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On LA's Sunset Strip, A New Golden Age Of Billboards

2 hours 15 min ago

Traditional advertising is on the decline, but billboards targeting Hollywood's elite are shining. Tech and entertainment companies have boosted spending to keep their brands in conspicuous places.

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$1 Billion Fine Levied Against Wells Fargo Over Loan Abuses

3 hours 41 min ago

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Vanity Fair contributing editor Bethany McLean about the $1 billion fine that Wells Fargo will have to pay for overcharging its customers on home and auto loans.

In Maine, It's A Boom Year When It Comes To Fishing For Baby Eels

3 hours 41 min ago

Each spring, a few lucky Maine fishermen have the chance to make a lot of money catching baby eels, known as elvers, to sell to eel farms in Asia. This year, the prices are some of the highest ever.

How Social Media Companies Profit From Data Heightens Concerns

3 hours 41 min ago

Worries have increased since Facebook's CEO testified on Capitol Hill. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Om Malik, a partner at a capital firm in Silicon Valley, about what it means for the tech industry.

Wells Fargo Fined $1 Billion Over Mortgage And Auto Loans

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 3:20pm

Wells Fargo will pay a $1 billion fine to settle claims that it had taken advantage of mortgage and auto loan customers. Federal regulators also said the bank did not have adequate compliance or risk management programs.

The New Bond Villain

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 3:01pm

Concerns about the yield on the 10-year Treasury note going above three percent are overblown.

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Wells Fargo Hit With $1 Billion In Fines Over Home And Auto Loan Abuses

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 8:12am

Some consumers were charged too much to extend the lock on their mortgage interest rates. Wells Fargo's mandatory insurance program also added unneeded costs and fees into borrowers' auto loans.

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For One Fine-Dining Chef, Cutting Food Waste Saves The Planet And The Bottom Line

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 7:00am

After nearly going bankrupt, chef Tim Ma cut costs by cooking creatively with every last bit of ingredients. Some dishes born of frugality have become favorites at his acclaimed D.C. restaurant.

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National Teacher's Union Cuts Ties With Wells Fargo Over Bank's Ties To NRA, Guns

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:24am

The American Federation of Teachers, the largest teacher's union in the country, says it's ending its relationship with Wells Fargo because the bank does business with the gun industry and the NRA.

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Reports: Well Fargo To Be Fined $1 Billion

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:11am

Federal regulators will reportedly fine Wells Fargo $1 billion for forcing consumers to buy insurance policies they didn't need and other offenses.

8 Years After Deepwater Horizon Explosion, Is Another Disaster Waiting To Happen?

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:00am

Eight years after the deadly Deepwater Horizon explosion, a safety watchdog aims to prevent another disaster. But it faces multiple challenges, and a shift in focus under the Trump administration.

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Recent Tariffs On Canadian Newsprint Are Hurting U.S. Papers, Could Trigger Job Cuts

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 6:00pm

Recent tariffs on Canadian newsprint are hurting U.S. newspapers, potentially triggering further job cuts and consolidation. The duties of up to 32 percent come after a complaint from a single U.S. supplier, and are opposed by the domestic paper industry trade group.

Men Arrested At Philadelphia Starbucks Speak Out; Police Commissioner Apologizes

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 4:01pm

Commissioner Richard Ross said he was taking responsibility for making the incident "worse," after initially saying officers did nothing wrong.

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For One California Company, Trump's Tariffs Have Unintended Consequences

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 4:01pm

The administration says the steel and aluminum tariffs will raise costs just slightly. But in a low-margin business like canned goods, a little extra cost can take a deep bite out of profits.

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AT&T CEO Says Proposed Merger With Time Warner Would Benefit Everyone

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 3:42pm

The U.S. Justice Department is opposing the proposed merger of AT&T and Time Warner arguing it will weaken competition and harm consumers. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson took the stand Tuesday to argue that the merger will benefit both the companies and the public.

Amazon vs Trump Goes Postal

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 2:52pm

President Trump's objection to Amazon's deal with the Postal Service is based on dodgy data.

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Veterans-Turned-Brewers Help Others Who Served Develop New Skills

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:35am

Vermont veterans cook up a brewery and a bourbon distillery that not only lifts spirits, but gives back to the community and creates a model that may encourage other vets to try entrepreneurship.

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Sanctions Targeting North Korea Ripple Into Russia

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 9:19am

Sanctions require Russia to expel about 30,000 North Korean migrant workers. In this city in Russia's Far East, some business owners say they will be sorely missed.

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After Alert On Russian Hacks, Bigger Push To Protect Power Grid

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 6:29am

Homeland Security and the FBI have blamed Russia for a series of cyberattacks on U.S. power plants. The industry is stepping up efforts to protect the electric grid.

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What Happened On That Southwest Flight

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 6:13am

A catastrophic failure on a Southwest Airlines flight killed one passenger and injured several others this week. It's prompted airlines around the world to inspect certain kinds of airplane engines.




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