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Potential T-Mobile And Sprint Merger Falls Apart

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 3:04pm

The third and fourth largest U.S. wireless carriers had been in talks for a long time, but announced Saturday they could not agree on mutually beneficial terms.

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Potential T-Mobile And Sprint Merger Falls Apart

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 3:04pm

The third- and fourth-largest U.S. wireless carriers had been in talks for a long time but announced Saturday that they could not agree on mutually beneficial terms.

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A Former Child Actress On Hollywood And Sexual Assault

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 7:13am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Quinn Cummings, a former child actress, about her article on Esquire.com about Hollywood's culture of sexual predation and how it's often swept under the rug.

Breaking Down The Tax Bill

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 7:13am

House Republicans rolled out their plan for overhauling the tax code. President Trump says he wants to sign the legislation by Christmas. Scott Simon talks with Jim Tankersley of The New York Times.

Skip To 'The Good Part' Of Romance Audiobooks

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 7:13am

For people who love a good romance novel, getting to the steamy moments just got a little easier.

Nonprofits Fear House Republican Tax Bill Would Hurt Charitable Giving

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 4:00am

Even though Republicans promise to preserve the deduction for charitable donations, nonprofits say other proposed changes in the bill could discourage as much as $13 billion in annual giving.

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Netflix Dumps Kevin Spacey From 'House Of Cards' Amid Harassment Complaints

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:00pm

The company had first said it would cancel the series after the 2018 season, then suspended filming of those episodes and now has fired Spacey.

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LAist Editor: Gothamist Network Closings Were Political, Not Financial

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:54pm

Owner Joe Ricketts on Thursday closed local news sites that are part of the Gothamist network. Ari Shapiro talks to Julia Wick who, until Thursday, had been editor-in-chief of LAist.

Tensions Build In NPR Newsroom Over Handling Of Sexual Harassment Allegations

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 3:35pm

NPR CEO Jarl Mohn apologized to angry staffers at an all-staff meeting Friday, held to address newsroom tensions over handling of the sexual harassment that led to a top news executive's resignation.

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GOP Tax Bill: Winners And Losers And What's Next

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 3:35pm

Republican House leaders rolled out a $1.5 trillion tax bill this week, a sweeping rewrite of the nation's tax code. We look at what's next and winners and losers.

Episode 369: If Teens Ran the Fed

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 3:32pm

Once a year, teenagers from across the country team up and compete to run the U.S. Federal Reserve.

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U.S. Withdraws From Anti-Corruption Group's Oil And Petroleum Rules

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 2:18pm

The U.S. remains committed to fighting corruption, a State Department spokesperson says, after the country stops "domestic implementation" of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.

House Republicans Aim To Eliminate Tax Credits For Orphan Drugs

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 12:30pm

For more than three decades, pharmaceutical companies have claimed a 50 percent tax credit for the cost of clinical trials of drugs for rare diseases. The credit is now in jeopardy.

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House Democrats Sue The Trump Administration To Get D.C. Hotel Records

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:43am

House Oversight Committee Democrats repeatedly have asked the Trump administration for documents related to the Trump lease on a taxpayer-owned property. After being rebuffed, lawmakers are suing.

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Billionaire Owner Shuts Down DNAinfo, Gothamist Sites A Week After Workers Unionize

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 10:32am

Joe Ricketts, TD Ameritrade founder and Chicago Cubs owner, created DNAinfo in 2009 to cover neighborhood news in New York and Chicago. "But DNAinfo is, at the end of the day, a business," he wrote.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 9:06am

A terror attack in New York, arrests in the Russia investigation and an uplifting win for Houston.

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261,000 Jobs Were Added To U.S. Economy In October

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 7:33am

One month after large and destructive storms disrupted the U.S. economy, job creation got back on track in October and the unemployment rate fell again.

The GOP Tax Plan And The Housing Market

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:01am

The Republican tax plan is being sharply criticized by home-builders and realtors. They say the plan would discourage home-buying and push down home prices.

Yellen Will Leave Top Fed Post With Solid Record

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 5:11pm

As Fed chair, Janet Yellen helped the central bank largely achieve its mandate to engineer full employment while keeping inflation at a level that fosters growth.

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Billionaire Investor Robert Mercer To Step Down From Firm, Selling Stake In Breitbart

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:08pm

Robert Mercer, co-CEO of Renaissance Technologies and a major conservative donor, had brought attention to his firm. He is resigning amid reports that other company executives chafed at the scrutiny.

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