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'Flippy' The Fast Food Robot (Sort Of) Mans The Grill At Caliburger

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 12:26pm

The international burger chain says Flippy, which is so-far operating at a single franchise restaurant in Pasadena, Calif., can grill 150 burgers per hour.

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Congressional Republicans Lobby Trump To Back Down On Tariffs

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 11:22am

Senior congressional leaders are urging President Trump to reverse his decision to levy tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

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From Cockpit To Controller: Former Pilot Finds A New Way To Fly

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 5:16am

When former helicopter pilot Tony Zimlich retired from a 20-year military career, he worried about his civilian job prospects. Then he discovered the burgeoning world of commercial drone work.

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7 Decades Ago, Puerto Ricans Helped Transform New York City's Workforce

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 4:01am

Thousands of Puerto Ricans who came to the mainland to flee Hurricane Maria damage have settled in New York City. This mimics the influx of Puerto Ricans 70 years ago.

This Chef Lost 50 Pounds And Reversed Pre-Diabetes With A Digital Program

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 4:01am

People with pre-diabetes like a Washington state chef reversed the diagnosis using a digital program that harnesses the power of wearable devices, data, education, e-coaching and peer support.

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Despite Long-Term Qualms, Steel Beer Keg Company Celebrates Trump's Focus On Tariffs

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 5:35pm

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Paul Czachor, the CEO of American Keg Company, about what tariffs on steel and aluminum could mean for his company.

'Protectionism Harms,' Says Former Ex-Commerce Secretary On Steel Tariff Decision

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 5:35pm

Steel tariffs aren't a new idea. Former President George W. Bush briefly enacted steel tariffs. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez about the consequences of steel and aluminum tariffs.

The Winners And Losers Under Trump's Steel Tariff Plan

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 4:58pm

The Trump administration's proposal to impose new tariffs could have broad implications for the U.S. economy. NPR's Michel Martin talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the proposal.

Pennsylvania Steel Region Divided On Trump's Unexpected New Tariff Policy

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 4:58pm

President Trump announced plans to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum. NPR's Michel Martin asks Pennsylvania Republican Congressman Ryan Costello how new tariffs could affect his district.

Before Trump Announced Tariffs, Icahn Sold Off Millions In Steel-Related Stocks

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 3:04pm

A special adviser to the president until August 2017, Icahn has earlier said he never had access to nonpublic information or profited from his onetime position in the administration.

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What Steel Tariffs Would Mean For Consumers

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 7:09am

President Trump says he intends to impose stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. Many experts say the costs of such a policy will far outweigh the benefits.

Ex-Google Recruiter Sues Alleging Policies Discriminate Against White And Asian Men

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 6:09pm

The lawsuit alleges the company pressured employees to "purge" eligible candidates from applicant pools in favor of Hispanic, African-American or female job-seekers.

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Here's Why Environmentalists Are Cheering The Latest Burger At Sonic Drive-In

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 4:34pm

The fast-food chain is about to roll out a new kind of burger made from a mixture of beef and mushrooms. Sonic calls it "uniquely delicious." Environmentalists say it could help save the planet.

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Economist Ned Hill Looks At Potential Impacts Of Tariffs On Steel-Producing States

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 3:19pm

The Trump administration proposed tariffs on all steel and aluminum imports Thursday. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with professor Ned Hill, an economist at The Ohio State University who studies American manufacturing, about the impact these tariffs will have on steel-producing states.

Economists Worry Steel And Aluminum Tariffs Could Start Trade War

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 3:19pm

President Trump stunned markets and his economic policy advisors when he unexpectedly announced that the U.S. would impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Trump ran on a nationalist trade agenda, but economists worry that he has unleashed a global trade war.

Oil's Magic Price

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 2:58pm

There's a sweet spot for every oil well in America.

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Trump's Steel, Aluminum Tariffs Could Raise Car, Beer And Candy Prices

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 1:54pm

The move announced Thursday is intended to bolster the domestic steel and aluminum industry, but manufacturers that use imported metal are concerned about the consequences of the change.

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