Linda Tirado spent 15 years working in the service industry, at gas stations, restaurants and bars. She says New Year's resolutions aren't really for people working dead-end jobs.
David Fisher's farm is a kind of American Dream. Not the conventional one of upward economic mobility. This is the utopian version, the uncompromising pursuit of a difficult agrarian ideal.
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Former workers at Wells Fargo who resisted pressure to push banking products on customers who didn't want them say the bank retaliated against them by docking their permanent record, sabotaging future job prospects.
After years of drought and dropping water levels, the Colorado River is reaching a crisis point. Communities at either end of the river are looking at a variety of measures, from storage to sharing.
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Trump-style tweets from the Office of Government Ethics urging divestitures made many suspect a hack of this typically staid agency. New records shared with NPR show the author was the agency chief.
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A bar owner who wants patrons to put away their phones, Internet users tracking down a vandal, a project to analyze hundreds of Rembrandt paintings — can you remember (or guess) what happened?
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You might not know Robert Hulseman by name but there is a good chance you've held his invention. The Red Solo Cup is the go-to drinking vessel for picnics, parties and keggers.
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The town of Sunderland, where jobs depend on a foreign employer, Nissan, voted resoundingly for Britain to leave the EU even though that could work against its economic interests.
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A lover of cars since he was a little tyke who later trained as a sculptor, Ed Welburn has shaped the physical world we live in as the longtime head of design for General Motors.
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At 35, Neel Kashkari was in charge of the bank bailout program. He's now the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and has a plan to make future bank bailouts much less likely.
It's taken years since the Great Recession, but wages are showing signs of climbing — though not very quickly. Economists say there are reasons to believe wage growth could continue into 2917.
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Trump touted the creation of 8,000 new jobs, tied to investments from the Japanese firm SoftBank, which pledged big investments in American jobs after Trump was elected.
Six senators sent a letter to Scott Pruitt, President-elect Trump's pick to run the EPA. They want lists of donors and details about meetings with energy lobbyists ahead of his confirmation hearings.
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Arkansas police have served a warrant to Amazon looking for possible recordings from a murder scene. Privacy advocates have predicted a wave of cases involving smart home devices and gadgets.
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President-elect Donald Trump hasn't said much about food and farm policy or named his choices for top food-related jobs. But the coming years will likely see profound battles over food and nutrition.
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Listeners of our NPR One app rated these 10 stories as the most liked, recommended and shared in 2016.
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There are burgers and sushi, and even the salacious eggplant, but where are the dumplings and salad? Creating a more culturally diverse menu of food emoji is harder than you think.
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This year was the most chaotic year America's mainstream news media have faced in a long time — and not just because of the presidential election, or the prevalence of fake news stories.
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One in five people getting health care through the Affordable Care Act no longer have a choice of insurers. But those markets don't have significantly higher prices than areas with competition.
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For a check on the economy, Rachel Martin talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a contributing correspondent to The Wall Street Journal.