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Bronx Food Revival Is Rewriting The Playbook On Gentrification

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 7:02am

It's a prime example of "gentefication," economic revival led by people with roots in the community. The cultural mix is a culinary celebration: African, Albanian, Caribbean, Italian, Latino and more.

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Caught Between Trump's Tariffs And Tax Changes, Soybean Farmers Face Uncertain Future

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 3:54am

A daunting trifecta is threatening many Midwest farmers' profit margin: wet fields, stubbornly low crop prices exacerbated by a trade war with China — and some twists from the new tax law.

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Soybean Farmers Face Shorter Profit Margins

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 3:54am

This harvest season in the Midwest adds wet weather to ongoing tariffs for soybeans and even changes to the tax code. And that's after several years of falling prices for major U.S. crops.

'Today' Drops Megyn Kelly

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 3:54am

NBC news host Megyn Kelly will not be returning to NBC's Today show following Kelly's remarks earlier this week that seemed to defend white people wearing blackface.

Planet Money: Netflix And Amazon Stream Into India

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 3:54am

Amazon and Netflix are trying to take India's streaming market. But so far, success in the country has proved elusive.

Megyn Kelly Out At NBC's 'Today' Show, Source Says

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 4:20pm

Megyn Kelly is on her way out from the Today show on NBC, a source tells NPR; talks about her likely exit continue. This comes after she made offensive remarks about blackface Halloween costumes.

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Difficulty With The Deficit

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 3:32pm

The deficit normally shrinks when the economy is strengthening, but not now.

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Corruption, Scandal And The Multi-Billion Dollar Business Of College Basketball

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 12:10pm

Writer Michael Sokolove explains how college basketball programs manipulate young athletes for the benefit — and profit — of adults. His new book is The Last Temptation of Rick Pitino.

"I Started With A Million Dollar Loan." Taking Apart Trump's Taxes

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 9:06am

A New York Times investigation shows the president received over 410 million dollars from his father.

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Asian Markets Fall After Sharp Losses On Wall Street

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 6:01am

The U.S. market wiped out its 2018 gains on Wednesday. Japan's Nikkei 225 index sank sharply on the open but leveled off, regaining some lost ground.

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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Charged With Criminal Breach Of Trust

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 4:24am

Najib Razak was charged in connection with the 1MDB scandal, involving the alleged misuse of more than $1.5 billion. He pleaded not guilty to the 21 charges he faces.

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Rural Americans Are OK With 'Outside' Help To Beat Opioid Crisis And Boost Economy

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 3:56am

Despite a reputation for being suspicious of government and outsiders, some rural residents now say state funds are needed to help fix the big economic and drug problems faced by small towns.

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Nasdaq Sees Biggest Single-Day Loss In 7 Years

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 7:10pm

U.S. stocks moved sharply lower in later afternoon trading on Wednesday. The Dow lost more than 600 points. The major U.S. indexes are all negative on the year now.

Will The Killing Of Jamal Khashoggi Deter Businesses From Investing In Saudi Arabia?

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 4:46pm

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with New York Times reporter Alan Rappeport, who is at an investment conference in Riyadh. The killing prompted many Western CEOs to cancel plans to attend this gathering.

Home Sales Are Dropping — Could The Housing Market Finally Be Cooling Off?

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 3:47pm

Sales of new U.S. homes fell 5.5 percent in September, marking a new two-year low and the fourth consecutive monthly drop. The changes suggest that the housing market is weakening.

The Rise of the Machines

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 3:40pm

In just six years, robots could achieve parity with humans in the workplace, with machines working the same number of hours as people.

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Gibson Guitars Names New Leadership And Exit From Bankruptcy

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 11:10am

On Tuesday, Gibson Brands — maker of those iconic guitars — announced a new leadership team who will guide the company through its planned exit from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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Immigration's Impact On U.S. Jobs

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 4:16am

How do immigrants really affect the U.S. economy? Ethan Lewis, a labor economist at Dartmouth College, cuts through the rhetoric in a conversation with NPR's Steve Inskeep.

The Odds Of Winning The Lottery Are Not Good, But This Man Managed To Flip Them

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 3:47pm

Buying a lottery ticket is a bad deal. The odds are against you, even with a giant pot. But there was one time someone figured out how to flip the odds in his favor by buying all the tickets.

Of Wages And Warehouses

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 3:17pm

Warehouse jobs are growing even faster than the rest of the booming labor market. Are they good jobs?

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