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'Madame President' Author On 'Street Cred,' Economic Power Of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 5:32pm

Helene Cooper's new book "Madame President" takes a detailed look at the life and career of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first female president of Liberia.

What Goes Into A Product Name?

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 7:04am

Samsung's new product the Bixby is a tough word to pronounce in some languages. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with marketing professor Barbara Kahn about considerations when picking a product name.

An Iowa Farmer On Trump's Impact On Agriculture

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 7:04am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Kevin Ross, who grows corn and soybeans in Iowa, about the impact President Trump's trade and other policies are likely to have on American farmers.

Filings Show Just How Complex Ivanka Trump's And Jared Kushner's Finances Are

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 9:50pm

In a massive document release, 180 of Trump's staff disclose their financial assets and debts as they assumed office. Ivanka Trump and her husband report assets valued at more than $200 million.

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Episode 762: The Fine Print

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 6:27pm

On today's show: Snuggies, printer toner, and a banking road trip. Three stories about what happens when you actually read the fine print.

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Twitter Drops Its Egg, The Unintended Avatar Of Harassment

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 5:28pm

Twitter announced it was doing away with the egg as its default icon, opting for a generic figure intended to encourage users to replace it with something more "expressive."

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Restaurants Cook Up A New Way To Pay Kitchen Staff More: A Cut Of Sales

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 4:34pm

Revenue sharing is taking off in restaurants in cities like Boston and San Francisco. The model varies from place to place, but the idea is simple: Funnel a percentage of sales to kitchen workers.

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Some In Corporate America Push Back On Trump's Climate Regulations Roll Back

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 3:24pm

This week's executive order to roll back climate regulations may sit well with the fossil fuel industry, but most of corporate America is unimpressed. Many large companies are sticking to their plans to tackle climate change by investing in renewable energy and green practices.

Judge Approves $25 Million Settlement Of Trump University Lawsuit

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 12:51pm

The deal was reached in November but needed the approval of U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel. One student had objected to the settlement, which prevented her from suing Trump on her own.

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Forcing People At Vending Machines To Wait Nudges Them To Buy Healthier Snacks

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 11:46am

Buy an unhealthy snack and these vending machines take away 25 seconds of your life you'll never get back. Healthy fare drops instantly. Research suggests this "time tax" helps us make better choices.

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'Democrats Are Good For Gun Sales': Guess What Happened After Trump's Election

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 4:07am

Donald Trump won the backing of the NRA and many gun owners by opposing limits to the Second Amendment's right to bear arms, but his election hasn't been good for the gun business.

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Will Using Artificial Intelligence To Make Loans Trade One Kind Of Bias For Another?

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 4:06am

The next loan you get may depend less on your credit score and more on what a program thinks of your habits. Digital lenders say the process will be more fair, but others worry about unintended bias.

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How Can You Bring Innovation To Government Services? Follow Users

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 7:30pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Jennifer Pahlka, founder and executive director of Code for America, about what it takes to bring innovation to government.

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With One Large Breath, Dandelion Is Blown Out Of Crayola's 24 Pack

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 5:24pm

The time has come to say goodbye to Dandelion, one of two yellow crayons in Crayola's 24-count pack. It will go into retirement and the Crayola Hall of Fame.

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Restaurants Strive For Equitable Wages With Revenue Sharing

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 4:46pm

Restaurants are trying "revenue sharing" in an attempt to close the wage gap between tipped and not tipped workers, and to help fix the labor shortage in Boston.

Trump's Draft Proposal Makes Tweaks To NAFTA

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 3:31pm

The Trump administration's draft proposal on the North American Free Trade Agreement appears to be seeking only modest changes in the 23-year-old trade deal. On the campaign trail, Trump railed against NAFTA, calling it the worst trade deal ever.

Candy Makers Face Pressure For Lobbying The Trump Administration

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Amy Brittain, investigative reporter for The Washington Post, about opportunities American candy manufacturers see in the Trump administration.




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