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Retirement Account Pioneers Regret What They Started

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 3:32pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter Timothy Martin about why the creators of the retirement investment accounts known as the 401(k) worry about what they started.

Prominent Trump Backers Sign Letter Pushing To End Conflicts Of Interest

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 2:28pm

President-elect Donald Trump hasn't done enough to separate his role as president from his role as businessman, several high-profile conservatives and others wrote in an open, bipartisan letter.

(Image credit: Evan Vucci/AP)

Trump's Pick For U.S. Trade Representative Hints At Big Policy Overhaul

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 12:34pm

Robert Lighthizer, 69, has long advocated a tougher stand on trade with China, which is in line with President-elect Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric.

How One Video Game Unflinchingly Tackles Racism With History And Raw Interactions

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 9:39am

Creators of Mafia III, set in a fictionalized Louisiana, took a documentary approach to confronting players with prejudice and bigotry of the 1960s South from the perspective of a black protagonist.

(Image credit: Courtesy of 2K Games)

Indian Farmers Hit Hard By Government's Currency Restrictions

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 4:09am

Millions of farmers in India are struggling after the government removed two currency notes from circulation. The government stripped the economy of cash to expose tax cheats.

What's Your 'Public Credit Score'? The Shanghai Government Can Tell You

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 4:09am

The app gathers personal data and gives residents a rating. A good score ensures discounts. A bad score may lead to problems. It's part of China's effort to create nationwide social credit system.

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Refugees Resettled In Chicago Help Make Its Most Famous Cheesecake

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 3:42am

Refugees from Africa, the Middle East and Asia are a sought-after talent pool at Eli's Cheesecake in Chicago, where they manage the complex assembly line and rise through the ranks.

(Image credit: Deb Amos/NPR)

Trump Organization Proceeds With Two Major Indonesia Projects

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 3:23pm

New York Times Washington correspondent Eric Lipton speaks with NPR's Audie Cornish about how two projects in Indonesia could create conflicts of interest for him as he takes office.

Methane's On The Rise, But Regulations To Stop Gas Leaks Still Debated

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 3:23pm

Scientists concede that oil and gas production is only partly to blame for the 3 percent surge in the greenhouse gas in the last decade. Obama tightened rules on the industry. Will Trump repeal them?

(Image credit: David Gilkey/NPR)

'Bathroom Bill' Fight Brewing In Texas

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 2:40pm

Texas Republicans are divided over the need for, and political wisdom of a bill similar to one that caused political turmoil in North Carolina.

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Ethics Expert: Trump's Efforts To Address Conflicts Are 'Baby Steps'

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 11:27am

Norm Eisen, a former ethics adviser to President Obama, says the president-elect needs to divest, but Trump himself has remained steadfast that his potential business conflicts are "no big deal."

(Image credit: Evan Vucci/AP)

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