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Getting The Best Fashion, Secondhand

Sun, 03/13/2016 - 4:16pm

Arun Gupta says he was never much of a fashionista — just a guy who likes to dress sharp without going broke. That's how he came up with the idea of Grailed.com, a high-end consignment website.

This Jacket Will Last 30 Years — Guaranteed

Sun, 03/13/2016 - 4:16pm

British designer Tom Cridland is out to make sustainable clothing that will last a lifetime — he says his jacket will last 30 years. But can he compete with a global addiction to cheap clothing?

Year After Fatal Germanwings Crash, New Preventive Measures Suggested

Sun, 03/13/2016 - 8:05am

In 2015, a co-pilot intentionally crashed a plane. French investigators now suggest doctors be encouraged to inform authorities about safety risks, and pilots be permitted to take antidepressants.

Fashion Retail Slump: Are Brands Out Of Touch?

Sun, 03/13/2016 - 6:59am

A couple of major retail brands have posted some grim numbers. Rachel Martin talks with Washington Post reporter Sarah Halzack about why it's so hard to make mid-priced clothes people will buy.

Voters Left And Right Are Anti-Free Trade. But Is It All Bad?

Sun, 03/13/2016 - 6:59am

Adam Davidson of Gimlet, explains how free trade helps everyone a little bit, and also how it has directly ruined the lives millions of workers in certain sectors.

The U.S. Is Pumping All This Oil, So Where Are The Benefits?

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 4:00pm

America has joined Saudi Arabia and Russia as one of the world's leading oil producers. Forecasters predicted this would usher in a golden age. It hasn't worked out that way.

How Low Oil Prices Are Changing Career Plans At An Ohio College

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 4:00pm

Students come from all over the world to study petroleum engineering in southern Ohio and Marietta College. In the past nearly every graduate had a good job. Not any more.

With 2016 Picks, A Surprise: Overall Car Quality Goes Down

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 4:00pm

The two leading car reviewers, Consumer Reports and JD Power, announced their picks for the year's best cars. For the first time in years, overall quality dropped — and that's not the only surprise.

Here's What Obama Said At SXSW Festival

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 4:53pm

Obama addressed the role of technology in civic life, defended the merits of government, talked about the digital divide, and of course, weighed in on the ongoing debate about digital privacy.

At Calif. Campuses, A Test For Free Speech, Privacy And Cybersecurity

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 3:29pm

The University of California president, former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, secretly ordered data monitoring across the system after hackers broke into the UCLA medical center.

Nevada Solar Power Business Struggles To Keep The Lights On

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 3:29pm

Since Nevada regulators began phasing out incentives, the solar power business has been in turmoil and many workers have been laid off. Now some worry what happened there will spread to other states.

Wounded Warrior Project Fires Top Executives Over Lavish Spending

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 3:29pm

The Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit veterans organization, has fired two top executives. The shakeup follows accusations that the executives improperly spent money, and dedicated resources to expensive staff meetings. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with David Philipps, a New York Times reporter who investigated the organization.

Millions Of Voters Are Sending A Message: Our Economic Framework Is Rotten

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:44am

The Washington consensus on economic policy hasn't changed for decades: Economists and most political leaders say growth is tied to trade, immigration and technology. But now many workers disagree.

Split Views On Health Overhaul In Ohio

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 4:03am

A poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health finds that people in the politically important state of Ohio are divided over Obamacare.

Apple Vs. The Government, In Their Own Words

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 6:10pm

How hard would it be for Apple to write the software the FBI wants? Should the order be up to the courts, or Congress? How is the First Amendment involved? The two parties lay out their arguments.

Publishing Heavyweights Petition White House, Congress To End Cuba Book Embargo

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 5:36pm

The petition, which comes just before President Obama's historic visit to the island nation, says the embargo is "harmful to book culture" and "counter to American ideals of free expression."

California Lawmakers Vote To Raise Smoking Age To 21

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 4:04pm

If Gov. Jerry Brown signs the bill, California will become the second state, after Hawaii, to raise the age limit for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21.

U.S. Attorneys Respond To Apple In Court, Call Privacy Concerns 'A Diversion'

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 3:52pm

The government says Apple has cited broad generalities in its refusal to help the FBI circumvent an iPhone's security features — and argues that the FBI's request is, in contrast, modest and specific.

FCC Proposal Would Limit What Internet Providers Can Do With Users' Data

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 3:44pm

On March 31, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on what could become first-ever privacy rules for Internet service providers, stemming from last year's net neutrality ruling.

Presidential Candidates Back Away From Supporting Free Trade

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 3:17pm

The issue of trade has been an important dividing line within both parties this year. Democratic and Republican candidates are backing away from supporting free trade amid voter concerns and a rising tide of populism.

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