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The Powerful Pull Of Opioids Leaves Many 'Missing' From U.S. Workforce

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 6:19am

Opioid addiction affects peoples' work lives more than alcohol or other drugs, and those who struggle with it tell strikingly similar tales of deepening alienation from their careers.

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Credit Reporting Agency Equifax Reveals Massive Hack

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 4:15am

NPR's David Greene talks to Washington Post reporter Craig Timberg about the hacking of credit reporting agency Equifax. Hackers may have gained access to data from 143 million Americans.

News Brief: Mexico Earthquake, Florida Evacuates, Equifax Data Breach

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 4:15am

Reporter Emily Green talks about a massive earthquake off the coast of Mexico. Also, the latest on Hurricane Irma, and TechCrunch writer John Mannes talks about a massive data breach at Equifax.

Long & Foster Sold To Warren Buffett's HomeSevices Of America

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 3:52am

HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, said the acquisition includes Long & Foster's business lines in mortgage, settlement services, insurance and property management.

Hackers Accessed The Personal Data Of 143 Million People, Equifax Says

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 6:11pm

The international credit reporting agency says a cybersecurity breach exposed Americans' personal information — including Social Security numbers and addresses — for a span of about two months.

(Image credit: Mike Stewart/AP)

Amazon Set To Build A Second HQ And Cities Say 'Pick Me!'

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:27pm

The announcement set off a hot municipal contest — and one big thought experiment. Mayors across North America said their cities would be the perfect home for 50,000 jobs and a $5 billion investment.

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After 25 Years, Graydon Carter Is Stepping Down As Editor Of 'Vanity Fair'

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 3:51pm

The charismatic, silver-maned editor in chief embodies the urbane style and sensibility reflected in Vanity Fair's pages.

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Amazon Plans To Open Second Headquarters With 50,000 Jobs

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 3:28pm

Amazon is setting out to find a location for a second headquarters, which should touch off intense competition among cities. The new HQ will bring along 50,000 high-paying jobs.

Indiana Begins Hiring Ex-Inmates And Students To Fill Jobs

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 3:28pm

Northern Indiana has an unemployment rate of about 2 percent, making it difficult for employers to find workers. This has led to creative solutions like recruiting kids in eighth grade and a re-entry program for ex-inmates.

Silicon Valley Wants To Dust Off The Democratic Establishment

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 3:03pm

During the Obama years, Democrats got comfortable and Republicans gained a digital advantage. Now, the liberals of Silicon Valley want to change that.

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Trump Wants To Overhaul Trade, And Pact With South Korea Is In His Sights

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 11:08am

The Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement was supposed to expand export opportunities for American companies, but the trade deficit with South Korea has only grown wider.

(Image credit: Lee Jin-man/AP)

Conservative Publisher Quits 'NYT' Best-Seller List

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:09am

Conservative book publisher Regnery has announced that it will no longer use the New York Times best-seller list in its promotional materials. Regnery says it is biased.

Here's What Happens To All Those Flooded Cars After A Hurricane

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:09am

Hurricane Harvey damaged about 1 million vehicles, many beyond repair. We look at what happens with all those damaged cars.

Opioid Crisis Looms Over Job Market, Worrying Employers And Economists

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:08am

Companies across the U.S. say it's getting harder to find applicants and keep workers once they've been hired. Economists from the Federal Reserve to Wall Street say opioid addiction may be a factor.

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Episode 628: This Ad's For You

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 5:05pm

In the early 1960s, Tom Burrell became the first black man in Chicago advertising. He went on to change the whole industry, not just the way we think about ads, but the way advertisers think about us.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Tom Burrell)

Texas Farmers Suffer Extensive Crop Losses In Wake Of Harvey

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:54pm

Massive rainfall, winds and a slow drying-out process from Harvey have left many farmers overwhelmed and worried.

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How Tech Giants Use Their Power To Advance Corporate Interests

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:31pm

Big tech companies influence more of our lives than ever before. And there are growing concerns that they're using that power to advance their own corporate interests. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Gizmodo journalist Kashmir Hill about her own experience with the tech giant, Google.

Bridge For Sale: History Clashes With Safety In Washington State

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:31pm

It's not so easy to get rid of a historic bridge. Washington state has one and doesn't know what to do with it. Historic preservation is butting up against safety and infrastructure needs, so the state is offering $1 million for anyone who will come and take the old bridge off their hands.

Trump Pledges To Withdraw From U.S.-South Korea Trade Agreement

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump says he wants to begin withdrawing from the U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement. The pact was supposed to help U.S. companies sell more to Korea, but the trade gap is wider than it was when it took effect. The reasons have to do with regulations in Korea, the relatively weak economy in Korea and the U.S. consumer's love of spending.

Once A Blue-Collar Powerhouse, A Chicago Suburb Now Faces A Dim Future

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Cheryl Corley makes a bittersweet return home to Harvey, Ill., where she finds a town struggling to survive.

(Image credit: Cheryl Corley/NPR)

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