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Is Burning Trees Still Green? Some Experts Now Question Biomass

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 4:02am

Biomass was rising a decade ago as a carbon-neutral energy. But the industry is sputtering as oil and natural gas booms, and some scientists are questioning if it's actually good for the environment.

Firms Are Buying, Sharing Your Online Info. What Can You Do About It?

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 3:51pm

Every time you visit a website, companies you've never heard of are collecting data about you and selling or sharing it with other companies. You can opt out, but few consumers are aware of that.

Fox News' Roger Ailes Faces Uncertain Future Amid Sexual Harassment Suit

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 3:29pm

Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes is facing a sexual harassment suit from former anchor Gretchen Carlson, as well as allegations of similar behavior from six other women. But this is not the first time Rupert Murdoch has had to deal with a harassment case in his media empire.

Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers Calls For 'Responsible Nationalism'

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 3:29pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Larry Summers, a professor at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and former U.S. treasury secretary, about his op-ed in the The Washington Post regarding popular support for Brexit and Donald Trump.

Pokemon Go Is Catching Us All — In Unexpected Ways

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 1:32pm

After being released last week, the augmented reality game is the most popular app in the world, landing people in odd places and weird, sometimes dangerous situations.

'I'm A Student-Debt Slave.' How'd We Get Here?

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 6:07am

This election season, the student debt crisis has finally gotten the attention it deserves. A look at how we got here, who has profited and just a few of the lives affected.

Stakes Are Raised In Sexual Harassment Suit Against Fox News Chief Ailes

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 3:53am

Roger Ailes has filed counter motions against the sexual harassment suit brought by ex-anchor Gretchen Carlson. Other women, however, have detailed what they say are similar allegations against Ailes.

Hassle Of Being A Patient Can Turn Into A Crisis Without Sick Leave

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 3:31am

A new NPR poll shows about a third of working adults have no sick leave, even as more people are living with chronic health problems that require regular care.

Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Barred From Operating Labs For Two Years

Sat, 07/09/2016 - 8:46am

Theranos aimed at disrupting the blood testing industry by using only a few drops of blood. But now, regulators say they will bar the company's dynamic CEO from owning or running a lab for two years.

Post-Brexit, Ireland Faces Economic And Political Downturn

Sat, 07/09/2016 - 7:30am

Ireland is not happy with Britain's decision to leave the EU. Correspondent Frank Langfitt tells NPR's Lynn Neary that the country faces economic uncertainty and border issues with Northern Ireland.

We Could All Use A Vacation Right Now; And Firms Are Staffing Up To Help

Sat, 07/09/2016 - 4:44am

Travel experts had been predicting that summer 2016 would bring out our desire to take vacations and have fun. The latest jobs report confirms it: Employers are hiring to help you enjoy the season.

U.S. Economy Adds 287,000 Jobs In June

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 3:34pm

Hiring bounced back in June, according to the Labor Department's monthly jobs report. Employers added 287,000 jobs last month. The unemployment rate went up a bit to 4.9 percent, but that was because more job seekers were drawn into the labor force.

Irish Economy Likely To Falter In Wake Of Brexit

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 3:34pm

The United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union is expected to hit the Irish economy hard. Ireland has a close trading relationship with the UK and relies heavily on British tourism.

Bodybuilders Beef Over A Workout Supplement — And A Stanford Patent

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 3:34pm

Two bodybuilders go at it in a legal battle that reveals how university patents for federally funded research can end up in unexpected places.

Dallas Shooting Adds To Pessimism On Social Media

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 11:29am

Rachel Martin talks with Gene Demby of NPR's Code Switch team about reaction on social media to the killing of five police officers in the wake of police shootings of black men earlier this week.

U.S. Hiring Bounces Back In June After Dismal May

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 10:59am

The Labor Department released its monthly jobs figures, and there's a glimmer of positive news. Hiring experienced a pretty strong rebound in June, with 287,000 jobs added to the economy.

Senate Passes A GMO Labeling Bill That The Food Industry Likes

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 8:43am

The Senate has passed a bill that requires food companies to reveal whether their products contain GMOs. But those companies are pleased, because they won't have to print "GMO" on food packages.

With Rates Down, It's Time For Many To Refinance Again. Thanks, Brexit

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 7:53am

With the Federal Reserve keeping rates low and Treasury yields dropping after the Brexit vote, mortgage rates are down too. That's spurring a boomlet in applications and refinancings.

U.S. Economy Adds 287,000 Jobs In June, Exceeding Expectations

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 7:40am

The U.S economy added 287,000 jobs in June, according to the monthly report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Analysts had expected the economy to add some 170,000 jobs.

Getting To Know Ivanka Trump

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 4:18am

Rachel Martin talks to Gabriel Sherman of New York Magazine about Ivanka Trump's role in her father's bid for the presidency. Sherman recently wrote about Ivanka Trump for the magazine.

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