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Congress Considers Plan To Restructure Puerto Rico's $72 Billion Debt

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 3:30pm

Puerto Rico is short of cash and at risk of defaulting on a $400 million debt payment due May 1. House speaker Paul Ryan pledged to have a plan ready by then to help Puerto Rico find a way to repay its more than $70 billion debt.

Gannett Co., Offers To Buy Tribune Publishing, Owner Of Storied Newspapers

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 3:30pm

Gannett Co., the owner of USA Today, is offering to buy Tribune Publishing in a deal valued at about $400 million. Tribune owns a number of papers in addition to the Chicago Tribune, including the Los Angeles Times and the Baltimore Sun.

Petition Calls For Boycott Of Target's 'Inclusive' Bathroom Policy

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 3:03pm

After Target said employees and customers should use the "facility that corresponds with their gender identity," the American Family Association argued the policy was unsafe for women and kids.

How Much Money Do Uber Drivers Really Make? Send Us Your Screenshots

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 1:36pm

The company sometimes promotes up to $35 an hour to draw in new drivers, but how much do drivers generally make? Drivers, send us a screenshot of your recent week.

Phone, Everlasting: What If Your Smartphone Never Got Old?

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 9:50am

For many of us, when a phone starts slowing down, we face a choice: spend the money to try to fix it — or get a new one. But could there be a phone that would never lose its luster?

Gannett Makes A Bid For Tribune Publishing

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 9:13am

Media giant Gannett, which owns USA Today and many local newspapers, announced Monday morning that it's trying to buy Tribune Publishing, owner of the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune.

These Earth-Saving Robots Might Be The Future Recyclers

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 1:32pm

Apple recently unveiled Liam, a robot with 29 arms that takes apart iPhones so materials can be recycled and reused. As we accumulate more waste, recycling robots like Liam might become more common.

After The Battle, The Harvest: Programs Help Vets Move Into Farming

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 7:19am

As thousands of younger Americans leave the military — which has been downsizing lately — the USDA would like them to consider carrying the torch as older farmers start to retire.

Beverly Hills Plans For Driverless Shuttle Program

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 7:19am

Beverly Hills Mayor John Mirisch tells Rachel Martin about his city's plan to connect residents to a new metro line using driverless shuttles.

As Farmers Age, The Plan To Turn Veterans On To Agriculture

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 7:19am

As American farmers are getting older, a younger cohort is entering the civilian workforce. Government programs are trying to help veterans become farmers for reasons both economic and therapeutic.

Could You Come Up With $400 If Disaster Struck?

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 5:26pm

Almost half of Americans say they couldn't — including people in the middle class. Writer Neal Gabler says it's time to stop saying that anyone can be rich with just hard work.

A Nation Engaged: Trade Stirs Up Sharp Debate In This Election Cycle

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 4:01pm

Americans shared their views on trade with NPR and member stations. One thing is clear: Millions of voters have deep feelings about trade — and often are at odds with each other about it.

#NPRreads: 3 Stories To Soak Up This Weekend

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 7:28am

The premise of #NPRreads is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading and each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

Artist J.M.W. Turner To Be Featured On U.K. £20, Ousting Economist Adam Smith

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 5:47pm

Following a national nomination process for a visual artist to honor, the U.K. has announced the new face of the £20 bill. He's known for landscapes, seascapes and innovative depiction of light.

Shoemaker New Balance Challenges Obama On Trans-Pacific Partnership

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 3:32pm

Shoemaker New Balance is criticizing the Obama administration over the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The company is trying to make a running shoe with 100 percent American parts and feel the trade deal will doom shoes made in the U.S.

Uber Reaches Tentative Settlement With Drivers In Class Action Suits

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 3:32pm

By settling class action lawsuits in California and Massachusetts, Uber will be able to continue to categorize drivers in those states as independent contractors. The company will pay as much as $100 million to about 385,000 drivers in those cases. Drivers in California react to the settlement and explain what it may mean for them — and for their customers.

Missouri's Proposed Religious Freedom Amendment Sets Old Allies At Odds

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 3:23pm

The business community, including solidly GOP-leaning groups, oppose the bill, after seeing the effect of similar measures elsewhere. The blowback has surprised Christian conservatives in Missouri.

Israel's Health Minister To McDonald's: 'Not In Our Country'

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 11:37am

McDonald's is super popular in Israel — the chain even offers potato-starch buns for Passover. But now McD's is fighting back against government accusations that it's "junk food."

More Marketplace Health Plans Ease Access To Some Expensive Drugs

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 11:21am

Complaints from patient groups and increased regulatory oversight appear to be leading to changes in the way some marketplace health plans cover expensive drugs.

'Man, Oh Manichewitz': When The Jewish Wine Was Big With Gentiles, Too

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 9:18am

The wine associated with Jewish tradition was once a huge crossover success. Sammy Davis Jr. was its TV spokesman. At one point, the typical drinker was described as an urban African-American man.

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