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Trump, Clinton To Deliver Economic Policy Speeches This Week

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 4:06am

Donald Trump will offer his ideas on Monday in Detroit. Hillary Clinton will give her speech on Thursday — also in Detroit.

Tech Companies Embrace Election Season

Sun, 08/07/2016 - 7:26am

More than ever before, U.S. elections are a business opportunity. Social media companies are capitalizing on attention spent on the candidates.

At This English Bar, An Old-School Solution To Rude Cellphones

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 7:38am

A new bar in Sussex has lined its walls with foil to block phone signals. The owner, inspired by the Faraday cage, hopes people will talk to each other rather than stare at their smartphones.

An Israeli-Palestinian Battle With Roots In Lingerie

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 7:38am

A brief — and camisole — history behind the conflict over labeling products that are made in the West Bank.

U.S. Economy Continues Growth Ahead Of Presidential Election

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 3:29pm

With new jobs numbers out Friday and the recent anemic growth in the GDP, NPR takes stock of the economy three months before the election.

Why Do Milk Prices Spike And Crash? Because It's Like Oil

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 1:15pm

Milk is like oil - it's refined into products that are traded globally. So global events can mean profits or losses for dairy farmers. This year, they're seeing losses, and asking Congress for help.

Trump Names Wall Street And Real Estate Titans As Economic Advisers

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 9:58am

Donald Trump's list is heavy with successful Wall Street and real estate industry figures, but short of actual economists.

U.S. Adds More Than 250,000 New Jobs In July; Unemployment Steady

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 7:43am

The Bureau of Labor Statistics' report shows stronger job growth than economists had been expecting. Meanwhile, NPR's Yuki Noguchi puts the very idea of a monthly jobs report in perspective.

Monthly Jobs Reports Are Watched Closely, But How Meaningful Are They?

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 4:59am

People look to the reports to assess the labor market. But the number of jobs created and destroyed monthly is so large, most economists recognize the monthly reports aren't statistically significant.

A Company In Denver Has Created Wine For Dogs

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 4:56am

The Canine Vino — choose ZinfanTAIL and CharDOGnay — isn't made with alcohol or grapes; it contains brewed peppermint or chamomile. The company recommends getting an OK from your vet first.

American Crossroads CEO On Why The GOP SuperPac Isn't Focusing On Trump

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 3:58am

The Karl Rove-founded group that advocates for certain candidates has turned its attention to Senate races and away from the presidential race. Its CEO, Steven Law, talks about why.

Insurance Rules Can Hamper Recovery From Opioid Addiction

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 3:58am

Medicaid and other health insurers require doctors to file time-consuming paperwork before allowing them to prescribe drugs that help people quit opioids. That delay fosters relapse, specialists say.

Florida Company Gets One Bureaucratic Step Closer To Landing On The Moon

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 9:27pm

A Florida company has been given the green light to send a robot off the planet, aiming for the moon. It's a milestone in the effort to privatize space exploration.

Massachusetts Joins State-Led Efforts On Equal Pay For Women

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 2:57pm

As part of a state law designed to help equalize pay for women, employers are now prohibited from asking about an employee's previous salary. Advocates say the question creates a cycle of low pay.

One Year After A Toxic River Spill, No Clear Plan To Clean Up Western Mines

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 1:12pm

Last August, 3 million gallons of orange wastewater flooded into Colorado's Animas River, ending up in Lake Powell. But Congress has failed to come up with a way to stop this from happening again.

This Modern Meadery is Making Honey Wine Hip — With Hops

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 12:15pm

A Baltimore-based meadmaker is going after the beer-drinking demographic by adding a new ingredient to this old-timey honey-based drink: hops.

Despite Email Debacle, Prominent Cybersecurity Leaders Favor Clinton

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 11:46am

They are political endorsements you might not expect.

Prominent Cybersecurity Leader Favors Clinton, Despite Email Debacle

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 9:40am

Despite a server breached at the DNC and the controversy over Hillary Clinton's private email server, a prominent cybersecurity expert say she's the better choice for president.

Daily Fantasy Sports May Soon Be Coming Back To New York State

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 8:06am

DraftKings and FanDuel suspended operations there after after the state's attorney general argued they were essentially gambling sites. A new state law declares fantasy sports to be games of skill.

When Food Firms Cut The Salt, What Do They Put In Instead?

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 6:00am

Too much salty goodness isn't great for health. Food companies looking to cut the sodium while keeping the flavor have a promising candidate: potassium chloride. But it's far from perfect.

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