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LGBT Advocates: Trump Administration's Stance In Cake Case Is Yet Another Letdown

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:13pm

The Justice Department has sided with a Colorado shop owner who refused to serve a same-sex couple. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the case this fall.

(Image credit: Brennan Linsley/AP)

Nashville's Answer To Flood-Proofing Homes? Tear Them Down

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:53am

Since 2010, Nashville has bought 261 flooded homes and hopes to acquire 90 more. The city offers homeowners fair market value, then demolishes the houses and returns the land to a more natural state.

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Facebook Acknowledges Russian Ads In 2016 Election. Will Investigations Follow?

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:21am

Facebook says $100,000 worth of ads appeared to come from Russia and seemed to be linked. Sometimes they named the candidates, but mostly targeted divisive social and political issues.

(Image credit: Noah Berger/AP)

From Ocean To Potion: Kelp Finds A Niche In The Craft Beer Market

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 10:11am

Kelp isn't a new flavor enhancer for brewers. For hundreds of years, coastal farmers in Scotland grew grains in seaweed beds. But briny brews have been slow to catch on in the United States.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Portsmouth Brewery)

The Powerful Pull Of Opioids Leaves Many 'Missing' From U.S. Workforce

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 6:19am

Opioid addiction affects peoples' work lives more than alcohol or other drugs, and those who struggle with it tell strikingly similar tales of deepening alienation from their careers.

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Credit Reporting Agency Equifax Reveals Massive Hack

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 4:15am

NPR's David Greene talks to Washington Post reporter Craig Timberg about the hacking of credit reporting agency Equifax. Hackers may have gained access to data from 143 million Americans.

News Brief: Mexico Earthquake, Florida Evacuates, Equifax Data Breach

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 4:15am

Reporter Emily Green talks about a massive earthquake off the coast of Mexico. Also, the latest on Hurricane Irma, and TechCrunch writer John Mannes talks about a massive data breach at Equifax.

Long & Foster Sold To Warren Buffett's HomeSevices Of America

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 3:52am

HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, said the acquisition includes Long & Foster's business lines in mortgage, settlement services, insurance and property management.

Hackers Accessed The Personal Data Of 143 Million People, Equifax Says

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 6:11pm

The international credit reporting agency says a cybersecurity breach exposed Americans' personal information — including Social Security numbers and addresses — for a span of about two months.

(Image credit: Mike Stewart/AP)

Amazon Set To Build A Second HQ And Cities Say 'Pick Me!'

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:27pm

The announcement set off a hot municipal contest — and one big thought experiment. Mayors across North America said their cities would be the perfect home for 50,000 jobs and a $5 billion investment.

(Image credit: Elaine Thompson/AP)

After 25 Years, Graydon Carter Is Stepping Down As Editor Of 'Vanity Fair'

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 3:51pm

The charismatic, silver-maned editor in chief embodies the urbane style and sensibility reflected in Vanity Fair's pages.

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Amazon Plans To Open Second Headquarters With 50,000 Jobs

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 3:28pm

Amazon is setting out to find a location for a second headquarters, which should touch off intense competition among cities. The new HQ will bring along 50,000 high-paying jobs.

Indiana Begins Hiring Ex-Inmates And Students To Fill Jobs

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 3:28pm

Northern Indiana has an unemployment rate of about 2 percent, making it difficult for employers to find workers. This has led to creative solutions like recruiting kids in eighth grade and a re-entry program for ex-inmates.

Silicon Valley Wants To Dust Off The Democratic Establishment

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 3:03pm

During the Obama years, Democrats got comfortable and Republicans gained a digital advantage. Now, the liberals of Silicon Valley want to change that.

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Trump Wants To Overhaul Trade, And Pact With South Korea Is In His Sights

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 11:08am

The Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement was supposed to expand export opportunities for American companies, but the trade deficit with South Korea has only grown wider.

(Image credit: Lee Jin-man/AP)

Conservative Publisher Quits 'NYT' Best-Seller List

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:09am

Conservative book publisher Regnery has announced that it will no longer use the New York Times best-seller list in its promotional materials. Regnery says it is biased.

Here's What Happens To All Those Flooded Cars After A Hurricane

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:09am

Hurricane Harvey damaged about 1 million vehicles, many beyond repair. We look at what happens with all those damaged cars.

Opioid Crisis Looms Over Job Market, Worrying Employers And Economists

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:08am

Companies across the U.S. say it's getting harder to find applicants and keep workers once they've been hired. Economists from the Federal Reserve to Wall Street say opioid addiction may be a factor.

(Image credit: Yuki Noguchi/NPR)

Episode 628: This Ad's For You

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 5:05pm

In the early 1960s, Tom Burrell became the first black man in Chicago advertising. He went on to change the whole industry, not just the way we think about ads, but the way advertisers think about us.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Tom Burrell)

Texas Farmers Suffer Extensive Crop Losses In Wake Of Harvey

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:54pm

Massive rainfall, winds and a slow drying-out process from Harvey have left many farmers overwhelmed and worried.

(Image credit: Carrie Kahn/NPR)

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