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The American Dream: One Block Can Make All The Difference

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 4:35pm

Is geography destiny? It goes against the core idea of the American dream, but a new online data tool says where you were born and raised actually makes a huge difference — down to the very block.

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What Comes Afta NAFTA

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 4:08pm

The US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement keeps in place the basic NAFTA framework, with a few twists.

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What These Overlooked Economic Indicators Say About Work And The Labor Market

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 3:45pm

The latest jobs report comes out Friday and economists expect to see more new jobs being created, at a healthy pace. But there aren't just more jobs. People are also changing jobs more often.

'Bloomberg' Reporter Outlines How Chinese Microchips Infiltrated Nearly 30 U.S. Companies

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 3:20pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Bloomberg reporter Michael Riley following a story he co-authored about how Chinese microchips have infiltrated nearly 30 U.S. companies.

The Central Question Behind Facebook: 'What Does Mark Zuckerberg Believe In?'

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 12:49pm

Facebook and its CEO have come up against "a growing and really serious decline of public trust, both among politicians and among the general public," New Yorker staff writer Evan Osnos says.

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The Risk Associated With Buying A Discount Airline Ticket

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 5:39am

The Danish airline Primera Air this week announced its bankruptcy filing while flights were still in the air. Thousands of passengers were left stranded at ticket counters.

'New York Times' Report Reignites Interest In Trump's Tax Returns

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 4:05am

David Greene talks to Andrea Berstein, co-host of the podcast Trump Inc., a co-production of member station WNYC and ProPublica, about allegations of tax fraud against Trump in The New York Times.

Experts Question Trump's Strategy To Reach Revised NAFTA Deal

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 4:05am

The White House sees the new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico as vindication of the president's hard-nosed negotiating tactics. But the modest benefits may not be worth the cost.

FAA Bill May Provide Relief To Air Travelers In Cramped Seats

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 5:07pm

The U.S. Senate passed a bill Wednesday reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration. The bill has a number of provisions that would make flying more comfortable for air travelers.

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Other States Might Not Follow California In Diversity Mandate For Corporate Boards

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 4:17pm

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new law on Monday that requires publicly traded companies in California to have at least one woman on their corporate board.

Tax Authorities Were Either Unwilling To Take On The Trumps Or Lacked The Resources

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 4:17pm

Tax experts weigh in on whether the IRS and state tax authorities fell down on the job by not preventing the dodges and tax schemes by Fred Trump alleged in The New York Times report.

'NYT' Reporter Discusses Year-Long Investigation Of President Trump's Taxes

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 4:17pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with The New York Times reporter Russ Buettner about the paper's year-long investigation into how President Trump reaped millions from his father's real estate business via dubious tax schemes.

What Happened To GE?

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 3:55pm

General Electric used to be a household name — a pillar of the U.S. economy. Now, it's fighting to survive.

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How The New North American Trade Deal Will Affect The Automotive Industry

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 3:24pm

The new North American trade agreement will impact the automotive industry if approved by Congress. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Ann Wilson from the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association about how.

Chinese Companies Get Tech-Savvy Gobbling Up Germany's Factories

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 1:31pm

Beijing wants to up its manufacturing game to make high-end technology — so it has gone on a buying spree, acquiring key German tech firms.

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Cow Dung Soap Is Cleaning Up In India

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 11:29am

Some Indians say that cow dung and urine have healing properties. Science says otherwise. Nonetheless, there's a growing enthusiasm for dung- and urine-based products.

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'Forbes' Investigates President Trump's Finances

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 6:17am

Donald Trump once predicted that he could be the first presidential candidate to run and make money on it. Rachel Martin talks to Dan Alexander of Forbes, who says Trump's net worth has dropped.

Will Morocco's Chinese-Funded 'Tech City' Ever Break Ground?

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 4:00am

The Mohammed VI Tangier Tech City would stand in monument to China's expansion into a North African nation on Europe's doorstep. But experts say the project has stalled.

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FDA Seizes Documents From E-Cigarette Maker Amid Crackdown On Flavored Vapes

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 3:42am

More Than 1,000 documents were reportedly seized by the FDA from the headquarters of JUUL Labs in a surprise inspection on the manufacturer.

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Amazon Becomes Largest Company To Commit To Minimum $15 Hourly Wage

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 4:25pm

Amazon announced on Tuesday that it will raise wages to $15 an hour starting Nov. 1 for some 250,000 regular workers and 100,000 seasonal workers.

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