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German Carmakers Test Emissions On Humans And Monkeys

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 4:37pm

Twenty-five "healthy young persons" were exposed to different concentrations of nitrogen dioxide for hours as part of a study for the car manufacturers. The gas can cause respiratory problems.

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Why The Federal Workforce Morale Is At An All-Time Low

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 4:12pm

The federal work force morale is at an all-time low, according to some accounts. That might be because the number of workers is roughly the same as it was 30 years ago, while there are 100 million more people in the country.

In California, Stockton Experiments With Guaranteed Basic Income

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 3:54pm

The city of Stockton, Calif., plans to give its poorest residents $500 a month, no strings attached. It's the first U.S. city to guarantee a basic income. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs about the plan.

The Black Car Fund

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 1:46pm

There's lots of talk about the problems of the gig economy. On today's show, we talk about a solution.

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Panera Bread Recalls Cream Cheese Across U.S. Over Listeria Fears

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 9:40am

Citing "an abundance of caution," the fast-casual chain announced Sunday it is recalling its cream cheese products after one variety tested positive for the bacteria.

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Federal Crackdown On States' Legal Marijuana Drives Private Investors Away

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 4:02am

After U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions told prosecutors they are free to go after marijuana businesses, investors started getting worried. And that's having a ripple effect on the industry.

The Future Of Benefits: A New York Program Might Provide A Model

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 4:01am

The Black Car Fund provides workers' compensation and other benefits for 125,000 taxi, Lyft and other drivers. It may offer a template for establishing benefits for the growing freelance workforce.

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Top 'LA Times' Editor Pushed Out Amid Newsroom Unrest

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 2:17am

In a major shakeup, Lewis D'Vorkin steps down as editor in chief of the newspaper. He will be replaced by veteran Chicago journalist Jim Kirk.

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Words You'll Hear: NAFTA Negotiations

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 4:36pm

Candidate Donald Trump promised to renegotiate NAFTA. Now, those talks are happening. Michel Martin talks with Chad Bown of the Peterson Institute for International Economics about Trump's proposals.

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