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'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Goes On Trial On Securities Fraud Charges

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 2:57pm

Shkreli is charged with committing a series of frauds well before he became "the most hated man in America." He's been livestreaming and spending lavishly, though according to his lawyer, he's broke.

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'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Goes On Trial For Securities Fraud

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 2:57pm

Shkreli is charged with committing a series of frauds well before he became "the most hated man in America." He's been live-streaming and spending lavishly, though according to his lawyer, he's broke.

(Image credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

After Decline Of Steel And Coal, Ohio Fears Health Care Jobs Are Next

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 1:48pm

Health care jobs now outnumber manufacturing jobs in Jefferson County, Ohio. Hospital administrators worry that Republican plans to cut Medicaid will lead to layoffs.

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High Court To Hear Case Of Cake Shop That Refused To Bake For Same-Sex Wedding

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:48pm

Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver says a state law compelling him to produce wedding cakes for gay couples violates his right to free speech.

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'One Nation Under Gold' Explores America's Obsession With One Precious Metal

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:17pm

Author James Ledbetter says many of the nation's worst economic catastrophes happened while on the gold standard. His new book traces the fascination with gold as a symbol of permanence and quality.

More Health Problems Reported With Hair And Skin Care Products

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 11:42am

Manufacturers are not required to tell the Food and Drug Administration about safety issues with cosmetics or hair and skin care products. That can leave people in the dark about health risks.

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How Will Things Change For Shoppers After Amazon Buys Whole Foods?

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 6:35am

It was recently announced that Amazon was going to acquire Whole Foods, giving the web giant a physical presence in nearly 450 locations across the country.

Senate Republicans Have Their Work Cut Out For Them With Health Bill

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 6:34am

Senators could have another bit of information on Monday to help their decision-making. The Congressional Budget Office is expected to give its assessment of the bill's impact.

Takata Files For Bankruptcy Protection Over Air Bag Troubles

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 3:58am

Crippled by lawsuits and recall costs over faulty air bags, the auto parts maker filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan and the U.S. David Greene talks to Charles Tatelbaum, a bankruptcy attorney.

Los Angeles Moves Closer To Legalizing Sidewalk Food Vendors

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 3:58am

A campaign to legalize street vending is gaining strength from local resistance to President Trump's immigration policies — and fears that infractions could lead to deportation.

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Hundreds Of Carrier Factory Jobs To Move To Mexico

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 3:58am

In Indianapolis, hundreds of Carrier factory jobs there are moving to Mexico. That's the furnace plant where, in December, President Trump said he made a deal to save some other jobs.

Overwhelmed By Air Bag Troubles, Takata Files For Bankruptcy Protection

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 10:24pm

Long crippled by lawsuits and recall costs over its faulty air bags, Takata, the Japanese auto parts maker, filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan and the U.S. on Sunday.

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Overwhelmed By Air Bag Troubles, Takata Files For Bankruptcy Protection

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 10:24pm

Long crippled by lawsuits and recall costs over its faulty air bags, Takata, the Japanese auto parts maker, filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan and the U.S. on Sunday.

(Image credit: Shizuo Kambayashi/AP)

Paid Line-Holders Find Worth In The Wait

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 7:06am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks Robert Samuel about Same Ole Line Dudes, his line-waiting business, and what New Yorkers want but don't want to wait in line for.

Insurance Companies Concerned About The Future Of Medicaid Under GOP Plan

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 7:06am

The Senate's healthcare bill would make big changes to the government's Medicaid program. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with John Baackes, CEO of L.A. Care Health Plan.

People Of Coal-Rich Northern Cheyenne Torn Between Jobs And Sacred Culture

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 6:00am

Despite high unemployment and poverty, the tribe has never touched the billions of tons of coal underneath its land. But new opportunities from the Trump administration could change that.

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What Would Human Resources Do?: Some Advice For Trump As He Recruits And Staffs Up

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 4:11am

Between President Trump being a newcomer to D.C. and a swirl of chaos, the White House is lagging behind other administrations in hiring. But experts NPR spoke to have some tips.

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Some U.S. States Relax Restrictions On Cladding Suspected In Grenfell Tower Fire

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 8:02am

Changes to building codes in some U.S. jurisdictions may allow the use of siding similar to that of Grenfell Tower in London. A fire at the apartment building killed at least 79 people last week.

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Drone Company Leaders Meet With Trump To Ask For More Clarity On Rules

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 7:01am

This week, U.S. drone companies met with President Trump to discuss industry regulations. NPR's Melissa Block talks with April Glaser of Recode about how these companies actually want more regulation.

Health Insurers Anxious Over Uncertainty Of What Comes Next

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 7:01am

Proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act mean an uncertain future for insurance companies on the exchange. While some areas are struggling, others are seeing insurers come into their markets.

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