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Man Booker Spotlights Novelists New To The Award's Short List

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:56pm

Organizers have revealed the six authors still in the British literary competition. It's the first time five of them have been in the last round. The prize is 50,000 pounds and often better sales.

Companies Can't Set Own Rules For Injured Workers, Okla. Court Says

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:02pm

The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled it is unconstitutional for big companies such as Wal-Mart and Lowe's to opt out of state workers' compensation insurance in favor of writing their own plans.

AP Report Exposes Slave-Like Conditions On Hawaii Fishing Fleets

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 3:30pm

Associated Press reporter Martha Mendoza won a Pulitzer Prize for her reporting about fishermen working under slave-like conditions in oceans around the world. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Mendoza about her latest story, documenting how a loophole in U.S. law allows Hawaiian fishing fleets to use undocumented foreign workers, who are paid extremely little and are confined to their boats.

Would You Like Some Insurance With Your Insurance?

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 11:08am

What's old is new again - with the health care law requiring everyone to get some form of major medical insurance, insurance to pay for small-scale medicals costs like deductibles is back.

Census Bureau: Poverty Rate Down, Median Incomes Up

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 10:13am

Median household incomes have increased for the first time since 2007 — rising by 5.2 percent. The poverty rate has declined, and more people have health insurance, the Census Bureau says.

50 Years Ago, Sugar Industry Quietly Paid Scientists To Point Blame At Fat

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 8:59am

Documents show that in the '60s, the sugar industry funded Harvard researchers who, examining risk factors of heart disease, dismissed concerns about sugar and doubled down on the dangers of fat.

Why Gap Insurance Is Making A Comeback

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:13am

Gap health insurance plans are meant to cover one-time events. When the health care law required some form of major medical insurance, it was thought the need for gap coverage would disappear.

After 11 Years, Accounting Fraud Case Against Former-AIG Chief To Begin

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:13am

New York's case against Maurice "Hank" Greenberg is to get underway Tuesday. The former CEO of insurance giant AIG stretches back to 2005 when he was charged with committing accounting fraud.

Rallies Planned Across The Country To Support N.D. Oil Pipeline Protesters

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:13am

Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe vow to continue their protest against an oil pipeline under construction in North Dakota. They're preparing for a long, cold winter.

London Borough Raises Pints — And Legal Protections — To U.K.'s Fading Pubs

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:12am

Thousands of British pubs have closed in recent years. One London borough is trying to protect its pubs by requiring government approval if owners want to sell them for a different use.

NCAA Pulls 7 Championship Events From North Carolina, Citing Transgender Law

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 12:03am

The events moving out of state include games from the 2017 men's basketball tournament — the organization's premier event. State Republicans called the decision "so absurd it's almost comical."

Here's What Trump Was Up To Amid News Of 'Deplorables' And Pneumonia

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 1:57pm

Here's what you missed while Hillary Clinton's abysmal weekend took over Monday's news cycle.

'Most Interesting Man' Numero Dos: New Face Of Dos Equis Ads Revealed

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 9:09am

Augustin Legrand is the new star of Dos Equis' popular ad campaign. He takes over from Jonathan Goldsmith, whose character was sent on a one-way mission to Mars.

Do Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump's Tax Proposals Add Up?

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 4:09am

Morning Edition examines the competing tax proposals of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton — part of an exploration of presidential policies we're calling, "What's the Issue."

Desperate Mother's Call Leads To Wis. Dental Clinics That Treat Rural Poor

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 4:09am

What if you had cavities and gum disease and couldn't find a dentist to treat you? That's the reality for millions of poor people who live in rural areas and have little or no access to dental care.

N.D. Pipeline Protester: It's About Our Rights As Native People

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 4:07am

Protesters continue to gather at the site of a proposed oil pipeline despite Friday's announcement that the government would pause construction on federally-owned land.

Eddie Antar Dies At 68. Started Crazy Eddie Chain; Served Time For Fraud

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 2:11am

Eddie Antar took the chain from one store in Brooklyn, N.Y., to — at its height — 43 stores in four states with prices that were "insane!" Antar served prison time on a racketeering charge.

How A Pitch In A Neiman Marcus Ladies Room Changed Sara Blakely's Life

Sun, 09/11/2016 - 11:01pm

At 27, Sara Blakely was selling fax machines and desperate to reinvent her life. So she came up with Spanx — hosiery that eliminates panty lines — and set to work building her business.

Students Searching For Alternatives After ITT Tech Closes

Sun, 09/11/2016 - 4:06pm

Joshua Battistin of Orlando, Fla. is one of more than 30,000 students considering options to continue their education following the abrupt closure of the for-profit technical college.

In Silicon Valley, Where A Teacher Works For Uber To Stay Middle-Class

Sun, 09/11/2016 - 7:03am

In most places, a teacher earning $69,000 would be firmly middle class. For our series "Hanging On," NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Matt Barry, who makes ends meet by driving for Uber in Morgan Hill.

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