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A Spanish Village Stays Afloat, Thanks To Corona Beer Tycoon

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 11:37am

Antonino Fernandez, who made his fortune from Corona beer, died in Mexico in August at 98. But he never forgot where he came from — a tiny village in northern Spain that he helped support for decades.

Trump's Businesses And Potential Conflicts: Sorting It Out

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 6:00am

President-elect Trump has interests in hundreds of businesses. Many government agencies and policies could affect his profits. Here's a look at some of his businesses, and the possible conflicts.

Trump Taps Ben Carson For Secretary Of Housing And Urban Development

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 5:25am

The retired neurosurgeon and former GOP presidential candidate is an unorthodox pick to lead the agency that oversees affordable housing programs and enforces fair housing legislation.

In Victory For Protesters, Army Halts Construction On Dakota Pipeline

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 3:45pm

The Army Corps of Engineers says it's denying a permit for building the oil pipeline right above the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The move comes after months of protests.

2016 Philanthropy Trends: Americans Donate Record $373 Billion

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 7:41am

It's not GoFundMe or Crowdrise but megadonors who are behind the rise in charitable giving. NPR's Ailsa Chang hears from Chuck Collins of the Institute for Policy Studies about the downside to this.

Trump-Taiwan Call Signals Trade Implications, Distancing From Traditional Allies

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 7:41am

Princeton professor Aaron Friedberg, a former Asian affairs adviser to vice president Cheney, shares his concerns about Donald Trump's China policy with NPR's Ailsa Chang.

Tips For The Family Wallet

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 7:41am

Talking about money with family can be tricky. Michelle Singletary, personal finance columnist for the Washington Post, shares tips with NPR's Ailsa Chang and answers listener questions.

Tennessee Wildfires Bring Big Loss For Little Wedding Chapel

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 7:41am

Weddings in Gatlinburg, Tenn., are big business. Among the casualties of this week's fire was Cupid's Chapel of Love, an ultra-kitschy, iconic wedding venue.

After A Sour Decade, Florida Citrus May Be Near A Comeback

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 4:50am

Recent scientific advances have offered some hopes of recovery to Florida's citrus industry, which has been declining over two decades due to a horrible bacterial disease called citrus greening.

Barbershop: Kellogg's, Breitbart And Self-Tying Shoes

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 4:05pm

Republican consultant Puneet Ahluwalia, consultant Jolene Ivey, and Farajii Muhammad of Listen Up! radio take on "rage donations," corporations getting political and Nike's new self-tying shoe.

A Year After San Bernardino And Apple-FBI, Where Are We On Encryption?

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 12:00pm

The shooting a year ago started a heated debate about government access to secured devices. As such access keeps getting more restricted, calls for "back doors" continue and questions remain.

Silicon Valley 'Bubble' Reflects On Role In Trump Era

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 7:39am

Silicon Valley has been soul searching since the election last month. Tech entrepreneur Ben Parr tells Scott Simon that collaboration with Washington is needed in an age of accelerating technology.

CNN Anchor Christiane Amanpour Concerned For U.S. Journalism In Trump Era

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 7:39am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour about a speech she gave last week in New York calling for the freedom of the press — in the United States.

Indiana Overseas Business Incentives Under Pence Counters Trump's Jobs Deal

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 7:39am

Trump struck a deal this week to keep jobs in Indiana, but an IndyStar investigation found that under Gov. Mike Pence, Indiana awarded millions of dollars to 10 companies that sent jobs overseas.

Episode 739: Finding The Fake-News King

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 6:42pm

We track down a fake-news creator in the suburbs, uncover his empire of fake-news sites, and get him to tell us his secrets.

For Advertisers, Fake News Is Not The Biggest Problem

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 3:12pm

The fake news controversy is rocking the ad industry, with Kellogg's and other brands pulling ads from Breitbart. But advertisers may be more worried about sites that generate fake traffic using bots.

Unemployment Rate Drops To 4.6 Percent, Lowest Level Since 2007

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 7:45am

The U.S. added 178,000 new jobs in November, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which was about what was expected. However, wages dropped slightly, after an 11-cent gain in October.

Is Trump's Deal With Carrier A Form Of Crony Capitalism?

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 3:53am

Steve Inskeep talks with former Commerce Secretary Donald Evans and libertarian economist Tyler Cowen about the problems that arise when a president pressures individual companies to do his bidding.

In Idaho Lumber Country, Trump Voters Wait To See If He Can Jumpstart Jobs

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 6:42pm

The state is a Republican stronghold, but even Idahoans have doubts on whether President-elect Donald Trump can help the timber industry recover after job cuts and a series of mill closures.

Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz Steps Down As CEO

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 5:34pm

Schultz, who joined the coffee chain more than three decades ago, will become executive chairman to focus on innovation and social impact activities. Starbucks President Kevin Johnson will become CEO.

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