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'They're Scared': Immigration Fears Exacerbate Migrant Farmworker Shortage

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 7:00am

Some growers say that President Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric has made a chronic worker shortage even worse.

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White House Hopes Tax Overhaul Will Give Republicans A Political Win

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 6:46am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to White House legislation affairs Director Marc Short about replacing Obamacare and overhauling the tax code. NPR's Tamara Keith analyzes the chances of a health care vote.

Debt-Laden FEMA Is Slow To Act On Program That Buys Flooded Houses

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 6:32am

With the help of federal flood insurance, many homeowners will rebuild after disasters. Some properties already have flooded many times. It'd be cheaper to buy owners out, but that's not happening.

Republicans Outline Biggest Tax-Code Overhaul In A Generation

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 4:00am

After months of private negotiation, President Trump and GOP congressional leaders have revealed the outline of their tax plan. It calls for cuts in both individual and corporate tax rates.

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Republicans To Unveil 'Middle Class' Tax Cut; Democrats See Windfall For The Rich

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 4:00am

After months of private negotiation, President Trump and GOP congressional leaders are set to reveal the outline of their tax plan. It calls for cuts in both individual and corporate tax rates.

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The Next Big Thing In Beer Is Being A Small Taproom

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:58am

The explosion of these cozy craft breweries has happened as states relax laws to allow them direct-to-consumer retail rights, meaning the majority of their revenue no longer has to come from food.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Medusa Brewing Company/Elise Meader )

Kaiser Permanente CEO Says A Bipartisan Health Bill Is The Best Way Forward

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:58am

If Republicans and Democrats work together to solve a few critical challenges in the health insurance market, it will stabilize, says Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard Tyson.

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Facebook Faces Increasing Scrutiny Over Election-Related Russian Ads

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 5:29pm

Facebook is under increasing pressure to scrutinize its advertising content after it discovered that ads on the site had been placed by a Russian agency to influence the 2016 U.S. election.

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Equifax CEO Richard Smith Resigns After Backlash Over Massive Data Breach

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 3:29pm

Equifax's CEO Richard Smith is resigning following a backlash over the hack at the company that compromised the data of 143 million Americans. He joins several other executives who have left the company over the scandal. Smith will continue to advise the company on an unpaid basis. It's not known yet whether he will appear at a congressional hearing next week about the massive breach.

The Producer Who Created 'Beat Kits' Behind Today's Pop Music

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 3:29pm

Behind almost all of the popular music you hear today, there is a hidden, high-tech, economy. The Planet Money podcast has a story about a music producer who helped create this world.

Australia Says It Is Launching Its Own Space Agency

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 12:43pm

Scientists and opposition politicians say Australia is lagging behind in the space industry. The country has been involved in the field for decades and was one of the first to launch a satellite.

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Co-Working Spaces Are Redefining What It Means To Go To The Office

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 12:37pm

Part of the appeal of spaces like WeWork is flexibility; monthly membership means avoiding the commitment of a long-term lease. But the real value, the firms say, is a more innovative work culture.

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4 College Basketball Coaches Arrested In Bribery Case; Adidas Exec Also Named

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 12:07pm

The case exposes the "dark underbelly of college basketball," Acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim of the Southern District of New York said.

More Healthful Kids Meals? Panera CEO Dishes Out A Challenge

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:53am

Panera's CEO has challenged other fast food CEOs to eat their kids menus for a week. He's trying to start a conversation about the nutrition in these meals.

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Equifax CEO Retires Following Massive Data Breach

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:09am

The CEO of Equifax, Richard Smith, has retired, effective Tuesday. This comes amid multiple state and federal investigations into a security breach at the service.

Equifax Chief Steps Down After Massive Data Breach

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 8:32am

The credit reporting agency said Chairman and CEO Richard Smith is retiring — just weeks after Equifax acknowledged that hackers had accessed that personal information of up to 143 million consumers.

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Target Raises Its Base Pay, Tries To One-Up Its Competition

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 5:39am

In an attempt to hire and retain the best retail employees, Target Corp is raising its minimum hourly wage for workers to $11 next month and then to $15 by the end of 2020.

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Facebook Scrutinized Over Its Role In 2016's Presidential Election

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 3:59am

Facebook is in the spotlight for its role in the 2016 presidential election. Facebook has said it would turn over all of its Russian-sponsored ads to Congress.

News Brief: Ala. GOP Senate Runoff, Facebook's Role In 2016 Election

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 3:59am

Alabama voters are choosing the Republican candidate in a primary runoff election for the state's open Senate seat. And, Facebook will turn over all of its Russian-sponsored ads to Congress.

Rental Firms' Disaster Readiness May Help Usher The Age Of Self-Driving Cars

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 5:08pm

With more than 1 million autos damaged in recent hurricanes, rental firms have had to move cars quickly into affected areas. That involves tech tools and data, keys to a future of autonomous fleets.

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