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What's At Stake For Canada In NAFTA

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 7:07am

The NAFTA talks have not been going well and have left many concerned about the future of the trade deal. We look at what's at stake for Canada if an agreement can't be reached.

How Russian Propaganda Spreads On Social Media

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 6:05am

Experts say such propaganda sows divisions within society by confirming beliefs. Facebook, Google and Twitter officials are testifying this week about Russian influence on the 2016 election.

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The Russia Investigations: Countdown To The Big Show; Republicans Strike Back

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 6:00am

D.C. laces up for a social media marathon in Congress and an explosive Washington Post story helps the White House and GOP go on offense against Hillary Clinton.

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Hunting Conservation Group Objects To Arby's Venison

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 5:30am

Arby's has "got the venison" now and is marketing these new sandwiches to hunters. But an organization of hunters, anglers and conservationists has beef with it.

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Buffalo Area Warily Eyes The Renegotiation Of NAFTA

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 4:56am

Global trade has cost the region plenty of manufacturing jobs over the years, but today a lot of companies have learned how to take advantage of the trade agreement.

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Solar Industry Anxious Ahead Of Tariff Decision

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 7:09am

A U.S. trade commission next week will recommend whether to impose tariffs on cheap solar panels from Asia. The industry is divided over whether trade protection would cost jobs or create them.

Some Black Americans Turn To Informal Economy In The Face Of Discrimination

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 3:45pm

More than half of black Americans say they've experienced racial discrimination in hiring, promotions and pay, according to a new poll. For some, the answer is to become their own boss.

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How Consumers Could Be Affected If CVS And Aetna Merge

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 3:40pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Amanda Starc, associate professor of strategy at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management, about the implications of a potential CVS and Aetna merger. She says that consumers will probably not see a reduction in their prescription drug prices, if the deal goes through.

Here's What's In That $300 Million Whitefish Contract

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 2:26pm

The contract with Puerto Rico's power authority says it was approved by FEMA. But FEMA says it did not approve the contract and has not paid any money on it yet.

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U.S. GDP Beats Expectations, Growing At 3 Percent

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 11:04am

Before catastrophic hurricanes hit the U.S., economists had been expecting an even stronger showing for the third quarter.

Too Fast For Safety? Poultry Industry Wants To Speed Up The Slaughter Line

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 7:00am

The National Chicken Council says the move is needed to keep pace with international competitors. But worker and food-safety advocates say this could cause more stress and injuries.

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Journalist Mark Halperin Joins List Of Men Accused Of Sexual Harassment

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 4:05am

Political journalist Mark Halperin joins a small but quickly growing number of prominent figures in media and entertainment who face multiple accusations of sexual harassment.

Pharmaceutical Founder Arrested In Alleged Nationwide Opioid Scheme

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 5:44pm

John Kapoor, who co-founded Insys Therapeutics, has been charged with racketeering and fraud for allegedly bribing doctors to overprescribe the company's powerful opioid spray.

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Twitter Says It Will Ban Ads From Russian News Agencies After Interference In 2016 Election

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 3:42pm

Twitter has said it will ban all ads from Russian news agencies effective immediately. The company made the decision as a result of role these agencies had in interfering with the 2016 election.

How Politics Have Complicated Business For Kushner Companies

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 3:42pm

Jared Kushner is both a Senior Advisor and son-in-law to President Trump, and, like the president, he and his family were in the real estate business before getting into politics. The Kushner Companies' troubled development on 5th Avenue in New York City shows how politics have complicated that business.

Celebrity Chef John Besh Leaves Company After 25 Allegations Of Harassment

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 3:42pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks to food critic Brett Anderson of The Times-Picayune about his reporting regarding sexual harassment in the prominent Besh Restaurant Group in New Orleans.

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Celebrity Chef John Besh Leaves Company After 25 Allegations Of Harassment

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 3:42pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks to food critic Brett Anderson of The Times-Picayune about his reporting regarding sexual harassment in the prominent Besh Restaurant Group in New Orleans.

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How 5 Tech Giants Have Become More Like Governments Than Companies

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 3:20pm

New York Times tech columnist Farhad Manjoo warns that the "frightful five" — Amazon, Google, Apple, Microsoft and Facebook — are collectively more powerful than many governments.

Mark Halperin Leaves Contributor Role At MSNBC Amid 'Very Troubling' Allegations

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 12:22pm

Shortly after five women told CNN that Halperin had sexually harassed them during his time at ABC News, the political journalist acknowledged he'd be taking a "step back from my day-to-day work."

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Congress Paves Way For Tax Legislation By Passing Budget Resolution

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 11:51am

The Senate-approved resolution passed the House narrowly on Tuesday, 216-212, with 20 Republicans voting no and House Speaker Paul Ryan even having to cast a rare vote to help ensure its passage.

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