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Survey: Companies Hold Back On Hiring Full-Time Workers

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:11am

Steve Inskeep talks to Harvard Business School professor Jan Rivkin about his new survey on American competitiveness. He found that many business leaders believe their companies would prefer to use part-time workers or robots than hire full-time workers, and few expect their companies to give employees raises any time soon.

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Additional EU Sanctions Target Russia's Actions In Ukraine

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:11am

New European Union sanctions against Russia went into effect on Friday in response to Russia's involvement in Ukraine. The latest penalties target Russia's financial, oil and high tech sectors, and slap travel bans and asset freezes on more officials.

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In Eastern Ukraine, Citizens Venture Out In Donetsk

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:11am

One week into a cease-fire with Russia, the separatist-held eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk is beginning to come back to life. People are coming out of hiding and buses are back on the streets.

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Yahoo Threatened With Huge Fines If It Didn't Release User Data

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:11am

On Thursday, a court unsealed some 15,000 pages of documents in which Yahoo and the government battled it out. The government threatened Yahoo with fines of $250,000 a day for not complying.

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Life In Eastern Ukraine Returns To Something Like Normalcy

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:11am

One week into a cease-fire with Russia, the separatist-held city of Donetsk is stirring back to life. People are coming out of hiding; buses are back on the streets. But the future is still uncertain.

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ISIS, ISIL Or Islamic State: What's In A Name?

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 2:36am

The disparities in naming are partly because of translation difficulties, and partly a sign of a propaganda war. The group would like to be called IS: the Obama administration is sticking with ISIL.

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Giving Every Kid Equal Standing In The School Lunch Line

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 2:35am

For students who don't have enough money for a hot lunch each day, visiting the cafeteria can be a source of shame. In Houston, school volunteer Kenny Thompson decided he wanted to change that.

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Expanding ISIS Fight Scrambles GOP Plan To Extend Budget And Get Out

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 2:34am

House Republicans were hoping for a smooth two weeks before hitting the campaign trial, but a request to arm Syrian rebels has muddled that, as well as the one bill that must pass before they leave.

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20 Years Later, Major Crime Bill Viewed As Terrible Mistake

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 2:32am

In 1994, Congress passed the most significant crime fighting legislation in a generation. Now, policymakers are dialing back Clinton's tough-on-crime policies.

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Changing Tack, GOP Candidates Support Better Access To Birth Control

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 2:30am

A string of Republican Senate candidates are getting behind over-the-counter birth control, a move that could draw women voters.

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Film Triptych 'Eleanor Rigby' Tells Three Sides Of A Breakup Story

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 2:30am

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby's three incarnations share similar scenes with subtle differences. Director Ned Benson calls his project "delusional," especially for a first-time feature filmmaker.

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Islamic State Is A Serious Threat To U.S. Interests, Rubio Says

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 6:35am

President Obama has laid out his strategy for dealing with militant members of the Islamic State. Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Sen. Marco Rubio for his reaction.

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Sometimes Suspects Make It Too Easy For Authorities

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 5:32am

In Boston, a convicted felon, who isn't supposed to have weapons, posted photos of himself with guns on Twiter. A Fla. man fell asleep while apparently robbing a house. He slept as police took photos.

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Fifth Graders' Onion Crop Is Missing, Apparently Stolen

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 4:16am

The class planted 100 onions in June and planned to harvest them this month. But when the students returned for the new school year, the onions were gone.

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Rep. Mike Rogers Weighs In On Obama's Speech

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 3:55am

For some reaction to the President Obama's speech Wednesday night, Steve Inskeep talks to Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Mike Rogers, a Republican from Michigan.

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The Last Word In Business

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 3:55am

Steve Inskeep has the Last Word in business.

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Business News

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 3:55am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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Moscow's Food Import Ban Means Higher Prices For Russians

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 3:55am

Russia's response to Western sanctions designed to punish it for its aggression in Ukraine has been a ban on food imports from the U.S. and others. In Greece, farmers are suffering under Russia's ban.

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Ship Found From Doomed 1845 Arctic Expedition, Canada Says

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 3:55am

Steve Inskeep talks to Paul Watson, a Toronto Star columnist, about the discovery from the Franklin Expedition, which went missing 169 years ago while searching for the Northwest passage.

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Obama Tells Nation Islamist Threat Could Reach U.S. Shores

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 3:55am

The U.S. fight against the extremist group that calls itself Islamic State is expanding. President Obama's strategy includes expanding air strikes in Iraq and extending into neighboring Syria.

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