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Protesters Across India Rail Against Countrywide Cash Crunch

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 12:12pm

They're opposed to a government decision to void the country's largest-denomination banknotes. The government says the move is designed to combat corruption and target the black market.

Kale Is About To Have An Identity Crisis

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 11:55am

To develop a new variety of kale tailored to American palates, plant researchers are surveying consumer attitudes on the leafy green. The takeaway so far? "Be less like kale."

After Election, Diversity Trainers Face A New Version Of 'Us Versus Them'

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 9:46am

Through the eyes of those who work to make companies "inclusive," the 2016 election suggests two things: Business will pick up, but it won't be business as usual.

The Czech Pastry That Took Texas By Storm, And Keeps Gaining Strength

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 9:07am

Kolaches have been a Lone Star staple for a long time, and some have even taken on a sausage-and-jalapeño twist. Now their popularity is expanding, with both big and small companies getting onboard.

As Batteries Keep Catching Fire, U.S. Safety Agency Prepares For Change

Sun, 11/27/2016 - 12:57pm

The Consumer Product Safety Commission grabbed the spotlight in recalls of hoverboard scooters and Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 phones. It's a tiny agency with a vast oversight of thousands of products.

People Knowingly Donated $100,000 To Dig A Big, Pointless Hole In The Ground

Sun, 11/27/2016 - 12:55pm

Cards Against Humanity, maker of the game of the same name, celebrated Black Friday by digging a giant hole in the ground, funded by online donations. The company finished the dig on Sunday.

Fake News Surge Pins D.C. Pizzeria As Home To Child-Trafficking

Sun, 11/27/2016 - 7:38am

NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with James Alefantis, owner of Comet Ping Pong. His Washington, DC restaurant was the victim of a damaging fake news story.

Inside The Climate Change Dispute Between Exxon Mobil And Rockefeller Family

Sat, 11/26/2016 - 4:09pm

Exxon Mobil is accusing the Rockefeller family of masterminding a conspiracy against the company on climate change. New York Times reporter John Schwartz tells the story.

Federal Judge Blocks Labor Department Overtime Pay Order

Sat, 11/26/2016 - 8:06am

The rule would have forced many businesses change how they pay employees. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Paul Pahoresky, a CPA in Cleveland.

In An Automated Car Economy, Who Will Lose?

Sat, 11/26/2016 - 8:06am

As holiday deliveries from Amazon and other companies start zipping around the country, businesses are considering how driverless vehicles will bring down shipping costs. But what jobs will be lost?

UK Heinz Beans Ad Banned Over Safety Fears

Sat, 11/26/2016 - 8:06am

British regulators ruled against a commercial featuring actors playing a catchy rhythm on a can of baked beans and encouraging viewers to learn the song themselves. The reasoning? Amateurs might cut themselves playing with open cans.

Army Corps Of Engineers Issue Dec. 5 Leave Deadline To Pipeline Protesters

Sat, 11/26/2016 - 8:06am

The Army Corps of Engineers has told a Native American tribe in North Dakota and its supporters that it will close down a camp housing protesters against a major oil pipeline in the state.

Holiday Shoppers Expected To Spend Most Money Online

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 3:32pm

Early indications are that Black Friday will be healthy for retailers, But analysts say the Black Friday fever has broken. Almost all the growth in holiday retail sales are in online and mobile shopping. One in six holiday dollars will be spent online giving consumers more bargaining power.

Episode 738: The Russian Rodeo

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 2:55pm

Russia's latest ambition: To build a steak empire. On today's show, a fourth-generation American cowboy teaches Russian ranchers how to make American-style steaks. Some things get lost in translation.

The Favorite Drink Of Italian Grandpas Gets An American Revival

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 11:26am

Amaro is considered "grandpa's drink" and a digestive aid in its native Italy, but not stateside, where this centuries-old, bittersweet liqueur has become popular on cocktail menus.

As Tourists Crowd Out Locals, Venice Faces 'Endangered' List

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 9:53am

Two years ago, UNESCO gave Venice and Italy a deadline to figure out a way to manage the harmful effects of tourism or risk being placed on a World Heritage in Danger list. The deadline has passed.

1 Dead In Nevada Wal-Mart Parking Lot Shooting

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 9:15am

The Thanksgiving night incident reportedly stemmed from a dispute over a parking space.

Black Friday May Start Looking A Little Greener With These Alternatives

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 6:42am

People often reflect on what they're grateful for on Thanksgiving, but then go crazy for Black Friday deals in stores and online. But for some people a family hike is better than a store's deal.

Wal-Mart's Unconventional Approach To Get People To Save: Prizes

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 4:11am

Many Americans don't have enough savings to get through an emergency. Wal-Mart is offering a new program where you can win money by saving money.

Black Friday Isn't The Big Shopping Day That It Used To Be

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 4:11am

Today is Black Friday and it used to be a big holiday shopping day. But times have changed — shoppers now turn out for "Great Thursday." And, more shoppers are going online to buy their gifts.

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