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Sluggish Economy Doesn't Dampen Shanghai's Housing Prices

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 4:12am

China's economy is struggling. The currency and stock market are down. Growth continues to slow. Yet in Shanghai, people are scrambling to buy apartments even as prices soar. Why?

Armed With An Index Fund, Warren Buffett Is On Track To Win Hedge Fund Bet

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 4:12am

Eight years ago, Warren Buffett made a $1 million bet with some hedge fund managers. We learn what the bet tells us about one of the most important questions in investing.

Where Melissa Harris-Perry Saw A New Direction, MSNBC Saw Temporary Shift

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 5:32pm

NPR's David Folkenflik spoke with the recently departed talk show host and with the president of MSNBC. Harris-Perry said her show was "taken"; her boss said it was "loved."

Top U.S. Volkswagen Executive Steps Down

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 5:27pm

Volkswagen announced Wednesday that its top U.S. executive, Michael Horn, is stepping down, effective immediately. A statement from the company said the decision was reached by "mutual agreement."

NFL Takes Bidders To Live Stream Regular Season Games

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 3:23pm

The NFL plans to sell the rights to live stream more than a dozen regular season football games next season. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Peter Kafka of ReCode about the NFL's plan.

New York Mayor's Plan To Ease Housing Shortage Faces Opposition

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 3:23pm

Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to rezone some neighborhoods to allow more construction. The plan is encountering opposition from some of the people hit hardest by the housing shortage.

In Kentucky, AT&T Looks To Slow Google Fiber's Expansion

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 3:23pm

In Louisville, Ky., a fight is brewing between Google and AT&T. Google wants to bring its ultra-fast fiber Internet service to the city, but it wants to use other utilities poles. The city allowed that to happen. AT&T says not so fast.

Trump Steaks, Wine, Water: Why Donald Doesn't Own Most Of Those Products

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 3:23pm

Donald Trump pushed back against attacks on his business prowess this week, showing off examples of Trump-branded water, wine and steaks. But Trump's own ties to those products may not be as strong as he suggested.

Medicare Looks To Cut Drug Costs By Changing How It Pays Doctors

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 12:38pm

The agency plans to reduce the incentive for doctors to use the most expensive drugs and link prices to patient outcomes, perhaps paying less when patients have to be admitted to a hospital.

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