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Uber Drivers, Other Workers Protest For $15 Minimum Wage

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 11:59am

Employees at two airports and at McDonald's restaurants across the country were striking or protesting, while other workers — including home care and health workers — were joining demonstrations.

5 Things To Know About Rep. Tom Price's Health Care Ideas

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 10:59am

Rep. Tom Price has proposed an alternative to Obamacare that emphasizes tax credits, health savings accounts and continuous insurance coverage as a way to deal with existing health conditions.

Women Could Pay More Than Men For Health Care Under Trump

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 10:44am

The Affordable Care Act requires that insurers cover maternity services, birth control and screening such as mammograms. But Trump administration plans to repeal Obamacare could end that.

Online Purchases Give Consumers The Upper Hand In Holiday Shopping

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 4:06am

The National Retail Federation says more consumers shopped online during the Thanksgiving weekend than in stores. A consultant says consumers have gotten far more comfortable shopping on their phones.

Trump's Populism Is Transforming GOP's Economics, Adviser Says

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 3:53am

Stephen Moore recently said Trump's party is no longer the party of Ronald Reagan and free trade. "Look, this is 2016. It's not 1986. We have different problems in this country," the adviser says.

Trump Chooses Rep. Tom Price, An Obamacare Foe, To Run HHS

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 9:28pm

Rep. Tom Price, an orthopedic surgeon, has represented the northern Atlanta suburbs since 2005. In recent years, he has led Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Texas, Oklahoma Divided Over How To Handle Earthquakes Linked To Oil Drilling

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 3:22pm

Oklahoma and Texas have been experiencing a rash of human-caused earthquakes. It happens when oil and gas wastewater gets pumped underground in the wrong places and disrupts faults. Oklahoma officials have cracked down on wastewater injection; Texas is apparently uninterested in doing much. That could mean a lot more quakes given that the country's biggest oil reservoir has just been discovered in west Texas.

How To Find The Best Deals On Cyber Monday

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 3:22pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Joanna Stern, personal technology columnist at the Wall Street Journal, about this year's so-called "Cyber Monday." They discuss the best online tech deals, which tech gadgets make the perfect gift, and if consumers should be concerned about exploding batteries in this year's hottest gizmos.

How Trump Could Easily Reverse Obama's Opening To Cuba

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 1:26pm

President Obama reached out to Cuba mostly through executive orders. But those can easily be undone by Donald Trump, who is much more critical of the Cuban leadership.

California State Bar Considers Banning Lawyers From Having Sex With Clients

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 1:16pm

Current state rules don't prohibit California lawyers from engaging in sexual relationships with their clients. Some lawyers oppose the proposed rule change, saying it would violate their privacy.

Protesters Across India Rail Against Countrywide Cash Crunch

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 12:12pm

They're opposed to a government decision to void the country's largest-denomination banknotes. The government says the move is designed to combat corruption and target the black market.

Kale Is About To Have An Identity Crisis

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 11:55am

To develop a new variety of kale tailored to American palates, plant researchers are surveying consumer attitudes on the leafy green. The takeaway so far? "Be less like kale."

After Election, Diversity Trainers Face A New Version Of 'Us Versus Them'

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 9:46am

Through the eyes of those who work to make companies "inclusive," the 2016 election suggests two things: Business will pick up, but it won't be business as usual.

The Czech Pastry That Took Texas By Storm, And Keeps Gaining Strength

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 9:07am

Kolaches have been a Lone Star staple for a long time, and some have even taken on a sausage-and-jalapeño twist. Now their popularity is expanding, with both big and small companies getting onboard.

As Batteries Keep Catching Fire, U.S. Safety Agency Prepares For Change

Sun, 11/27/2016 - 12:57pm

The Consumer Product Safety Commission grabbed the spotlight in recalls of hoverboard scooters and Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 phones. It's a tiny agency with a vast oversight of thousands of products.

People Knowingly Donated $100,000 To Dig A Big, Pointless Hole In The Ground

Sun, 11/27/2016 - 12:55pm

Cards Against Humanity, maker of the game of the same name, celebrated Black Friday by digging a giant hole in the ground, funded by online donations. The company finished the dig on Sunday.

Fake News Surge Pins D.C. Pizzeria As Home To Child-Trafficking

Sun, 11/27/2016 - 7:38am

NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with James Alefantis, owner of Comet Ping Pong. His Washington, DC restaurant was the victim of a damaging fake news story.

Inside The Climate Change Dispute Between Exxon Mobil And Rockefeller Family

Sat, 11/26/2016 - 4:09pm

Exxon Mobil is accusing the Rockefeller family of masterminding a conspiracy against the company on climate change. New York Times reporter John Schwartz tells the story.

Federal Judge Blocks Labor Department Overtime Pay Order

Sat, 11/26/2016 - 8:06am

The rule would have forced many businesses change how they pay employees. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Paul Pahoresky, a CPA in Cleveland.

In An Automated Car Economy, Who Will Lose?

Sat, 11/26/2016 - 8:06am

As holiday deliveries from Amazon and other companies start zipping around the country, businesses are considering how driverless vehicles will bring down shipping costs. But what jobs will be lost?




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