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Homegrown Indian Beverage Industry Takes On Cola Giants With Nostalgic Flavors

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:38:46 -0400

A handful of new Indian beverage companies are offering traditional Indian tastes in neat, hygienic packs and bottles. The industry is growing fast and already competing with big soda companies.

Flight Overbooked? Perfect: These Frequent Flyers Want To Get Bumped

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:27:00 -0400

A select group of travelers spends considerable effort trying to get bumped from overbooked flights. The payoff: vouchers that can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars.

United Airlines Will Now Pay Voluntarily Bumped Passengers Up To $10,000

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:24:00 -0400

United Airlines promises to cut down on overbooking and raise the maximum incentive for passengers to skip a flight to $10,000.

Trump's First 100 Days: Too Soon To Claim Big Job Gains?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:01:00 -0400

There's an argument to be made that presidents shouldn't take credit for a role in job creation until well into their first term. Trump touts 600,000 jobs created — about double the official count.

Different Economic Perspectives On Trump's Tax Outline

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:09:00 -0400

Former economist for Vice President Biden Jared Bernstein and conservative economist Peter Morici of the University of Maryland discuss President Trump's plans to overhaul the U.S. tax code.

ProPublica Investigation Finds Nursing Homes Waste Tons Of Prescription Drugs

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:09:00 -0400

A ProPublica investigation reveals nursing homes waste millions of dollars in prescription drugs every year. NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with ProPublica's Marshall Allen about his reporting.

Questions Linger About Trump's Foreign Business Ties And The Emoluments Clause

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:00:02 -0400

As the president's 100th day in office approaches, he still is facing questions about garnering business profits from foreign sources.

Trump Tells Canada And Mexico He Will Renegotiate, Not Withdraw From NAFTA

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:27:00 -0400

The White House said that President Trump spoke by phone with the leaders of Canada and Mexico Wednesday, and "agreed not to terminate NAFTA at this time."

Episode 767: Georgetown, Louisiana, Part Two

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:04:00 -0400

In 1838, the Maryland Jesuits sold 272 people, slaves, to pay the debts of Georgetown University. We talk with the descendants about what - if anything - they're owed.

Opposing French Presidential Campaign Strategies Clash At Whirpool Factory

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0400

The French presidential race has changed into a head-to-head contest between centrist Emmanuel Macron and a far-right candidate.

Nordstrom Makes Down-To-Earth Appeal To High-End Market With $425 Fake Mud Jeans

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0400

A pair of $425 men's jeans is getting heat online for it's Americana feel with "crackled, caked-on muddy coating." Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan explains that these pants are a part of the fashion industry's desire to be authentic and edgy.

Cord-Cutting Leads ESPN To Target On-Air Personalities In Massive Layoffs

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0400

ESPN has lost 10 million subscribers since 2011. Today, to cut costs, the sports network is expected to lay off 100 employees. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal.

Trump Administration Calls For 'Massive' Tax Cut

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0400

President Trump spelled out his opening bid in what's likely to be a lengthy debate over tax policy. Trump wants what he calls a "massive" cut in tax rates, but even some Republicans warn that could balloon the federal deficit.

FCC Chief Begins Rollback Of Net Neutrality Regulations

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:00:00 -0400

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a free market proponent, wants to repeal Obama-era regulations that treat Internet service providers like utilities. "Nothing about the Internet was broken in 2015," he said.

The High Price Of Fake Authenticity: $425 'Muddy' Jeans Inspire Mockery

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:31:00 -0400

This week, the Internet discovered that Nordstrom sells premium denim with a "crackled, caked-on muddy coating" — that is, fake dirt. Former Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe had some thoughts about that.