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October Jobs Report Is Best Yet This Year

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 11:00am

Employers added 271,000 jobs in October. The pace of hiring far exceeded expectations, and may increase chances that the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates at its next meeting.

President Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline Plan

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 10:39am

"Shipping dirtier crude oil into our country would not increase America's energy security," the president said in a statement delivered at the White House.

U.S. Economy Added 271,000 Jobs In October

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 7:32am

The unemployment rate dipped slightly to 5 percent, according to the report from the agency's Bureau of Labor Statistics.

British Supermarket To Hire Official Christmas Tree Lights Untangler

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 6:07am

According to published reports in Britain, the ideal candidate should be "persistent and patient." They should be able to untangle three meters of Christmas lights in less than three minutes.

Bet You Read It Now: iTunes Terms Of Service Becomes A Graphic Novel

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 4:08am

In an online graphic novel, the only dialogue is the lengthy iTunes Terms and Conditions agreement. Steve Jobs is the main character, and the author gives readers an education in comic book history.

Did Exxon Mobil Lie To The Public About The Risks Of Climate Change?

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 4:08am

Exxon Mobile is being investigated for keeping climate change research from investors. Since 2007, it has disclosed to shareholders about potential risks posed to its bottom line by climate change.

App Allows Shy Students To Ask Questions Anonymously

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 4:08am

Close to a million college kids use Piazza. Pooja Sankar, the apps' creator, says her company can't solve all the problems for women in computer science but she hopes it's making a difference.

Release Of Trade Agreement Text Stokes Debate Over TPP

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 4:08am

Details of the giant trade deal known as the TPP, or Trans-Pacific Partnership, are finally out. The proposed pact among the U.S. and 11 other Pacific rim nations has been in the works for years.

U.S. and 11 Other Countries Sign Pact Promising To End Currency Manipulation

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 7:05pm

The pact would require countries to turn over data about their foreign exchange policies on a regular basis.

N.Y. Attorney General Investigates Whether Exxon Mobil Lied On Climate Change

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 4:40pm

Investigators want to know if the company deceived investors and the public about risks associated with climate change. The company protests that it has included those risks in its reports for years.

New York Attorney General Launches Investigation Into ExxonMobil

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 4:39pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Neela Banerjee of Inside Climate News about the investigation into the allegations ExxonMobil knew more about climate change than it told investors and the public.

Adidas Offers To Help U.S. High Schools Phase Out Native American Mascots

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 4:07pm

At the White House Tribal Nations Conference on Thursday, President Obama praised the initiative and added that "a certain sports team in Washington might want to do that as well."

Obama Lifts Veil Of Secrecy On TPP, And It's A Whopper Of A Trade Deal

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 3:38pm

The U.S. trade representative has released the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal more than 6,000 pages long. The 12-nation TPP would cover the world's largest free trade area.

Export-Import Bank Renewal Is Included In House-Approved Transportation Bill

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 2:35pm

The legislation provides billions in funding for roads and transit. A similar bill has already been approved by the Senate, including a provision that renews the Export-Import Bank's charter.

Text Of Landmark Trade Deal Is Released, And The Real Debate Begins

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 11:24am

The Trans-Pacific Partnership would form a 12-nation, free-trade zone. Advocates say it would level the playing field, but critics say it would lower wages and worker safety standards.

CDC Investigating As E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Chipotle Sickens 39

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:09am

Thirty-nine people have been sickened with the same strain of E. coli in Washington and Oregon. Fourteen have been hospitalized. Most reported eating at several Chipotle locations before falling ill.

Pentagon Paid Sports Teams Millions For 'Paid Patriotism' Events

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 5:57am

A joint report by Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake found that many of those military displays you see before professional games are essentially advertisements paid for by the military.

How A Folding Electric Vehicle Went From Car Of The Future To 'Obsolete'

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 4:07am

Engineers at MIT developed an electric, shareable car that would fold to conserve parking spaces. A prototype was made for production in Europe. But why did this promising auto never hit the road?

Slow Going For Small Businesses And Health Exchanges

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 4:03am

Specialized health insurance marketplaces that cater to businesses with fewer than 50 employees haven't gotten much traction. Cheaper alternatives are one reason why.

Episode 661: The Less Deadly Catch

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 6:24pm

Today on the show, how an economic fix took the deadliest job in America and made it safer. And why a lot of people are mad about it.




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