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Chop Suey: A Classic American Chinese Dish Takes On A Mexican Flair

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 9:23am

Jocko Fajardo grew up in Arizona eating Mexican food. But his go-to comfort dish is an American Chinese classic with a little Mexican thrown in. He tells us how the dish came to his family.

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U.K. Businesses, Officials Push For Clarity, Transitional Deal With European Union

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 6:30am

Small business owners are among those who say indecision is damaging the economy as they wait for new rules governing a post-Brexit U.K.

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Why America's Wages Are Barely Rising

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 6:01am

Economists say the pickup in wages has been sluggish. One possible reason is that high-earning baby boomers are leaving the workforce. And some people aren't looking to work because wages are too low.

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Trump Signs 'Seriously Flawed' Russia Sanctions Bill

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:05am

Ailsa Chang talks to former CIA Russia analyst and White House adviser George Beebe about the impact of the Russian sanctions bill that was signed by President Trump on Wednesday.

The Gulf Of Mexico's Dead Zone Is The Biggest Ever Seen

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:58am

A record-setting "dead zone," where water doesn't have enough oxygen for fish to survive, has appeared this summer. One major cause is pollution from farms.

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To Grow Market Share, A Drugmaker Pitches Its Product To Judges

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:52am

The pharmaceutical company Alkermes is trying to increase the number of people taking Vivitrol for their opioid addiction by marketing the drug to judges, who have the power to influence treatment.

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NTSB: Air Canada Jet Came Much Closer To Landing On Other Planes Than Thought

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 7:34pm

Investigators say the airliner trying to land in San Francisco could have caused a horrible disaster. Its pilots thought a taxiway with four planes waiting to take off was their assigned landing site.

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Who Snatched My Car? Wells Fargo Did

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 4:47pm

Wells Fargo is facing another scandal. This time, the bank acknowledges it signed up nearly 500,000 auto-loan customers for insurance they didn't need. Thousands lost their cars to repossession.

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UAW Vote At Mississippi Nissan Plant Begins Aug. 3

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 3:14pm

Workers at Nissan auto assembly plant in Canton, Miss. begin two days of voting Thursday on whether to join United Auto Workers union. This is the third bid by UAW to unionize a southern auto plant.

Motts Haven In The Bronx Targeted For Remake

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 3:14pm

You know your neighborhood is targeted for a remake, when a developer wants to rename it. One developer's new moniker for Mott Haven in the Bronx is the "Piano District." WNYC's Jessica Gould reports.

Dow Tops 22,000, Helped By Apple Shares

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 3:14pm

The Dow Jones Industrial Average topped 22,000 Wednesday and has bounced around, as trading continues. Apple shares are lifting the Dow to new heights. The broader S&P 500 Index is down slightly.

More Women Move Into Maine's Rough And Risky World Of Lobstering

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 3:14pm

Lobstering has traditionally been considered a man's job. But Maine's lobster fleet has a growing number of women who are running their own boats, and busting stereotypes along the way.

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Trump Signs Russia Sanctions Into Law, Amid Putin Retaliation

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 9:44am

Congress overwhelmingly approved the legislation which the White House initially did not commit to signing. Moscow has already responded to the sanctions, which also affect Iran and North Korea.

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Trump To Unveil Legislation Limiting Legal Immigration

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 9:03am

There's been a huge debate about immigrants in the U.S. illegally, but the administration is looking to cut the number of legal immigrants allowed into the country by half.

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British Airways Apologizes Once Again For Delays Caused By IT System Failure

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 8:51am

The issue comes after the airline experienced a major IT outage in May that stranded tens of thousands of passengers.

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Dow Hits 22,000

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 8:47am

Stocks have been on a tear since President Trump got elected. Optimism over the Trump economic agenda has been riding high on Wall Street even though not much has come from his desk yet.

German Carmakers Meet To Set New Standards For Diesels

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 8:43am

The "emergency diesel summit" in Berlin comes amid scandals about faked emissions testing data, collusion among carmakers and falling market share.

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Forget 'The Bronx Is Burning.' These Days, The Bronx Is Gentrifying

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 6:57am

In the 1970s, the phrase "the Bronx is burning" became a shorthand for urban decay. Now, money is flowing in, but not without controversy.

(Image credit: Jessica Gould/WNYC)

VIDEO: Little-Known Middlemen Save Money On Medicines — But Maybe Not For You

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 4:03am

Many people have never heard of pharmacy benefit managers. They're the companies that help insurers decide what drugs to cover and how much you pay for them.

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Morning News Brief: Signs Of Bipartisanship On Health Care, Corruption Vote In Brazil

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 4:01am

Lawmakers have showed interest of working across party linesies on improving health insurance markets. Also, Brazil's Congress votes on corruption charges against the president.

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