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Restaurants Strive For Equitable Wages With Revenue Sharing

54 min 7 sec ago

Restaurants are trying "revenue sharing" in an attempt to close the wage gap between tipped and not tipped workers, and to help fix the labor shortage in Boston.

Trump's Draft Proposal Makes Tweaks To NAFTA

2 hours 8 min ago

The Trump administration's draft proposal on the North American Free Trade Agreement appears to be seeking only modest changes in the 23-year-old trade deal. On the campaign trail, Trump railed against NAFTA, calling it the worst trade deal ever.

Candy Makers Face Pressure For Lobbying The Trump Administration

2 hours 8 min ago

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Amy Brittain, investigative reporter for The Washington Post, about opportunities American candy manufacturers see in the Trump administration.

Amid Talk Of Tariffs, What Happens To Companies That Straddle The Border?

3 hours 1 min ago

President Trump has called NAFTA a "catastrophe" and threatened to impose a border tax on Mexican imports. How does that impact produce companies with operations on both sides of the border?

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#ThanksForTyping Spotlights Unnamed Women In Literary Acknowledgements

4 hours 8 min ago

A professor shared book acknowledgement pages, where men thanked their wives for typing their manuscripts. #ThanksForTyping soon sparked a conversation on women and their uncredited roles in academia.

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Alaska's Growing Kelp Industry Helps Drive Sea-To-Table Movement

4 hours 39 min ago

While the state has a bountiful coastline, it doesn't have easy access to kelp seed. But scientists are trying to incubate varieties that can be domestically farmed — good news for business owners.

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A Forgotten Shipwreck Imperils Washington's Oysters

6 hours 46 min ago

The sunken Hero, an Antarctic research vessel from the 1960s, is leaking oil into Willapa Bay, where more than half of the state's oysters are grown. And no one knows how to remove it.

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How The Case Of The 'Snuggie' Impacts Tariffs And Trade

13 hours 26 min ago

Last month the U.S. Court of International Trade ruled on a question with millions of dollars at stake: Is the Snuggie a blanket with sleeves or a sleeved garment that looks like a blanket?

In U.S. Restaurants, Bars And Food Trucks, 'Modern Slavery' Persists

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 6:35pm

A new report highlights victims of human trafficking in the food industry, from farm workers to restaurant cooks and wait staff. Some victims are exploited for both sex and labor.

Episode 650: The Genius Behind Get Out

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 4:37pm

Jason Blum makes a lot of movies and makes them cheap. So why are so many turning into blockbusters?

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Launch, Land, Launch — SpaceX Tries Reusing Its Rocket

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 3:48pm

Thursday the private company SpaceX plans on launching a satellite using a rocket that it has launched once before. Reusing equipment could make it cheaper to do business in deep space.

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Good News For Elephants: China's Price Of Ivory Has Plummeted

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 3:28pm

Africa's elephants have been poached by the thousands for their tusks. Many of those tusks are then smuggled to China, one of the largest markets for the banned material.

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Will The EPA Reject A Pesticide, Or Its Own Scientific Evidence?

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 3:02pm

The agency must decide this week whether to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide widely used on produce. The EPA thinks it could pose risks to consumers. But its new head made his name fighting such rules.

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Trump Company Reportedly Looking To Add Another Hotel In Washington, D.C.

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 1:38pm

Ethics experts often criticize the Trump Organization for running a hotel just blocks from the White House. Now, the company might be looking to add a second hotel in the nation's capital.

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Where Have All The Bob Seger Albums Gone?

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 11:36am

In the era of streaming music, everything ever recorded is supposed to be at our fingertips. So how did one of the biggest names in the Classic Rock canon go missing?

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Kushner Family, China's Anbang End Talks Over Manhattan Real Estate Deal

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 9:16am

Anbang had discussed investing more than $400 million to redevelop an office tower owned by Kushner Companies — a deal that raised ethical concerns.

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Westinghouse Files For Bankruptcy Protection, 10 Years After Acquisition By Toshiba

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 8:29am

Through Westinghouse, Toshiba had planned to build four nuclear power reactors — two each in Georgia and South Carolina.

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Brexit Gets Real: Prime Minister May Has Triggered U.K.'s Exit From EU

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 6:20am

"This is an historic moment, from which there can be no turning back. Britain is leaving the European Union," British Prime Minister Theresa May tells the House of Commons.

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California Doubles Down On Efforts To Slow Climate Change

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 4:07am

The Trump administration said it would review tail pipe emissions and fuel standards. But the state of California is doing more to curb emissions from cars.

Wage Deal Averts Threatened Boycott By U.S. Women's Hockey Team

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:02pm

Players demanded better pay — and not just leading up to each Olympic Games, as had been the case. During negotiations, they warned they would sit out the upcoming, U.S.-hosted world championships.

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