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Will State Of The Union Speech Answer Where Trump's Trade Policies Stand?

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:05am

Business owners and workers will listen to the State of the Union for clues about the policy. Trump has suggested the U.S. might rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership and delay a NAFTA decision.

White House Decides Not To Impose New Sanctions On Russia

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:05am

The Trump administration has told Congress a law passed last year meant to punish Moscow for interfering in U.S. elections is having an effect, even without new sanctions.

Blue And Red States Concerned About New Tax Law

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:00am

Contrary to expectations, the new federal tax law may bring a windfall to coastal, liberal Maryland and a budgetary hit to rural, conservative Montana.

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All The Rules, None Of The Voting Rights: EU Lays Out Plan For Brexit Transition

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 5:04pm

Instead of immediate U.K. independence in March 2019, European powers have agreed to a "transition period" until the end of 2020 — in which Britain would be bound by EU rules without an EU vote.

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German Carmakers Test Emissions On Humans And Monkeys

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 4:37pm

Twenty-five "healthy young persons" were exposed to different concentrations of nitrogen dioxide for hours as part of a study for the car manufacturers. The gas can cause respiratory problems.

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Why The Federal Workforce Morale Is At An All-Time Low

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 4:12pm

The federal work force morale is at an all-time low, according to some accounts. That might be because the number of workers is roughly the same as it was 30 years ago, while there are 100 million more people in the country.

In California, Stockton Experiments With Guaranteed Basic Income

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 3:54pm

The city of Stockton, Calif., plans to give its poorest residents $500 a month, no strings attached. It's the first U.S. city to guarantee a basic income. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs about the plan.

The Black Car Fund

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 1:46pm

There's lots of talk about the problems of the gig economy. On today's show, we talk about a solution.

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Panera Bread Recalls Cream Cheese Across U.S. Over Listeria Fears

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 9:40am

Citing "an abundance of caution," the fast-casual chain announced Sunday it is recalling its cream cheese products after one variety tested positive for the bacteria.

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Federal Crackdown On States' Legal Marijuana Drives Private Investors Away

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 4:02am

After U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions told prosecutors they are free to go after marijuana businesses, investors started getting worried. And that's having a ripple effect on the industry.

The Future Of Benefits: A New York Program Might Provide A Model

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 4:01am

The Black Car Fund provides workers' compensation and other benefits for 125,000 taxi, Lyft and other drivers. It may offer a template for establishing benefits for the growing freelance workforce.

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Top 'LA Times' Editor Pushed Out Amid Newsroom Unrest

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 2:17am

In a major shakeup, Lewis D'Vorkin steps down as editor in chief of the newspaper. He will be replaced by veteran Chicago journalist Jim Kirk.

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Words You'll Hear: NAFTA Negotiations

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 4:36pm

Candidate Donald Trump promised to renegotiate NAFTA. Now, those talks are happening. Michel Martin talks with Chad Bown of the Peterson Institute for International Economics about Trump's proposals.

IKEA Founder, Ingvar Kamprad, Dies At 91

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 1:25pm

The Swedish entrepreneur, whose company brought affordable, Scandinavian design to living rooms around the world, died Saturday in his home in Smaland, Sweden.

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U.S. Travel Industry Worries As International Visits Decline

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 6:56am

Data suggest that the U.S. share of global travel has been declining since 2015. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to David DuBois, part of the recently launched Visit U.S. Coalition.

'There Isn't A Just Housing Choice': How We've Enabled The Pains Of Gentrification

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 6:56am

Decades of unjust policies have led to the devaluing of lower-income neighborhoods. But urban sociologist John Schlichtman says closing the gap between revaluing and devaluing can minimize inequities.

As Trump Prepares For Big Speech, State Of The Economy Is Strong

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 6:00am

The U.S. economy is humming as President Trump prepares to speak on the state of the union. The stock market is up, and unemployment is down. Some of these gains began before Trump took office.

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Montana Pushes Back On FCC Ruling To Enforce Net Neutrality

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 4:48pm

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, who signed an executive order requiring Internet service providers to follow net neutrality principles if they do business with the state.

After The Vinyl Revival, The Vinyl-Playing Jukebox Is Back

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 3:19pm

Retro turntables anticipated the resurgence of vinyl records. Now, jukeboxes that play vinyl are returning to the market for the first time in more than two decades.

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Alexander Wang Discusses Why He's Leaving NYFW And His New Business Model

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 3:19pm

Fashion designer Alexander Wang recently announced the removal of his collection from New York Fashion Week starting this summer. He's not the first designer to make this departure; he shares plans for how he'll sell and show haute couture going forward.

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