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In Conservative Town, Faith-Based Group Tackles Minimum Wage Hike

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 12:19pm

Texas has no state-mandated minimum wage and forbids cities or counties to pass their own. But a group of religious activists in San Antonio is making headway on a living wage for city employees.

Is The Weight Watchers-Oprah Winfrey Partnership Good For Dieters?

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 12:00pm

Oprah Winfrey is the new face of Weight Watchers as well as a major investor. But several health experts say the partnership may not help anyone struggling to lose weight do it more effectively.

Coal Giant Peabody Accused Of Misleading Investors About Climate Change Risks

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 10:30am

As part of an agreement with the New York state attorney general's office, the company will revise the statements it makes about the impact of regulation.

Prescription Drug Use Increases Over The Last Decade, Study Says

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 4:07am

Americans are taking more prescription drugs than ever before. And many are taking five drugs or more a day. We examine a new report that has some surprising information about prescription drugs.

During Sinai Plane Crash Probe, Sharm el-Sheikh Hits A Rough Patch

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 4:07am

U.S. lawmakers say intelligence indicates a bomb was the likely cause of the break-up of a Russian airliner. The air crash and the cancellation of flights has hurt the resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh.

With 'Pickup Scooter,' America Meets Indian Car Maker

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 3:42am

Facing competition at home, Indian manufacturing company Mahindra recently introduced to the U.S. the GenZe, a scooter with cargo space designed to appeal to young Americans in cities.

Report Says Volkswagen Will Attempt To Compensate Defrauded Diesel Owners

Sun, 11/08/2015 - 7:28pm

The company isn't confirming a website's report that it will hand out cash cards.

How Obama's Trade Deal Might Stir Up Your Dinner

Sun, 11/08/2015 - 9:28am

Trade deals don't just affect labor and manufacturing. They also have a way of changing the way we eat. From food safety to booze imports, we offer a cheat sheet on the new Pacific Rim trade deal.

Environmentalists Celebrate Keystone XL Decision

Sun, 11/08/2015 - 6:53am

Environmental groups and activists are celebrating President Obama's decision to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline plan, but some people say that the Keystone decision is a symbolic one.

Could A Nail Art Printer Be Girls' Gateway To The Tech World?

Sun, 11/08/2015 - 5:11am

A new device called the Nailbot, from the female-run company Preemadonna, uses a smartphone to print art onto fingernails. Its inventors say the beauty tool could help draw more girls to tech.

Examing The Motivations Behind Obama's Keystone XL Decision

Sat, 11/07/2015 - 7:12am

NPR's Scott Detrow talks with host Scott Simon about the politics, perceptions, and reality of President Obama's move to reject the Keystone XL pipeline project.

Oil-Town Dependents React To To The Keystone XL Rejection

Sat, 11/07/2015 - 7:12am

The Keystone XL pipeline would have transported a large portion of Canada's oil to U.S. refineries. Residents of Alberta, many whom depend on the oil boom, are trying to figure out what's next.

Confused Over How To Save For College? Here Are Answers

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 4:34pm

For the vast majority of people, says one expert, it's good to save in a 529 plan. And no, saving money in one of those plans doesn't mean you'll pay a lot more for college tuition.

Some Texans Puzzled By Keystone XL Pipeline Rejection

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 3:56pm

President Obama's rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline provoked cheers from environmental groups and a little bit of head scratching in the state of Texas.

Environmentalists Cheer Keystone XL Pipeline Decision As 'Decisive Moment'

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 3:56pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers interviews environmentalist Bill McKibben, who founded, about why he's celebrating Obama's veto of the Keystone XL pipeline, even though the next president can reverse it.

Canada's Trudeau Expresses Disappointment In U.S. Decision On Keystone XL

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 3:21pm

Canadian Company TransCanada took a blow Friday when President Obama announced he was rejecting its request to build the Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline would have helped transport hundreds of thousands of barrels of Canadian tar sands oil from Alberta to U.S. refineries. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed disappointment.

Obama: Keystone XL Pipeline Would Undercut U.S. Leadership On Climate Change

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 3:21pm

President Obama announced Friday that he rejected a permit to allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The controversial project would have carried oil harvested from tar sands in Canada.

Brazil's Economic Downturn Disrupts Development In Miami

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 3:21pm

Economic challenges in Brazil and other foreign countries — plus a strengthening U.S. dollar --are having an impact in Miami. Developers are seeing a decline in demand from international buyers that's already led some projects to be cancelled.

As Brazil's Currency Falls, Florida Struggles To Attract Tourists

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 3:21pm

As Brazil's currency has fallen in value, so has Brazilians' buying power. This isn't just clear in Brazil, but its effects are also being felt in Florida, a popular shopping destination for Brazilians when they're feeling flush.

Week In Politics: Jobs Report, President George H.W. Bush Biography

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 3:21pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the economy, and how a biography on President George H.W. Bush will affect Jeb Bush's campaign.




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