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Some Companies Fight Pay Gap By Eliminating Salary Negotiations

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:22am

Women are often less assertive when it comes to negotiating salaries and raises. Some firms are trying to neutralize the disparity by refusing to negotiate salaries. But will that hurt recruitment?

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Visiting The Everglades, Obama Takes Swipe At Climate Change Deniers

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 5:51pm

"Climate change can no longer be denied," Obama said. "It can't be edited out. It can't be omitted from the conversation. And action can no longer be delayed."

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White House Climate Change Policy Faces Legal Hurdle

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:31pm

NPR's Melissa Block speaks to Brian Deese, President Obama's senior adviser in charge of climate policy, about the Obama administration's push new restrictions around power plant emissions.

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Senate OKs Human-Trafficking Bill, Paving Way For Attorney General Vote

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:49pm

The human-trafficking measure had been stuck in the Senate because of an impasse over language on abortion funding. That has now been resolved.

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California Senate Committee Approves Bill Removing Vaccine Exemptions

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:27pm

NPR's Melissa Block talks to Dr. Matthew Willis, the public health officer in Marin County, Calif., one of the strongest centers of vaccine opposition. He talks about the state Senate education committee's approval of a bill Wednesday that would require schoolchildren to be vaccinated.

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Man Who Shot Reagan Seeks Release From Mental Hospital

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:06pm

John Hinckley Jr.'s lawyer says he has been in full remission from psychosis and major depression for at least 20 years and should be allowed to live full-time with his elderly mother.

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Obama: Elizabeth Warren Is 'Wrong' On Trade

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 1:15pm

Unions blame job losses on trade deals like NAFTA signed under Bill Clinton. But President Obama argues one he's trying to strike with Pacific Rim countries is different, and it's dividing his party.

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Democrats Call Lynch Confirmation Delay A New Low In Washington Gridlock

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:01am

Republican leaders say the Senate is nearing a vote on Loretta Lynch's nomination to be attorney general. Lynch isn't very controversial, yet she's waited more than 5 months for a confirmation vote.

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Fast-Track Trade Authority Debate Puts Presidential Candidates On The Spot

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:01am

In this early stage of the campaign for president, the focus has been more on atmospherics and platitudes than issues. But expected action on a trade bill is forcing candidates to get involved.

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In Latest Outbreak Of Bipartisanship, Senate Compromises On Trafficking Bill

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 3:42pm

Senate negotiators reached a deal Tuesday on an anti-human trafficking bill, which is expected to pave the way for the Senate to finally vote on Loretta Lynch's nomination for attorney general.

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Business, Labor Debate Pacific Trade Deal Before Senate

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 3:42pm

Big business and big labor clashed Tuesday over whether Congress should give President Obama fast-track authority to negotiate a major trade deal.

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Looming Budget Cuts Pit National Guard Against The Army

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 3:42pm

In Washington state, a friendly family rivalry is taking place at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord as the National Guard and active Army lobby to protect their interests against deep budget cuts.

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Should The Government Get Out Of The Air Traffic Control Business?

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 2:54pm

Efforts to replace air traffic control's aging radar-based system have been stuck in the Federal Aviation Administration's bureaucracy and lacked funding from Congress.

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A Timeline Of Hillary Clinton's Evolution On Trade

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 5:03am

The presidential hopeful has had trouble being consistent on trade. Labor unions are important in Democratic politics, but her work as secretary of state is putting her in a bind on trade.

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Proposed Retirement Advice Rule Has Worrisome Loopholes, Experts Say

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 4:07am

The Department of Labor has crafted a proposed rule to better protect Americans saving for retirement. But questions are already being raised about how effective the new rule will be.

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Will New Retirement Rules Protect Americans From Wall Street?

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 4:07am

New federal rules are designed to make sure that financial advisers put their clients' interests ahead of their own. But experts worry that loopholes may weaken those consumer protections.

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White House Pushes For Fast-Track Trade Authority

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 4:07am

On Tuesday, a Senate panel will hear debate on whether to give the president fast-track authority to negotiate a sweeping trade deal. The trade push has scrambled the usual political alignments.

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Japan, U.S. 'Close' To Major Deal

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 11:37am

A 12-country trade agreement hinges on negotiations between Japan and the United States.

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Weighing A Presidential Bid, O'Malley Cites Differences With Clinton

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 4:01am

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is weighing a presidential bid. He talks to Steve Inskeep about what it would take to defeat the biggest Democratic name in the field — his friend Hillary Clinton.

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Transcript: NPR's Full Interview With Martin O'Malley

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 4:00am

The Democrat and former governor of Maryland spoke to NPR about Hillary Clinton, Republican economic theory and the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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