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Deforestation Opponents Enlist Powerful Ally: Big Food. But There's A Catch

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 12:34pm

Hundreds of food companies have promised to keep their suppliers from cutting down forests. A global coalition of environmental groups is watching to see if the companies are keeping their promises.

Hunting For A Health Plan? Bronze May Be Your Best Value

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 8:22am

The lower premiums that come with bronze plans, plus Obamacare's caps on out-of-pocket spending, can make these plans the best deal for people who have very few medical expenses — or very many.

'Refugee Coffee' Serves Up Gourmet Drinks — And Community

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 6:00am

Half of the 13,000 residents of Clarkston, Ga., are foreign born – many of them resettled refugees. A nonprofit food truck helps them get job training, work experience and network with neighbors.

British Court Rules That Parliament Must Approve Brexit Plans

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 5:39am

Earlier this year, the U.K. voted to leave the European Union. Now the country's prime minister is working to make that happen — but a court says she can't do it unilaterally.

Protesters And Law Enforcement Continue To Clash Over Pipeline

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 4:05am

At the Dakota Access Pipeline site, officers used pepper spray against demonstrators on government land. The protesters say the pipeline would violate sacred Indian lands and could cause pollution.

Episode 413: Our Fake Candidate Meets The People

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 5:26pm

On today's show, Planet Money's economist-approved fake candidate makes his first ads. Then we nervously watch to see what a focus group thinks of them.

Neiman Marcus Is Selling Frozen Collard Greens For $66 Plus Shipping

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:34pm

The luxury department store is well known for its opulent offerings, but the vegetable dish is drawing scorn and ridicule for its price and has inspired the hashtag #GentrifiedGreens.

Hulk Hogan Reaches Settlement With Gawker Worth Over $31 Million

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:23pm

This comes after years of litigation in the invasion of privacy lawsuit involving Gawker's publication of a sex tape featuring Bollea and a former friend's wife. The case drove Gawker to bankruptcy.

How Venezuela's Economy Collapsed And Led To Political Unrest

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 3:31pm

Venezuela has one of the worst economies in the world with food shortages and massive inflation. NPR's Planet Money team explains how it got so bad.

Obama: Army Corps Examining Possible Rerouting Of Dakota Access Pipeline

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 2:37pm

"There's an obligation for authorities to show restraint," in their handling of people protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline, President Obama said in an interview with the news organization Now This.

Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged, But Signals Increase May Be Coming

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 2:31pm

Federal Reserve policymakers finished meeting Wednesday, less than a week before Election Day. They left interest rates unchanged but said the case for more expensive loans is strengthening.

Platform Check: Trump And Clinton On Health Care

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 1:20pm

The candidates diverge sharply on Obamacare but both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump see opportunities to improve health care through the tax code.

Wave Of Mergers Washing Over The Economy: Sinking Or Buoying Consumers?

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 12:35pm

In recent weeks, U.S. corporations have announced multi-billion-dollar deals in a huge wave of mergers. Economists say that can hurt consumers, workers and savers, but also can strengthen the economy.

While Coffee Growers Suffer Drought, Millennials Guzzle Record Amounts

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 5:19am

Young people are drinking 44 percent of the coffee consumed in America, according to research firm Datassential.

Why Tobacco Companies Are Spending Millions To Boost A Cigarette Tax

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:03am

The tobacco giant is supporting its first cigarette tax — 60 cents more per pack. But some health groups oppose Missouri's ballot measure, as do some education groups that would benefit from the tax.

Fifth Generation Of Sulzberger Family Takes Leading Role At The 'New York Times'

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:03am

The Sulzberger family has owned and operated the 'Times' since Adolph Ochs bought it in 1896. Deputy Publisher A.G. Sulzberger speaks with NPR's David Greene.

In An Israeli Prison, Two Palestinians Found A Future: A Food Truck

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:03am

The food truck craze has reached the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Two Palestinians who met in an Israeli prison are running one. They learned to cook while working in the prison canteen.

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