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Coal Jobs Have Gone Up Under Trump, But Not Because Of His Policies

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 4:00am

The number of U.S. coal jobs rose slightly during the president's first year in office. But energy analysts credit short-term market forces and say they won't stop long-term decline.

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POLL: The 'Inappropriate' Office Behaviors Most Pervasive In Workplaces

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 4:00am

Over 9 in 10 people think both gossip and deliberate touching are inappropriate at work, and many have seen it happen. Yet, almost no one admitted to doing either in a new Ipsos/NPR poll.

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New Report Finds Climate Change Could Take A $1 Billion Bite From Winter Sports

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:12am

As the climate warms, a new report finds that low-snow years like this one can cost the U.S. winter sports industry up to $1 billion. That can bring economic pain well beyond ski resorts.

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Iran May Follow Venezuela In Launching Its Own Cryptocurrency

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 7:33pm

The move, announced by a government official in a tweet on Wednesday, raised fears of rogue states using virtual currencies to evade sanctions.

NPR Board Faces Tough Questions Over Sexual Harassment Handling

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 4:40pm

NPR's senior management and board members faced skepticism as they sought to rebuild trust with the network's workforce. Some comments appear to have stoked fresh anger from staffers.

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Disney's Promised Bonus To Its Workers Comes With A Catch

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 3:55pm

Not long after the big tax cut bill passed, Disney joined other corporations in promising bonuses for its workers. In Disney's case, the bonus was set at $1,000, but for 36,000 unionized workers at Disney, it turns out there's a catch. They must agree to the wage offer on the table in contract negotiations before they can receive their bonuses.

Take A Peek Inside The Market For Stolen Usernames And Passwords

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 3:20pm

Our usernames and passwords, to all kinds of websites, are for sale on the dark web. Some, like bank account passwords, are obviously valuable. But hackers can extract money from this information in all kinds of creative ways.

The 28-Hour Work Week

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 2:56pm

Imagine being able to work fewer hours during a difficult time in your life, without having to quit your job or interrupt your career. In Germany, for many workers, that's now a reality.

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SpaceX Completes Successful Launch, Narrowly Misses Catching $6 Million Nose Cone

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 1:00pm

As part of his "rocket reusability" ethos, Elon Musk had hoped to use a giant net on a boat to catch the rocket's protective covering. It turns out it's hard to catch stuff falling from space.

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FCC Takes Another Step Toward Repeal Of Net Neutrality

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:27am

The agency has formally published the order to undo net neutrality rules, which opens the door for lawsuits by state attorneys general and others. Congress could also decide to block the repeal.

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FCC's Repeal Of Net Neutrality On Track To Go Into Effect In April

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:27am

The FCC has formally published the order to undo net neutrality rules, starting the two-month countdown to the repeal going into effect. State attorneys general, advocacy groups are filing lawsuits.

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A Top Ford Executive Leaves After 'Inappropriate Behavior'

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 6:25am

North America President Raj Nair is leaving the company effective immediately, according to a corporate statement — it didn't specify what led to his departure. A replacement has not yet been named.

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Installation Progresses On Bezos-Backed 10,000-Year Clock

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 3:21am

A 500-foot-tall clock is being constructed inside a mountain in West Texas on property owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. It is the brain child of inventor Danny Hillis.

The Olympics, Afrofuturism, and Sichuan Food

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:01pm

Our guest, Tyler Cowen, has insights into a ridiculously wide range of subjects. Our conversation touches everything from Afrofuturist flicks to the mouth-numbing qualities of the Sichuan peppercorn.

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Even The Hamburglar Might Like McDonald's New Vegan Burger (We Did)

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 1:26pm

Sales of McDonald's new soy-based McVegan have far surpassed estimates in Sweden, where half the population says it's interested in more vegetarian options. Are diners just curious or truly lovin' it?

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More Ways Than Ever To Watch The Olympics, And Fewer Are Watching In Prime Time

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:21am

Prime-time viewership is lower than it was for the Sochi Winter Games, though NBC is still drawing more viewers in prime time than its competitors.

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More Ways Than Ever To Watch The Olympics, But Fewer Americans Are Watching

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:21am

Prime time viewership is lower than it was for the Sochi Winter Games, though NBC is still drawing more viewers in prime time than its competitors.

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Kentucky Bourbon, Wisconsin Cheese Could Be Targets In Trade War

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:00am

The European Union is considering ways to fight back if the Trump administration adopts tariffs or quotas on imported steel and aluminum.

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Report Detailing Harassment At NPR Cites 'High Level Of Distrust' Of Management

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:00pm

An outside legal review of NPR's handling of allegations against former top news executive Michael Oreskes found that questions were raised about his behavior even before he was hired.

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The Spy Who Trolled Me

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 3:10pm

Russia spent 73 million Rubles a month to influence an American election. But what did they get for their money?

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