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U.S. Workers Are Skeptical, But China Says It Will Restrain Steel Output

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 3:54pm

At the end of a two-day meeting, U.S. and Chinese officials agreed to work on reducing the world's steel glut. But U.S. companies and workers said they were skeptical that China will really act.

New Mexico Ended Civil Asset Forfeiture. Why Then Is It Still Happening?

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:02am

New Mexico passed a sweeping overhaul of civil asset forfeiture. Legislators say some cities' budgets are so dependent on seized assets that they disregarding the law.

Chicago's Fine Arts Building Has 10 Floors But Innumerable Stories

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:02am

On a prime block of Chicago's Michigan Avenue stands the Fine Arts Building. Producer and violinist David Schulman takes us on an audio tour with the people who know the building the best.

In U.S.-China Talks, The Metaphors Flow Freely

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:02am

Ancient Chinese poetry and quick metaphors are the go-to rhetorical aids in the latest meet-up between American and Chinese counterparts.

How Google's Laszlo Bock Is Making Work Better

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 11:10pm

This week on Hidden Brain, Shankar talks to Google's Laszlo Bock. Insider tips and insights about what works — and what doesn't work — in recruiting, motivating, and retaining a talented workforce.

Trump University Customer: 'Gold Elite' Program Nothing But Fool's Gold

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 5:27pm

At a campaign event, Donald Trump said Bob Guillo gave his Trump University program the highest rating possible. Guillo says he paid $35,000 only to be taught to use Trulia and other common websites.

One Year After OPM Data Breach, What Has The Government Learned?

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 5:08pm

A year ago, the government said the personal information of millions of employees and others was stolen by hackers. Federal officials say they've boosted cybersecurity, but there's more work to do.

Fed Chair Yellen Says Weak Jobs Report Raises Questions For Economy

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 3:50pm

U.S. employment is one of many uncertainties Federal Reserve officials are weighing as they consider raising interest rates. Overall, Yellen expects ongoing economic recovery and growth to continue.

Who's In Charge? Getting Western States To Agree On Sharing Renewable Energy

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 3:26pm

California has so much solar energy that some days, there's too much. One solution is to join forces across state borders. But in the West, that's sparking some not-so-neighborly opposition.

A Rocky Time In U.S.-China Relations As Leaders Meet In Beijing

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 1:48pm

They are the two largest economies in the world, and increasingly interdependent. But as leaders gather for high-level talks in Beijing, tensions have flared on several fronts.

Swiss Voters Reject Guaranteed-Income Proposal

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 12:43pm

Voters took a dim view of a plan that would have mandated a basic monthly income for all of Switzerland's 8.1 million residents, regardless of employment status.

Beekeepers Feel The Sting Of Stolen Hives

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 8:54am

Beekeepers make money renting out hives to pollinate crops. But in California, thefts are on the rise. That's led to a hive shortage that is driving up demand, costs — and more thefts.

U.S., China Officials Gather For Annual Strategic Meeting

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 4:03am

David Greene talks to Bill Bishop, writer of the Sinocism Chinese Newsletter, about what's on the agenda for this year's U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue.

Seaweed On Your Dinner Plate: The Next Kale Could Be Kelp

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 4:27pm

Why are chefs adopting sea greens in their cuisine? They're tasty and nutritious and growing them is good for the planet. In Maine the budding seaweed business is boosting a declining coastal economy.

Gentrification Pressures Weigh On The Economy

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 6:48am

For this week's Hanging On, NPR's Rachel Martin talks with poet and activist Bobby LeFebre about gentrification in North Denver. LeFebre has watched his neighborhood change over the past 15 years.

Los Angeles Film Festival Highlights Diversity In Film Industry

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 4:19pm

The Los Angeles Film Festival opened this week, showcasing the work of its most diverse roster of filmmakers yet. Film critic Carla Renata offers her take on the festival lineup.

How Should You Look At The Jobs Report? Try These Different Angles

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 7:55am

The latest monthly jobs report showed a sharp slowdown in hiring. Economists, who didn't see the drop coming, suggest reasons ranging from a workers' strike to presidential politics.

Coding While Black: Hacking The Future Of The Tech Industry

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 6:36am

Silicon Valley has a diversity problem, with many tech companies employing a tiny number of African-Americans in key jobs. In Atlanta, black techies are working to diversify the industry's future.

Trump Presses Case That 'Mexican' Judge Curiel Is Biased Against Him

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 5:00am

Donald Trump intensified his attacks on the federal judge presiding over fraud lawsuits against Trump University — saying Indiana-born Gonzalo Curiel is biased against him because "he's a Mexican."

Jobs Growth Slows Dramatically In May

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 4:15pm

The Labor Department says in May, employers added just 38,000 workers to payrolls. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal had forecast the report would show 158,000 new jobs. The unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent, but only because so many people dropped out of the workforce. Forecasters had expected the unemployment rate to hold steady at 5 percent.

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