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Russian Businessman With Ties To Ex-Trump Campaign Official Comes Under Scrutiny

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 5:13pm

Oleg Deripaska sued over a report that he paid former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort to further the Russian government's interests. The story brought new focus to the billionaire and his career.

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Apple Joins Smart-Speaker Race With Music-Focused 'HomePod'

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 4:17pm

The speaker is powered by Apple's personal assistant Siri and marks the long-awaited entry of the tech giant into competition with Amazon's and Google's smart home devices.

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Mayors, Companies Vow To Act On Climate, Even As U.S. Leaves Paris Accord

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 3:41pm

President Trump has announced he will withdraw the U.S. from the global agreement to fight climate change. But more than 1,200 mayors, governors and business leaders say they're still on board.

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Audible Offers Lottery For Employees To Live 1 Year Rent-Free In Newark, N.J.

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 3:38pm

The headquarters for Audible are in Newark, N.J. Earlier this year, it offered a lottery for employees — free rent for a year to live in an a building in downtown of the much-maligned city.

An Ancient Spanish Style Of Cider Takes Root In America

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 1:38pm

The tart, funky-tasting "sidra natural" can taste a bit off to first-timers. but as America's craft hard-cider market grows, and sour beer becomes more popular, people are warming up to the drink.

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Trump Announces Plan To Privatize Air Traffic Control

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 11:06am

It's an idea long supported by most of the commercial airlines and the union who say the system is inefficient under the Federal Aviation Administration.

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The Millennial Obsession With Self-Care

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 7:03am

Why are millennials so dedicated to self-care, while their parents are considerably more averse to the phenomenon?

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Michael Bloomberg Aim To Fight Noncommunicable Diseases Complicated By President's Pitch

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 7:01am

Michael Bloomberg and Dr. Kelly Henning talk to NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about how the fight against noncommunicable diseases may be complicated by the president's plan to cut global health spending.

CEO Of Electric Power Giant Criticizes Trump Decision To Withdraw From Paris Climate Agreement

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 7:01am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Nick Akins, head of American Electric Power, about his reaction to President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.

Is The Economic Glass Half-Full Or Half-Empty? It Depends

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 6:00am

In these hyper-polarized times, even seemingly objective facts like the unemployment rate are often viewed through a partisan lens.

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Unemployment Data Are Often Colored By Politics

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 6:32am

The Labor Department has issued its monthly jobs report. In these hyper-partisan times, even seemingly objective facts about the economy are viewed through the lens of party politics.

Fears Grow As DHS Officials Consider Expanding Airline Laptop Ban

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 6:32am

The White House is deciding whether to prohibit airline passengers from bringing laptops on board flights from Europe. Travel industry leaders say it could have a chilling effect on travel business.

Episode 775: The Pigweed Killer

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 8:32pm

A battle with a weed divides neighbors and leads one farmer to shoot another dead. Today's show: The hunt for a better pesticide gets way out of hand.

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Russian Gang Helps Casino Owners Discover Slot Machine Flaw

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 3:45pm

When casino owners started tracking a Russian gang that was beating slot machines around the world, the owners learned a lot about their own machines and the nature of random numbers.

What Leaving The Paris Climate Accord Means For Corporations

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 3:45pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Christopher Flavelle, who covers climate change for Bloomberg, about some of the corporate winners and losers of President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement.

House Poised To Roll Back Dodd-Frank Financial Reform

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 3:45pm

The House is expected to vote next week on a bill to roll back the Dodd-Frank reform package passed in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.

Massachusetts Tries Something New To Claim Taxes From Online Sales

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 3:38pm

States have long argued that they are losing millions of dollars in uncollected taxes from online sales. Massachusetts is now trying a very Internet answer to this Internet problem.

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FACT CHECK: Is President Trump Correct That Coal Mines Are Opening?

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 2:57pm

Locals in Jennerstown, Pa., are celebrating the grand opening of a coal mine and the estimated 70 jobs it brings. But the broad trends pushing the industry down are likely to continue, experts say.

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Paninis Are Pa-nonos: Mayor Of Florence Takes Aim At Tourist Picnicking

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 2:13pm

The Italian mayor says hosing down the steps to discourage snackers and their litter is "gentler" than levying fines. The city's historic sites, he says, deserve "a little bit of respect."

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 9:06am

Paris deals, Jared's secret channels and a spate of worrying hate crimes seen across the country. Plus, the ongoing mystery that surrounds covfefe. A discussion of the week's most interesting news stories.

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