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Al-Jazeera America Prepares Farewell Broadcast

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 6:18pm

Al-Jazeera America, the news network that was backed by the ruling family of Qatar and struggled to gain traction in the U.S., will sign off for good after a three-hour farewell broadcast on Tuesday.

Texas Attorney General, Already Facing Criminal Charges, Accused Of Civil Fraud

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 5:07pm

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton with securities fraud, alleging that he improperly recruited investors for a high-tech Texas startup.

A Real-Life Tax Scam: This Is What IRS Phone Fraud Sounds Like

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 4:37pm

It's tax season, which also means it's tax scam season. People around the country are getting phone calls from criminals pretending to be tax collectors. Here is one of them.

How Venture Capitalists Shaped The Golden State Warriors

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 3:30pm

The Golden State Warriors are just one win away from the best regular season record in NBA history. How was the team built? A lot like a Silicon Valley start up, actually. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Bruce Schoenfeld, who has written about the Warriors style of play.

British Parliament Grills David Cameron On Offshore Tax Connections

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 3:30pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Michael Wilkinson, a political correspondent at the Telegraph, about the British prime minister's offshore tax connections revealed in the Panama Papers leak.

Goldman Sachs Will Pay $5 Billion For Misleading Investors On Mortgage Assets

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 12:51pm

U.S. officials say the firm sold mortgage-backed securities based on loans that were a lot riskier than they were supposed to be.

It's Not Just What You Make, It's Where You Live, Study On Life Expectancy Says

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 11:15pm

A study of Social Security and tax records says poor people live longer in some cities than others, and it's not clear why.

When Should Companies Take A Stand On Social Issues?

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 4:11pm

Amid business boycotts in North Carolina and Mississippi, former Angie's List CEO Bill Oesterle reflects on his company's move to axe an expansion as a protest to Indiana's religious liberty law.

Mississippi 'Religious Freedom' Law Supporters Play Down Opposition

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 4:11pm

Mississippi continues to face political and economic backlash over the state's new "religious freedom" law. But supporters say it will have little impact on the economy.

What Happens When Fashion Becomes Fast, Disposable And Cheap?

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 11:30am

Fashion styles are churned out more frequently than ever, giving us more opportunities to buy. But this "fast fashion" trend increases trash — and some groups are trying to slow down the cycle.

What Happens When Fashion Becomes Fast, Disposable And Cheap?

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 11:29am

Fashion styles are churned out more frequently than ever, giving us more opportunities to buy. But this "fast fashion" trend increases trash — and some groups are trying to slow down the cycle.

Paid Family Leave Advocates Celebrate A Big Week, But The Battle's Not Over

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 8:42am

In New York and San Francisco, lawmakers have taken groundbreaking steps toward more generous leave policies. Still, some business leaders worry how much paid family leave will cost them.

Facing A Shaky Future, Nebraska Family Farm Ponders A Renaissance

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 7:24am

Even as the American agricultural industry is dominated by big operations, small family farms like the Jantzens' wonder what's next. So Katie, the family's eldest daughter, is eyeing a reinvention.

AdvoCare Responds To Scam Accusations

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 6:56am

The multi-level marketing company AdvoCare responds to last week's conversation between NPR's Rachel Martin and ESPN journalist Mina Kimes.

Hanging On: A Pressured Middle Class In Economic Recovery

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 6:56am

In a new weekly segment, we'll examine the increasing pressure on the middle class and how that's driving political discourse. Rachel Martin begins by interviewing The Atlantic's Derek Thompson.

'Blame Me': David Cameron Says He Mishandled Panama Papers Fallout

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 10:50am

The leaked Panama Papers revealed that the U.K. prime minister's father ran an offshore fund. Five days later, Cameron admitted that he owned shares in the fund before he became prime minister.

New Jersey Budget Could Head South — Just Like It's Billionare

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 6:55am

Local billionaire David Tepper has moved to Florida and he's taking his personal income taxes with him. He was the wealthiest man in New Jersey with a fortune of more then 10 billion.

Communist Party Seeks To Copyright Red Star Symbol

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 6:55am

Russian Communist Party officials are attempting to copyright their party's symbol. But it's a symbol that's been trademarked by companies established before the Russian Revolution.

Economist Says Spain Needs A Siesta

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 6:55am

Economist Nuria Chinchilla is trying to change Spain's sleep schedule. She tells NPR's Scott Simon about her efforts to get the government to align the workday with the rest of the world.

The Newest Public Transportation In Town: Uber

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 6:55am

Altamonte Springs, Fla., is the first U.S. city to subsidize Uber fares. It's a public-private partnership, with local businesses helping foot the bill. Officials hope it will help reduce traffic.

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