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Would Lower Shoe Tariffs Actually Encourage American Jobs?

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 1:52pm

Nike says lower tariffs in a proposed Asia-Pacific trade deal would allow it to support thousands of domestic jobs. But the potential relief is a fraction of current footwear tariffs.

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Promises, Promises: Is Big Food Marketing Less Junk To Kids On TV?

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 12:58pm

Back in 2006, food-industry giants pledged to market only "better-for-you" foods to children. A new study concludes they kept to the letter of that pledge, but not the spirit.

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223,000 Jobs Added In April; Unemployment Rate Dips To 5.4 Percent

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 7:42am

The figures for last month were in line with expectations and could signal that disappointing results in March were just a hiccup.

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Whole Foods Tries To Shake 'Whole Paycheck' Rep With Cheaper Spinoff

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:04am

Whole Foods hopes to attract millennials to the new chain. The company says the yet-to-be-named stores will "feature a modern streamlined design, innovative technology and a curated selection."

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Casinos Bet On Change After Younger Players Ignore 'Boring' Slot Machines

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:04am

When young people go to casinos, they aren't playing slot machines. Our Planet Money team talks to a man who thinks he can make slot machines that younger people will want to play.

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Whole Foods To Open Chain Of Lower-Priced Stores

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:04am

Whole Foods hopes to attract millennials to the new chain. The company says the yet-to-be-named stores will "feature a modern streamlined design, innovative technology and a curated selection."

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Employment Report Expected To Show Positive Job Creation

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:04am

After a disappointing report for March, there's hope job creation in April will return to the robust pace experienced in 2014. If there is no snap-back it could signal a downshift in economic growth.

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LA Lawsuit Alleges Wells Fargo Engaged In Fraudulent Conduct

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:04am

The suit alleges the bank set unrealistic sales quotas that pushed employees to open unauthorized accounts. Steve Inskeep talks to E. Scott Reckard, who covers banking for the Los Angeles Times.

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Cancer Spawns A Construction Boom In Cleveland

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 3:39am

The famed Cleveland Clinic is building a new cancer center right around the corner from a competing cancer hospital. Both institutions are confident there will be plenty of patients.

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Being A Loyal Auto Insurance Customer Can Cost You

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 2:51am

Businesses often reward their customers with discounts for sticking with them. But some auto insurance companies may raise your premiums if they think you're unlikely to shop for a better rate.

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Whole Foods To Open Lower-Cost Stores For Millennials

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 3:30pm

In an effort to target millennials, grocery store chain Whole Foods is launching a separate chain of lower-priced stores.

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'Haqqathon' Takes Anti-ISIS Fight To Cyberspace

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 3:30pm

In Arabic, haqq is the word for truth. Muslim software designers gathered recently for a "haqqathon" to develop social media products that can compete with violent extremists online.

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Orson Welles' Unfinished Final Film Seeks Crowd Funding For Release

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 2:29pm

Producers are seeking $2 million on the website Indiegogo to complete The Other Side of the Wind. Welles had intended for it to be his comeback movie.

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From Cartoon Chubster To Handsome Hipster: McDonald's Revamps Hamburglar

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 1:36pm

Gone is the short, goofy burger thief of the 1970s and '80s. In his place, the chain has created a hunky masked man in skinny jeans and a fedora. An improvement? Tell us what you think.

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Whole Foods Launching Lower-Cost Stores Geared Toward Millennials

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 12:09pm

The company says the yet-to-be-named stores will "feature a modern streamlined design, innovative technology and a curated selection." Whole Foods hopes to begin opening the stores next year.

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Confusing Financial Aid Letters Leave Students, Parents Adrift

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 10:03am

Some critics say the offers are purposely misleading, and can lead families to take on more debt.

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AltSchool Promises To Reimagine Education For the 2030s

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 4:38am

One of the hottest new startups in the Bay Area is a school. The AltSchool was founded by a former Google engineer and he's raised $100 million to build these for-profit microschools.

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Unrest In West Baltimore Puts Elderly And Sick At Additional Risk

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 4:38am

It's been more than a week since rioting over Freddie Gray's death closed many businesses. Several pharmacies are still not open — leaving the sick and elderly with chronic conditions vulnerable.

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A Startup Scene That's Not So Hot: Japan's Entrepreneur Shortage

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 2:54am

A risk-averse culture is making it a tough road for fresh ideas and fledgling Japanese startups. But venture backers are starting to see some signs of hope that new tech firms will take off.

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Power Problems: Puerto Rico's Electric Utility Faces Crippling Debt

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 2:49am

The island's power authority owes $9 billion. Power costs are already high, but bondholders are pushing for rate hikes. That could scare away employers, which would further hurt the ailing economy.

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