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Hurricane Damage To Manufacturers In Puerto Rico Affects Mainland Hospitals, Too

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 4:09am

The island is a major center for drug and medical device manufacturing. After Hurricane Maria, those products, including small IV bags, are running short throughout the U.S.

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When It Comes To Sexual Harassment Claims, Whose Side Is HR Really On?

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 4:01am

Many employees feel that when it comes to sexual harassment claims, human resources departments work "for the company, rather than for the employees."

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House GOP Tax Plan Would Hit Grad Students With Massive Tax Hike

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 1:21pm

The plan would raise taxes on graduate students, who make very little money to begin with. Analysts say the provision could discourage students from seeking advanced degrees, hurting economic growth.

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Ex-Pharmaceutical Executive Chosen To Lead HHS

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 6:50am

President Trump has picked Alex Azar to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. Steve Inskeep talks to former HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson. Rising drug prices are hot political issue.

CHARTS: Here's How GOP's Tax Breaks Would Shift Money To Rich, Poor Americans

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:00am

Neither the House nor Senate proposals do much for the lowest-income Americans, and some higher-income people could gain a lot.

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Twitter Storm Lashes Keurig After It Pulls Ad From 'Hannity' Show

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 6:29pm

The coffee company faced its own boycott after it announced it stopped an advertisement from airing, following controversial remarks a TV host made about embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore.

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Alibaba, China's E-Commerce Giant, Made More Than $25 Billion On Single's Day

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 3:57pm

The Chinese company Alibaba just celebrated Single's Day, a sale that this year racked in more than $25 billion. That dwarfs Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales in the United States.

Sean Hannity's Losing Advertisers After Showing Support For Roy Moore

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 3:57pm

Sean Hannity is getting increasingly lonely in his defense of Roy Moore after accusations that the Senate candidate initiated sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl in 1979. Critics are calling for a boycott of Hannity — with some success.

Radhika Jones Tapped To Be New Editor-In-Chief Of 'Vanity Fair'

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 3:23pm

Jones, editorial director of books at The New York Times, will become the magazine's fifth editor-in-chief since its modern revival — and just its second in the past quarter-century.

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Security Firm Says Extremely Creepy Mask Cracks iPhone X's Face ID

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 1:26pm

A video shows the Vietnam-based Bkav apparently bypassing the feature. Apple has touted the function as secure since it was unveiled in September.

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Trump In Asia: A 'Rebalance' Toward Trade

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 11:48am

The Trump administration's engagement with Asia has matched the Obama administration's. What's changed are the priorities: elevating commercial issues to equal or higher priority than security issues.

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Is A Corporate Tax Cut Really What The Economy Needs Right Now?

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 3:44am

Supporters of the tax cut say it will lead to more hiring and faster growth. But the evidence isn't so clear-cut.

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Making Sense Of The Paradise Papers Dump And Its Ties To The Trump Administration

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 4:51pm

The Paradise Papers dump revealed the extent to which the wealthy hide their assets from the government through offshore tax havens. Michael Montgomery of the Center for Investigative Reporting is one of hundreds of journalists poring over the papers.

Robert Reich Shows Off His Cartooning Skills in 'Economics in Wonderland'

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 6:00am

"Economic concepts don't readily lend themselves to cartoons," says the former Secretary of Labor, a talented cartoonist who's put a lot of thought into drawing abstract ideas like tax expenditures.

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After Fires, California Wine Country Wants Tourists Back

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 4:42pm

Tasting rooms have been nearly empty when normally they'd be packed.

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Trump Talks 'America First' In Asia

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 7:07am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Wendy Cutler, a former U.S. trade representative, about President Trump's "America first" speech at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Vietnam.

The Startup That's Helping Bring Bikes Back To China's Streets

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 6:57am

MoBike, China's first bike-share company, is worth $3 billion. "I personally like riding bicycles," says the company's 35-year-old president Hu Weiwei. "I was thinking, 'How can I bring bikes back?'"

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German Consumers Fight Automakers For Compensation In Emissions Scandal

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 3:31pm

German automakers are under fire again, this time from European owners of vehicles linked to the diesel emissions scandal who, unlike American owners, have gotten no compensation.

How The Boom-Bust Oil Cycle Is Playing Out In North Dakota

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 3:31pm

The shale oil boom attracted thousands of oil workers to North Dakota, sending the population of some small towns soaring. In response, communities built up infrastructure projects — new wastewater facilities, schools, etc. But now they're facing hundreds of millions of dollars of debt that will take decades to pay off, not to mention continued uncertainty over whether they've built too much as they watch the boom-bust cycle of the oil patch.

GOP Tax Cuts Expected to Push Up Nation's Debt

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 3:31pm

Both tax proposals in the House and the Senate would add about $1.5 trillion to the nation's deficit over the next 10 years. That's a big concern for many economists and some lawmakers.

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