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Hospitals Prepare To Launch Their Own Drug Company To Fight High Prices and Shortages

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 4:17am

A consortium of hospital systems and three foundations is moving ahead with a nonprofit drugmaker that would produce some of the generic medicines health care facilities need the most.

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Starbucks Comes To Italy

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 4:04am

This week, Starbucks opens its first location in Italy. The new store is in Milan, which former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz credits with the inspiration for the company.

Turbulence Roils Emerging Markets In The Shadow Of A Strengthened U.S. Dollar

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 7:43pm

India's currency hit an all-time low Wednesday, not long after currencies in Turkey and Argentina slid to their own record lows. But one major reason why is not to be found in emerging markets at all.

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Toyota Recalls Some Hybrids Citing Concerns About Vehicle Fires

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 3:30pm

Of the nearly one million vehicles that have been recalled globally, about 192,000 Prius vehicles from model years 2016 through 2018 have been affected in the United States.

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Wed, 09/05/2018 - 2:56pm

Cardiff gets the lowdown on NAFTA from Soumaya Keynes of The Economist

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Marco Rubio Clashes In Capitol With Alex Jones: 'I'll Take Care Of You Myself'

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 12:16pm

The Florida senator made the threat after Jones raised his voice, called Rubio a snake, and touched him on the shoulder.

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Theranos, Blood-Testing Company Plagued By Scandal, Says It Will Dissolve

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 12:07pm

The company was once valued at $9 billion. Founder Elizabeth Holmes and another former executive are now facing criminal charges, and Theranos says it does not have the cash to pay shareholders.

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Police In Minneapolis Say Chinese Billionaire's Arrest Was For Alleged Rape

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 6:31am

Liu Qiangdong, also known as Richard Liu, was arrested on Friday in Minneapolis on suspicion of criminal sexual misconduct. He was later released and has returned to China.

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Trump's Trade Spat With Canada May Have Serious Repercussions

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 4:01am

Trade negotiations between the U.S. and Canada have strained their relationship. Steve Inskeep talks to Max Boot of the Council on Foreign Relations about how damaged relations are.

Facebook, Twitter Heavies Set To Appear At Senate Hearing. Google May Be MIA

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 4:00am

The Senate intelligence committee wants an update from Big Tech about how companies are fighting "active measures" like those waged against the U.S. in 2016.

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Nike Takes Calculated Business Bet With Renewed 'Just Do It' Campaign

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 4:19pm

Nike will feature Colin Kaepernick in a renewed "Just Do It," advertising campaign. Kaepernick is the NFL quarterback who took a knee during the national anthem to protest police shootings of unarmed blacks.

Making The Case For Removing Tariffs

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 3:07pm

The next round of trade barriers with China could include a 25 percent levy on Chinese antiquities. One dealer went to Washington to tell Congress why that tariff could hurt our allies and ourselves.

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'New Yorker' Editor Explains Why Steve Bannon Was Dropped From Festival

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 12:02pm

As big names threatened to drop out and debate over free speech boiled, New Yorker editor David Remnick disinvited Bannon. "I will not take part in an event that normalizes hate," Judd Apatow said.

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Amazon's Stock Value Has Crossed $1 Trillion, Joining Apple

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 11:49am

Amazon's stock value briefly topped $1 trillion on Tuesday, a little over a month after Apple crossed the same milestone. The giant online retailer has been consistently profitable since 2015.

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Like Bigger Peers, Tronc's Virginia Newsrooms Set To Unionize

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 10:00am

Journalists at Tronc's two Virginia papers, the Daily Press in Newport News and The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, are following the path of other Tronc newsrooms after corporate controversies.

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Colin Kaepernick Is Picked For Nike's Anniversary 'Just Do It' Campaign

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 4:14am

Steve Inskeep talks to Justin Tinsley of the website The Undefeated about Nike selecting the ex-quarterback as one of the faces of its "Just Do It" campaign, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

Morning News Brief: Brett Kavanaugh, Colin Kaepernick

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 4:14am

Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh begins confirmation hearings. Former 49ers quarterback Kaepernick is one of the faces of Nike's "Just Do It" anniversary campaign. Fire guts Brazil's National Museum.

Are Tech Giants Doing Enough To Fight Against Foreign Powers Trying To Influence Elections?

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 3:51pm

The Senate Intelligence Committee has summoned top executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google to testify on Wednesday about foreign influence campaigns.

Opinion: A High School Reunion Reveals: When Steel Mills Fell Silent, Fates Got Flipped

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 4:06am

Marilyn Geewax, who recently retired as an NPR business editor, returned to Ohio for her class's 45th reunion. The visit showed how things changed dramatically for retirees in just one generation.

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Why Wages Are Stagnating

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about why wages continue to stagnate despite so much positive news about corporate profits and the economy.




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