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IMF Lowers Its Growth Forecast For The Global Economy

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 9:01am

Advanced economies are doing OK, but a sharp slowdown is plaguing much of the developing world, the IMF's latest report says.

China Reports Slowest Economic Growth In 25 Years

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 6:20am

Not since the fallout from the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre has China's economy grown at the pace it did last year, at just below 7 percent.

Area Satiric Publication The Onion Sold To Univision (Seriously)

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 5:23am

The Spanish-language network gets a 40 percent, controlling stake in The Onion and related sites, including the AV Club and Clickhole. The move comes as Univision tries to reach more millennials.

Alaska Faces Budget Deficit As Crude Oil Prices Slide

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 4:18am

Alaska may overhaul the way it spends its oil wealth. While the state has a lot of oil, the price of oil has dropped so much that the state now has a $3 billion deficit in a $5 billion state budget.

'Dark Money': Koch Brothers' Donations Push Their Political Agenda

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 4:18am

Steve Inskeep talks to author Jane Mayer about her new book Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right.

What The Drop In Commodity Prices Means For The U.S. Economy

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 4:18am

Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution, about the long-term precipitous declines in commodity prices.

Social Science Research Examines The Generosity Of The Wealthy

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 4:18am

Self-made billionaires are bigger philanthropists than those who inherit their wealth, research says. That might explain why the self-made wealthy plan to donate much of their wealth to charity.

Arizona Tribes Wade Into The Water Business

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 3:30pm

Rain and snow from El Nino are filling reservoirs in the West. But the weather isn't ending questions about where cities will get water in years to come. One source could be Native American tribes.

Airport Workers Around The Country Rally For Better Wages

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 3:30pm

Airport workers in New York City, Chicago, Miami and other cities held protests on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. They called for their hourly minimum wages to increase to $15.

'Eat More Kale' Artist On Chick-Fil-A's Embrace Of The Leafy Green

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 3:30pm

The fast-food chain Chick-fil-A is adding kale to the menu. It's a bit of a turnabout for the "Eat Mor Chikin" company; in 2011, it began a legal battle with an artist over his "Eat More Kale" shirts.

In The Battle Between Lyft And Uber, The Focus Is On Drivers

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 3:30pm

The image of each company plays into their relationships not only with passengers but drivers as well. And competition is so great that Uber sent covert operatives into Lyft cars, to recruit drivers.

Iran's 'Implementation Day' Spells Opportunity For International Businesses

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 3:30pm

European and Asian companies are expected to flock to Iran now that the U.N. sanctions are lifted. American companies are having to sit on the sidelines because of secondary sanctions, and out of caution in dealing with the Iranians.

Airport Workers Around The Country Rally For Better Wages

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 3:30pm

Airport workers in New York City, Chicago, Miami and other cities held protests on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. They called for their hourly minimum wages to increase to $15.

WATCH: SpaceX Rocket Explodes Trying To Land On A Barge

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 7:47am

SpaceX was coming off a huge win last month when it landed a rocket on solid ground. Elon Musk took Sunday's failure in stride, saying at least the leftover pieces were bigger.

Superlatives Notwithstanding, Even 'The Force' Has Its Limits

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 6:00am

NPR film critic Bob Mondello's been listening to the Star Wars hype train. Here's why he isn't climbing aboard.

Administration Announces Temporary Freeze On Federal Land Mining Leases

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 4:09am

Last week, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced a moratorium on new coal leases on federal land while the department considers a comprehensive overhaul to the U.S. coal program.

Iran Plans To Export More Oil. What Will That Do To The Market?

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 4:09am

Now that international sanctions have been lifted, Iran hopes to export as much as 500,000 more barrels of oil a day. But this comes while global oil prices are falling and revenues are plunging.

Chef Trades Toque For Amish Beard, Opens Off-The-Grid Deli In Maine

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 3:40am

A Chicago chef tired of the kitchen grind moved his family off the grid to join an Amish community in Maine. He's now selling charcuterie and cheese from a cabin in the woods.

U.S. Imposes New Ballistic Sanctions On Iran, Day After Many Penalties Lifted

Sun, 01/17/2016 - 9:11am

On Saturday, many sanctions on Iran were lifted under the nuclear pact, and the U.S. and Iran exchanged prisoners. On Sunday, the U.S. Treasury announced new sanctions over Iran's weapons program.

Iranian Reaction To Implementation Day

Sun, 01/17/2016 - 7:09am

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to the New York Times correspondent in Tehran, Thomas Erdbrink.

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