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Barbie Takes Another Step To Keep Up With The Times

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 5:22am

The latest Barbie doll depicts the British Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams. A brand often criticized for its portrayal of women, released the doll ahead of International Women's Day.

EU Officials Consider Imposing Duties On Some 100 U.S. Products

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 4:00am

President Trump targeted the European Union in threatening to impose tariffs on aluminum and steel imports to the U.S. Steve Inskeep talks to David O'Sullivan, the EU ambassador to Washington.

Probe Into Generic Drug Price Fixing Set To Widen

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 3:57am

The Department of Justice and 45 states allege that generic drug makers colluded to divvy up customers and setting prices. Prosecutors are now looking at potential involvement by drug distributors.

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Deal To Take Over The Weinstein Co. Is Dead

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 5:32pm

The bid to create a women-led film studio collapses upon the discovery that the company carried more debt than previously known.

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Gary Cohn, Trump's Chief Economic Adviser, To Depart White House

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 5:19pm

President Trump's chief economic adviser Gary Cohn is leaving the White House. Cohn has fought against President Trump imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, a battle he appears to have lost.

White House Economic Adviser Gary Cohn Quits

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 5:04pm

Former Wall Street executive Gary Cohn is leaving his White House job. Cohn led the successful White House push for tax cuts last year, but he lost an internal battle over steel and aluminum tariffs.

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Trump Economic Adviser Gary Cohn Quits

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 5:04pm

Former Wall Street executive Gary Cohn is leaving his White House job. Cohn led the successful White House push for tax cuts last year, but lost an internal battle over steel and aluminum tariffs.

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Trump Says He's Not Worried That Steel And Aluminum Tariffs Might Spark Trade War

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 3:35pm

President Trump took questions from reporters Tuesday while he stood alongside Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven who is visiting.

Georgia Transportation Officials Plan To Build A $1.8 Billion Truck-Only Highway

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 3:26pm

As truck traffic is predicted to double in the next 20 years, Georgia transportation officials plan to build a nearly 40-mile long $1.8 billion truck-only highway from Macon to Atlanta. Relieving congestion and improving safety are the goals, though some question if it will work.

President Of United Steelworkers Says There's Not Rationale To Sanction Canada

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 3:26pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to United Steelworkers International President Leo Gerard about proposed steel and aluminum tariffs. He says steel and aluminum imports have decimated production in the U.S., but because Canada didn't break the rules, there's not rationale for sanctioning Canada.

What The Trump Administration Means When It Says Countries 'Cheat' On Trade

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 3:26pm

The accusation varies from country to country, but it often has to do with governments subsidies and protections that the U.S. says harms U.S. producers.

Cobalt: Rare and Everywhere

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 3:10pm

Cobalt used to be a sideshow on the periodic table. Now it's the main event.

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Century Aluminum Executive Backs Trump's International Tariff Plan

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 6:44am

Steve Inskeep talks to Jesse Gary, executive vice president of Century Aluminum, who agrees with President Trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

It's The 9th Day Of The West Virginia's Teachers Strike

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 5:56am

Gov. Jim Justice reached a deal with teachers but the state Senate changed the terms, lowering the proposed pay raise. Steve Inskeep talks to Jake Zuckerman from the Charleston Gazette-Mail.

Arizona Teenager Accuses Starbucks Of Discrimination

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 4:59am

Aspen Cline says the coffee chain refused to serve her a frappaccino when she rode through the drive-thru on a horse. Starbucks tells a Phoenix TV station the order was refused for safety reasons.

Morning News Brief: Trump Tariffs, Texas Primary

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 4:02am

The president has dug in on the issue of raising tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, but GOP lawmakers are lobbying him to back down. Midterm elections kick off Tuesday with the primary in Texas.

Trump's Name Is Removed From Luxury Hotel In Panama

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 4:02am

In the latest in a dispute, the Trump name has been stripped from a Panama hotel after an official ruled that the majority owner could take over administration and kick the Trump organization out.

Hidden Brain: Relationship Between Having Babies And The Economy

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 4:02am

Americans tend to have more children in a strong economy. Research suggests that conceptions might be a leading economic indicator — meaning declines in conceptions can predict the next downturn.

Trump Policies Put A Strain On U.S. Relations With Canada

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 4:02am

Trump's plan to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports would hurt Canada — the leading supplier of the materials to the U.S. Canada's trade practices have been singled out for criticism by Trump.

Trump Digs In On His Plan To Impose International Tariffs

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 4:02am

Despite public and private lobbying from senior Republicans, the president has not budged on his call for steel and aluminum tariffs, which are expected to be implemented by the White House this week.




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