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The Loan Ranger

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 3:47pm

Most people think you can't get rid of student loans in bankruptcy. Turns out most people are wrong.

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How Phoenix's Real Estate Market Is Fairing 10 Years After Housing Crisis

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 3:19pm

Phoenix was among the cities hit hardest by the mortgage and foreclosure crisis. Ten years later, the city and its real estate market have rebounded, but no one has forgotten.

Weibo Bans Gay Content — And Quickly Reverses Itself After An Outcry

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 1:29pm

The massive social media company drew outrage for lumping gay-themed content in with violent and pornographic material.

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What John Boehner's Pivot On Cannabis Tells Us About The Legal Weed Boom

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 10:37am

The former House speaker is getting into the marijuana game, illustrating the ironies of the way many Americans think about weed, particularly when it comes to race.

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The 'New Power' Generation: A Manifesto For A More Humane World

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 10:06am

Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms have written a guide for spreading ideas, building movements and staying ahead.

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206 Million Eggs Are Recalled Over Salmonella Fears

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 9:44am

The eggs were sold in nine states, according to the FDA. They are labeled under a number of brands, including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, the Food Lion store brand, Great Value and Sunshine Farms.

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The Renewable Energy Movement Ramps Up In Red States

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 9:06am

Where might you find a city that uses only renewable energy? Try Texas.

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Starbucks Executive Weighs In On Arrests Of 2 Black Men

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 8:11am

Starbucks is being criticized after two black men were arrested in one of its Philadelphia stores. Host Rachel Martin talks to Rosalind Brewer, the company's chief operating officer.

California Experiences An Alarming Spike In Homelessness

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 6:28am

One factor is the growing number of working people living on the margins — one crisis away from homelessness due to soaring rents and housing prices.

Renegotiated NAFTA Deal Could Be Completed In Weeks

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 4:01am

Rachel Martin talks to Christophe Bondy, senior counsel to Canada in free trade talks with the EU last year, about the negotiations underway among Canada, Mexico and the U.S. to rework NAFTA.

FirstEnergy Asks Administration For Help To Get Customers To Pay More

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 4:01am

A bankrupt energy company in Ohio wants the Trump administration to help its struggling coal and nuclear plants. FirstEnergy warns of power outages if the plants close.

Protesters Rally Outside Philadelphia Starbucks After Arrests Of 2 Black Men

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 10:02pm

Demonstrators gathered on Sunday after two black men were arrested on suspicion of trespassing. The men were later released, and the incident has drawn accusations of racial profiling.

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Martin Sorrell Steps Down As CEO Of World's Largest Ad Company

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 4:43pm

WPP, which owns a number of prominent ad agencies, investigated its CEO for allegations of misconduct. Now he's resigning after 33 years, with no comment from WPP on what its investigation uncovered.

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Tax Day 2018: Impacts Of Trump Tax Plan

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 3:50pm

With taxes due this week, NPR's Michel Martin talks with the Brookings Institution's David Wessel about the effect so far of the new tax law, and issues the law will raise in the future.

Facebook Admits 'Enforcement Error' In How It Handled Content From Pro-Trump Duo

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 6:00am

Diamond and Silk are two Internet personalities from North Carolina — also known as Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson — who amassed an enormous following during the 2016 election.

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Congress Does Not Compute

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 2:57pm

The percentage of congressional representatives with a background in computers: THREE

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Philadelphians Drink Less Sugary Soda, More Water, After Tax

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 1:06pm

A new study suggests that residents of Philadelphia are 40 percent less likely to drink sweetened beverages daily compared with people in cities that don't have a soda tax in place.

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Advice From 5 Women And A Guy Who Won $1.25 Million To Do Good

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 9:50am

The winners of the 2018 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship share surprising lessons on life, leadership and gender in the workplace.

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No More Hotel Auditions, Says Union Representing Actors

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 8:50am

SAG-AFTRA is calling for an end to auditions in private hotel rooms or residences, after a spate of sexual harassment allegations against powerful Hollywood figures.

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The Complex Code In A Potato Chip: Why We Love The Flavors We Do

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 7:00am

Much can affect our choice of munchies: gender, age, income and cultural preferences. And our cravings for one of the world's favorite salty snacks — with its myriad flavors — says a lot about us.

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