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Timeline: How Paul Manafort Got Caught Up In The Russia Investigation

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:00:00 -0500

How did the ex-Trump campaign manager get indicted in Robert Mueller's Russia investigation? It's a study in how political power can translate into money, and how that money moves around the world.



Apple Buys Song-Recognition App Shazam

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Tech giant Apple is buying Shazam, an app that can identify songs playing near a user's phone. Apple Inc. issued a statement describing Shazam as "natural fit" with its services.



Congressional Republicans Hope To Pass Tax Overhaul Bill By Dec. 25

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:38:00 -0500

Congressional Republicans are working to merge House and Senate versions of a GOP tax bill. They're hoping to reach their first major legislative milestone by Christmas.



FCC Says It Will Vote On Net Neutrality Despite Millions Of Fake Public Comments

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:38:00 -0500

Millions of public comments in advance of the FCC's vote on net neutrality turn out to have been faked. Some used phony names, others came from Russian email addresses. The FCC says it will go ahead with its vote this week nonetheless.



Bitcoin, Unemployment, and Mythical Beasts

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:39:30 -0500

Our guest, Tyler Cowen, has smart insights into a ridiculously wide range of subjects. Our conversation is a lightning round that touches everything from the stock market to dystopian novels.



How The Food Industry Uses Cavitation, The Ocean's Most Powerful Punch

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:46:00 -0500

Cavitation produces a bubble that rapidly collapses and becomes hotter than the sun's surface. The mantis shrimp uses it, and now so do food and drink firms, to improve flavors — from yogurt to beer.



Mario Batali Steps Aside From His Restaurants Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:12:48 -0500

Four women described how Batali touched them inappropriately, and others said they witnessed bullying and lewd comments. Batali doesn't deny the allegations, saying they "match up" with past behavior.



3 Major Deals Point To A Maturing, And Global, Music Startup Landscape

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:41:00 -0500

Two acquisitions and one equity-sharing deal could show that the music business, long known for its insularity, has fully entered a new era.



In Effort To Court Drivers, Lyft Offering Education Discounts

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:01:00 -0500

Lyft is offering education benefits, a move aimed at recruiting and retaining drivers in its competition with Uber. But it raises a question about what these companies owe their workforces.



How Dollar General Is Transforming Rural America

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 05:16:00 -0500

Dollar General stores thrive in low-income rural towns, and the deep-discount chain has opened hundreds of new shops in the past year.



Bitcoin Futures Surge In First Day Of Trading

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 03:09:00 -0500

January contracts for the skyrocketing digital currency opened at just under $15,500 on Sunday and had spiked to more than $18,000 hours later.



This Year's Christmas Tree Shortage Has Roots In The Recession

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:23:00 -0500

This season, a tightened tree supply dates back eight to 10 years ago, when fewer trees were planted. Due also in part to an exodus of tree farmers in the industry, prices have more than doubled.



Labor Abuses After Harvey

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:46:46 -0500

The rains after Hurricane Harvey flooded more than 100,000 homes in the Houston area. Now, thousands of day laborers are working nonstop and are also worried about getting paid.



What About Sexual Harassment On Wall Street?

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 18:03:00 -0500

Many of the recent sexual assault allegations have surfaced in industries dominated by men. NPR's Michel Martin talks to Wall Street executive Sallie Krawcheck about sexual harassment in finance.



Gaming The Tax Code

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 07:56:00 -0500

Experts predict the new rules in the proposed tax overhaul will lead to many complexities in the tax code. And that likely means new opportunities for tax lawyers to find ways to game the system.