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U.K. Votes To Leave EU; Prime Minister Cameron To Step Down

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 11:27pm

The vote was 52 percent to 48 percent in favor of leaving the EU. Global markets are down in the wake of the news. Prime Minister David Cameron, who advocated remaining in the EU, says he will resign.

VW And Regulators Reportedly Near Emissions Scandal Deal

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 10:42pm

Media reports say a $14 billion settlement is imminent between Volkswagen and U.S. agencies over the company's use of devices to cheat on emissions tests on its diesel engines.

Labor And Business Can Agree On This: Congress Should Act On Immigration

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 6:22pm

Unions and employers both called for congressional action after the Supreme Court blocked White House plans to defer some deportations.

Senators Reach Deal On National GMO Labeling Bill

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 5:39pm

The new bill would require companies to disclose genetically modified ingredients in food products. But critics dislike that this information does not have to appear directly on the food label.

This Startup Wants You To Have Your Disposable Spoon And Eat It, Too

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 3:39pm

An Indian startup sells edible spoons that taste just like crackers, made out of millet, rice and wheat. The company's founder says it's a fun way to encourage people to reduce their plastic waste.

TSA PreCheck Applications Soar Amid Long Lines At Airports

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 2:35pm

They don't take off their shoes, they don't take out their laptops and their numbers are growing every day. Some 16,000 people per day are applying for the government's airport pre-screening program.

Republican Executives Among Business Leaders Endorsing Clinton

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 2:14pm

Clinton's campaign is trying prove that business leaders favor her over businessman Donald Trump, including some Republicans.

It's Decision Time In The U.K.: Voters To Settle 'Brexit' Question

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 9:14am

Should they stay or should they go? The United Kingdom votes today on whether to remain in the European Union. Votes are counted by hand, and the result likely won't be known until Friday morning.

How The Outcome Of The Brexit Vote Could Affect The U.S. Economy

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:01am

David Greene talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution, about how the U.K.'s referendum on whether to leave the European Union might affect Americans.

The View From The Northeast: Economic Concerns

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to political scientist Marion Orr of Brown University and NPR's Domenico Montanaro about economic concerns voters have in the Northeast, and how they might affect the election.

Ticketmaster Issues Free Ticket Vouchers In Lawsuit Settlement

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 3:39pm

Ticketmaster is now making discounts and free tickets available as part of its settlement in a class-action lawsuit over fees. NPR checks in on how well that's working.

What It's Like To Be A Part Of The 'Vanishing Middle Class'

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 1:10pm

Mat Johnson grew up poor, but managed to land in the middle class as an adult. Still, he says, opportunities for advancement are few and far between, and it's all too easy to slide back economically.

Fact Check: Hillary Clinton And Women In The Workforce

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:15pm

Analyzing claims Hillary Clinton made in her Tuesday economic speech, the first of two addresses on the economy.

'They Made It Worse': Michigan Files Suit Against 2 Companies Over Flint Crisis

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:11pm

Two corporations that were hired to assist Flint and advise on handling the water crisis are now accused of negligence, and officials say the damages could reach hundreds of millions of dollars.

Britain's Bookies: Odds Are U.K. Will Stay In E.U.

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:02pm

The polls point to a close Brexit vote on Thursday. But the bookmakers, who've done better than the pollsters recently, say it's more likely that British voters will choose to remain in the E.U.

If Your Job Is To Attract Investments Here, Then 'Brexit' Could Hurt

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:20am

The U.K. is the largest source of foreign investments in the U.S. Representatives of state economic development teams weigh in on the possible impact of a "Brexit" on business in their states.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Obama Administration's Fracking Rules

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 8:17am

A U.S. judge in Wyoming said the Bureau of Land Management can't regulate hydraulic fracturing — because more than a decade ago, Congress specifically excluded fracking from federal oversight.

Safety Product That Uses Fingerprint ID Likely To Irk Some Gun Owners

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

An engineer in Detroit is marketing a device requiring fingerprint identification to unlock a gun's trigger. He's an NRA member and a parent who's wary of entering the national gun debate.

Airbag Replacement Backlog Could Take Years To Ease

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

Tens of millions of U.S. vehicles have Takata airbags that are subject to safety recall. Only 8.4 million airbags have been repaired, and many owners have been waiting months for replacement parts.

Campaign Finance Report: Trump Does A Lot Of Mixing Business With Politics

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

Donald Trump's presidential campaign has steered more than $6 million to various Trump companies over the last year. That's within federal campaign finance boundaries, but raises questions.




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