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If Republicans Repeal Obamacare, Ryan Has Replacement Blueprint

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 9:59am

The lack of specifics on health care from the president-elect means a plan released in June by House Speaker Paul Ryan is the best outline of what the GOP would like to replace Obamacare.

Trump Has Faced Many Lawsuits. Will Litigation Influence His Presidency?

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 4:03am

President-elect Donald Trump has been involved as plaintiff or defendant in more than 4,000 lawsuits over the past 3 decades. He settled a class-action suit last week by Trump University customers.

Egypt Faces Worst Financial Crisis In Decades; Can't Import Sugar

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 4:03am

For decades, the Egyptian government has subsidized everyday necessities like food and electricity. But the economy is in terrible shape and the government doesn't have money for imports.

Questions About Trump Trailed Obama On His Final Foreign Trip As President

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 7:47pm

Closing out his final overseas trip, Obama said he'd avoided ethical scandals by trying to follow the spirit, not just the letter, of the law and suggested Trump would be wise to follow his example.

Obama Tries To Reassure World Leaders On Trade Ahead Of Trump Presidency

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 4:09pm

With the future of U.S. trade deals in flux under President-elect Trump, Financial Times reporter Shawn Donnon discusses President Obama's meetings with world leaders at an economic summit in Peru.

Trump's Choice For Top Law Enforcer Has Cannabis Proponents Fearing Future

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 2:47pm

President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Sen. Jeff Sessions to be attorney general — and Sessions' prior comments have many people in the multibillion-dollar marijuana industry worried.

Crash Test Dummies Show The Difference Between Cars In Mexico And U.S.

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 9:00am

A car sold in the U.S. may have 10 airbags. The same model sold in a less wealthy country could have 2 — or maybe none.

DraftKings-FanDuel Merger Follows Months Of Financial Troubles

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 8:11am

FanDuel and DraftKings, two major online fantasy sports companies, merged this week. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Mike Pesca of Slate about their financial difficulties.

Trump's Private Business Dealings Pose Unprecedented Conflicts Of Interest

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 8:11am

The president-elect has said he'll put his three oldest children in charge of his assets. Rachel Martin talks to Washington Post reporter Drew Harwell about potential ethical issues that presents.

Ex- Head Of Twitter News: Social Media Companies Alone Shouldn't Regulate 'Fake News'

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 8:11am

What role, if any, should social media companies play in monitoring fake news? NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Vivian Schiller, former head of Twitter's news operation.

As More States Legalize Marijuana, Investors And Marketers Line Up

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 5:52am

The fledgling legal market for marijuana is around $7 billion, and the recent passage of legalization measures in eight states has sparked a surge of interest from investors in an expanding industry.

Post-Election, Overwhelmed Facebook Users Unfriend, Cut Back

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 5:34am

We asked how your social media habits changed after the election. More than 150 of you replied — and most are tired, deleting apps, unfriending people, tuning out politics or worried for family ties.

'Misinformation' On Facebook: Zuckerberg Lists Ways Of Fighting Fake News

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 9:12am

Computer detection of potentially false stories; labeling news that might be false; cutting ad revenue: Those are steps Facebook could use to combat fake news.

A Trump Reversal On Obama's Arctic Oil Drilling Ban Won't Be Easy

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 7:07am

The Obama Administration has removed the Arctic Ocean from any new off shore oil and gas leasing for the next 5 years. Environmentalists wanted the move due to concerns over climate change.

New Balance On Damage Control After Trump Statement 'Taken Out Of Context'

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 7:07am

The running shoe company was never a big fan of the Trans Pacific Partnership, a trade deal pursued by the Obama administration. But after Trump won the election, New Balance found itself in a pickle.

This Week In Race: Sisterhood, Immigration, And The 'Official Shoe Of White People'

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 5:36pm

What's popping with race this week? Here are few hardy racial matters to chew on as you head into Thanksgiving week.

Episode 736: Messy Nobel

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 4:18pm

What happens when a creativity guru meets the winner of this year's Nobel Memorial Prize in economics? You get life lessons in making art, and negotiating contracts.

New York Attorney General Says Trump Agrees To Trump University Settlement

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 4:02pm

Eric Schneiderman called the settlement "a stunning reversal by Donald Trump and a major victory for the over 6,000 victims of his fraudulent university."

Many Auto Industry Leaders Fear Potential Trade Conflicts Under Trump

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 3:26pm

During the campaign, President-elect Donald Trump claimed the American car industry was moving jobs to Mexico. The industry is heartened by Trump's views on Environmental Protection Agency regulations but worried about potential changes in trade policy. NPR takes a look at how a Trump administration will shape the cars you drive.

Trump's Presidency Poses Potential Threat To Labor Unions

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 3:26pm

Organized labor has been a driving force in Democratic politics for decades, especially in the industrial Midwest. Last week's election results were a blow for that political movement, raising serious questions about the future.

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