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Samsung Offices Raided In An Investigation Involving A Dressage Horse

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 7:04pm

The manufacturer is suspected of giving as much as $3 million in secret to support the equestrian training and Olympic dreams of the daughter of a close adviser to President Park Geun-hye.

Smith & Wesson To Change Name To Reflect Diverse Holdings

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 5:16pm

Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. is asking its shareholders to approve a change in the company's name to American Outdoor Brands Corp. Its guns will keep their famous name.

In Surprise Move, India Voids 500 And 1,000 Rupee Bills To Fight Corruption

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 4:24pm

The change was announced just hours before it took effect. The prime minister said the move would crack down on the country's expansive black market which, he said, is used to fund terrorism.

Iran, France, And China To Develop $6 Billion Gas Field In The Persian Gulf

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 3:41pm

The deal marks the first Western energy investment in Iran since the loosening of sanctions in January.

Climate Conference Aims To Put Paris Agreement Into Action

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 3:39pm

Leaders from 195 nations are meeting in Morocco to come up with specific plans for carrying out a worldwide plan to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.

Is A Shifting Political Climate Slowing Global Trade?

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 1:49pm

For decades, global trade has been transforming the world's economy. But the days of explosive trade growth may be at an end. Analysts say fewer new trade agreements may be a factor in the slowdown.

Weary Press Corps Can Celebrate Election's End, Then Survey Wreckage

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 7:11am

There's been a fair amount to admire in media coverage of Donald Trump and the 2016 race — but NPR's David Folkenflik thinks that on reflection, many journalists will feel more ambivalence than pride.

Supreme Court Revisits 2008's Housing Collapse With Banking Test Cases

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 2:37am

Miami claims bank foreclosures in 2008 targeted black and Latino homeowners. When they defaulted, property values fell, which meant a drop in taxes. The city wants the right to sue the banks.

Jurors Award $3 Million In Damages In Defamation Suit Against Rolling Stone

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 8:27pm

Last week, the jury found that a story about an alleged gang rape on campus defamed an administrator of the University of Virginia. When claims in the piece were challenged, the magazine retracted it.

What's Hot On Netflix? A Startup Aims To Track Ratings In The Streaming Age

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:35pm

Companies like Nielsen aren't able to easily measure the new ways people watch TV since Netflix and Amazon don't release their viewing numbers. Now a startup called Symphony aims to fill the void.

Study Finds Many Companies Require Non-Compete Clauses For Low-Wage Workers

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 3:17pm

A recent study finds many companies require low-wage employees to sign non-compete clauses. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Evan Starr, assistant professor at the University of Maryland business school.

Media Companies Struggle To Gauge TV Ratings In Age Of Netflix

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 3:17pm

Netflix and other streaming services don't release ratings data. This makes it a hard company to negotiate with and makes it hard for competitors to know what they're up against.

Earthquake Shakes Oklahoma Oil Storage Hub

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 12:04pm

The magnitude 5.0 quake damaged buildings in Cushing, Okla., the largest commercial crude oil storage center in North America. No damage to oil storage facilities or nearby pipelines was reported.

Economic Issues Are Prevalent In This Year's Presidential Campaign

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:07am

Steve Inskeep talks to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities' Jared Bernstein, who's an ex-Obama aid. And, Peter Morici of the University of Maryland, who's a conservative syndicated columnist.

Poverty Wages For U.S. Child Care Workers May Be Behind High Turnover

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:01am

The high cost of child care is a strain for many families in the U.S., yet child care workers average less than $10 an hour. This strain on workers hurts babies and toddlers, too, researchers say.

VW Chairman Now Included In German Prosecutor's Volkswagen Emissions Probe

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 10:01am

The news comes more than one year after Hans Dieter Pötsch was named chairman; for 12 years, he was Volkswagen's chief financial officer.

Local New York Restaurant Preps For Election Day Party Bustle

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 7:09am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to business owner Daniele Kucera, whose restaurant Etcetera Etcetera is located right between Clinton and Trump's election night party venues in midtown New York.

Middle-Class Americans Face Biggest Strain Under Rising Obamacare Costs

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 7:09am

Last month, officials announced health care costs under the Affordable Care Act are expected to rise 22 percent. Rachel Martin speaks with Lindsay Travnicek, an Arizona woman who may forgo coverage.

Firearms Industry Soars Amid Election-Year Angst, Shattering Records

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 4:45pm

Political rhetoric and the specter of increased regulation have firearm enthusiasts "panicked," one gun shop owner says. And that worry has translated to one thing nationwide: skyrocketing gun sales.

Decline In U.S. Manufacturing Hits African-Americans Hardest

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 4:11pm

Scott Paul and Gerald Taylor of the Alliance for American Manufacturing discuss a report on how manufacturing decline in the U.S. has left many African-American communities spiraling toward poverty.

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