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Author Looks To Other Countries To Rethink America's Complicated Tax Code

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 1:13pm

When it comes to taxes, T.R. Reid says other countries have done "what the U.S. Congress evidently can't do — they've made it simple." His new book is A Fine Mess.

Mexican Newspaper Shuts Down In 'Act Of Protest' After Journalist's Murder

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 11:22am

The owner of Norte, a paper covering the border city Juarez, told readers Sunday that if the government would not protect his journalists' safety, then he would — by dismissing all of them.

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Fresh Lawsuit Against Ailes Slams Fox News' Response To Harassment Claims

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 10:01am

Fox News contributor Julie Roginsky says in the complaint that the network's past chairman, Roger Ailes, made unwanted sexual advances while leading her to believe that a big promotion would follow.

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How Trump's Administration May Get Caught Up In Entanglements

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:55am

Steve Inskeep talks to Norman Eisen and Richard Painter, ethics lawyers for the Obama and George W. Bush presidencies, about financial disclosures that show Trump's administration is the richest ever.

Self-Driving Cars Raise Questions About Who Carries Insurance

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:23am

Currently, insurance rates are calculated based on drivers' claims histories and driving records. Driverless cars are expected to shift the liability toward carmakers. But it won't happen all at once.

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'Brave New Workers': A Burning Desire To Get Medicinal Marijuana License

Sun, 04/02/2017 - 4:58pm

What happens to workers when an industry fails, new technology takes off? NPR brings you stories of Americans adapting to a changing economy. This week: Leaving the black cannabis market to go legal.

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Xi Jinping Seeks Cooperation With U.S. Ahead Of China's Leadership Transition

Sun, 04/02/2017 - 4:58pm

A look at what President Donald Trump's first face-to-face meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping looks like from Beijing.

Trump, Xi Jinping Probably Won't Be Golfing While Talking Trade At Mar-A-Lago Meeting

Sun, 04/02/2017 - 4:58pm

Contentious issues on trade and North Korea are likely to dominate this coming week when President Trump has his first in-person meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Solar Power Advocates Undeterred By Trump's Climate Policies

Sun, 04/02/2017 - 6:46am

Some worry that President Trump's rollback in climate policy will hurt renewable energy. But in Arizona, a state that has embraced solar energy, those in the industry say the outlook is still bright.

'Madame President' Author On 'Street Cred,' Economic Power Of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 5:32pm

Helene Cooper's new book "Madame President" takes a detailed look at the life and career of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first female president of Liberia.

What Goes Into A Product Name?

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 7:04am

Samsung's new product the Bixby is a tough word to pronounce in some languages. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with marketing professor Barbara Kahn about considerations when picking a product name.

An Iowa Farmer On Trump's Impact On Agriculture

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 7:04am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Kevin Ross, who grows corn and soybeans in Iowa, about the impact President Trump's trade and other policies are likely to have on American farmers.

Filings Show Just How Complex Ivanka Trump's And Jared Kushner's Finances Are

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 9:50pm

In a massive document release, 180 of Trump's staff disclose their financial assets and debts as they assumed office. Ivanka Trump and her husband report assets valued at more than $200 million.

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Episode 762: The Fine Print

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 6:27pm

On today's show: Snuggies, printer toner, and a banking road trip. Three stories about what happens when you actually read the fine print.

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Twitter Drops Its Egg, The Unintended Avatar Of Harassment

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 5:28pm

Twitter announced it was doing away with the egg as its default icon, opting for a generic figure intended to encourage users to replace it with something more "expressive."

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Restaurants Cook Up A New Way To Pay Kitchen Staff More: A Cut Of Sales

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 4:34pm

Revenue sharing is taking off in restaurants in cities like Boston and San Francisco. The model varies from place to place, but the idea is simple: Funnel a percentage of sales to kitchen workers.

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Some In Corporate America Push Back On Trump's Climate Regulations Roll Back

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 3:24pm

This week's executive order to roll back climate regulations may sit well with the fossil fuel industry, but most of corporate America is unimpressed. Many large companies are sticking to their plans to tackle climate change by investing in renewable energy and green practices.

Judge Approves $25 Million Settlement Of Trump University Lawsuit

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 12:51pm

The deal was reached in November but needed the approval of U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel. One student had objected to the settlement, which prevented her from suing Trump on her own.

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Forcing People At Vending Machines To Wait Nudges Them To Buy Healthier Snacks

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 11:46am

Buy an unhealthy snack and these vending machines take away 25 seconds of your life you'll never get back. Healthy fare drops instantly. Research suggests this "time tax" helps us make better choices.

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