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President Of United Steelworkers Says There's Not Rationale To Sanction Canada

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 3:26pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to United Steelworkers International President Leo Gerard about proposed steel and aluminum tariffs. He says steel and aluminum imports have decimated production in the U.S., but because Canada didn't break the rules, there's not rationale for sanctioning Canada.

What The Trump Administration Means When It Says Countries 'Cheat' On Trade

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 3:26pm

The accusation varies from country to country, but it often has to do with governments subsidies and protections that the U.S. says harms U.S. producers.

Cobalt: Rare and Everywhere

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 3:10pm

Cobalt used to be a sideshow on the periodic table. Now it's the main event.

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Century Aluminum Executive Backs Trump's International Tariff Plan

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 6:44am

Steve Inskeep talks to Jesse Gary, executive vice president of Century Aluminum, who agrees with President Trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

It's The 9th Day Of The West Virginia's Teachers Strike

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 5:56am

Gov. Jim Justice reached a deal with teachers but the state Senate changed the terms, lowering the proposed pay raise. Steve Inskeep talks to Jake Zuckerman from the Charleston Gazette-Mail.

Arizona Teenager Accuses Starbucks Of Discrimination

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 4:59am

Aspen Cline says the coffee chain refused to serve her a frappaccino when she rode through the drive-thru on a horse. Starbucks tells a Phoenix TV station the order was refused for safety reasons.

Morning News Brief: Trump Tariffs, Texas Primary

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 4:02am

The president has dug in on the issue of raising tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, but GOP lawmakers are lobbying him to back down. Midterm elections kick off Tuesday with the primary in Texas.

Trump's Name Is Removed From Luxury Hotel In Panama

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 4:02am

In the latest in a dispute, the Trump name has been stripped from a Panama hotel after an official ruled that the majority owner could take over administration and kick the Trump organization out.

Hidden Brain: Relationship Between Having Babies And The Economy

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 4:02am

Americans tend to have more children in a strong economy. Research suggests that conceptions might be a leading economic indicator — meaning declines in conceptions can predict the next downturn.

Trump Policies Put A Strain On U.S. Relations With Canada

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 4:02am

Trump's plan to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports would hurt Canada — the leading supplier of the materials to the U.S. Canada's trade practices have been singled out for criticism by Trump.

Trump Digs In On His Plan To Impose International Tariffs

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 4:02am

Despite public and private lobbying from senior Republicans, the president has not budged on his call for steel and aluminum tariffs, which are expected to be implemented by the White House this week.

Sticker Shock: The State Of The American Car Industry

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 3:41pm

The average American car is now more expensive than it's ever been. And guess what? Sales of new cars are falling.

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In The Future Movie Stars May Be Performing Even After Their Dead

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 3:18pm

Technology is making many jobs obsolete. But even acting? The technology in the Academy Award-winning Blade Runner 2049 gives a glimpse of a future where digital actors will compete against live ones.

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Tariffs On Steel And Aluminum Will Hit Canada Hard

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 3:18pm

Canada will be hit particularly hard by tariffs imposed on steel and aluminum. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to attorney Mark Warner, who is based in Toronto and has worked on trade negotiations, about the reaction in Canada and potential legal challenges to these new tariffs.

Republicans Pressuring White House To Change Course On Steel, Aluminum Tariffs

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 3:18pm

Republicans are pressing the White House to change course and drop its threat to impose stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. But for the moment, President Trump is sticking to his protectionist guns.

Miracle Of Hemophilia Drugs Comes At A Steep Price

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 1:26pm

The market is flooded with 28 different medications for just 20,000 patients with the hereditary bleeding disorder. Yet intense competition hasn't worked to bring costs down.

(Image credit: Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News)

'Flippy' The Fast Food Robot (Sort Of) Mans The Grill At Caliburger

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 12:26pm

The international burger chain says Flippy, which is so-far operating at a single franchise restaurant in Pasadena, Calif., can grill 150 burgers per hour.

(Image credit: Miso Robotics)

Congressional Republicans Lobby Trump To Back Down On Tariffs

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 11:22am

Senior congressional leaders are urging President Trump to reverse his decision to levy tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

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From Cockpit To Controller: Former Pilot Finds A New Way To Fly

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 5:16am

When former helicopter pilot Tony Zimlich retired from a 20-year military career, he worried about his civilian job prospects. Then he discovered the burgeoning world of commercial drone work.

(Image credit: Alexi Horowitz-Ghazi/NPR)

7 Decades Ago, Puerto Ricans Helped Transform New York City's Workforce

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 4:01am

Thousands of Puerto Ricans who came to the mainland to flee Hurricane Maria damage have settled in New York City. This mimics the influx of Puerto Ricans 70 years ago.




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