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Many Auto Industry Leaders Fear Potential Trade Conflicts Under Trump

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 3:26pm

During the campaign, President-elect Donald Trump claimed the American car industry was moving jobs to Mexico. The industry is heartened by Trump's views on Environmental Protection Agency regulations but worried about potential changes in trade policy. NPR takes a look at how a Trump administration will shape the cars you drive.

Trump's Presidency Poses Potential Threat To Labor Unions

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 3:26pm

Organized labor has been a driving force in Democratic politics for decades, especially in the industrial Midwest. Last week's election results were a blow for that political movement, raising serious questions about the future.

Will Legal Marijuana Lead To More People Smoking Tobacco?

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 10:36am

California boasts one of the lowest rates of tobacco smoking in the nation. Researchers worry that pot smoking will lead the way to cigarette smoking.

Daily Fantasy Sports Sites DraftKings And FanDuel Agree To Merge

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 10:11am

Both sites have faced recent legal challenges centering on whether their contests amount to games of skill or gambling. They hint that reducing legal costs was a factor in the decision to join forces.

Trump Claims Credit For Keeping Ford Lincoln Production In Kentucky

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 4:51am

President-elect Donald Trump says he's forced Ford Motor Company to back down from moving Lincoln MKC production to Mexico. Ford still plans to move its small-car production south of the border.

Where Coal Was King, Pa. Voters Hope Trump Rejuvenates Their Economy

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 4:06am

Donald Trump swept many traditionally Democratic Rust Belt states. NPR's David Greene revisits Fayette County, Pa., where thousands of Democrats crossed the aisle to vote for the real estate mogul.

Airbnb Eyes Services That Compete With Travelocity, Yelp And TripAdvisor

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 4:06am

Airbnb is expanding beyond short-term home rentals with plans to offer services like guided tours, flights and car rentals. Is it a hedge against anticipated restrictions on its core business model?

Trump Needs A++ People On His Cabinet, Fund Manager Scaramucci Says

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 4:06am

President-elect Donald Trump says he'll announce his economic team on Tuesday. Steve Inskeep talks to Anthony Scaramucci, hedge fund manager and a member of Donald Trump's transition team.

Federal Reserve Chair Throws Cold Water On Trump's Economic Plan

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 4:25pm

Janet Yellen warned Congress Thursday the timing might not be right for infrastructure spending and questioned Donald Trump's assertions that the Dodd-Frank stock market rules stifle economic growth.

Construction Firms Consider Costs Of Trump's Border Wall

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 3:18pm

Concrete and construction firms along the U.S.-Mexico border are already crunching the numbers on what it would take to build a thousand mile wall. It is a huge undertaking.

The Son-In-Law Rises: Jared Kushner's Influence In The Trump Camp

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 3:18pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Sarah Ellison, writer at Vanity Fair, about the role of Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner in the president-elect's inner circle.

JPMorgan Chase Agrees To Pay $264 Million In Chinese Bribery Scheme

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 3:18pm

JPMorgan Chase and its Hong Kong affiliate have agreed to pay fines totaling $264 million for their role in a scheme to win lucrative contracts in China. The bank acknowledged running a program in which it hired relatives of influential Chinese officials in exchange for certain business contracts. A Justice Department official said the scheme amounted to bribery.

JPMorgan Chase Paying $264 Million To Settle Allegations Of Nepotism In China

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 2:09pm

U.S. officials say the bank had a program to hire the friends and relatives of Chinese government officials who could send business its way.

How $85 Million Failed To Build A Swanky Hotel In Kabul

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 2:01pm

A new report finds $85 million in loans for a U.S.-supported hotel and apartment project in Afghanistan are gone, and that the buildings are unfinished and appear to be abandoned.

Thanksgiving Dinner Is Getting Cheaper, As Grocery Prices Fall Again

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 12:59pm

The government's measure of consumer prices showed supermarket food prices dropped in October for the sixth straight month. The Farm Bureau's measure of Thanksgiving meal prices dropped, too.

CHARTS: Here's What Donald Trump Has Said On The Issues

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 12:51pm

NPR examined what the president-elect has said about the 10 issues voters care most about.

Greenland's Getting Warmer, But Farmers There Are Struggling More Than Ever

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 12:08pm

Warming and longer summers in Greenland have raised hopes for expansion of agriculture on the island. But the summers have been drier, causing a decline in the number of sheep farms on the island.

Hundreds Of U.S. Businesses Urge Trump To Uphold Paris Climate Deal

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 10:54am

Starbucks, General Mills and Nike were among more than 360 companies and investors urging Trump and elected officials in an open letter to "continue U.S. participation" in the Paris climate accord.

Donald Trump Expected To Have A Hard Time Draining The Swamp

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 4:14am

During the campaign, Trump said he wants to keep lobbyists out of his administration, but it isn't so easy. President Obama tried. Most people agree, running a government without lobbyists isn't easy.

From Hate Speech To Fake News: The Content Crisis Facing Mark Zuckerberg

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 4:02am

The Facebook chief has an army of subcontractors making editorial judgments about millions of pieces of content — like a media company. But the rules they operate by are complex and contradictory.




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