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Holiday Shoppers Expected To Spend Most Money Online

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 3:32pm

Early indications are that Black Friday will be healthy for retailers, But analysts say the Black Friday fever has broken. Almost all the growth in holiday retail sales are in online and mobile shopping. One in six holiday dollars will be spent online giving consumers more bargaining power.

Episode 738: The Russian Rodeo

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 2:55pm

Russia's latest ambition: To build a steak empire. On today's show, a fourth-generation American cowboy teaches Russian ranchers how to make American-style steaks. Some things get lost in translation.

The Favorite Drink Of Italian Grandpas Gets An American Revival

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 11:26am

Amaro is considered "grandpa's drink" and a digestive aid in its native Italy, but not stateside, where this centuries-old, bittersweet liqueur has become popular on cocktail menus.

As Tourists Crowd Out Locals, Venice Faces 'Endangered' List

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 9:53am

Two years ago, UNESCO gave Venice and Italy a deadline to figure out a way to manage the harmful effects of tourism or risk being placed on a World Heritage in Danger list. The deadline has passed.

1 Dead In Nevada Wal-Mart Parking Lot Shooting

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 9:15am

The Thanksgiving night incident reportedly stemmed from a dispute over a parking space.

Black Friday May Start Looking A Little Greener With These Alternatives

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 6:42am

People often reflect on what they're grateful for on Thanksgiving, but then go crazy for Black Friday deals in stores and online. But for some people a family hike is better than a store's deal.

Wal-Mart's Unconventional Approach To Get People To Save: Prizes

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 4:11am

Many Americans don't have enough savings to get through an emergency. Wal-Mart is offering a new program where you can win money by saving money.

Black Friday Isn't The Big Shopping Day That It Used To Be

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 4:11am

Today is Black Friday and it used to be a big holiday shopping day. But times have changed — shoppers now turn out for "Great Thursday." And, more shoppers are going online to buy their gifts.

Will Trump Deliver On Promises To Bring Back Manufacturing Jobs?

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 4:11am

President-elect Donald Trump has promised to bring back manufacturing jobs — even to union members who've historically supported Democrats. But it's not clear how or if Trump can deliver.

Vowing To Roll Back Regulations, Trump Faces Uphill Task

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 4:00am

One reason there are so many regulations is that there are many obstacles to removing them.

Makers of High-End Sports Sedans Climb On The SUV Bandwagon

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 4:09am

Automakers sell more SUVs and trucks than cars. Lower gas prices and high profits make SUVs popular with consumers and carmakers. Brands such as Lamborghini and Jaguar are getting into the SUV game.

After Disorder Threatens Honey Bees, Wild Bees Get More Pollinating Jobs

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 4:09am

Beekeepers are still losing honey bees to colony collapse disorder, though the crisis isn't as bad as a few years ago. Scientists are looking at other kinds of bees to pollinate crops: wild ones.

Trump's Hotels In China Could Be A Conflict For The President-Elect

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 4:09am

Donald Trump has business interests around the globe. There's talk about whether foreign powers will distinguish between President Trump and businessman Trump. We examine the case of China.

Ivory Ban Hurts Native Alaskans Who Legally Carve Walrus Tusks

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 3:45am

Strict bans on ivory trade are aimed at preventing elephant poaching. But the measures are causing unintended consequences for Alaska Natives who hunt walruses and carve their tusks for a living.

Upstream From Standing Rock, Tribes Balance Benefits, Risks Of Oil Industry

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 3:44am

Hours from Standing Rock, N.D., is another reservation, in the the Bakken oilfield's sweet spot. Drilling has brought in millions of dollars, but the tribes have environmental worries too.

Voters Backed Transit Funds. Will Congress OK Trump Infrastructure Plan?

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 6:32pm

Dozens of ballot measures to raise local taxes were approved, and President-elect Donald Trump has called for more spending on infrastructure. But there are questions about Trump's funding sources.

In India, Citizens Rush To Exchange Defunct Rupee Notes

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 3:27pm

India recently decided to make its 500 and 1,000 rupee notes worthless overnight creating a major fallout for citizens. It's wedding season, when many families hoard cash. One man's family had to deal with exchanging a huge amount of defunct rupees.

Heritage Turkeys Make A Comeback, But To Save Them We Must Eat Them

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 3:25pm

They're descended from birds brought by British settlers that mated with turkeys native to the U.S. These birds taste much more like the turkeys that were on the table in the 17th century.

NPR Finds The Head Of A Covert Fake News Operation In The Suburbs

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 2:31pm

"The whole idea from the start was to build a site that could kind of infiltrate the echo chambers of the alt-right," says Jestin Coler, whose company, Disinfomedia, is behind some fake news sites.

Episode 737: 17 Deals In 17 Minutes

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 11:34am

We go on a madcap dash through discounts, bargains and tough tradeoffs. Like the headline says: We bring you stories of 17 deals in just 17 minutes (not counting the intro, the ad, or the credits).

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