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You, Too, Can Dress Like 'El Chapo'

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 9:19am

A Los Angeles-based clothing company has identified Joaquin Guzmán's flashy shirt, as seen in his photo with Sean Penn, as one of theirs — and they're seizing the moment of fame with a splashy ad.

Volkswagen CEO: 'We Didn't Lie' About Emissions

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 4:13am

Volkswagen CEO Mattias Mueller, who was in Detroit earlier this week for the auto show, told NPR that the emissions cheating scandal was a technical problem and not an ethical one.

Obama Touts U.S. Economy In His Final State Of The Union

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 4:13am

President Obama began his State of the Union Tuesday night with what he called a fact: The United States of America now has the strongest most durable economy in the world, citing 14 million new jobs.

Solar Firms Stop Selling Panels In Nevada To Protest State Rule Change

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 4:13am

The latest battle over state subsidies for the solar industry is in Nevada. Regulators ruled against solar companies and they are closing operations in the state and laying off hundreds of employees.

NFL Votes To Move Rams To Los Angeles, With Option For Chargers To Join Them

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 9:19pm

The NFL will be returning to LA for the first time in two decades. The vote, however, left a third applicant — the Oakland Raiders — out of the deal.

MetLife Plans To Divest Life Insurance Unit

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 6:13pm

MetLife says it's planning to break off its part of its U.S. life insurance business because of stiffer federal regulations regarding the amount of capital the company is expected to hold.

David Bowie Also Left His Mark On Wall Street

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 4:14pm

He was the first musician to package his future royalties into a bond and sell them to investors.

China Views Untapped Consumer Market As Key To Stimulating Economy

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 3:25pm

The Chinese are famous savers, putting away large amounts of the money they make. The government sees its untapped, vast consumer market as a way to stimulate growth. But doing so requires some painful tradeoffs between entrenched interests.

Chinese Company Dalian Wanda Buys Legendary Entertainment

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 3:25pm

Chinese company Dalian Wanda has bought Legendary Entertainment, the film company which made Jurassic Park among many other movies. The move marks one of the largest American cultural acquisitions ever by a Chinese company.

Environmental Agencies Reject VW's Plan For Recall Over Emissions

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 1:03pm

The EPA says Volkswagen is responsible for nearly 600,000 diesel-powered vehicles that are now producing harmful air pollution in the U.S.

David Bowie, The Internet Visionary

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 10:21am

Bowie was an explorer of what it meant to be human. In a 1999 interview, he predicted the power of the Internet — "an alien life form" — to break down the divisions between artists and the audience.

Rupert Murdoch And Jerry Hall Say They're Getting Married

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 8:14am

Murdoch, the billionaire executive chairman of the News Corporation, and Hall, the former partner of Mick Jagger, have reportedly been dating since late summer.

In Kentucky Coal Country, A Mining Life In Flux

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 4:11am

The coal region of western Kentucky has managed to keep its mining industry alive through changing energy trends of the past few decades. That is, until now.

Obama To Highlight Auto Industry Success In State Of The Union

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 4:11am

During President Obama's administration, the auto industry hit record sales in 2015. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, a Democrat from Michigan, says Obama has a right to a "victory lap."

ABC Family Channel To Change Its Name To Freeform Network

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 4:11am

The cable channel is dropping the word family from its title for the first time in more than 25 years. The move shows how competition has forced TV channels to hone in on their most important viewers.

Richard Thaler: Why Most Economists Might As Well Be Studying Unicorns

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 11:01pm

Shankar Vedantam talks to Richard Thaler — father of behavioral economics and author of Misbehaving -- about why we so often fail to act the way we should and how marshmallows can predict the future.

State Of The Obama Economy: Far Better, But Still With Many Troubles

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 4:59pm

The economy has improved dramatically in the Obama era. But problems still abound because of the soaring national debt, a deformed tax code, shrunken paychecks and a growing skills gap.

Self-Driving Cars Are Coming, But Are We Ready For Them?

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 4:15pm

Automakers and tech companies are racing to develop them. But is the public ready to give up control of their cars? The University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute has been evaluating.

Michigan Steps Up Efforts To Tackle Lead Crisis After Outcry

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 3:41pm

Flint residents are suffering from irreversible health effects of elevated lead levels, amid criticism that the government has been too slow to act.

'We Didn't Lie,' Volkswagen CEO Says Of Emissions Scandal

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 3:38pm

Speaking with NPR, Matthias Mueller blamed the problem on a misunderstanding of U.S. law and said the company doesn't have an ethics problem. Less than a day later, he asked to clarify those remarks.

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