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Why America Is Growing The Most Sweet Potatoes Since WWII

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:00:24 -0500

These sugary spuds are cheap and easy to grow, but the rise of postwar industrialization and processed foods made them less popular. Now, fad diets and trendy restaurants have sparked a renaissance.



Trump's Labor Secretary Nominee Faces Critics On Both Sides Of The Aisle

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:08:00 -0500

Andrew Puzder, CEO of the Carl's Jr. and Hardee's franchises, has been outspoken about labor policies. He now faces critics from the left and right in his bid to become the next labor secretary.



Mnuchin Likely To Face Questions Over Role In Foreclosures

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:08:00 -0500

Treasury secretary pick Steve Mnuchin is expected to face hard questions at his confirmation hearing. During the financial crisis, Mnuchin led a bank that foreclosed on thousands of homeowners.



How Large Employer Health Plans Could Be Affected By Obamacare Overhaul

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:00:00 -0500

With the future of the Affordable Care Act on the line, health insurance benefits for workers at large companies hang in the balance.



Trump's Washington Hotel Draws Protesters — And Ethics Concerns

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 04:53:00 -0500

When Trump becomes president, he may violate the lease on his Washington, D.C., hotel. A government agency owns the building, and the contract specifies no elected U.S. official may hold the lease.



Boeing To Start Trump Era With New Wave Of Downsizing

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 04:52:00 -0500

Aviation giant Boeing, a corporate sponsor of the inauguration and one of the country's largest exporters, is planning new buyouts and layoffs on top of nearly 11,000 job cuts last year.



Samsung Head Avoids Arrest On Bribery Charge, But He's Not In The Clear

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 03:25:00 -0500

Judges in Seoul said early Thursday there was insufficient cause to arrest the head of South Korea's most powerful conglomerate. But he's not exonerated.



Episode 748: Undoing Obama

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:07:43 -0500

Congress writes laws, but the president makes the rules that put the laws in action. President Obama's staff has been scrambling to lock in rules before Trump takes the helm. But will they stick?



Organic Chickens Get More Room To Roam

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:20:00 -0500

New rules for organic farming will require farmers to give chickens more pasture. Some of the biggest organic egg producers will have to change their practices, or stop calling their eggs organic.



'Always Home': Martial Arts Teacher Helps Rebuild Pride In Oklahoma Town

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:40:02 -0500

Brownie Harjo runs a martial arts studio in the oldest building in Holdenville, Okla. Though the small town has seen better days, Harjo believes Holdenville still has potential.



Unclear Role Of Trump's Special Advisers Has Some Concerned

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:40:02 -0500

President-elect Donald Trump has named some well known figures as special advisers. But it's still unclear as to what that title might mean and what extent of power these positions might hold.



China's First Freight Train To The U.K. Rolls Into London

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:17:00 -0500

The train, which traveled nearly 7,500 miles, marks a milestone in China's intended revival of the centuries-old Silk Road trade routes linking East and West.



Ex-Democrat Wilbur Ross Makes Some Republicans Nervous At Confirmation Hearing

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:32:00 -0500

The Commerce Secretary nominee signaled that the Trump administration would respond aggressively to trade violations, but several GOP senators worried that such confrontations could harm the economy.



Trump's Picks For Special Advisers Present Potential Ethical Issues

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:32:00 -0500

President-elect Trump has named two businessmen as special advisers: Wall Street legend Carl Icahn and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Icahn will advise the White House on regulatory reform and Giuliani on cybersecurity. But Icahn makes billions through Wall Street trading, and Giuliani makes millions from his security consulting firm, which presents some potential ethical issues.



Not Just A Crock: The Viral Word-Of-Mouth Success Of Instant Pot

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:31:00 -0500

Launched in 2010, the multifunction cooker became a sleeper hit last year. That's when its maker harnessed the enthusiasm of owners – self-dubbed "addicts" – to spread the word online.