Epidemic In U.S.

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 3:35pm

A drug dealer's career serves as a timeline for the evolution of the opiate epidemic in America from pills to heroin.

Comcast Joins Federal Effort To Bring Discounted Internet To Public Housing

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 2:49pm

Will the Internet ever be free for families relying on housing assistance? Secretary Julian Castro and Comcast's David Cohen weigh in on challenges of connecting public housing to the Internet.

Inside The Lives Of Farmworkers: Top 5 Lessons I Learned On The Ground

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 1:59pm

Most of us don't usually get to meet the people who pick our apples, oranges or other seasonal favorites. What are their lives and work like? Dan Charles has spent the past year finding out.

'Summer Of Love' Was More Fun, But 'Summer Of Loans' Is Good Too

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 11:27am

Lending rates have been bumping along at historic lows this summer. That has helped a lot of people, such as home and car buyers. But it has hurt some too, including retirees and bankers.

Ex-GOP Operative Reveals Sexual Advances Made By Fox News Chief Ailes

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 4:05am

Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes is fighting a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by former anchor Gretchen Carlson. Since the suit was filed, other women have stepped forward. We have Kellie Boyle's story.

Ryan Says He Believes Trump Is 'Going To Endeavor To Try' To Change

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 4:05am

In an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, Paul Ryan was optimistic that the presumptive GOP nominee would come around on free trade pacts, and the controversial tone he's used on the campaign trial.

Feeling Squeezed? Many Others Wedged Into The Same Tight Economic Spot

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 4:39pm

A new study shows that it's not your imagination: Far more people are seeing stagnant or falling wages. In 25 advanced economies, it's the same story.

Congress Just Passed A GMO Labeling Bill. Nobody's Super Happy About It

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 4:34pm

The proposal will require food companies to disclose their GMO ingredients, but that information doesn't have to be on the packaging. It's a compromise, and neither side is all that enthused.

In Wake Of Shootings, Facebook Struggles To Define Hate Speech

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 3:46pm

After last week's police shootings, Facebook received a flood of complaints, with users calling out posts as hate speech. According to Facebook insiders, the company was not prepared.

Federal Reserve Refuses To Budge On Interest Rates Despite Market Highs

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 3:28pm

The U.S. Federal Reserve is still so concerned about the economy that it has put off even a small increase in interest rates. The decision comes at a time when the Dow Jones and the S&P have rallied to record highs.

Emmys Give Big Nods To 'Game Of Thrones,' 'Veep' And 'Lemonade'

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 1:48pm

Fargo and The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story pulled in more than a dozen Emmy Award nominations each. The comedy Black-ish was also listed in multiple major categories.

How A 'Nightmare' Law Could Make Sharing Passwords Illegal

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 8:48am

A recent federal court ruling has advocates, researchers and the dissenting judge worried that sharing passwords, even in seemingly innocuous circumstances, could be considered unlawful.

Social Media Abuse Of Nursing Home Residents Often Goes Unchecked

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 7:00am

Iowa health officials recently discovered it wasn't against state law for a nursing home worker to share a photo on Snapchat of a resident covered in feces. They are trying to change that.

Can Trump's Business Prowess Help Him Mend The U.S. Economy?

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 4:10am

Donald Trump has built his brand and political career based on his business success. Steve Inskeep talks to investigative reporter Michael Isikoff, who's been examining Trump's business career.

Frustrated You Can't Find A Therapist? They're Frustrated, Too

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 3:59am

Why is it so hard to connect people with therapists? Insurance bureaucracy cuts both ways, it turns out. Patients have trouble finding therapists in networks. And therapist have trouble joining them.

Episode 711: Hooked on Heroin

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 6:58pm

Scoring a fix is cheap and today's heroin is strong. But that's just part of the reason why America got hooked. Today on the show, we trace the roots of America's heroin epidemic.

British Prime Minister Announces Key Members Of New Cabinet

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 6:11pm

Boris Johnson is Britain's new foreign secretary and David Davis will manage the country's complicated exit from the EU under Prime Minister Theresa May. She was against Brexit. They were for it.

Boston Considers Landmark Status For Legendary Citgo Sign

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 2:13pm

The Boston Landmarks Commission voted to study whether the modern - and some say - tacky, Citgo sign is culturally important enough to warrant state protection as a historic landmark.




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