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Budweiser's Super Bowl Ad About Immigration Reverberates In More Ways Than One

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 12:44pm

There are lots of factual errors in Bud's new ad about its founder, but it gets one thing right — the hostility toward new immigrants, an issue as relevant today as it was back then.

(Image credit: Budweiser via YouTube/ Screenshot by NPR)

Building, And Losing, A Career On Facebook

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 10:50am

What a meme-maker and an investigative journalist teach us about the power of the Facebook empire, and how its opaque decisions harm real people.

(Image credit: Lily Padula for NPR)

Trump's Campaign Paid Millions To His Own Properties, FEC Documents Say

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 10:32am

Now that he's declared his campaign for re-election, President Trump can continue to funnel money into his own businesses, but the payments will also face more scrutiny.

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Trump To Take Aim At Dodd-Frank, Investor Protections Rule In Executive Action

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 9:35am

President Trump has called the financial regulations passed during the Obama administration a "disaster." An executive action expected Friday would order a review of the law.

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U.S. Added 227,000 Jobs In January, Outpacing Expectations

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 8:00am

The unemployment rate, meanwhile, rose just slightly, ticking up a tenth of a percentage point to 4.8 percent. Average hourly wages increased by 3 cents.

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Let This Spirit Moo-ve You: Make Way For The World's First Milk Vodka

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 6:00am

A dairy farmer in Dorset, England, is distilling the sweet, high-fat milk of cows into a creamy and versatile beverage that is attracting the attention of both consumers and industry experts.

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Employers Fear GOP Health Overhaul Could Damage Job-Based Insurance

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 4:00am

Large companies in particular — those that have always offered job-based medical coverage — say a poorly thought-out replacement might turn out to be worse for them and their workers.

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Fox Rejects Super Bowl Ad With Immigration Theme; Another Will Air

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 3:58am

Ahead of Super Bowl Sunday, David Greene talks to Jose Villa, president of the marketing firm Sensis, about ads that touch on themes of immigrant suffering and striving in America.

Snapchat, All Grown-Up: 5 Things We Learned From Snap's IPO Filing

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 8:22pm

Snap — expected to be valued at more than $20 billion when it goes public — may be the first company to use the term "sexting" in an initial public offering filing with the SEC.

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Uber CEO Leaves Business Council After Criticism From Trump Opponents

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 6:02pm

Travis Kalanick said in an email to employees, "Joining the group was not meant to be an endorsement of the President or his agenda but unfortunately it has been misinterpreted to be exactly that."

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Financial Industry Groups Fear Trump Will Block Investor Protection Rule

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 3:34pm

The financial services industry is hopeful that President Trump will move to delay and perhaps overturn an investor protection rule put in place by the Obama administration. The rule requires that financial advisers act in their clients best interest when it comes to their retirement accounts. It has been widely supported by consumer groups, unions and financial watchdogs. The financial industry lobbied against the rule saying it would have unintended consequences and created too much paperwork to make it worth it for advisers to work with small clients.

Federal Program Helps American Workers Who Lost Jobs To Trade Policies

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 3:34pm

Much has been said about American workers who have lost their jobs to trade policies. But there's a little-known federal program designed to get them back in the workforce.

Facebook Confronts Role In Providing Entrepreneurs Access To Online World

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 3:34pm

For some Facebook users, the platform is more important than having a drivers license. They need Facebook in order to make a living, but they find the rules change often, and the company boots people out without a clear reason or appeals process. As CEO Mark Zuckerberg undertakes his Middle America tour this year, he may want to confront the realities of Facebook's economic impact on others.

Trump Vows To 'Destroy' Provision On Tax-Exempt Organizations

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 3:34pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with George Washington University law professor Miriam Galston about the Johnson Amendment. It's a tax code provision that prevents tax-exempt organizations from engaging in political activities. President Trump says his administration will "totally destroy" it.

Treasury Allows Limited Contact Between U.S. Companies, Russian Intelligence Agency

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 3:31pm

The administration has modified sanctions against Russia's domestic intelligence agency put in place in December under President Obama.

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Trump's Highway Plan May Face Same Old Road Blocks In Congress

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 12:22pm

Yesterday's House hearing on transportation and infrastructure became a debate on how to pay for Trump's trillion dollar plan. One GOP lawmaker called the it "the 900-pound gorilla in the room."

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Health Savings Accounts Are Back In The Policy Spotlight

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 12:02pm

Republicans hope to expand the use of health savings accounts to encourage consumers to be more judicious in using their coverage. How do the accounts work?

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More Than 70 Arrests In North Dakota As Pipeline Detractors Weigh Legal Action

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 11:49am

Proponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline say final federal permission for the project is assured. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe says the Army must complete an environmental review already underway.

(Image credit: James MacPherson/AP)

Episode 751: The Thing About That Border Tax

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 8:27pm

Over the next few months, we're going to explain President Trump's economic plans. Today: a totally new idea for corporate taxes. What's the plan, what's the theory behind it, and does it work?

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Trump's Company Loses Lawsuit Filed By Golf Club Members

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 5:38pm

The president's business cancelled memberships in the National Jupiter Golf Club, but kept the fees. A federal court has ruled the company must refund nearly $6 million.

(Image credit: Greg Allen/NPR)

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