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Wall Street Thinks Netflix Is The Next Big Thing

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 5:48pm

Market analysts see parallels with Tesla and Amazon as the company spends big to grow its business ahead of immediate profits.

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Chipotle Stocks Dip After Some Va. Customers Report Illness

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 5:31pm

Chipotle temporarily closed a Sterling, Va., restaurant to sanitize it. A company representative told NPR that the reported symptoms were consistent with norovirus.

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As Cities Raise Minimum Wages, Many States Are Rolling Them Back

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 3:39pm

Legislatures and city halls are battling over who gets to set the minimum wage, and increasingly, the states are winning. Business groups argue that complying with disparate city laws is too complex.

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As Production Ramps Up, Alaska Prepares To House F-35 Fighter Jets

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 3:28pm

The F-35 aircraft is advertised as the best fighter jet ever. It's also the most expensive. The contractor for the plane is ramping up production of the aircraft and that means they'll have to be based somewhere. In Alaska, preparations are underway to house the jets, which will bring the state both money and jobs.

Tennessee Insurance Commissioner Outlines What GOP Failure Means For Health Care

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 3:28pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Tennessee Insurance Commissioner Julie McPeak about what the collapse of the Better Care Reconciliation Act means for Tennessee.

It Is A Truth Universally Acknowledged That Jane Austen Pairs Well With Tea

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 2:21pm

Pinkies up, Janeites! We mark the bicentennial of Austen's death with a look at her relationship with a beloved cuppa.

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White House Highlights 'Made In America' Products From Each State

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 12:12pm

Some of the products showcased at a White House event were clearly iconic, like Stetson cowboy hats from Texas. Some were less obvious, like door hinges from Missouri.

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England Unveils New 10-Pound Note Featuring Jane Austen

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:18am

The note, which will enter circulation in September, was revealed on the 200th anniversary of Austen's death.

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Repeal And Replace Slogan Fails To Deliver Vote On Obamacare Alternative

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 6:29am

Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Susan Davis and Larry Leavitt, senior vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation, about the collapse of the Republican health care bill in the Senate.

Elon Musk: Artificial Intelligence Poses 'Existential Risk'

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 4:03am

Elon Musk, the billionaire scientist behind Tesla Motors and SpaceX, made a dire warning over the weekend about the future of artificial intelligence to a room full of state leaders.

News Brief: Health Care Bill Is Dead, Russian Compound Discussions

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 4:03am

When 2 GOP senators said they would vote no on a bill to replace Obamacare, it effectively killed the bill. U.S. and Russian diplomats are discussing 2 Russian compounds that U.S. authorities seized.

9 Questions About The Debt Ceiling, Answered

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 4:00am

"It's time for this again?" you ask. Yes. Yes it is. Now you can be prepared for the upcoming battle.

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Kermit The Frog Actor Fired Over 'Unacceptable Business Conduct'

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 3:24am

Steve Whitmire had been the voice of Kermit the Frog for 27 years when he was fired in October by Disney executives. Whitmire is speaking out now on why he was let go.

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#EbonyOwes: 99 Problems And Money Is One

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 7:17pm

A number of writers, editors, photographers and illustrators are still waiting to be paid by the magazine for work that was published in February. The owners say they will "honor [their] commitment."

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Is Your Boss Too Controlling? Many Employees Clash With Micromanagers

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 6:14pm

Managers who can't stop themselves from micromanaging is a big problem for many companies. When employees move on, it's often mentioned as the main reason for their departure.

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Writers Launch #EbonyOwes Twitter Campaign In Demand For Back Pay

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 3:28pm

Ebony Magazine held a beloved place in black households for more than seven decades. But like a lot of magazines, it was feeling pinched between rising costs and falling subscriptions. Ebony was sold last year to a black private equity firm that was very slow to pay its writers what they were owed. Some responded with a scathing social media campaign, EbonyOwes.

Trump's 'Made In America' Week Highlights Products Made In The U.S.

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 3:28pm

The White House is showcasing products that are made in the U.S.A. this week, drawing an unintended contrast with the Trump Organization's own practices of making products overseas.

His Alleged Email Scam Swindled $100 Million. Now, He's Set To Be Extradited

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 12:52pm

Evaldas Rimasauskas is accused of crafting a massive scheme to defraud Google and Facebook of more than $100 million. But the Lithuanian national will appeal the extradition order handed down Monday.

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Elon Musk Warns Governors: Artificial Intelligence Poses 'Existential Risk'

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 9:39am

At a bipartisan governors conference in Rhode Island, the CEO of Tesla urged politicians to impose proactive regulations on AI development.

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Legal Challenges Expected As Seattle Approves Income Tax On High Earners

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:01am

Seattle is among a number of cities in which the tech boom is driving up the cost of living. The highly paid tech workers there are expected to pay a new city income tax to help those who make less.




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