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Ivanka Trump Talks Female Entrepreneurs And Her Father At W20 Summit In Berlin

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 7:53am

The first daughter said women must have access to credit and mentors, "to encourage this next generation" of female business owners. But remarks about her father drew the biggest reaction.

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Wells Fargo Fake Bank Accounts Scandal Haunts Shareholder Elections

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 4:01am

On Tuesday, Wells Fargo shareholders will vote on whether to fire the vast majority of the bank's board members. That would be an extremely rare event in corporate America.

Trump Administration To Impose 20 Percent Tariff On Canadian Lumber

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 3:41am

In a dispute that dates back decades, the Trump administration announced it will levy a 20 percent tariff on imports of softwood lumber from Canada, which is used primarily in housing construction.

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Senate Confirms Ex-Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue As Agriculture Secretary

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 3:16am

Sonny Perdue grew up on a farm in central Georgia and has owned several agriculture companies. He is not associated with the food company Perdue or the poultry producer Perdue Farms.

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State Department Website Features Trump's For-Profit Club, Mar-A-Lago

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:19pm

A federal government website has a page on President Trump's private Florida resort. Critics say taxpayer-funded resources should not be used to tout the so-called Winter White House.

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What Fish Is Good For Me And The Planet? New Documentary Explores

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 3:52pm

In order to investigate how eating fish affects our health as well as the oceans, author and fisherman Paul Greenberg spent a year eating fish every day.

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U.S. Tobacco Profits Soar Despite Drop In Number Of Smokers

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 3:31pm

Despite a sharp decrease of smokers in the U.S., tobacco companies are more profitable than ever. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Jennifer Maloney of The Wall Street Journal about how cigarette companies have survived and thrived under tighter regulations.

As Rooftop Solar Challenges Utilities, One Aims For A Compromise

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 3:31pm

As more homeowners install solar they're using less energy from their utilities, which in turn hurts their business. One utility in Colorado has forged a deal that may be a model for other states.

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Ailes Accuser Says Fox News Execs Ordered Eavesdropping On Her Digital Devices

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 2:05pm

Suspended Fox News host Andrea Tantaros says the executives tried to intimidate her by arranging to have her private communications spied on and fed to Twitter accounts acting on the network's behalf.

Beyond Sexual Harassment, Lesser Known Scandals Could Cost The Murdochs A $14B Deal

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 5:00am

For the Murdochs, who control Fox News as part of a larger media empire, getting rid of Bill O'Reilly is a move to regain full control of the European broadcasting giant Sky in a $14.6 billion deal.

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Senate To Vote On Sonny Perdue As Trump's Agriculture Secretary

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:00am

Critics say the Agriculture Department, which is responsible for food policy and rural initiatives, is at a disadvantage without a leader. Farmers wonder about the government programs they rely on.

Trump's First 100 Days: Tax And Economic Policies

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:00am

As part of this week's examination of President Trump's first 100 days, David Greene talks to Stephen Moore of the Heritage Foundation about Trump's progress on tax, economic and regulatory policies.

Trump's First 100 Days: Foreign Interests

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:00am

Ethics experts warned that if Trump didn't divest, he would be violating the constitutional ban on benefits from foreign governments. He hasn't divested and his sons are expanding global properties.

From Risking His Life To Saving Lives, Ex-Coal Miner Is Happy To Take The Paycut

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 7:47pm

The "Brave New Workers" series tells stories of Americans adapting to a changing economy. This week: after years working in the coal mines of West Virginia, a miner charts a new career in health care.

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Young Entrepreneurs Find Funky Niche In Products 'Made In Ukraine'

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 4:53pm

Startups and boutique designers make up a small part of Ukraine's economy. But they're making everything from socks to streetwear — and are gaining skills essential for the country's development.

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High-Tech Luxury Juice Start-Up Faces Low-Tech Problem

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 7:07am

The company Juicero sells bagged juice and expensive high-tech presses, but customers realized they could squeeze the juice by hand. Lynn Neary talks with Bloomberg's Olivia Zaleski about the company.

Willy Wonka-Inspired 'Candy Alchemist' Spins Sugar Into Pure Imagination

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 7:07am

A tiny, hard-to-find storefront in Brooklyn is home to the darkly whimsical world of a most unusual candy maker. Eugene J. studied chemical engineering before opening an experimental candy shop.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Eugene J.)

Waste Not, Want Not: Why Aren't More Farms Putting Poop To Good Use?

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 7:00am

Digesters convert livestock manure into electricity. Farmers can use it to power their operations or even sell some back to the grid. But some have found the technology too pricey to maintain.

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Student Loans: You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 6:09am

Is trade school the ticket? Does the middle class have the worst debt woes? Listeners weigh in with burning student loan questions.

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Buy A 3-Pack Of Wedding Rings, In Case You Lose One

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 7:14am

Brighton Jones co-founded Enso rings — they're squishy, stretchy and colorful. His is one of many companies now making alternatives to metal wedding bands.

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