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Feb 19, 2018

Why The AR-15?
After every mass shooting, a few words are repeated over and over: Thoughts. Prayers. AR-15.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 19, 2018

Economists Are Confident The Fed Will Keep Control Of Inflation
The whiff of inflation sent the stock market tumbling recently. Inflation data released last week did show a pick-up, but it's not yet clear that the increase will be sustained.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 18, 2018

Black Women Gather In Atlanta To Harness Economic And Political Power
Michel Martin talks about the conference with Karen Finney, a former spokeswoman for Hillary Clinton, Nakisha Lewis, an organizer for Black Lives Matter, and New Jersey Congresswoman Bonnie Coleman.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 18, 2018

Small Business Owners More Optimistic, Survey Says
A survey says revenue and optimism is up for small businesses. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Matthew Eastman, who owns Lickity Splits Ice Cream in Florida.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 18, 2018

Trump Administration's Latest Strike On CFPB: Budget Cuts
Proposed cuts in funding for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau come amid questions about a Trump appointee softening the agency's stance on payday lenders. Democrats vow to fight the cuts.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 16, 2018

How D'Wayne Edwards Became A Sneaker Legend
D'Wayne Edwards created the Pensole Footwear Design Academy to try and diversify the sneaker business. Edwards was one of the first black designers in the business and created the academy, in part, because of how difficult it was for him to get started.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 16, 2018

Craft Beer Hops the Shark
As craft beer exploded over the last decade, the hops business boomed. Then came the bust.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 16, 2018

Commerce Department Urges Crackdown On Imported Steel And Aluminum
President Trump is considering imposing tariffs or quotas on imported steel and aluminum. The Commerce Department says action is needed to protect the domestic industries vital to national security.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 16, 2018

Friday News Roundup - Domestic
One hour — or even 24 hours — might not be enough to wrap up this week's news.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 16, 2018

U.K. Supermarkets To Ban Energy Drinks For Shoppers Under 16
In March, many U.K. grocery stores will check IDs for energy drink purchases. Teachers, nutritionists and public health researchers have called for the measures — as has celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 15, 2018

Overshooting, Tipping Points, and ABBA
How a classic econ book explains ABBA's costumes (among other things).

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 15, 2018

Idaho Insurer Moves Ahead With Health Plans That Flout Federal Rules
Blue Cross of Idaho unveiled new health plans that break with federal requirements in several ways, including setting premiums based on applicants' health. What will the administration do?

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 15, 2018

Google To Block 'Annoying' Online Ads That Fail To Make The Grade
Starting today, Google will award ads a "passing," "warning" and "failing" designation and block some of the most annoying, including pop-ups and auto-playing videos.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 15, 2018

Why A Lot Of Very Expensive Art Is Disappearing Into Storage
The global art market is booming. Much of the art being bought and sold at record prices will not be seen by many people. There are too many financial incentives to keep the masterpieces in storage.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 15, 2018

McDonald's Commits To More Balanced Happy Meals by 2022
The company says in the next four years, 50 percent or more of its kids meals will meet new nutrition criteria, with 600 or fewer calories per meal and caps on calories from sugar and saturated fat.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 14, 2018

Stimulus Response
An economist from the Obama administration thinks the economy still needs stimulus. Will the Republican tax and spending bills provide it?

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 14, 2018

Medical Records May Finally Be Coming To Your Apple Smartphone
In a planned upgrade of Apple's operating system for iPhones, the Health app will include health records, so people can take detailed, personal health information anywhere.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 14, 2018

Black Restaurant Week: Across U.S., Events Remind Diners, 'We're Here. Support Us'
Blacks often struggle to raise capital to open and run restaurants, a legacy of discrimination. Over the past few years, promotions to help diners know which restaurants are black-owned have spread.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 14, 2018

Tech Giants Under Pressure Over Russian Opposition Leader's Posts
YouTube and Instagram are reportedly facing the prospect of sanction in Russia if they do not remove posts implicating a Russian billionaire and a senior Russian government official.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 14, 2018

These Citizen-Regulators In Arkansas Defied Monsanto. Now They're Under Attack
In Arkansas, a regulatory committee of farmers and small businessmen banned the latest weed-killing technology from the giant agri-chemical company. Monsanto is taking them to court.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 13, 2018

Latino Business Group Leader Steps Down Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations
Javier Palomarez, president and CEO of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, has also been accused of financial impropriety.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 13, 2018

