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Garrison Keillor Accused Of 'Inappropriate Behavior,' Minnesota Public Radio Says

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:52am

The creator and former host of A Prairie Home Companion has been accused of "inappropriate behavior with an individual who worked with him," MPR says. The radio station is cutting ties with Keillor.

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Sen. Flake Expresses Reservations About GOP Tax Measure

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 6:58am

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona about the GOP tax overhaul bill which will have to win the votes of almost all Senate Republicans to become law.

NBC News Fires Matt Lauer Over 'Inappropriate Sexual Behavior'

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 6:23am

"On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer," the Today show wrote on Twitter Wednesday morning.

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Trump Administration Aims To Loosen Obama-Era Truck Safety Rules

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 5:18am

Truckers complain they work in one of the nation's most over-regulated industries. Advocates worry rolling back safety regulations will make highways more dangerous.

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News Brief: North Korea Fires ICBM, Republican Tax Plan Gains Support, CFPB

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 4:19am

North Korea fired what the Pentagon says was an intercontinental ballistic missile for the third time in 2017. Also, GOP continues work on a tax overhaul and The Washington Post's Renae Merle on CFPB.

Judge Sides With Trump Administration In CFPB Leadership Fight

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 4:19am

David Greene talks with Renae Merle of The Washington Post about a federal judge's decision in favor of the Trump administration's pick to oversee the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Trump Wins Opening Round In Legal Battle Over Consumer Watchdog Agency

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 4:52pm

The White House is seeking to assert control over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which was created to help people in disputes with big financial firms, after its director resigned.

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Trump's Pick For Fed Signals Interest Rate Hike Likely Next Month

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 3:48pm

Jerome Powell's confirmation hearing went smoothly, putting him closer to being confirmed as the Federal Reserve's next chairman. He suggested he'll continue the policies pursued under Janet Yellen.

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What Are Pass-Through Businesses And How Could The GOP Tax Plans Affect Them?

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 3:46pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Joe Rosenberg, senior research associate at Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Institute, about pass-through businesses and how they might be affected by the tax plans presented by Senate and House Republicans.

How The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Came Into Creation

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 3:46pm

Since its creating in 2010 following the financial crisis, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been both ambitious and divisive. Democrats and activists groups say it's a crucial fighter against the power of Wall Street. Republicans say the CFPB is unaccountable and even unconstitutional. This week's standoff over the bureau's interim directors is the most visible case of a battle that has been brewing for years.




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