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Carrier Got Cut A Deal, But Can Other Companies Expect The Same?

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 9:27pm

Carrier's tax incentives deal to keep jobs in Indiana, under pressure from Donald Trump, has other manufacturers wondering if they should ask for the same treatment.

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Trump And Technology Executives Try To Reconcile Rough Relationship

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 7:09pm

The President-elect and the tech industry have clashed on many issues. But at the roundtable, Trump struck a conciliatory tone, saying he was "here to help you folks do well."

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Webpages Linked To Pizzeria Shooting Go Dark Even As Prosecution Moves Forward

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 5:55pm

Some text and videos that spread false information about a Washington, D.C., pizza restaurant were taken down after a man went there with a gun to "self-investigate."

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Seattle Natives Identify Gentrification By Who's Riding The Bus

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 5:19pm

As part of our "Finding America" series, two friends ride the bus through Seattle and talk about physical and demographic changes in their neighborhood.

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Trump Tower's Newest Tenants Likely To Be The Secret Service

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 4:56pm

Donald Trump says he wants his wife and son to continue living in Trump Tower after he is sworn in, at least at first. That could end up costing taxpayers a lot of money.

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Trump Puts Ronna Romney McDaniel In Line To Be Next RNC Chairwoman

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 4:19pm

The president-elect has chosen the head of the Michigan Republicans to lead the national GOP. An early Trump supporter, McDaniel is the niece of 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

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Partisan Divide Colors Obama's Place In History

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 4:09pm

Nearly half of all Americans think Obama will go down in history as an "outstanding" or "above-average" president. But Democrats are much more likely to say so than Republicans.

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Wilbur Ross: The Best Commerce Secretary Pick Dems Could Hope For?

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 4:09pm

He's a billionaire respected by organized labor and Trump's pick for secretary of commerce. But Wilbur Ross Jr. still has left-wing critics who see him as a vulture capitalist.

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Despite Past Differences, Trump Meets With Tech Industry Leaders

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 3:30pm

President-elect Trump met Wednesday with leaders of the tech industry, who he's often been at odds with over issues like trade, encryption andb immigration.

Rex Tillerson Gained Some Diplomatic Experience As ExxonMobil CEO

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 3:30pm

President-elect Donald Trump nominated ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson for secretary of State. It may seem an odd choice at first, but running a big oil company requires sophisticated diplomatic skills.

Cybersecurity Firm Confirms Russian Hackers Breached The DNC

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 3:30pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder and chief technology officer of CrowdStrike, about their assessment on how Russian hackers breached the Democratic National Committee and what it means for U.S. cyber security.

Homeland Security Adviser Suggests U.S. May Respond To Russian Cyber Activity

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 3:30pm

In an interview with President Obama's Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Adviser, Lisa Monaco, she says the Obama administration may yet respond more forcefully to Russian cyber intrusions. She also weighs in on U.S. strategy in Syria and advice for her successor in the Trump White House.

Federal Agencies Pressure Trump To Address Conflicts Of Interest

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 3:30pm

President-elect Trump promised to hold a press conference on Thursday to address conflicts of interest. Instead, he has postponed that event indefinitely. He said in tweets this week that his sons would run his businesses. But late Tuesday, the Office of Government Ethics said having his children run his business does not eliminate conflicts. And on Wednesday, the General Services Administration addressed Trump's conflicts involving his Washington, D.C., hotel.

Scientists Race To Preserve Climate Change Data Before Trump Takes Office

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 3:30pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with meteorologist Eric Holthaus about the race to preserve U.S. climate data before the Trump administration, and the fear that the new administration will erase the work of climate change researchers.

Environmentalists Brace For Scott Pruitt To Take Over EPA

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 3:30pm

What will an anti-regulation, climate skeptic do as head of the Environmental Protection Agency? Environmentalists are bracing. But Scott Pruitt will also face limits if he tries to strip the agency of its power.

Trump's Men In Moscow: Trump Disciples Suddenly Showing Up In Russia

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 2:24pm

Former Rep. Jack Kingston, traveling as a private individual, was briefing businesspeople in Russia — and it's no secret to Russians his ties to Trump.

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Agency Pushes Back On Claim Trump Would Breach Hotel Lease Once He Takes Office

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 1:50pm

The GSA says they cannot determine until Trump takes office whether he will be in conflict of his lease if he does not divest from his business interests with his new D.C. hotel.

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Fake News Expert On How False Stories Spread And Why People Believe Them

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 11:31am

Craig Silverman of BuzzFeed News has spent years studying media inaccuracy. He explains how false stories during the presidential campaign were spread on Facebook and monetized by Google AdSense.

How Fast Could GOP Congress Get Obamacare Repeal To Trump's Desk?

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 7:16am

GOP leaders hope to deliver a bill by Inauguration Day that repeals the Affordable Care Act. But budget veterans say even the quickest attempt would take a week or two longer, and maybe months.

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Trump Taps Rick Perry To Head Energy Department

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 5:23am

In a statement released Wednesday morning by Donald Trump's transition team, the president-elect has picked former Texas Governor Rick Perry to be secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy.

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