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Sentencing Approaches for New England's 'Codfather'

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 07:16:00 -0400

Carlos Rafael was a fishing magnate in America's most lucrative port. As he faces sentencing for a scheme to cheat fishing quotas, many worry about the fate of local jobs if his empire is dismantled.

Health Insurance CEO On Expanding Coverage

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:08:15 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Michael Neidorff, CEO of the health insurance company Centene Corporation, which has expanded coverage on the insurance marketplace even as other insurers have withdrawn.

'Keep Detailed Records Of Every Minute' And Other Micromanager Horror Stories

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:01:02 -0400

After we posted a story about the costs and implications of micromanagement, we received over 1,000 responses on Facebook. Here's a selection, along with some advice from an executive coach.

Sing Different: Steve Jobs' Life Becomes An Opera

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 07:15:00 -0400

The Apple co-founder's complicated story is the subject of The (R)evolution Of Steve Jobs, by composer Mason Bates and librettist Mark Campbell. It premieres Saturday in Santa Fe.

A Bother, A Brotherhood: Living Among The Mines In Coal Country

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 07:00:02 -0400

When Mary Jo and Mike Picklo bought their house in 2003, they expected to retire in it — until a coal mine opened across the street. They don't want it there, but they are nearly alone in their view.

Chicago Fights To Remain 2 Newspaper Town As Labor Groups Buy 'Sun-Times'

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:25:00 -0400

The group of investors headed by a former Chicago alderman closed a deal to purchase the struggling paper, but some wonder it will skew further left to counter the more conservative Chicago Tribune.

Spotify Sued, Yet Again, Over Compositions

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:05:00 -0400

Two new lawsuits against the music streaming leader landed this week, over issues that have already twice led to settlements.

News Brief: GOP Presses On With Health Bill; NAACP Gathers For Convention

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:04:00 -0400

We examine what options Senate Republicans have left if they want to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The country's oldest civil rights organization, the NAACP, is looking for a new leader.

U.S. Sanctions Against Russia Never Go Away — They Just Evolve

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:00:00 -0400

When it comes to sanctions, the Cold War never really ended. As President Barack Obama lifted Soviet-era restrictions, he put in new ones. President Trump could soon find a sanctions bill on his desk.

Costume Jewelry Designer Kenneth Jay Lane Dies At 85

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 03:32:00 -0400

Lane designed costume jewelry for Hollywood stars, Jackie Kennedy Onassis and viewers of TV's shopping channel QVC. Many women wore his fakes, or "faque," as he pronounced it, with their real gems.

Why The Stock Market's Rise Isn't Just A Trump Rally

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:24:00 -0400

All major stock indexes — including the Dow — are in record territory, even though the Trump administration has failed to deliver on key legislative promises. But other factors are at play.

Trump's Private Clubs In Florida Are Seeking Visas For Foreign Workers

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:23:00 -0400

President Trump is marking "Made in America" week to promote American labor. At the same time, his two Florida clubs are seeking visas to bring in foreign workers for low-wage jobs.

Exxon Mobil Sues After Treasury Fines It $2 Million For Alleged Sanctions Violations

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:07:00 -0400

The U.S. Treasury is accusing Exxon Mobil of violating sanctions on Russia in a series of deals in May 2014. "What were they thinking?" wonders one of the architects of the sanctions.

In Rural Oregon, Efforts To Bring In Large Data Centers Raise Housing Costs

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:43:00 -0400

In places like rural Oregon, politicians are working to bring in large data centers to town. It's great for folks who want good jobs but don't want to move away. But it's also raising housing costs.

GOP Effort To Make Environmental Science 'Transparent' Worries Scientists

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:58:00 -0400

There's a push in Congress to rewrite how science gets used in regulation — and that has researchers worried. The industry-backed bill would let business nitpick raw data and ignore valid results.