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Trump Visits Missouri To Tout GOP Tax Overhaul Bill

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump traveled to Missouri to tout the GOP tax overhaul bill as a boon for the middle class. But analysts say the bill mostly benefits the wealthy.

Sen. Claire McCaskill Says She Would Like To Have A Bipartisan Tax Bill

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump, who visited Missouri on Wednesday, has said if the state's Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill doesn't support his tax plan, she should be voted out of office. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Sen. McCaskill about the proposed Republican tax plans and how she would like to work on a bipartisan bill.

Oops: American Airlines Accidentally Let Too Many Pilots Take Off The Holidays

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 3:13pm

The pilots union says 15,000 flights at the end of the year don't have anyone to fly them, because of a glitch in the system pilots use to bid for time off.

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7 Ways You Can Protect Yourself From Outrageous Medical Bills

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 1:27pm

Prepare to joust over bills with hospitals, medical providers and insurers. You can win by being smart and assertive and acting before a test or treatment is administered.

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Garrison Keillor Accused Of 'Inappropriate Behavior,' Minnesota Public Radio Says

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:52am

The creator and former host of A Prairie Home Companion has been accused of "inappropriate behavior with an individual who worked with him," MPR says. The radio station is cutting ties with Keillor.

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Sen. Flake Expresses Reservations About GOP Tax Measure

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 6:58am

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona about the GOP tax overhaul bill which will have to win the votes of almost all Senate Republicans to become law.

NBC News Fires Matt Lauer Over 'Inappropriate Sexual Behavior'

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 6:23am

"On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer," the Today show wrote on Twitter Wednesday morning.

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Trump Administration Aims To Loosen Obama-Era Truck Safety Rules

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 5:18am

Truckers complain they work in one of the nation's most over-regulated industries. Advocates worry rolling back safety regulations will make highways more dangerous.

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News Brief: North Korea Fires ICBM, Republican Tax Plan Gains Support, CFPB

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 4:19am

North Korea fired what the Pentagon says was an intercontinental ballistic missile for the third time in 2017. Also, GOP continues work on a tax overhaul and The Washington Post's Renae Merle on CFPB.

Judge Sides With Trump Administration In CFPB Leadership Fight

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 4:19am

David Greene talks with Renae Merle of The Washington Post about a federal judge's decision in favor of the Trump administration's pick to oversee the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Trump Wins Opening Round In Legal Battle Over Consumer Watchdog Agency

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 4:52pm

The White House is seeking to assert control over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which was created to help people in disputes with big financial firms, after its director resigned.

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Trump's Pick For Fed Signals Interest Rate Hike Likely Next Month

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 3:48pm

Jerome Powell's confirmation hearing went smoothly, putting him closer to being confirmed as the Federal Reserve's next chairman. He suggested he'll continue the policies pursued under Janet Yellen.

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What Are Pass-Through Businesses And How Could The GOP Tax Plans Affect Them?

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 3:46pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Joe Rosenberg, senior research associate at Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Institute, about pass-through businesses and how they might be affected by the tax plans presented by Senate and House Republicans.

How The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Came Into Creation

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 3:46pm

Since its creating in 2010 following the financial crisis, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been both ambitious and divisive. Democrats and activists groups say it's a crucial fighter against the power of Wall Street. Republicans say the CFPB is unaccountable and even unconstitutional. This week's standoff over the bureau's interim directors is the most visible case of a battle that has been brewing for years.

NPR Chief News Editor Departs After Harassment Allegations

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 2:55pm

"David Sweeney is no longer on staff," acting Senior Vice President of News Chris Turpin said in an email to staff. At least three female journalists have filed complaints against Sweeney.

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Arby's Is Buying Buffalo Wild Wings For More Than $2.4 Billion

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 1:37pm

The private equity firm behind Arby's says it will take Buffalo Wild Wings private and continue to operate it as an independent brand.

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In Japan, A Growing Scandal Over Companies Faking Product-Quality Data

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 12:29pm

A maker of materials used in airplanes and car parts admitted its customers were given falsified data on quality. It's the latest in a string of such incidents involving industrial giants.

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For China's High-Flying Tycoons, A Precarious Balance

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 9:23am

Last year, China produced 101 new billionaires. But some tycoons are falling from grace — whether due to corruption, debt or their own bad investments.

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Big Tobacco's Big Apology

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 9:06am

The tobacco industry is speaking the truth about cigarettes: 11 years after a federal court forced it to.

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What The Upheaval At A Federal Consumer Watchdog Could Mean For Students

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 7:01am

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been a clearinghouse for student borrower complaints. Its future is now in question.

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