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The 'I' Of The LIBOR

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 4:02pm

The LIBOR interest rate was at the center of a huge international scandal back in 2012. Regulators believed it had to replaced. But is that even possible?

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Victims Object To Private Equity Firm Buying Weinstein Company

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 4:02am

A judge considers who will buy the assets of The Weinstein Company. The company has accepted a bid from a private equity firm but plaintiffs in a sexual assault class action suit object to the deal.

GOP Lawmakers Aim To Roll Back Regs Using Old Law In A New Way

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 4:02am

Republicans lawmakers are expected to overturn a rule designed to prevent discrimination by auto lenders. It's part of a broader effort to roll back other regs using the Congressional Review Act.

Under Pressure, Tronc Recognizes 'Chicago Tribune' Union

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 7:00pm

In the face of overwhelming support for the labor drive, the troubled media company relented, saying Sunday that it will negotiate with journalists at its Chicago-area publications.

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A Conversation With World Vision President Richard Stearns

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 4:39pm

Richard Stearns, who's stepping down as President of World Vision U.S., tells NPR's Michel Martin how his Christian faith drives his charity's humanitarian mission.

As Karl Marx Turns 200, Visitors Pay Respect — And A Fee — At Tomb Site

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 9:22pm

The grave of history's leading anti-capitalist requires visitors to hand over some capital. As many Marxists challenge the fee, the trust backing the site insists the funds help maintain the cemetery.

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As Karl Marx Turns 200, Visitors Pay Respect — And A Fee — At Disputed Tomb Site

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 9:22pm

The grave of history's leading anti-capitalist requires visitors to hand over some capital. As many Marxists challenge the fee, the trust backing the site insists the funds help maintain the cemetery.

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Trump Policy Leads To Worker Shortage In Crab Industry

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 5:11pm

The Maryland seafood industry is facing a labor shortage just in time for crab season. Michel Martin talks with Harry Phillips, the owner of Russell Hall Seafood, about the shortage.

Some Users Weary Of Facebook's Newest Venture In Online Dating

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 5:11pm

For years, people have used Facebook informally to look for dates. Now Mark Zuckerberg says the platform is starting a dating service. Some experts say the move could invite unwanted solicitation.

The Fortnite Craze Might Be Here To Stay

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 7:20am

Since its debut last summer, Fortnite has had over 150 million downloads worldwide. When the mobile version was launched in early April, revenues tripled in one day.

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Trump Administration Talks Trade With China

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 7:07am

The U.S. sent a delegation of economic advisers to China in an attempt to avert trade war. NPR's Scott Simon asks economist Philip Levy of Northwestern University about the complex negotiations.

The Perks Of Counting The Wallflowers

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 3:35pm

It's jobs day! But the unemployment number might not be the most important thing to watch.

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U.S. Trade Talks With China End With No Agreement

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 3:06pm

The latest round of talks between the U.S. and China ended with no agreement on how to cut the trade deficit between the two countries.

FBI Indictment Opens A Rare Window Into How Chinese Firms Operate Overseas

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 3:06pm

The arrest of a man accused of bribing African leaders is shedding a rare light onto how China's government and its companies operate abroad.

U.S. Unemployment Dips Below 4 Percent For The First Time In More Than 17 Years

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 3:06pm

The nation's unemployment rate fell below 4 percent for the first time in more than 17 years. That's according to the government's monthly employment report released Friday. Employers added 164,000 workers to payrolls.

U.S. Trade Team Leaves China Talks Without Any Big Breakthroughs

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 10:05am

The U.S. team had hoped to cut the trade imbalance by $200 billion and stop China from targeting U.S. technology and intellectual property.

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U.S. Unemployment Drops To 3.9 Percent — Lowest Since 2000

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 7:32am

The last time the U.S. jobless percentage sat below 4 percent was in December of 1999. April brought net job gains, but fell short of economists' predictions.

D.C. Un-United: Amazon's Second HQ Pits City Vs. Its Suburbs

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 6:22am

Amazon is working on a whittled-down list of cities where it might build the second headquarters. Among the bidders, Washington, D.C., stands out for competing against two of its next-door neighbors.

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Former Volkswagen CEO Indicted Over Emission Testing Scandal

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 3:26am

A U.S. grand jury has charged Martin Winterkorn, VW's former CEO and 5 other ex-executives on felony charges of conspiracy. In 2015, VW admitted installing cheat devices in its diesel vehicles.

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More Employers Avoid Legal Minefield By Not Asking About Pay History

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 4:34pm

States and cities are banning questions about prior pay in the hopes of narrowing gender and racial pay gaps. More employers are finding ways around the legal patchwork by eliminating the question.

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