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Fact-Checking Trump's Claims On Jobs, Wages, Infrastructure

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 4:04am

We look at President Trump's claims about jobs and wages and his infrastructure proposal from his first State of the Union address.

As Yellen Exits As Fed Chair, Interest Rates Are Expected To Remain Steady

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 3:41am

Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen presides over her last policy meeting on Wednesday. After a two-day meeting the Fed is expected to announce at 2 p.m. ET where interest rates stand.

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Trump's State Of The Union Address, Annotated

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 7:25pm

President Trump is expected to make a bipartisan pitch in Tuesday night's address. Follow the speech live, with context and analysis from NPR journalists.

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Texas Governor Orders State Investigation Of Claims Of Sexual Abuse At Karolyi Ranch

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 6:03pm

The Walker County Sheriff's Office has already been investigating the allegations by multiple athletes of molestation that happened when they were training at the ranch.

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Teenagers Are Still Eating Tide Pods, But Don't Expect A Product Redesign

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 5:46pm

The pace of poisonings in the so-called Tide Pods Challenge continues to grow. The candy-like appearance of the packets draws easy criticism. Procter & Gamble says it's not planning a new design.

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Fraud Officials Are Investigating Sales That Caused Nutella Riots in France

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 5:31pm

Drastic discounts on Nutella caused fights to break out in France last week. Investigators are now trying to determine if the sales broke trade laws.

How Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, Berkshire Hathaway Could Reshape Health Care Industry

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 3:38pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Steven Halper, managing director at Cantor Fitzgerald about Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase's announcement that they are creating a new health care company.

What Happened When 'Planet Money' Went On A Mission To Adopt A Spacecraft

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 3:22pm

Getting to space is easier and cheaper than ever in a new age of tiny satellites one can hold in their hand. With that ease, NPR's Planet Money podcast wanted in, so in this first episode of three, they went on a mission to adopt a satellite. Along the way, they meet the man behind the revolution of tiny satellites and meet their new spacecraft.

Health Stocks Drop After Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway And JPMorgan Chase Announcement

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 3:22pm

Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway are launching an effort to make health care simpler and cheaper for their own workers. The announcement sent health company stock prices lower.

Weed GDP

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 2:45pm

When Canada decided to legalize marijuana, James Tebrake decided to learn everything he could about Canada's marijuana economy.

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Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway Pursue The Health Care 'Unicorn'

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 12:38pm

Details are scarce, but the companies said they want to help their employees get high-quality health care at a reasonable cost. Will this consortium have better luck than those that have preceded it?

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Learning To Love Sake: Japan Ramps Up Efforts To Entice Foreign Markets

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 12:03pm

Faced with a shrinking market and workforce, Japanese sake brewers are relying more on exports for growth. So, the government and sake industry are investing in education to help demystify the drink.

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Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway And JPMorgan Tackle Health Care Costs

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 9:48am

Some of the biggest names in business are aligning to launch a new health care venture for their U.S. employees. Scott Hensley, editor of NPR's Shots health blog, has an overview.

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway And JPMorgan Chase Launch New Health Care Company

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 7:48am

The new company will be "free from profit-making incentives and constraints" as it tries to find ways to cut costs and improve health care plan satisfaction for employees.

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German Automakers Tested Emissions On Live Subjects

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:05am

The automakers acknowledged they used a research institute whose tests exposed monkeys and people to toxic diesel fumes. This follows various emissions cheating scandals, most notably involving VW.

Will State Of The Union Speech Answer Where Trump's Trade Policies Stand?

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:05am

Business owners and workers will listen to the State of the Union for clues about the policy. Trump has suggested the U.S. might rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership and delay a NAFTA decision.

White House Decides Not To Impose New Sanctions On Russia

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:05am

The Trump administration has told Congress a law passed last year meant to punish Moscow for interfering in U.S. elections is having an effect, even without new sanctions.

Blue And Red States Concerned About New Tax Law

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:00am

Contrary to expectations, the new federal tax law may bring a windfall to coastal, liberal Maryland and a budgetary hit to rural, conservative Montana.

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All The Rules, None Of The Voting Rights: EU Lays Out Plan For Brexit Transition

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 5:04pm

Instead of immediate U.K. independence in March 2019, European powers have agreed to a "transition period" until the end of 2020 — in which Britain would be bound by EU rules without an EU vote.

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German Carmakers Test Emissions On Humans And Monkeys

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 4:37pm

Twenty-five "healthy young persons" were exposed to different concentrations of nitrogen dioxide for hours as part of a study for the car manufacturers. The gas can cause respiratory problems.

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