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Business Leaders In Trump's Cabinet Pledge Commitment To Populist Message

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 3:14pm

This much is clear: Donald Trump is assembling a very wealthy cabinet. Key players Steve Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross, nominees for Treasury and Commerce respectively, are Wall Street veterans, but they say they are committed to Trump's populist message.

Trump Likely To Face Challenges In Plan To Revitalize Manufacturing

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 3:14pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Mark Muro, senior fellow with the Bookings Institution, about automation in manufacturing and what it means for American workers.

5 Questions About Donald Trump's Cabinet Picks And His Economic Plan

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 3:14pm

Key economic players Steve Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross, nominees for Treasury and Commerce respectively, are Wall Street veterans. Does their selection match up with Donald Trump's populist message?

Trump's Dispute With Las Vegas Hotel Employees Poses Potential Conflict

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 3:14pm

One potential conflict of interest for President-elect Donald Trump could involve his dispute with employees attempting to unionize at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas. The National Labor Relations Board has ruled against Trump, whose company has opposed unionization, but as president, Trump will have the power to appoint new members of the NLRB. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Ruben Garcia, a law professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Journalist On Trump's Potential Conflicts Of Interest: 'They're Everywhere'

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 2:18pm

The New York Times' Eric Lipton says that Donald Trump could take actions as president that would benefit his business holdings. But Lipton doubts congressional Republicans would probe such conflicts.

Obama Administration Appeals Judge's Ruling To Block Overtime Pay Rule

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 1:27pm

The future of the rule is extremely uncertain. Even if the Obama administration wins its appeal, the incoming Trump administration has already threatened to scrap the measure.

Carrier Will Keep 1,000 Jobs, But Trump Faces A Much Tougher Jobs Problem

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 12:57pm

Like President Obama, Trump must deal with the millions of old-school middle-skill jobs, like manufacturing, that just aren't coming back.

Princess Cruises Hit With Largest-Ever Criminal Penalty For 'Deliberate Pollution'

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 11:52am

The Department of Justice says Princess Cruise Lines will pay a $40 million penalty for "deliberate pollution of the seas and intentional acts to cover it up."

UNESCO Deems Belgium's Beer Culture A Treasure Of Humanity

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 11:06am

The agency noted Belgium's beer experts — zythologists — who taste and study complex and often experimental brews. It's one of 16 cultural elements that are being recognized.

In California, Squid Is Big Business. But Good Luck Eating Local Calamari

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 10:42am

While the U.S. has a thriving squid industry, chances are the calamari you are eating made a 12,000-mile round trip before ending up on your dinner plate.

Lab-Grown Diamonds Come Into Their Own

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 9:36am

Commercial labs can now make the large, clear diamonds people prize for engagement rings and other jewelry in as little as 72 hours. How will this change the diamond industry?

Poles Return To A Taste Of Their Soviet Past: Cheap Milk Bars

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 6:00am

Subsidized greasy-spoon diners called milk bars thrived in Poland in the Soviet era. Their numbers have dwindled, but Poles are once again embracing them for cheap comfort food.

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