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Facebook's COO On The Company's New Employee Leave Policy

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 6:45am

Companies, including Facebook, are increasingly offering paid leave for employees who need to care for sick loved ones. Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg about the decision.

Despite Getting Attention Via Trump, Twitter Falling Short For Investors

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 6:45am

President Trump tweets daily and often makes news when he does. Despite getting more attention, Twitter itself is having a rough time, as a new earnings report shows flat growth and some big losses.

Cheap Eats, Cheap Labor: The Hidden Human Costs Of Those Lists

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 6:00am

Those all-too-common lists of cheap places to eat are part of a broader restaurant culture that devalues immigrant labor and ignores the consequences, says commentator and restaurateur Diep Tran.

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ECONOMICS AND A FINANCIAL BUBBLE

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 5:23pm

ENTER TEASER

Trump, GOP At Odds Over Border Adjustment Tax

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 6:36am

President Trump and House Republicans both want to slash the corporate tax rate. But coming up with a plan may be hard because of disagreement among Republicans over a "border adjustment tax."

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Nation's Largest African-American Hair Show Marks 70 Years Of Black Beauty

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 6:36am

When it comes to African-American hair care, Bronner Bros. is one of the best-known companies. But behind the masculine brand name, a group of black women laid the groundwork for the industry.

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Saving The Planet, One Burger At A Time: This Juicy Patty Is Meat-Free

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 5:21am

Pat Brown was a renowned biomedical researcher. But he left that to tackle what he saw as the biggest problem facing Earth: animal agriculture. His solution: a veggie burger so beef-like it bleeds.

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Trump Travel Ban Spotlights U.S. Dependence On Foreign-Born Doctors

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 4:47am

A quarter of doctors practicing in the U.S. went to medical school elsewhere. Many of these physicians practice in parts of this country that the government says need more primary care providers.

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Mike Ilitch, Little Caesars Founder, Detroit Tigers And Red Wings Owner, Dies

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 10:57pm

The lifelong Detroiter opened his first store with his wife, Marian, in the Detroit suburb of Garden City in 1959. Today its parent company says it's the world's largest carryout pizza chain.

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Episode 753: Blockchain Gang

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 8:14pm

Charlie Shrem went to prison. While he was there, he thought up a better way to move money behind bars. Now, he's out and trying to sell his idea to international investors.

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'Wired' Declares Coding As Next Blue-Collar Job Boom

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:23pm

This week, an article in Wired declared, "The Next Big Blue-Collar Job Is Coding." NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with reporter Clive Thompson about the article.

'Migrant Hire' Connects Refugees To German Tech Industry

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:23pm

With an aging population and skilled labor shortage, German industry leaders view the almost million migrants who have arrived since 2015 as an opportunity. But integrating them quickly into the labor market is a challenge. Syrian refugee Hussein Shaker may have the answer. He's founded Migrant Hire, a website that helps refugees with software development skills obtain jobs in the capital's lively tech scene.

American Love For The Family Sedan Fades As Sales Fall

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:23pm

America's affection for the family sedan is fading. Sales of mid-sized and large cars are falling as customers snap up pickup trucks and SUVs instead.

Sen. Grassley Launches Inquiry Into Orphan Drug Law's Effect On Prices

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 9:09am

Citing a Kaiser Health News investigation, Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, will examine potential abuses of incentives to spur development of drugs for rare diseases.

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Mexicans In The U.S. Are Sending Home More Money Than Ever

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 7:41am

A new report finds that remittances by migrants from Latin American and the Caribbean topped $69 billion last year — the highest amount on record.

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How A Simple Fix For Medicare Prescribing Problems Got Complicated

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 4:00am

In 2014, the government said health providers would have to register with Medicare in order to prescribe drugs to beneficiaries. Delays have pushed back the requirement until 2019.

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Trump's Possible 'Border Adjustment Tax,' Explained

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:58am

President Trump has made American manufacturing a central concern. Can a complicated approach called a border adjustment tax make it happen? Planet Money looks at how it's supposed to work.

TripAdvisor Backs Appeals Court Refusal To Reinstate Travel Ban

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:58am

NPR's David Greene talks to TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer about why he signed an amicus brief opposing Trump's executive order on immigration. An appeals court has kept the ban on hold.

The Ethics Of Trump Hosting Japan's Shinzo Abe At Mar-A-Lago

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:58am

Kathleen Clark of Washington University in St. Louis discusses President Trump's meshing of business and public duties. Trump will host Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at his Mar-a-Lago resort.

Self-Driving Cars Could Ease Our Commutes, But That'll Take A While

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:45am

One of the promises of autonomous vehicles is that they'll reduce traffic jams. Self-driving cars will bring many changes, but traffic flows won't improve until enough human drivers are off the roads.

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