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Sales Of Short-Term Insurance Plans Could Surge If Health Law Is Relaxed

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 4:00am

Consumer advocates say that these short-term policies, often in force for six months or less, don't have important safeguards that customers need. But the coverage can be cheaper.

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Last Chance To Sign Up For Obamacare, For 2017 And Maybe Forever

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 3:55am

People continue to enroll in Affordable Care Act coverage, even as huge questions loom about where millions of people will find health care in a year.

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Is Today's Google Doodle A Poke At The Trump Administration?

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 4:16pm

Fred Korematsu fought the internment camps for Japanese-Americans during World War II. Today he would be 98. But Google's choice to make him the Doodle focus doesn't seem like a total coincidence.

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Labor Unions Appear Set For More State-Level Defeats In 2017

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 4:12pm

Kentucky has already enacted a bill that would prohibit labor unions from forcing non-union members to pay fees to the union. Lawmakers in Missouri and New Hampshire are debating similar bills.

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Privacy Paradox: What You Can Do About Your Data Right Now

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 12:17pm

How can you stay digitally connected without feeling intruded upon? WNYC's five-day plan hopes to take the mystery out of digital privacy and improve lives both online and off.

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CNN Beefs Up Investigative Reporting

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 12:00pm

The new effort will be guided by two legendary investigative journalists, will involve at least a dozen new hires and the creation of a new digital home for the new unit.

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A Sip Of History: The Hidden Wine Cellars Under The Brooklyn Bridge

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 11:22am

The cool, dark caverns were a perfect place to store even the most delicate wines — and the income they generated helped offset construction costs of the massive 19th-century engineering project.

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Starbucks Says It Will Hire 10,000 Refugees Worldwide In Next 5 Years

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 10:00am

Airbnb, Lyft and Uber also announced plans to pay, house or otherwise support refugees both in and out of the U.S. who are affected by President's Trump's executive order on immigration.

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Trump Acts To Roll Back Regulations On Businesses

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 9:49am

Cutting regulations is easier said than done, requiring a lengthy process involving public comment.

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There Aren't Enough Women in Tech. Here's Why.

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 9:22am

There's a problem in Silicon Valley. The problem is diversity. Here's what one University did about it.

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Trump Immigration Order Strongly Criticized By Tech Executives

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 3:58am

Silicon Valley tech leaders are coming out against the Trump administration's executive action on immigration. The order directly affects employees and international business at many of the companies.

Top Tech Company Leaders Say They Would Not Exist Without Immigrants

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 6:41pm

Google, Apple, Facebook and Twitter are among companies in the tech and travel sectors which had a strong and swift reaction to President Donald Trump's executive orders on refugees and immigration.

Tech Executives Fiercely Criticize Trump Immigration Order

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 12:18pm

Leaders in the U.S. tech sector say President Trump's executive order banning immigrants from some Muslim-majority countries will sow confusion in their businesses and undercut its growing diversity.

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Luxury Condos To Prepare For Doomsday

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 7:25am

Larry Hall is the C.E.O. of the Survival Condo Project — bunkers built as luxury apartments. He talks with Lulu Garcia-Navarro about the structure, built in a converted missile silo.

Trump Follows Mayor Bloomberg's Ethics Steps; Critics Call That Inadequate

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 5:07am

President Trump has loosely followed former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's model for managing his wealth while in office, but the risk isn't the same.

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Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Could Hear Case Affecting Trump Golf Courses

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 5:04am

When President Trump nominates a new Supreme Court justice, he will be choosing someone who may rule on a case affecting golf course profits. The case helps illustrate Trump's conflicts of interest.

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Ahead Of Trump's First Jobs Report, A Look At His Remarks On The Numbers

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 5:03am

Throughout the campaign, Donald Trump questioned the government's unemployment figures. Will that continue, now that he is the president?

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Countries Listed On Trump's Refugee Ban Don't Include Those He Has Business With

Sat, 01/28/2017 - 5:28pm

President Donald Trump's refugee ban in the Middle East could be one of the first conflicts of interest for the president, as his bans avoided nations that he has business ties in.

As Trump Reboots Pipeline Expansion, An Unexpected Delay Emerges

Sat, 01/28/2017 - 8:00am

The projects will need to be approved through the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, but a resignation will leave that five-person panel with just two members — too few for a quorum.

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Episode 750: Retraining Day

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 7:54pm

When an American loses his/her job to trade, there's program to help. It's been around for decades. It makes a lot of sense. It is a generous program. And almost nobody's heard of it. But why?

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