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After A Sour Decade, Florida Citrus May Be Near A Comeback

3 hours 19 min ago

Recent scientific advances have offered some hopes of recovery to Florida's citrus industry, which has been declining over two decades due to a horrible bacterial disease called citrus greening.

Barbershop: Kellogg's, Breitbart And Self-Tying Shoes

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 4:05pm

Republican consultant Puneet Ahluwalia, consultant Jolene Ivey, and Farajii Muhammad of Listen Up! radio take on "rage donations," corporations getting political and Nike's new self-tying shoe.

A Year After San Bernardino And Apple-FBI, Where Are We On Encryption?

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 12:00pm

The shooting a year ago started a heated debate about government access to secured devices. As such access keeps getting more restricted, calls for "back doors" continue and questions remain.

Silicon Valley 'Bubble' Reflects On Role In Trump Era

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 7:39am

Silicon Valley has been soul searching since the election last month. Tech entrepreneur Ben Parr tells Scott Simon that collaboration with Washington is needed in an age of accelerating technology.

CNN Anchor Christiane Amanpour Concerned For U.S. Journalism In Trump Era

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 7:39am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour about a speech she gave last week in New York calling for the freedom of the press — in the United States.

Indiana Overseas Business Incentives Under Pence Counters Trump's Jobs Deal

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 7:39am

Trump struck a deal this week to keep jobs in Indiana, but an IndyStar investigation found that under Gov. Mike Pence, Indiana awarded millions of dollars to 10 companies that sent jobs overseas.

Episode 739: Finding The Fake-News King

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 6:42pm

We track down a fake-news creator in the suburbs, uncover his empire of fake-news sites, and get him to tell us his secrets.

For Advertisers, Fake News Is Not The Biggest Problem

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 3:12pm

The fake news controversy is rocking the ad industry, with Kellogg's and other brands pulling ads from Breitbart. But advertisers may be more worried about sites that generate fake traffic using bots.

Unemployment Rate Drops To 4.6 Percent, Lowest Level Since 2007

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 7:45am

The U.S. added 178,000 new jobs in November, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which was about what was expected. However, wages dropped slightly, after an 11-cent gain in October.

Is Trump's Deal With Carrier A Form Of Crony Capitalism?

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 3:53am

Steve Inskeep talks with former Commerce Secretary Donald Evans and libertarian economist Tyler Cowen about the problems that arise when a president pressures individual companies to do his bidding.

In Idaho Lumber Country, Trump Voters Wait To See If He Can Jumpstart Jobs

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 6:42pm

The state is a Republican stronghold, but even Idahoans have doubts on whether President-elect Donald Trump can help the timber industry recover after job cuts and a series of mill closures.

Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz Steps Down As CEO

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 5:34pm

Schultz, who joined the coffee chain more than three decades ago, will become executive chairman to focus on innovation and social impact activities. Starbucks President Kevin Johnson will become CEO.

Uber Now Tracks Passengers' Locations Even After They're Dropped Off

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 5:08pm

Its latest update prompts users to allow Uber access to their location, even when the app isn't in use. Uber says the move will improve service and safety, but it raises worries for privacy advocates.

Trump Warns U.S. Companies Will Be Taxed Very Heavily If They Leave Country

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 3:34pm

Trump appeared at a Carrier plant in Indianapolis that will keep 1,000 jobs rather than moving them to Mexico after he intervened.

Giving Tuesday Generates Record Number Of Charitable Donations

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 3:14pm

For a few years, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving has been called #GivingTuesday, hashtag included. This is a day where people donate to organizations and give back, in general. But this year, donation records have skyrocketed. For some, President-elect Trump was their primary motive for giving.

Business Leaders In Trump's Cabinet Pledge Commitment To Populist Message

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 3:14pm

This much is clear: Donald Trump is assembling a very wealthy cabinet. Key players Steve Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross, nominees for Treasury and Commerce respectively, are Wall Street veterans, but they say they are committed to Trump's populist message.

Trump Likely To Face Challenges In Plan To Revitalize Manufacturing

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 3:14pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Mark Muro, senior fellow with the Bookings Institution, about automation in manufacturing and what it means for American workers.

5 Questions About Donald Trump's Cabinet Picks And His Economic Plan

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 3:14pm

Key economic players Steve Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross, nominees for Treasury and Commerce respectively, are Wall Street veterans. Does their selection match up with Donald Trump's populist message?

Trump's Dispute With Las Vegas Hotel Employees Poses Potential Conflict

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 3:14pm

One potential conflict of interest for President-elect Donald Trump could involve his dispute with employees attempting to unionize at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas. The National Labor Relations Board has ruled against Trump, whose company has opposed unionization, but as president, Trump will have the power to appoint new members of the NLRB. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Ruben Garcia, a law professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Journalist On Trump's Potential Conflicts Of Interest: 'They're Everywhere'

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 2:18pm

The New York Times' Eric Lipton says that Donald Trump could take actions as president that would benefit his business holdings. But Lipton doubts congressional Republicans would probe such conflicts.

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