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Obama Makes A Last-Ditch Effort For His Signature Health Care Law

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 4:00am

President Obama tries to rally congressional Democrats to save his namesake health care law, even as Republicans take the first step toward repeal.

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Rising Star Megyn Kelly To Leave Fox News For NBC

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:59am

A statement released on Tuesday by NBC News said Megyn Kelly will host a weekday morning program and will also have a Sunday evening show. The switch will take place later this year.

Article 50 Will Guide United Kingdom's Exit From The EU

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:59am

The United Kingdom is making plans to leave the European Union. They'll do it using the EU's own constitutional rules. Our Planet Money teams looks into why the EU has a built in exit clause.

Dakota Pipeline Protesters, Nearby Residents Brace For 2017

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:54am

While some protesters are staying in North Dakota to fight the Dakota Access Pipeline, residents feel mixed about their new neighbors. One Bismarck resident says she just wants her "hometown back."

(Image credit: Amy Sisk/Inside Energy)

For French Law On Right To 'Disconnect,' Much Support — And A Few Doubts

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 5:35pm

Some companies in France have already recognized the need to reduce office intrusions into personal and family time. But others worry that the new law, which went into effect Jan. 1, may not work.

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Shaming Firms That Export Jobs Has Worked For Trump So Far

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 4:47pm

Analysts are watching to see whether the Twitter blasts continue and threatened tariffs emerge. The strategies could save jobs or could hurt the economy if other countries retaliate.

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Ford Scraps Plans For Mexico Plant In Surprise Move

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 3:32pm

In a surprise move, Ford said Tuesday it is scrapping plans to build a $1.6 billion small car assembly plant in Mexico after criticism from Donald Trump about its decision to build the plant.

Trump Nominates Robert Lighthizer As U.S. Trade Representative

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 3:32pm

Donald Trump nominated Robert Lighthizer to be the U.S. trade representative. Lighthizer will be tasked with helping to implement an overhaul of U.S. trade policy that will feature tariff threats against a number of U.S. trading partners.

Retirement Account Pioneers Regret What They Started

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 3:32pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter Timothy Martin about why the creators of the retirement investment accounts known as the 401(k) worry about what they started.

Prominent Trump Backers Sign Letter Pushing To End Conflicts Of Interest

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 2:28pm

President-elect Donald Trump hasn't done enough to separate his role as president from his role as businessman, several high-profile conservatives and others wrote in an open, bipartisan letter.

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Trump's Pick For U.S. Trade Representative Hints At Big Policy Overhaul

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 12:34pm

Robert Lighthizer, 69, has long advocated a tougher stand on trade with China, which is in line with President-elect Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric.

How One Video Game Unflinchingly Tackles Racism With History And Raw Interactions

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 9:39am

Creators of Mafia III, set in a fictionalized Louisiana, took a documentary approach to confronting players with prejudice and bigotry of the 1960s South from the perspective of a black protagonist.

(Image credit: Courtesy of 2K Games)




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