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FACT CHECK: Vice Presidential Debate

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 7:14pm

NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate starting at 9 p.m. ET.

How Donald Trump Lost $916 Million

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 5:29pm

The nearly billion-dollar losses Donald Trump appears to have claimed on some leaked tax forms could have come from risky investments in casinos, an airline and more.

Higher Wages And Easy Credit Likely To Spur Holiday Sales, Retailers Say

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 5:24pm

The National Retail Federation's economist and many other analysts say shoppers are in good shape to spend more this holiday season. Sales are expected to jump 3.6 percent.

Google Goes All-In On Hardware With 'Pixel' Phone, Home Assistant, VR Headset

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 3:30pm

The tech giant has been outmaneuvered in consumer products, namely by Amazon's Echo and Apple's iPhone. Google is now betting on its artificial intelligence progress to stage a comeback.

On Your Mark, Give Birth, Go Back To Work

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 3:30pm

Tricia Olson gave birth to her son and was back on the job just three weeks later. Like 40 percent of working Americans, she has no family leave at all — paid or unpaid — and few options.

International Monetary Fund Lowers Its Outlook For U.S. Economic Growth

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 1:19pm

The U.S. economy is projected to see 1.6 percent growth this year, down from the 2.2 percent that the IMF had previously forecast. Globally, growth is seen essentially moving sideways in 2016.

Mom Sues JetBlue After Her 5-Year-Old Was Delivered To Wrong City

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 5:44am

It's not uncommon for an airline to lose luggage in transit. It's less common to lose children. But that's exactly what happened to Maribel Martinez. Her son was sent to Boston rather than New York.

Is It Fair That Businesses Get To 'Carry Forward' Their Losses?

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 5:00am

A developer such as Donald Trump can use a net operating loss "carryforward" to lower his taxes. That may sound weird, but the law has been in place for nearly a century, and experts say it's fair.

Former Wells Fargo Employees Describe Toxic Sales Culture, Even At HQ

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 4:04am

The Wells Fargo scandal involving employees opening as many as 2 million accounts without their customers' consent wasn't just a few bad apples, as some in the company have suggested. It goes all the way to the bank's headquarters.

September Figures Show U.S. Car Sales Plateau

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 5:07pm

After six years of growth, car sales are beginning to show signs they may have peaked. That could mean consumers will get good deal but it could be bad for auto workers.

Air Traffic Controllers And Pilots Can Now Communicate Electronically

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 3:57pm

Texting has long become a common way for people to talk with each other. Now text-based messaging is becoming a way for air traffic controllers to communicate with aircraft pilots.

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