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How Two Georgia Tech Students Came Up With The Common App For Internships

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

Students create their profile and can apply for several internships with one click. Currently, InternBlitz is available to students at Georgia Tech, but there are plans to add more campuses soon.

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A New Look At The Lasting Consequences Of Student Debt

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 5:00am

Going to college can boost your earning power, but having student debt hurts your chances of owning a home, according to a new report.

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Trump Team Urges Skimpier Health Plans To Lure More People To Buy Insurance

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 4:00am

A rule proposed by the Trump administration would likely raise the deductibles and copays of new policies sold on the exchanges, starting next fall. Monthly premiums would likely be cheaper.

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Change To President Trump's Trust Lets Him Tap Business Profits

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 7:53pm

Trump's lawyer said the trust isolates him from his business interests. A document from the trust says he can take out money whenever he wants.

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New Loopholes Discovered In Trust Separating Trump From His Businesses

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:53pm

The trust intended to build an ethics wall between President Trump and his businesses was quietly changed in February. Now he is allowed unlimited payments from the trust, among other changes.

Pittsburgh Offers Driving Lessons For Uber's Autonomous Cars

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:02pm

Uber has been testing driverless cars in the city for the past six months. Local officials are happy for the investment the experiment brings and for the boost to the city's reputation as a tech hub.

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Author Looks To Other Countries To Rethink America's Complicated Tax Code

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 1:13pm

When it comes to taxes, T.R. Reid says other countries have done "what the U.S. Congress evidently can't do — they've made it simple." His new book is A Fine Mess.

Mexican Newspaper Shuts Down In 'Act Of Protest' After Journalist's Murder

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 11:22am

The owner of Norte, a paper covering the border city Juarez, told readers Sunday that if the government would not protect his journalists' safety, then he would — by dismissing all of them.

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Fresh Lawsuit Against Ailes Slams Fox News' Response To Harassment Claims

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 10:01am

Fox News contributor Julie Roginsky says in the complaint that the network's past chairman, Roger Ailes, made unwanted sexual advances while leading her to believe that a big promotion would follow.

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How Trump's Administration May Get Caught Up In Entanglements

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:55am

Steve Inskeep talks to Norman Eisen and Richard Painter, ethics lawyers for the Obama and George W. Bush presidencies, about financial disclosures that show Trump's administration is the richest ever.

Self-Driving Cars Raise Questions About Who Carries Insurance

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:23am

Currently, insurance rates are calculated based on drivers' claims histories and driving records. Driverless cars are expected to shift the liability toward carmakers. But it won't happen all at once.

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'Brave New Workers': A Burning Desire To Get Medicinal Marijuana License

Sun, 04/02/2017 - 4:58pm

What happens to workers when an industry fails, new technology takes off? NPR brings you stories of Americans adapting to a changing economy. This week: Leaving the black cannabis market to go legal.

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Xi Jinping Seeks Cooperation With U.S. Ahead Of China's Leadership Transition

Sun, 04/02/2017 - 4:58pm

A look at what President Donald Trump's first face-to-face meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping looks like from Beijing.

Trump, Xi Jinping Probably Won't Be Golfing While Talking Trade At Mar-A-Lago Meeting

Sun, 04/02/2017 - 4:58pm

Contentious issues on trade and North Korea are likely to dominate this coming week when President Trump has his first in-person meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Solar Power Advocates Undeterred By Trump's Climate Policies

Sun, 04/02/2017 - 6:46am

Some worry that President Trump's rollback in climate policy will hurt renewable energy. But in Arizona, a state that has embraced solar energy, those in the industry say the outlook is still bright.

'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.

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