Before Joining Trump Administration, Mick Mulvaney Acted As Anti-Deficit Crusader
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney was first elected to Congress in the Tea Party wave of 2010 and acted as an anti-deficit crusader. That is, until he became President Trump's budget director.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 13, 2018

Mayor Of Findlay, Ohio Says Trump's Infrastructure Plan Could Help City Address Flooding
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Republican Mayor Lydia Mihalik of Findlay, Ohio, about President Trump's infrastructure budget. Mihalik talked with Trump in person about her town's need for funding to mitigate flooding on the Blanchard River. She says she has private investors interested in the project.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 13, 2018

Trump's Proposed Budget Gives Up Fight Against Deficit Spending
President Trump is proposing a budget plan that gives up the fight against deficit spending, which has long been a Republican goal. But Trump's budget concedes that goal; tax revenues will not catch up to spending as far as the eye can see.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 13, 2018

Sanctions on Ice
A story of sanctions, the Olympics, and a secret wing of the North Korean government.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 13, 2018

Doctors In Maine Say Halt In OxyContin Marketing Comes '20 Years Late'
Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, won't promote opioids to doctors anymore. In Maine, physicians say the change should have happened long ago.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 13, 2018

Chicago's Iconic John Hancock Center To Lose Its Name
One thing is clear: Whatever company buys the building's naming rights, getting Chicagoans to change what they call it is another matter.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 13, 2018

Twitter Bans GOP Contender For Racist Tweet Targeting Meghan Markle
Paul Nehlen, who is running against Paul Ryan in Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District's Republican primary, posted an image of Prince Harry's fiancée mocked up as a black ancestral Brit.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 13, 2018

#MeToo's Next Step
Does the movement have further to go, or has it sometimes gone too far?

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 13, 2018

Cost Of U.S. Opioid Epidemic Since 2001 Is $1 Trillion And Climbing
Economists tracking federal mortality data say the growth in costs of the opioid crisis doubled from 2001 to 2016. Opioids are undercutting productivity of people in prime working years — 30s and 40s.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 13, 2018

Fiscal Conservative Offers His Take On Trump's Budget Proposal
Rachel Martin talks to Stephen Moore of the Heritage Foundation, who advises the Trump administration on economic matters. He says we are in "the Wild West of spending again."

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 13, 2018

Taking A Page From 'Shark Tank' To Put Up Political Candidates
In Austin, a political nonprofit is employing a model from the tech industry to find and train candidates. It is pitting them against each other to win campaign funding and support.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 13, 2018

Drugmakers Spent Millions Promoting Opioids To Patient Groups, Senate Report Says
The report released by Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill says the cozy relationship between pain advocacy groups and pharmaceutical companies may have played a key role in the opioid crisis.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 12, 2018

Trump Infrastructure Plan Would Pay For A Fraction Of Investment
The proposal says $1.5 trillion in spending is needed but allocates $200 billion over 10 years, with most of the rest of the funding burden shifted onto states and local governments.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 12, 2018

White House Lays Out Top Infrastructure Priorities In Long-Awaited Plan
President Trump released his long-awaited plan to direct $1.5 trillion toward upgrading U.S. roads, bridges, airports and other public works projects. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with DJ Gribbin, special assistant to the President for infrastructure policy, about Trump's priorities.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 12, 2018

The Winners And Losers Of Trump's $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Plan
President Trump released his $1.5 trillion infrastructure financing plan at the White House Monday. The plan calls for spending $200 billion over 10 years to repair and rebuild highways, bridges, airports, seaports, and water systems. Half of that funding will be used as incentives to get cities, counties and states to finance at least 80 percent of the infrastructure costs themselves.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 12, 2018

Sale Of Weinstein Company Paused After N.Y. Attorney General Files Lawsuit
Hours before a sale was to be announced, the New York Attorney General sued the Weinstein Company. The suit aims to compensate company employees who were victims of Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual abuse — or part of a hostile workplace. It appears to have killed the sale for now.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 12, 2018

Sale Of Weinstein Company Paused After NY Attorney General Files Lawsuit
Hours before a sale was to be announced, the New York Attorney General sued the Weinstein Company. The suit aims to compensate company employees who were victims of Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual abuse — or part of a hostile workplace. It appears to have killed the sale for now.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 12, 2018

How Mick Mulvaney Is Changing The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
President Trump's appointee running the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is making radical changes to make the agency less aggressive in its mission. An internal memo obtained by NPR says the CFPB will unveil a new strategic plan on Monday. The moves are frustrating staffers at the bureau.

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