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What Does "National Emergency" Actually Mean?

3 hours 37 sec ago

President Trump asked Congress for funds to build an extension of the wall on the border with Mexico. Congress refused, so Trump declared a national emergency. But what does that mean?

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This City Told Amazon And Google: No Incentives For You

5 hours 46 sec ago

Amazon canceled plans for a New York City HQ after meeting stiff opposition over big tax breaks and other incentives. A California mayor refused to offer similar incentives but landed Google anyway.

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Is Venmo Changing Your Money Habits? Tell Us About It

6 hours 12 min ago

Has Venmo changed the way you talk to your friends? And do you have questions about how to use it?

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News Brief: Trump To Declare National Emergency For Border Wall

15 hours 12 min ago

President Trump says he will sign a border funding compromise to avert a shutdown, but will also declare a national emergency in order to build a border wall. Also, Amazon cancels plans for New York.

Why Amazon Canceled Its NYC Plans

15 hours 13 min ago

Amazon says it will abandon plans to open one of its headquarters in New York. The announcement came abruptly, after New York leaders spent months campaigning for the facility.

Your Questions, Answered ❤️

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 5:04pm

Today we answer listener questions about age discrimination; how work hours are counted; and whether the economy is running out of people to take jobs.

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Americans Tightened Their Belts And It Might Hurt Economic Numbers Important To Trump

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 4:46pm

What started off as a strong holiday shopping season ended with a whimper, as December retail sales posted the sharpest drop in nine years. That could mean GDP growth will miss the president's target.

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Florists Fear A 'No-Deal' Brexit Would Wilt The Flower Business

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 3:53pm

U.K. flower shop owners who rely on shipments from the Netherlands are concerned about how leaving the European Union without a withdrawal agreement will affect them.

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Airbus Will End Production Of Massive A380 Jetliner

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 3:43pm

It's a plane so big it can carry the population of a tiny town. But more efficient jets and airports have changed the market, so Airbus will no longer make the massive A380 jetliner.

What You Need To Know About The $22 Trillion National Debt

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 3:43pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Jason Furman, former chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Obama, about the national debt that's currently at $22 trillion.

Greeting Cards Are Still A Thing In The Digital Age. Thanks, Millennials

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:30am

Greeting card companies have weathered some tough times as more people send good wishes online. But millennials are purchasing more cards, which has helped stabilize the industry.

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Amazon Drops Plans For New York Headquarters

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:01am

An Amazon spokeswoman told NPR that this decision is not reversible, and the company plans no further negotiations. The company will not search for a new HQ location.

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Anger, Confusion Over Dwindling Refunds. Is Trump's Tax Plan To Blame?

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 9:46am

Tax refunds so far have been smaller than last year's. Some taxpayers kept a bigger share of their income, but for others it reflects an overhaul that rewarded high earners the most.

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Planet Money's Podcast 'The Indicator' Tackles History Of Bonds

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 4:02am

Governments all over the world use bonds to raise money. We examine how the the first bond came to be, and how it transformed the way governments borrow money.

When Your Shared Netflix Account Outlasts The Relationship

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 4:01am

Sharing of online streaming video and music passwords among sweethearts is a territorial marker, like wearing a boyfriend's sweater. But what happens to custody of the accounts when the love is gone?

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Airbus To Stop Production Of A380 Superjumbo Jet

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 3:43am

The European company says it has no reason to continue production after its biggest customer cut back its orders. Despite much fanfare, the double-decker plane has struggled to find a market.

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The Strike That Changed U.S. Labor

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 4:59pm

The 1937 agreement between GM and the United Auto Workers union ushered in a period of strength for organized labor. Today, labor is nowhere near as powerful as it used to be. What happened?

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Why A Stranded Norwegian Plane Is A Consequence Of U.S. Sanctions On Iran

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 3:10pm

A Norwegian plane that made an emergency landing in Iran is stranded, due to unintended effects of U.S. sanctions. The plane needs new engine parts, but importing them is prohibited by the sanctions.

How Galentine's Day Went From A Sitcom Hit To A Commercial Holiday

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 3:10pm

The sitcom Parks and Recreation created Galentine's Day as a celebration of lady friendships. Almost a decade later, it has fully left the realm of TV and entered capitalist reality.

Levi Strauss Wants To Stretch Its Pockets With Second Go At IPO

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 2:23pm

The denim company, which patented blue jeans in 1873, is planning to go public in one of the most high-profile IPOs of the year. Still controlled by Strauss descendants, it's been private since 1985.

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