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Why Shark's Ice Cream Wants To Put Nice Cream Out Of Business

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 9:36am

The Liberian owner of Shark's Ice Cream thinks Nice Cream, owned by a Lebanese businessman, should be shut down. What's her argument?

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What Can India Tell Us About The Worth Of Abolishing High-Value Banknotes?

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 4:13am

The idea of eliminating high-value notes is gaining traction in advanced economies, as governments look for ways to disrupt $2 trillion in illegal money flowing through the global economy every year.

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Obamacare Brought Jobs To Indian Country That Could Vanish With Repeal

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 4:00am

Many Native Americans have shifted to the Affordable Care Act for health coverage, and in rural Montana that's created jobs. The state could lose 3,000 health care jobs if the ACA is repealed.

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Airline CEOs To Discuss Aging Infrastructure, Foreign Competition With Trump

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 3:17am

CEOs of major U.S. airlines are to meet with President Trump Thursday morning. They're expected to discuss aging infrastructure, air traffic control reform, and possibly Trump's travel ban.

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Labor Nominee Says He Will Divest Portfolio And Forfeit Unvested Shares

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 2:51am

Andrew Puzder's confirmation hearing for labor secretary has been repeatedly delayed as he worked to meet ethics standards regarding divestiture of his assets.

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Federal Judge Blocks Merger Of Anthem and Cigna

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 9:06pm

The Justice Department calls the ruling "a victory for American consumers" because the merger would have reduced competition in the health insurance market.

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Trump Slams Nordstrom For Dropping Ivanka's Clothing Line

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 7:14pm

Trump's tweet, which said the company was unfair to his daughter, highlights concerns about the line between his official duties and his family's businesses.

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Episode 436: If Economists Controlled The Borders

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 5:19pm

What would the perfect immigration system look like? We ask three economists and get three very different answers. (None of which include building a wall.)

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Amid Travel Ban Debate, Chefs And Food Brands Take a Stand On Immigration

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:59pm

From pledges to hire refugees to fundraisers for the ACLU, food businesses large and small are getting vocal about their support for immigrants in the wake of President Trump's new policies.

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An All-You-Can-Eat Buffet: Bald Eagles Prey On Farmer's Chickens

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:21pm

Picture an organic farm, with thousands of free-range chickens roaming wide-open land. Now picture it from above, from the vantage of a soaring bald eagle. It's an all-you-can-eat buffet.

Controversy Continues Over President Trump's Stake In His Properties

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:21pm

Donald Trump Jr., has taken over as president of the company that runs the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C., but there's still controversy over the president's stake in his properties. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Steven Schooner, a law professor at George Washington University who focuses on federal government contract law, about the update.

Pentagon's Interest In Leasing Trump Tower Space Presents Conflict

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:21pm

The Pentagon said Wednesday it is interested in leasing space in Trump Tower, the 68-story skyscraper in New York where President Trump lives when he's not in the White House. Ethics experts say that would create a conflict of interest. As president, Trump can tell the Secret Service and Defense Department to rent space in Trump Tower, but as the owner of the trust that manages the building, he can reap a profit.

Two Cities Vote To Pull More Than $3 Billion From Wells Fargo Over Dakota Pipeline

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 1:18pm

In a unanimous vote, Seattle's council opted to pull more than $3 billion in city funds from the banking giant. Hours later, Davis, Calif., followed suit.

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Black, Latino Two-Parent Families Have Half The Wealth Of White Single Parents

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 12:06pm

New data illustrates how deeply entrenched the racial wealth gap is.

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Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest And Michael McKean Join 'Spinal Tap' Lawsuit

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 11:05am

The three comedy legends join Harry Shearer's lawsuit, first filed last fall, against the film's owner.

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Ethics Experts Find Holes In Trump's Firewall Against Conflicts

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 10:47am

President Trump signed over 488 business entities, including his luxury hotel in Washington, to a trust. But a document says those assets are held "for the exclusive benefit of Donald J. Trump."

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Even If You Expect Obamacare To Be Repealed, Don't Skip Paying Tax Penalty Now

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 9:25am

People who think the change in administrations may save them from having to pay a fine for not having insurance in 2016 could be in for a rude surprise.

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Update On The Journalist Kicked Off Facebook

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:50am

A Zimbabwean investigative reporter was kicked off Facebook while investigating a case of child abuse. Now she's reinstated and still pained by the experience, but happy to be connected again.

Despite Decades-Old Law, Funeral Prices Are Still Unclear

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:36am

Federal regulators have found about 1 in 4 funeral homes don't disclose their general price lists as required by the 1984 rule.

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Trump's Role As President May Be Boosting His Brand's Reputation

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:35am

President Trump has one type of approval rating — the one that voters gave him. But as a businessman, he also has a brand reputation. It has been rising as his presidency brings more attention to it.

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