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The Role Of Lawsuits In Addressing The Opioid Crisis

3 hours 53 min ago

States are battling the pharmaceutical industry in court to curb the opioid epidemic. NPR's Jennifer Ludden asks Richard Ausness, a law professor at the University of Kentucky, about the tactic.

Tesla Stock Tumbles Again, Following CEO Elon Musk's 'NYT' Interview

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 4:57pm

Tesla's stock has been dropping precipitously, following a New York Times interview, in which CEO Elon Musk described being exhausted and under immense pressure.

Trump Asks SEC To Study How Often Corporations Are Required To Report Earnings

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 3:29pm

In a tweet, President Trump said switching from quarterly reporting to every six months would save companies money and give them more flexibility.

Donald Trump's Economic Strategy... Maybe?

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 2:58pm

Wall Street Journal Chief Economics Commentator Greg Ip explains President Donald Trump's emerging economic strategy.

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Texas Tightens Disclosure Rules Following Medicaid Investigation

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 9:56am

Officials in Texas are responding to the findings of an investigation by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity into drugmakers' influence over medication choices for Medicaid patients.

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Hospitals Battle For Control Over Fast-Growing Heart-Valve Procedure

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 4:00am

Medicare limits payments for minimally invasive replacement of aortic valves to hospitals with large numbers of heart procedures. But smaller facilities are crying foul.

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Chipotle To Retrain Employees After Latest Outbreak Of Food Poisoning

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 2:33am

The announcement comes after health officials said an outbreak last month that sickened nearly 650 customers in Ohio was caused by a bacteria that thrives in food kept warm for long periods.

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Cannabis Producer Gets $4 Billion Investment From Beer Company

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 10:20pm

The giant influx of cash from Constellation Brands is the largest strategic investment in the cannabis market to date. It nearly quadruples the alcohol company's stake in Canopy Growth to 38 percent.

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Walmart And Others Offer Workers Payday Loan Alternative

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 4:59pm

When lower income working Americans have an unexpected expense, many turn to high-cost loans and get in financial trouble. More employers are giving them a much cheaper way to get emergency cash.

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We Buy A Cryptokitty!

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 3:44pm

Today on The Indicator: Cardiff and Stacey go deep into the world of the blockchain... to buy a cartoon cat.

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Journalists Nationwide Push Back Against President Trump's Anti-Media Rhetoric

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 3:33pm

More than 300 papers have heeded the call of The Boston Globe to run editorials on Thursday standing up for the press in the face of President Trump's ongoing anti-media rhetoric.

U.S. Sues Operators Of Pirate Texas Station Known As 'Alex Jones Radio'

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 12:58pm

The operators told the FCC they didn't recognize its right to regulate them. They were hit with a $15,000 penalty "for willful and repeated violation" of laws. Now the FCC has brought in the DOJ.

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Are Job Ads Targeting Young Workers Breaking The Law?

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 6:13am

Many employers use online ads to attract younger workers. Several pending lawsuits are testing whether employers using highly targeted recruitment ads can be sued for age discrimination.

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49 Senators Want To Keep Protections Of Military Lending Act In Place

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 4:08am

The senators question a Trump administration decision to stop enforcing parts of the Military Lending Act. They wrote the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau demanding the administration reconsider.

Farmers Swept Up In Trade Wars, Remember 80's Grain Embargo

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 4:08am

Farmers have worked for decades to lock in global customers. One Kansas farmer says U.S. trade wars threaten that, and remind him of the Soviet grain embargo nearly 40 years ago.

Hundreds Of Newspapers Denounce Trump's Attacks On Media In Coordinated Editorials

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 2:50am

Editorial staff at The Boston Globe coordinated a campaign for hundreds of papers to simultaneously publish opinion pieces defending the role of the free press.

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Where's The Beef? Wyoming Ranchers Bet On Blockchain To Track It

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 4:56pm

The idea is to tag cattle, update their blockchain data with information about their free-range, grass-fed quality of life and sell their beef at a premium.

Journalist Austin Tice's Parents Are Still Fighting For Their Son's Return

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 4:56pm

Journalist Austin Tice has been missing in Syria for six years after being abducted by militants. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with his parents, Debra and Marc Tice, about their fight to bring him home.

This Wyoming Company Is Trying To Put Blockchain To Use In The Agriculture Industry

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 4:56pm

The idea is to tag cattle, update their blockchain data with information about their free-range, grass-fed quality of life and sell their beef at a premium.

Cryptokitties: The Download On Digital Cats

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 4:44pm

How a single cartoon cat can cost $140K.

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