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AP Calculates North Carolina's 'Bathroom Bill' Will Cost More Than $3.7 Billion

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:28:00 -0400

The Associated Press tallied up business lost because of the controversial law, based on interviews and public records. The AP says its estimate of $3.76 billion over 12 years is probably low.

College Classes In Maximum Security: 'It Gives You Meaning'

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:55:00 -0400

A privately funded program provides higher education to about 300 students in New York state prisons. Graduates are less likely to get in legal trouble after prison but getting hired is a challenge.

$5 Billion Error Made By Bank Once Derided As 'Germany's Dumbest'

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:53:00 -0400

It's not the first stumble for state-owned KfW, which mistakenly sent hundreds of millions of dollars to Lehman Brothers on the day it went bankrupt.

In Conflict With Trump Agenda, California Sets Stricter Auto Emissions Standards

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:26:20 -0400

California put itself on a collision course with the Trump Administration as the state's clean air agency moved forward with stricter emissions requirements for trucks and cars.

What If You Held An African Summit And No Africans Could Come?

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 07:00:00 -0400

That's what happened at an African business conference in Los Angeles. Not one of the African invitees could get a visa to come to the U.S. And it's hard to find out exactly why.

Too Much Experience To Be Hired? Some Older Americans Face Age Bias

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:43:00 -0400

Americans may see themselves working past retirement age, but to do that, they may face obstacles getting hired. New research shows that can be harder when you're older.

Hungry? Call Your Neighborhood Delivery Robot

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:01:00 -0400

Self-driving delivery robots have popped up on the sidewalks of Washington, D.C. — and other locations have expressed interest. The bots learn about traffic patterns with every trip they take.

The Forces Driving Middle-Aged White People's 'Deaths Of Despair'

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:00:00 -0400

Middle-aged white people without college degrees are increasingly likely to die of suicide or drug and alcohol abuse. The lack of a pathway to solid jobs is one reason, two economists say.

Health Care Plan Championed By Trump Hurts Counties That Voted For Him

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:25:00 -0400

Trump picked up big margins in small and rural counties. But those areas would take the biggest hit with tax credit changes, according to an NPR analysis of data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Can Sears Survive? Maybe Not, Company Admits In Financial Filings

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:41:00 -0400

Shares of the company's stock tumbled 12 percent today after the company acknowledged Tuesday that its future viability is not a sure thing. The company lost $2 billion last year.

Wall Street Trader Outlines Market Trends Ahead Of Health Care Vote

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:38:00 -0400

The stock market is reacting to news out of Washington, D.C., about the fate of health care legislation and other items on the White House agenda. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with trader Ted Weisberg about trends on Wall Street.

Why Do So Few People Pay Income Tax In India?

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:49:00 -0400

In a country with a population of more than 1 billion people, just 27 million paid taxes last year. Many Indians see no clear link between paying taxes and provision of government services.

Why So Few Indians Pay Taxes

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:09:00 -0400

In India, only 2 percent of people pay taxes. It has to do with how easy it is to avoid them, and what many see as a lack of connection between taxes and government services.

Among Trump Supporters, Conflicts Of Interest Aren't A Top Concern

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:42:00 -0400

President Trump's decision to hold onto his many businesses while in office has generated criticism from ethics experts. But among his supporters, the issue doesn't seem to be registering much so far.

David Rockefeller — Philanthropist, Banker And Collector — Dies At 101

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:41:00 -0400

The grandson of an oil baron, Rockefeller made his own name as the chief of Chase Manhattan Bank. But he was known nearly as well for his prodigious collections — of art, contacts and even beetles.