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Mixing Business And The Presidency, Trump To Hold Fundraiser At His Washington Hotel

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 4:00am

The president is using the Trump International Hotel, blocks from the White House, to raise money for his campaign operation, which has generated revenue for Trump businesses.

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Enrollees Who Work Still Need Medicaid, Kaiser Survey Shows

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 3:57am

Rachel Martin talks to Diane Rowland of the Kaiser Family Foundation, about a misconception: If a person on Medicaid gets a job, than their health insurance needs will be taken care of.

Pharmacy Executive Sentenced To Prison For His Role In Meningitis Case

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 3:57am

The former co-owner of a pharmaceutical firm was sentenced to 9 years in prison for his role in a deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis. The disease was spread by injections of contaminated medicine.

In This LA Neighborhood, Protest Art Is A Verb

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 3:34am

About a third of Boyle Heights' 90,000 residents live below the poverty line. But lower rents have attracted art galleries to the area, and that is drawing the ire of residents and activists.

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Facial Recognition May Boost Airport Security But Raises Privacy Worries

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 3:03pm

If you travel from Boston's Logan Airport to Aruba on JetBlue you can use your face as identification rather than a passport. Similar experiments in facial recognition are underway at other airports.

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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.

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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.

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