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Coming Soon: How I Built This

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 10:08am

On September 12, NPR launches a new podcast, How I Built This, hosted by Guy Raz. The show features innovators, entrepreneurs, idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built.

Army Corps Doesn't Oppose Temporary Halt To Dakota Access Pipeline

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 10:03am

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it's OK with a short pause while a federal court decides whether the Corps followed proper procedure in authorizing the pipeline's construction and operation.

Fox News Will Pay Gretchen Carlson $20 Million To Settle Sexual Harassment Suit

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 8:42am

Two months after former Fox & Friends co-host Gretchen Carlson accused Fox News' then-chairman Roger Ailes of sexual harassment, the network agrees to a payment, and an apology.

Minn. Nurses Walk Picket Line After Talks With Allina Health Fail

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 4:02am

The nurses oppose the company's demand to end health care plans sponsored by the nurse's union and replace them with corporate-sponsored plans which have higher deductibles and out-of-pocket costs.

White House Proposes Loosening Restrictions For Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 3:29pm

The Obama administration plans to make it easier for immigrants to start or scale up businesses in the U.S., which matters a lot to the tech industry. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Nitin Pachisia, co-founder of Unshackled Ventures, a venture capital firm that exclusively funds immigrant entrepreneurs.

Clinton Promises To Help Create Manufacturing Jobs Of The Future

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 3:29pm

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says if he's elected president he will bring back some of the millions of manufacturing jobs that the United States has lost in recent decades. Democrat Hillary Clinton has a manufacturing plan as well, one she says will help create the manufacturing jobs of the future.

QWERTY Traveled From Typewriter To iPhone, But Alternative Keyboards Do Exist

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 3:29pm

The QWERTY keyboard layout has been around since the 19th century. Aren't there other arrangements better fit for the computer age? They vary from radical changes to slight alterations.

Why Your Facebook Habit At Work Makes Economists Worry

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 12:23pm

Productivity, a key measure of the economy's health, has been growing more slowly in recent years. Can Facebook and other social media distractions on the job be partly to blame?

In Celebration Of Labor Day, A Look At Women In The U.S. Workforce

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 5:00am

In 1950, women made up less than 30 percent of the workforce. By 2015, women accounted for nearly half. Here's a look at the current state of women in the labor force.

Former Telenovela Actress Changed Landscape Of Spanish-Language TV

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 4:03am

Telenovelas are staples of Spanish-language TV. Telemundo was always in second place behind Univision — that is until executives figured out the way to success: telenovelas starring anti-heroes.

Data Suggest Economic Outlook May Be Improving For Middle Class

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 4:03am

American household income may be rising. Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and contributing correspondent to The Wall Street Journal.

In Orlando, A 'Modest Fashion' Boutique For Hijabi Women

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 4:03pm

Lisa Vogl and her partners launched Verona online to fill a fashion void. Now, it's a boutique stocked with long-sleeved caftans, full-length slit-less skirts, and more than 300 varieties of hijabs.

Dakota Access Pipeline Protests In North Dakota Turn Violent

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 3:14pm

Private security guards used dogs to try to disperse demonstrators, who say the four-state, $3.8 million Dakota Access Pipeline could affect sacred sites and their drinking water.

Oklahoma Shuts Down Energy Companies' Disposal Wells In Area Of Strong Quake

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 8:24am

Saturday's large quake immediately raised suspicions that it was linked to injection wells that oil and gas companies use as part of fracking and other operations.

Tiny Laos Readies For A Visit From Obama — And A Turn Under The Global Spotlight

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 7:45am

In a historic step towards rebuilding relations with the poor, heavily-bombed nation, the president will join other world leaders there, after wrapping another big global meeting in Hangzhou, China.

Multinational Manufacturing Giants Opening More Plants In South Carolina

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 7:45am

On Labor Day weekend, we wanted to take a look at one place in this country where factory jobs are increasing. In South Carolina, multinational manufacturing giants are expanding.

Eastern Kentucky Tries To Keep Former Coal Miners From Leaving

Sat, 09/03/2016 - 9:01am

For a long time, coal was king in eastern Kentucky. But the industry today is hemorrhaging jobs. The region is now struggling to rebuild its economy and find new jobs for unemployed miners.

Allegations Reveal How Roger Ailes Ran Fox News By Projecting Power

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 3:29pm

Roger Ailes ran Fox News by projecting power rather than trustworthiness. NPR takes a renewed look at the network in light of this summer's revelations.

Hawaii Fishermen Raise Concerns About Expansion Of National Monument

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 3:29pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Michael Goto, manager of the United Fishing Agency and a member of the Hawaii Longline Association, about how the expansion of the Papahanaumokuakea National Monument will affect his business and the economy of Hawaii.

U.S. Job Growth Fails To Meet Expectations In August

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 3:29pm

Employers added 151,000 jobs in August, which is somewhat disappointing. Most economists were expecting about 180,000 new jobs. The unemployment rate held at 4.9 percent for the third straight month. Many analysts are now saying job growth is slow enough to keep the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates in September.




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