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Seaweed On Your Dinner Plate: The Next Kale Could Be Kelp

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 4:27pm

Why are chefs adopting sea greens in their cuisine? They're tasty and nutritious and growing them is good for the planet. In Maine the budding seaweed business is boosting a declining coastal economy.

Gentrification Pressures Weigh On The Economy

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 6:48am

For this week's Hanging On, NPR's Rachel Martin talks with poet and activist Bobby LeFebre about gentrification in North Denver. LeFebre has watched his neighborhood change over the past 15 years.

Los Angeles Film Festival Highlights Diversity In Film Industry

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 4:19pm

The Los Angeles Film Festival opened this week, showcasing the work of its most diverse roster of filmmakers yet. Film critic Carla Renata offers her take on the festival lineup.

How Should You Look At The Jobs Report? Try These Different Angles

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 7:55am

The latest monthly jobs report showed a sharp slowdown in hiring. Economists, who didn't see the drop coming, suggest reasons ranging from a workers' strike to presidential politics.

Coding While Black: Hacking The Future Of The Tech Industry

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 6:36am

Silicon Valley has a diversity problem, with many tech companies employing a tiny number of African-Americans in key jobs. In Atlanta, black techies are working to diversify the industry's future.

Trump Presses Case That 'Mexican' Judge Curiel Is Biased Against Him

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 5:00am

Donald Trump intensified his attacks on the federal judge presiding over fraud lawsuits against Trump University — saying Indiana-born Gonzalo Curiel is biased against him because "he's a Mexican."

Jobs Growth Slows Dramatically In May

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 4:15pm

The Labor Department says in May, employers added just 38,000 workers to payrolls. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal had forecast the report would show 158,000 new jobs. The unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent, but only because so many people dropped out of the workforce. Forecasters had expected the unemployment rate to hold steady at 5 percent.

Mixed Employment News: Job Growth Slowed In May; Joblessness Dropped

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 8:32am

Job growth was at a crawl in May, according to the government's monthly report released Friday; only 38,000 new jobs were added to payrolls. But unemployment fell to it's lowest level since 2007.

U.S. Economy Adds Just 38,000 Jobs In May, Far Short Of Expectations

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 7:44am

Economists had anticipated 160,000 new jobs, even factoring in a large strike by Verizon employees. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate declined because of people dropping out of the workforce.

In Aircraft Modelers' Friendly Skies, Drones Bring Turbulence

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 7:00am

Drones are the cool new flying toy, and if there's one group enthralled with things that fly, it's airplane modelers. But will the drone find a home in their hobby or lead to a regulatory crackdown?

Is The Economy Adding Jobs At A Steady Clip? Report Will Offer A Clue

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 4:08am

On Friday, the Labor Department releases May's jobs report. It's the final report before the Federal Open Market Committee's next meeting, at which some expect the federal funds rate will be raised.

The Search For Tastier Supermarket Tomatoes: A Tale In Three Acts

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 3:58am

Supermarket tomatoes have a terrible reputation. But the industry is evolving. More than half of supermarket tomatoes now are grown in greenhouses or "shade-houses," and flavor is improving.

New U.S. Ban On Ivory Sales To Protect Elephants

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 6:05pm

New regulation will ban almost all sales of African elephant ivory in the U.S. The changes will allow sale and transport of musical instruments, guns and other items made with small amounts of ivory.

Chinese Consumers Embrace New Balance's 'Made In USA' Label

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 3:28pm

Most New Balance sneakers are made in Asia, but many in China want the ones made in American factories. They say the quality is better. And the company's U.S. factories are happy to fill the demand.

Former AIG Chief Hank Greenberg Must Stand Trial For Fraud, N.Y. Court Rules

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 2:36pm

The decision by New York State's Court of Appeals is a victory for state officials, who filed charges against the insurance industry icon 11 years ago.

Defective Takata Air Bags Still Being Installed In New Cars

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 9:29am

A report from Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., says at least four automakers have continued to equip vehicles with the type of air bag responsible for deaths and injuries.

Nonprofit Hospital Forgives Debts And Stops Suing So Many Poor Patients

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 7:00am

Scrutiny by Sen. Charles Grassley and an investigation by NPR and ProPublica led a Missouri hospital to give $17 million in debt relief. Will other nonprofit hospitals follow suit?

New Jerseyans Chew Over What To Call Their Favorite Pork Product

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 4:04am

In North Jersey, it's called Taylor Ham and in South Jersey, it's pork roll. The governor and legislature are taking sides. Even President Obama brought it up during a visit to the Garden State.

New Rules To Ban Payday Lending 'Debt Traps'

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 11:01pm

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Thursday is announcing new proposed regulations which aim to stop some predatory lending practices.

Net Worth Of Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes Plunges To $0 In New Forbes Estimate

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 4:52pm

One year after Elizabeth Holmes topped the magazine's list of the wealthiest self-made women with a worth of $4.5 billion, Forbes now values her fortune at "nothing."

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