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President Trump Blocks Broadcom's Takeover Of Qualcomm, Citing National Security

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 7:49pm

By acquiring Qualcomm, a leading American chipmaker, the president said the Singapore-based Broadcom "might take action that threatens to impair the national security of the United States."

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'National Geographic' Reckons With Its Past: 'For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist'

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 6:40pm

Before it could publish an issue on race, the magazine first had to look at its own history. "Some of what you find in our archives leaves you speechless," writes editor Susan Goldberg.

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Can You Believe It? On Twitter, False Stories Are Shared More Widely Than True Ones

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 5:21pm

An MIT study tracked 126,000 stories and found that false ones were 70 percent more likely to be retweeted than ones that were true. Twitter is asking outside experts to help it deal with the problem.

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Trump Says Tariffs Are Needed To Protect Vital Industries, But Are They?

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 4:44pm

The steel and aluminum tariffs are based on the idea that these homegrown industries are critical for national security purposes. But global supply chains make it tough for the U.S. to go it alone.

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Many American Workers Will Soon Be Able To Compare Their Salary To Company CEOs

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 3:24pm

Starting this year, publicly traded firms will be required to share their median employee pay, as well as CEO pay. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to Wall Street Journal reporter Theo Francis about the new disclosure rule.

Father, Son Face Over 90 Years For Scam Targeting American Airlines Workers

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 3:11pm

A jury found that Terry Lynn Anderson and son Rocky Freeland Anderson diagnosed the employees with hearing loss, then submitted some $27 million in fraudulent claims for unneeded hearing aids.

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Hurricane Joseph & The Calculator That Time Forgot

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 3:09pm

Creative destruction is a fact of economic life that few products can resist. Graphing calculators are a notable exception

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Hubert de Givenchy, Famed Couturier, Dies At 91

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 10:26am

Known for designing the little black numbers worn by Audrey Hepburn, a British fashion declared of his first collection: "These dresses remind you of that first, best, glass of champagne."

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Trump's International Tariffs Spark Fears Of A Trade War

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 6:38am

The president's tariffs on steel and aluminum imports have strained ties with American trading partners. Rachel Martin talks to Pascal Lamy, former director-general of the World Trade Organization.

Fishing Boats 'Going Dark' Raise Suspicion Of Illegal Catches, Report Says

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 5:02am

A new report by the international conservation group Oceana highlights several incidents of fishing vessels switching off their Automatic Identification System beacons in no-take fishing areas.

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How One Teacher Tweaked Her Lesson Plan For A New Career

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 5:28pm

Liz Stepansky decided to become teacher to follow in the footsteps of her parents. But the profession was not what she had expected based on their experiences a generation earlier.

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Tillerson Addresses China's Growing Investment In Africa

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 4:46pm

During his trip to Africa, Tillerson will address China's influence in the region. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with the director of the China Africa Research Initiative, Deborah Brautigam.

A New Rail Line In Lahore May Damage Heritage Sites, Activists In Pakistan Warn

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 1:03pm

With help from China, Pakistan's government is building a 16-mile-long metro in Lahore to ease traffic. But it comes with a catch. It passes near many of the city's historical buildings.

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EBay Trains Ohio Retailers

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 7:16am

100 small businesses in Akron are getting intensive training as part of eBay's "Retail Revival" program. It's designed to give brick-and-mortars a global marketplace and compete with Amazon.

Remembering The Impact Of Bush's Short-Lived Steel Tariffs

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 5:12pm

President Trump isn't the first to impose steel tariffs in the U.S. NPR's Michel Martin talks to Trans-Matic Manufacturing President PJ Thompson about how his company adapted to steel tariffs in 2002.

Illinois Steelworkers React To Tariffs

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 7:07am

Some steelworkers are rejoicing over the new tariffs on imported steel. We go to Granite City, Ill., where 500 workers who have been laid off for more than two years are going back to work.

Tariff Repercussions

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 7:07am

President Trump announced new tariffs on steel and aluminum this week, making markets gyrate and allies angry. NPR's Don Gonyea speaks to David Rennie, Washington bureau chief for The Economist.

Martin Shkreli Sentenced to 7 Years For Securities Fraud

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:11pm

The former "Pharma Bro," who has often appeared defiant in court, wept and pleaded for a light sentence. But the judge split the difference between recommendations by the prosecution and defense.

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February Jobs Report Was So Good, It Caught Many Economists Off Guard

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 3:19pm

U.S. employers added 313,000 jobs last month. The Labor Department report shows much stronger job growth than analysts expected. They'd been predicting an increase of about 200,000 jobs. Another good sign: workers returned to the workforce in the highest numbers in 35 years.

Startups, Deals, Parties And Pals: Will News Exec Levinsohn Repeat The Past?

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 2:37pm

Ross Levinsohn's strategy for his company's newspapers would serve up more digital content from outside their newsrooms under their brands. He calls the vision "gravitas with scale."

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