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Slam Dunk: Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Dispute In China

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:08:00 -0500

China's top court has handed basketball legend Michael Jordan a victory in a long-running trademark dispute over the use of his name by a Chinese company.



'Your Kids Are Not An Experiment'; Surgeon General Says No Vaping For Young People

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:54:00 -0500

A report from the surgeon general warns that "nicotine is addictive and harmful for youth and young adults," and notes e-cigarettes are increasingly popular among people under 25.



Retired Coal Miners At Risk Of Losing Promised Health Coverage And Pensions

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:43:00 -0500

A fund guaranteeing health coverage and pensions to retired mine workers is about to run dry. Congress has been reluctant to pick up the tab. Democrats from coal country say it's time to act.



Trump Blasts Union Leader Who Criticized Carrier Deal

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:40:22 -0500

Donald Trump used his Twitter account to lash out at Chuck Jones, the union official in Indiana who said Trump lied about the Carrier deal. Jones thinks Trump took credit for saving some jobs that were never at risk.



Trump Expected To Select Fast Food Magnate Andy Puzder As Labor Secretary

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:40:00 -0500

Multiple news outlets are reporting that President-elect Trump has selected fast food magnate Andy Puzder as secretary of Labor.



Former Mich. Governor Outlines How To Convince Companies To Stay

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:40:00 -0500

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, about how she convinced companies to stay in the state during the economic recession by offering a package of tax incentives and other perks.



Trump Picks Fast-Food Executive Andrew Puzder As Labor Secretary

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:24:00 -0500

The chief executive of CKE Holdings, the parent company of Hardee's and Carl's Jr., is an outspoken critic of raising the minimum wage and increasing overtime and workplace safety regulations.



Bots-B-Gone? Congress Bans Ticket-Scalpers' Tool Blamed For Quick Sell-Outs

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:27:00 -0500

The ban applies to ticket sales for any public event that can be attended by 200 or more people.



Blue Seal: The GI Ice Cream That Okinawans Made Their Own

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:58:00 -0500

Blue Seal ice cream was launched after World War II for American soldiers stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Today, it's a fusion of American and Okinawan tastes that's loved by locals and tourists alike.



Trump Takes Aim At Union Official Over Carrier Job Count

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:20:00 -0500

An Indiana union official says Donald Trump overstated the number of jobs he saved at a Carrier plant. He soon found himself on the receiving end of Trump's Twitter feed and harassing phone calls.



Episode 740: Burnout

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:08:54 -0500

All types of companies are struggling with burnout. Many try to fix it. Most of them fail. One exception: A 26-year-old call center manager, with stress balls and costumes in her arsenal.



What Legal Recourse Do Victims Of Fake News Stories Have?

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:04:00 -0500

Real people hurt by fake news can sue under defamation law. But University of Denver law professor Derigan Silver notes that winning monetary damages doesn't undo the damage to a person's reputation.



Energy Giant Shell Inks Oil Deal With Iran

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:00:00 -0500

Royal Dutch Shell has signed an agreement to develop oil and gas fields in Iran, despite the nuclear deal's uncertain future. It's the largest energy company to return since sanctions were lifted.



Trump Tags Former Wrestling Magnate To Head Small Business Administration

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:49:00 -0500

Linda McMahon is the co-founder of the pro-wrestling enterprise World Wrestling Entertainment. The Republican twice ran to become the first female U.S. senator for Connecticut, but lost both bids.



Trump's Plan For China Tariffs Could Lead To 'Collateral Damage On Both Sides'

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:31:00 -0500

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Mark Wu, assistant professor at Harvard Law School and a former U.S. trade negotiator, about how Trump would impose a 45 percent tariff on Chinese goods, as he has promised.