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Steely Dan, Inc. Fights Itself In Lawsuit Over Shares

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 1:05pm

Band co-founder Donald Fagen is suing the estate of Walter Becker, his artistic partner for over 50 years, over a contract signed more than 45 years ago, on Halloween, 1972.

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Bitcoin Soars Toward Another Benchmark: $10,000

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 9:44am

In early October, a single bitcoin cost less than $5,000 on currency exchange sites. A year ago, one could be had for around $730.

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CSX Cargo Train Carrying Molten Sulfur Derails In Central Florida

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 7:16am

Several cars are believed to have leaked, in a derailment that left cars mangled. Emergency officials are warning residents to stay indoors and close their windows.

Lawsuit Seeks To Settle Who Heads Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 6:41am

Rachel Martin talks to outgoing director Richard Cordray, who named his deputy as acting director. The president named someone else. Rachel Martin talks to Cordray and NPR's Uri Berliner.

Analysts Expect Cyber Monday To Set Sales Records

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:08am

Cyber Monday is slated to be a record-setting shopping day, when Americans are expected to spend some $6 billion. At least that's the number being forecast by Adobe Analytics.

Lawsuit Filed To Block White House Pick To Head Consumer Watchdog

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 11:30pm

Deputy Director Leandra English argues that she is the rightful head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But the White House has made a rival appointment — OMB Director Mick Mulvaney.

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Meredith Corp. Buys Time Inc. In Koch-Backed Deal

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 11:03pm

In a long-elusive acquisition for Meredith, the two magazine giants have struck a $2.8-billion deal, that joins two vastly different media portfolios.

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Net Neutrality: The Long View

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 4:46pm

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has released a proposal to repeal all of the agency's rules governing net neutrality. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with the man who coined the term "net neutrality," Columbia University law professor Tim Wu.

Indonesia Aims To Attract More Muslim Visitors In 'Halal' Tourism Push

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 8:00am

Halal tourism is an emerging trend in the travel industry: holidays that don't just accommodate, but actively cater to, devout Muslims. Indonesia is trying to market itself as a halal destination.

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Is The Streetwear Market Headed For The Mainstream?

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 7:01am

They stand in line outside stores or use online bots to snag the latest hot sneaker or limited-edition clothing, then resell it at a profit. Resellers are a key driver of a multibillion-dollar market.

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Sexual Harassment, Then And Now

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 6:57am

Journalist and author Lynn Povich speaks to NPR's Linda Wertheimer about the "MeToo" movement, and what we can learn from Povich's landmark gender discrimination lawsuit against Newsweek in 1965.

Leadership Dispute At Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Stirs A Legal Battle

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 5:42pm

The federal consumer watchdog acency has two acting directors — one appointed by President Trump, one appointed by outgoing Director Richard Cordray. Both say they have the law on their side. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with former Rep. Barney Frank, whose namesake law, the Dodd-Frank Act, created the agency.




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