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In U.S. Restaurants, Bars And Food Trucks, 'Modern Slavery' Persists

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:35:00 -0400

A new report highlights victims of human trafficking in the food industry, from farm workers to restaurant cooks and wait staff. Some victims are exploited for both sex and labor.

Episode 650: The Business Genius Behind Get Out

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:37:00 -0400

Jason Blum makes a lot of movies and makes them cheap. So why are so many turning into blockbusters?

Launch, Land, Launch — SpaceX Tries Reusing Its Rocket

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:48:00 -0400

Thursday the private company SpaceX plans on launching a satellite using a rocket that it has launched once before. Reusing equipment could make it cheaper to do business in deep space.

EPA Decides Not To Ban A Pesticide, Despite Its Own Evidence Of Risk

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:02:00 -0400

New EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has decided not to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide widely used on produce. That's despite evidence previously compiled by EPA showing it could pose risks to consumers.

Trump Company Reportedly Looking To Add Another Hotel In Washington, D.C.

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:38:00 -0400

Ethics experts often criticize the Trump Organization for running a hotel just blocks from the White House. Now, the company might be looking to add a second hotel in the nation's capital.

Where Have All The Bob Seger Albums Gone?

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:36:00 -0400

In the era of streaming music, everything ever recorded is supposed to be at our fingertips. So how did one of the biggest names in the Classic Rock canon go missing?

Kushner Family, China's Anbang End Talks Over Manhattan Real Estate Deal

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:16:00 -0400

Anbang had discussed investing more than $400 million to redevelop an office tower owned by Kushner Companies — a deal that raised ethical concerns.

Westinghouse Files For Bankruptcy Protection, 10 Years After Acquisition By Toshiba

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:29:00 -0400

Through Westinghouse, Toshiba had planned to build four nuclear power reactors — two each in Georgia and South Carolina.

Brexit Gets Real: Prime Minister May Has Triggered U.K.'s Exit From EU

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:20:00 -0400

"This is an historic moment, from which there can be no turning back. Britain is leaving the European Union," British Prime Minister Theresa May tells the House of Commons.

California Doubles Down On Efforts To Slow Climate Change

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:07:00 -0400

The Trump administration said it would review tail pipe emissions and fuel standards. But the state of California is doing more to curb emissions from cars.

Wage Deal Averts Threatened Boycott By U.S. Women's Hockey Team

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:02:00 -0400

Players demanded better pay — and not just leading up to each Olympic Games, as had been the case. During negotiations, they warned they would sit out the upcoming, U.S.-hosted world championships.

As Congress Repeals Internet Privacy Rules, Putting Your Options In Perspective

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:58:00 -0400

President Trump is expected to sign a bill to overturn new privacy rules for Internet service providers. An expert says there are steps you can take, though they won't deliver absolute privacy.

Mayor Of Wyoming Coal Town Reacts To Trump's Climate Order

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:32:27 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Louise Carter-King, mayor of Gillette, Wyo., about the impact that President Trump's executive order loosening regulations on coal will have on the the town.

GAO Agrees To Review Costs Of Trump's Trips To Mar-A-Lago

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:32:00 -0400

The Government Accountability Office has agreed to review costs and security measures associated with President Trump's visits to Mar-a-Lago. Trump has spent five weekends there since taking office.

What Trump Misses About Energy Jobs In America

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:18:00 -0400

The president on Tuesday signed an executive order with the intention of helping bring back coal jobs. But clean energy jobs, like solar, have taken off, far outpacing coal.