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2008 Bank Bailout Chief Has A Plan To Prevent The Need For Another One

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 4:11am

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.

Wages Are Increasing, But What's Behind It?

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 3:52am

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 Speaks Briefly To Reporters, Reversing Obama Criticism And Touting New Jobs

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 5:30pm

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.

Senators Ask Trump's EPA Pick To Disclose His Connections To Energy Industry

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 4:17pm

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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As We Leave More Digital Tracks, Amazon Echo Factors In Murder Investigation

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 2:20pm

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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Big Battles Over Farm And Food Policies May Be Brewing As Trump Era Begins

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 2:00pm

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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The Stories NPR One Listeners Loved The Most In 2016

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 8:29am

Listeners of our NPR One app rated these 10 stories as the most liked, recommended and shared in 2016.

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A Brief History Of Food Emoji: Why You Won't Find Hummus On Your Phone

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 6:00am

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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Beyond Fake News: 2016's Most Disruptive Media Moments

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 6:00am

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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For Many, Fewer Obamacare Choices Doesn't Mean Higher Prices

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 4:00am

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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Evaluating Whether 2016 Was A Good Year For The U.S. Economy

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 3:59am

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.

U.S. Markets Move Higher On Otherwise Slow Day

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 6:51pm

The Nasdaq closed at a record high of 5,487 points, and the Dow inched closer to a record high of 20,000.

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Big Newspapers Are Booming: 'Washington Post' To Add 60 Newsroom Jobs

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 4:04pm

After a record-setting year, the Post newsroom will grow by more than 8 percent. Other papers, including The New York Times, have also seen subscriptions soar since Donald Trump's election.

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Outsourced: In A Twist, Some San Francisco Tech Jobs Are Moving To India

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 3:10pm

Companies in San Francisco pay six-figure salaries to entry-level tech workers. But a public university there is laying off some of its own IT staff and sending the jobs to a contractor in India.

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When Residents Take Ownership, A Mobile Home Community Thrives

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 3:08pm

A neighborhood in Minnesota is proving that there's a potential solution to run-down mobile home parks: The residents banded together democratically and purchased their community.

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Episode 744: The Last Bank Bailout

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 1:27pm

The man who ran the last bank bailout has a plan to prevent the next one.

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New Jersey Banking On Shift From Bail Money To Risk Assessment

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 3:43am

Next month, courts in New Jersey will all but stop using a money-based bail system. Advocates say the new approach is fairer to poor defendants, and could be a national model. But what about the cost?

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For Trump Presidency, Old Ethics Laws Meet New Money-Making Methods

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 3:42am

Federal ethics laws were written to cover 20th century wealth, such as stocks and bonds. But President-elect Donald Trump derives much of his fortune from his name. What now?

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In Spain, New Year's Eve Is All About The Grapes — Save The Bubbly For Later

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 3:42am

As the clock strikes midnight, people in Spain gobble 12 grapes in quick succession, with wishes for the new year. Then, they go out to party all night long with cava, a Spanish sparkling white wine.

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After 8 Decades And Countless Pastrami Sandwiches, New York's Carnegie Deli Folds

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 3:42pm

The iconic deli in midtown Manhattan is closing its doors after nearly 80 years in business. Its oversized sandwiches defined a certain kind of New York restaurant.

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