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For Tokyo's Famed Fish Market, A Dreaded Death And A Hopeful Rebirth

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 4:04am

As the 2020 Summer Olympics loom in Japan, the 80-year-old Tsukiji is moving to more modern facilities across the Bay. But sellers are worried about the accessibility and safety of the new location.

Ivory Coast Struggles To Keep Economy Afloat After Terror Attack

Sun, 03/20/2016 - 12:49pm

Ivory Coast's business community is shaken after a deadly al-Qaida attack on a beach resort. The West African nation's economy had been on the rebound after a civil war.

'Blackfish' Director Calls New SeaWorld Policy 'A Defining Moment'

Sun, 03/20/2016 - 7:18am

Sea World is shutting down its controversial Orca shows. In light of this, Rachel Martin revisits a conversation with Gabriela Cowperthwaite, director of the documentary Blackfish.

Surprise: Americans Kind Of Like Trade

Sun, 03/20/2016 - 4:39am

You'd think from watching the campaign that foreign trade is super unpopular. But polls show that's not quite true.

Ta-Nehisi Coates On The Fight Over 'Nina Simone's Face'

Sat, 03/19/2016 - 8:26am

Many people have decried the casting of Zoe Saldana in upcoming biopic Nina, but Ta-Nehisi Coates digs deep into why this choice struck a nerve.

Retired Boeing Employee Stays On In Fighter Jet Command Voice

Sat, 03/19/2016 - 7:16am

NPR's Melissa Block talks with recently retired Boeing company employee Leslie Shook whose voice is used as part of the greeting and warning system of the F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet.

D.C. Metro Closure A Symptom Of National Transit Funding Woes

Sat, 03/19/2016 - 7:16am

This week's Metrorail closure in the nation's capital is another example that mass transit systems across the country suffer years of neglect, delayed and deferred maintenance, and inadequate funding.

Ahead Of Arizona Primary, Business Community Fears Trump Will Inspire Backlash

Sat, 03/19/2016 - 4:00am

Business leaders remember an economic boycott against the state for its 2010 immigration bill and worry about international consequences of a Trump presidency.

Jury Awards Hulk Hogan $115 Million In Sex Tape Lawsuit Against Gawker

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 8:25pm

The media company, which published a portion of a tape showing the wrestler having sex with the wife of a former friend, is expected to appeal.

As The Legal Pot Industry Booms, African-Americans Are Left Behind

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 3:24pm

Amanda Chicago Lewis investigated the effect of the War on Drugs on black entrepreneurship in the legal pot industry for six months. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to her about what is keeping black people from entering the lucrative legal pot industry.

Seniors Face Higher Drug Costs As Coinsurance Becomes More Common

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 10:07am

How coinsurance hurts: If a drug costs $200, a patient may owe 20 percent of the cost, or $40, instead of a flat copayment of $20. The higher the cost of the drug, the bigger the coinsurance bite.

Gigi The Cow Broke The Milk Production Record. Is That Bad For Cows?

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 7:23am

Cows are being bred to be larger, hungrier, and more productive. But this drive to raise ever-larger, hulking Holsteins has some prominent livestock advocates ringing alarm bells.

Dairy Queen: Gigi The Cow Breaks Milk Production Record

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 7:23am

Early this year outside Madison, Wis., a dairy cow produced more milk in one year than any other cow. Her record year is having a big affect on the system that churns out milk, butter and ice cream.

For Sports Betters, The Thrill Isn't All In The Money

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 4:47am

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's social science correspondent Shankar Vedantam, who says that popular games draw betters, not because it's the profitable choice, but because they're also a fan.

Want To Escape The Cubicle? Here's How To Be Your Own Boss

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 4:47am

To start a small business, you'll need lots of time and a passion for what you do. From turning a hobby into cash to running a franchise, we share tips from people who've found success.

Power Suits: How Dressing For Success At Work Can Pay Off

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 4:47am

Being better dressed can give you a psychological boost that makes you behave more like a leader. One study found that men dressed in suits negotiated a higher profit than casually clad counterparts.

California Insurance Marketplace Aims To Kick Out Poor-Performing Hospitals

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 4:00am

Doctors, hospitals and insurers are balking at a Covered California proposal to eject providers of care that have inordinately high costs and low quality from its networks.

Major Automakers Agree To Install Automatic Braking Systems

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 3:18pm

Major automakers have agreed to install automatic braking systems on nearly all models by 2022. Federal regulators say the technology will prevent thousands of crashes. Through the use of sensors, the systems detect imminent crashes and apply the brakes even if drivers don't react.

After 14 Years Of Lawsuits, Argentina Reaches Settlement To Repay Debt

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 3:17pm

Argentina is paying up. After a lengthy legal battle that could change how countries borrow money, Argentina has come to a settlement with its most stalwart creditors.

SeaWorld To End Orca Breeding Program In Partnership With Humane Society

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 3:06pm

SeaWorld announced it will end it's orca breeding program, phase out orca performances and partner with the Humane Society of the U.S. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with SeaWorld President and CEO Joel Manby and Humane Society President and CEO Wayne Pacelle.

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