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Trump Administration Plans To Extend Steel And Aluminum Tariffs To Canada, Mexico And EU

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 3:20pm

The Trump administration is extending steel and aluminum tariffs to Canada, Mexico, and the European Union Thursday. The move is likely to trigger retaliatory tariffs on U.S. exports.

When Scientists Develop Products From Personal Medical Data, Who Gets To Profit?

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 3:07pm

Data from patient medical records are being used to develop commercial products. What rights do we have over the use of our personal health information?

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Could A Diesel Ban In Hamburg, Germany, Cause More Pollution? Some Residents Worry

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 10:15am

The partial ban went into effect Thursday. Many Germans question whether the ban is an environmental milestone or a political shell game that could end up creating more pollution.

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Trump Administration Imposes Steel, Aluminum Tariffs On EU, Canada And Mexico

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 8:51am

The tariffs have been threatened for months — and will likely lead to retaliatory measures. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the tariffs are based on national security concerns.

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Sears Will Close 72 More Stores, After Quarterly Drop In Sales Of Nearly 12 Percent

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 6:56am

Sears Holdings Corp., which controls both Sears and Kmart, says it has "identified approximately 100 non-profitable stores."

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The EU Steels For Tariffs

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 4:08am

The U.S. rebuffed EU efforts to get an exemption from steel and aluminum tariffs due to take effect at the end of this week. Rachel Martin talks with EU Ambassador to the U.S. David O'Sullivan.

Italy's Global Market Impact

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 4:08am

The widening political crisis in Italy sent stock prices falling around the world this week, though the market has begun to rebound. Rachel Martin talks with economic analyst Philip Suttle.

Federal Reserve Proposes Changes To Volcker Rule

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 4:08am

The Federal Reserve has voted to consider changes to the Volcker rule, which blocks banks from trying to make money with speculative investments.

Abe: Japan 'Cannot Accept' New Tariffs On U.S. Auto Imports

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 4:00am

In remarks to the legislature, the prime minister said the possibility that the U.S. would raise the duty on auto imports from his country as high as 25 percent is "hard for Japan to understand."

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Money For Moms

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 4:01pm

After six years of preparation, an ambitious new experiment will study the effects of income on the development of infant brains.

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Mormon Funeral Potatoes: The Carb-Heavy Meal For The End of The World

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 7:00am

Call it disaster preparedness cooking: A Utah company began running Facebook ads for an instant version of a staple Mormon comfort food ... because pantries should be stocked for the Second Coming.

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Trump Administration Announces New Restrictions On China

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 6:41am

Steve Inskeep talks to Peter Navarro, director of the White House National Trade Council, about the tariffs the administration plans to impose on China. Navarro calls it a "historic decision."

David Copperfield Found Negligent, But Won't Pay For Injury During Magic Act

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 5:06am

A British tourist sued the famed illusionist for what he said was a slip and fall and serious brain injury incurred while acting as a volunteer for an on-stage trick in 2013.

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Shifting Trade Talks With China Head Toward Confrontation

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 4:02am

David Greene talks to Amy Celico, who was in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative under President George W. Bush, about the U.S. moving forward with punitive tariffs.

Fishermen Say They Were Misled About Brexit Vote

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 4:02am

Many British fishermen voted to leave the European Union, hoping they would get more control over fishing rights in British waters. But as Brexit negotiations drag on, that hope is fading.

Why Some Patients Getting Drugmakers' Help Are Paying More

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 4:00am

Some health plans are refusing to count the copayment assistance offered by drugmakers as part of a patient's deductible. That means some patients are paying thousands of dollars more out-of-pocket.

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Stocks Plummet Amid Fears About Italy's Political Crisis

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 5:20pm

The possibility that Italy might consider leaving the eurozone is spooking a lot of investors in the United States and elsewhere.

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Banking's Regulation Rollback

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 4:26pm

Last week, Congress and President Trump passed a bill rolling back regulation put in place by the 2010 Dodd Frank banking reform bill. We look at what changed and what it means.

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Thousands Of Starbucks Stores Close For Racial Bias Training

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 3:18pm

Starbucks closed thousands of stores across the country Tuesday for racial bias training. The sessions were closed to the public, but the company hosted an event for reporters in New York.

Investors Concerned Over Especially Polarizing Political Crisis In Italy

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 3:18pm

A political crisis in Italy is nothing unusual. But this one is roiling financial markets, raising fears about populism and the future of the euro.




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