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Trump Slaps Tariffs On Imported Solar Panels And Washing Machines

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 8:18pm

The move has met with both praise and criticism from the solar energy industry. Manufacturers lobbied for the tariffs, while solar installers warned that American jobs will be lost.

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New York Daily News Exec Investigated After Harassment Complaint

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 7:53pm

Parent company Tronc opened the inquiry after a request for comment by NPR. Daily News Managing Editor Robert Moore is accused of pressuring women for attention and punishing those who object.

No Carts, No Cashiers: Amazon Opens Brick-And-Mortar Convenience Store

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 3:20pm

Amazon opened its new brick-and-mortar convenience store to the public on Monday in Seattle. There are no carts or cashiers, and it's BYOB situation, meaning customers have to provide their own bags.

Tech Companies Working On Fixes For Fake News As Midterms Approach

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 3:20pm

Fake news, hate speech and foreign interference are the notable examples of what went wrong online during the 2016 campaign. Facebook, Google and Twitter want to avoid a repeat in the 2018 midterms. They're working on fixes, but the solutions won't be easy.

I Can't Believe It's Not Budget

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 3:16pm

The government shutdown was a symptom of a bigger problem: Congress seems incapable of passing a proper budget.

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Is The Partial Government Shutdown Painful? It Depends Who You Ask

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 6:31am

The federal shutdown could affect millions of Americans, including hundreds of thousands of U.S. employees who will stop getting paid from the Defense Department to the Internal Revenue Service.

Amazon's Cashier-Less Seattle Grocery Opens To The Public

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 5:57am

The store, which had been open only to Amazon employees for the past year, uses a smartphone app and a network of cameras to track a customer's purchases.

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A Close Up Look At Contract Workers

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 4:04am

An NPR-Marist poll sheds light on a fast-growing workforce sector: contract workers. One out of every five jobs is held by a contract worker. While many enjoy the flexibility, the jobs are unsteady.

Voices Of America's Contract Workers: It's 'Feast Or Famine'

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 4:00am

One in five American workers identifies as a contract worker, according to a new NPR/Marist poll. The titles, salaries and locations vary, but the joys — and fears — are similar.

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Rise Of The Contract Workers: Work Is Different Now

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 4:00am

One in five workers is a contract worker, according to a new NPR/Marist poll. Within a decade, contractors and freelancers could make up half of the workforce, a shift with far-reaching implications.

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For Federal Employees On Furlough During Shutdown, An Uncertain Future

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 5:16pm

When the government shut down, furloughed workers began preparing for an uncertain future. NPR's Michel Martin talks with Pam Gilbertz, a furloughed employee at the CDC, about her plans.

The Economic Impact Of A Government Shutdown

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 5:16pm

The federal government has been in a partial shutdown for two days. NPR's Michel Martin talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the economic impact of shutdown.

After A Year In Office, Trump Still Facing Constitutional Challenges Over Businesses

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 6:00am

Over the past year, three lawsuits have alleged that President Trump is failing to obey the Constitution's anti-corruption clauses. One suit has been dismissed. Now another is about to get a hearing.

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How America Has Changed During Trump's First Year In Office, By The Numbers

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 6:00am

The economy has improved, health insurance prices continued to climb and far fewer people have been stopped at the southwestern border. However, not all of it is Trump's doing.

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Trump Has Revealed Assumptions About Handling Presidential Wealth, Businesses

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 6:00am

Trump has continued to own a business empire while serving as president. That has revealed that expectations about handling presidential wealth, businesses and brands was about norms not laws.

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Facebook Moves To Decide What Is Real News

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 5:46pm

It will combat fake news by pushing up news articles that come from "high quality" sources, and pushing down the others. It's asking users which news organizations they trust.

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Jury Acquits Railroad Employees In Lac Megantic Fire Disaster

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:50pm

The Canadian panel found three men not guilty of criminal negligence in the derailment and explosion of a train carrying crude oil. The resulting firestorm killed 47 people.

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TheRise and Fall and Rise of Oil Prices

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:06pm

Last summer, the price of oil was $44 a barrel. This week, it briefly hit $70. What happened? And what does it mean for the future of oil prices?

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U.S. Set To Decide In Trade Dispute Threatening Booming Solar Industry

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 2:17pm

President Trump is facing a Jan. 26 deadline to decide whether to impose tariffs on solar imports. While tariffs could help level the playing field for U.S. manfacturers, they could also raise prices.

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A Peas Offering For The Dairy Aisle: Can This Milk Alternative Rival The Real Deal?

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:34am

Yellow-pea milk might sound odd, but the founders of Ripple Foods think their protein-rich dairy alternatives could give cow's milk a run for its money and open the door to more plant-based products.

(Image credit: Caitlin Maddox-Smith/Ripple Foods)




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