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FBI Investigates Former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort's Ties To Russia

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 3:20pm

As the Trump administration settles in, questions continue to pop up about a figure from last year's campaign: Paul Manafort. Why do his business dealings continue to stir such interest? Who is he, really?

French National Front Member On What's Attracting People To Her Party

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 3:20pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Patricia Chagnon, a member of Marine Le Penn's party Front National.

Trump Looks To Renegotiate NAFTA With Canada

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 3:20pm

Donald Trump's tough stance on trade with Canada has some U.S. businesses worrying and others celebrating. Some are surprised at the focus on Canada as Trump begins NAFTA negotiations.

Mexico Economy Minister Ready To Renegotiate NAFTA With Trump

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 3:20pm

President Trump is seeking to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. In an interview with NPR's John Burnett, Mexico Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo says Mexico is anxious to retool the 23-year-old agreement in areas as varied as energy and telecom. John Burnett speaks with Audie Cornish about what he's learned.

As Trump And Congress Flip-Flop On Health Care, Insurers Try To Plan Ahead

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 2:16pm

Insurance companies face deadlines to offer Affordable Care Act plans for next year, but lawmakers and the White House have left key decisions up in the air.

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California Is On Its Way To Having An Avocado Crop Year-Round

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 2:15pm

Americans ate 2 billion pounds of avocados last year; many came from Mexico. That's because avocados grow year-round in Mexico's climate, but not California's. Researchers are working to change that.

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Homegrown Indian Beverage Industry Takes On Cola Giants With Nostalgic Flavors

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 9:38am

A handful of new Indian beverage companies are offering traditional Indian tastes in neat, hygienic packs and bottles. The industry is growing fast and already competing with big soda companies.

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Flight Overbooked? Perfect: These Frequent Flyers Want To Get Bumped

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 8:27am

A select group of travelers spends considerable effort trying to get bumped from overbooked flights. The payoff: vouchers that can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars.

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United Airlines Will Now Pay Voluntarily Bumped Passengers Up To $10,000

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 6:24am

United Airlines promises to cut down on overbooking and raise the maximum incentive for passengers to skip a flight to $10,000.

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Trump's First 100 Days: Too Soon To Claim Big Job Gains?

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 5:01am

There's an argument to be made that presidents shouldn't take credit for a role in job creation until well into their first term. Trump touts 600,000 jobs created — about double the official count.

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ProPublica Investigation Finds Nursing Homes Waste Tons Of Prescription Drugs

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 4:09am

A ProPublica investigation reveals nursing homes waste millions of dollars in prescription drugs every year. NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with ProPublica's Marshall Allen about his reporting.

Different Economic Perspectives On Trump's Tax Outline

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 4:09am

Former economist for Vice President Biden Jared Bernstein and conservative economist Peter Morici of the University of Maryland discuss President Trump's plans to overhaul the U.S. tax code.

Questions Linger About Trump's Foreign Business Ties And The Emoluments Clause

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 4:00am

As the president's 100th day in office approaches, he still is facing questions about garnering business profits from foreign sources.

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