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Hanging On: A Pressured Middle Class In Economic Recovery

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 6:56am

In a new weekly segment, we'll examine the increasing pressure on the middle class and how that's driving political discourse. Rachel Martin begins by interviewing The Atlantic's Derek Thompson.

'Blame Me': David Cameron Says He Mishandled Panama Papers Fallout

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 10:50am

The leaked Panama Papers revealed that the U.K. prime minister's father ran an offshore fund. Five days later, Cameron admitted that he owned shares in the fund before he became prime minister.

New Jersey Budget Could Head South — Just Like It's Billionare

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 6:55am

Local billionaire David Tepper has moved to Florida and he's taking his personal income taxes with him. He was the wealthiest man in New Jersey with a fortune of more then 10 billion.

Communist Party Seeks To Copyright Red Star Symbol

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 6:55am

Russian Communist Party officials are attempting to copyright their party's symbol. But it's a symbol that's been trademarked by companies established before the Russian Revolution.

Economist Says Spain Needs A Siesta

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 6:55am

Economist Nuria Chinchilla is trying to change Spain's sleep schedule. She tells NPR's Scott Simon about her efforts to get the government to align the workday with the rest of the world.

The Newest Public Transportation In Town: Uber

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 6:55am

Altamonte Springs, Fla., is the first U.S. city to subsidize Uber fares. It's a public-private partnership, with local businesses helping foot the bill. Officials hope it will help reduce traffic.

Panama Is More Than A Hashtag

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 6:55am

Panamanians are upset about their country's international reputation in light of the Panama Papers leak, which exposed the country as helping the world's rich and corrupt hide their money.

Are You As Freaked Out About Life After College As I Am?

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 5:09am

As graduation looms, a college student has a lot of questions. A new book offers some answers on what comes next.

Episode 694: The Gun That Wouldn't Shoot

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 5:45pm

Imagine a safer kind of gun. Imagine a company with a plan to build it. Imagine customers ready to buy it. Imagine what could go wrong. A whole lot.

SpaceX Rocket Lands Safely On A Ship At Sea For the First Time

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 5:13pm

A resupply capsule, bearing an inflatable habitat, is en route to the International Space Station, and the first stage of the rocket that launched it has returned for a sea landing without exploding.

Bruce Springsteen Cancels Show in North Carolina To Protest 'Bathroom Bill'

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 4:37pm

The Boss is standing with opponents of the law that says transgender people must only use bathrooms that correspond with their sex at birth. The musician says he is supporting "freedom fighters."

In Rare Move, U.S. Postal Service Will Reduce Prices

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 3:26pm

For the first time in a century, the U.S. Postal Service will have to reduce its prices because a temporary price hike is expiring. That is going to compound financial problems for an already deeply troubled USPS.

Apple-Justice Department Standoff Over iPhone Access Goes On, In New York

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 1:19pm

The Department of Justice says it will keep pressing for Apple's help unlocking a different iPhone seized in a drug investigation in New York.

Wearing VR Headsets In Public Is Now A (Very Awkward) Thing

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 12:25pm

What would Emily Post say? If you can't stand people who walk down the street while texting, get ready for your newest pet peeve: people wearing virtual reality headsets on the bus, train or plane.

Good News For Procrastinators: 3 Extra Days To File Taxes

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 9:52am

This is all because of an overlap of federal and state holidays with the usual April 15 IRS deadline.




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