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Trump: The President Who Is Still A Businessman

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:00:00 -0400

Trump the president has done little to separate himself from Trump the businessman. This video explains why that's the case and what we know and don't know about the president's financial ties.

GDP Grew Just 0.7 Percent In First Quarter Of 2017

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:08:00 -0400

The Commerce Department report indicates the slowest economic growth in three years.

Survey Says Workers Are Leaving Tech Jobs Because Of Mistreatment

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:04:00 -0400

The tech industry is getting hit hard by turnover among workers who believe they've been treated unfairly. It's most acute among underrepresented workers, including women and minorities.

Waffle House Founders Die Less Than 2 Months Apart

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 03:42:00 -0400

Joe Rogers Sr. and Thomas Forkner Sr. co-founded the Waffle House in an Atlanta suburb in 1955. A statement released by the company says Forkner died on Wednesday at age 98. Rogers died March 3 at 97.

Trump Signs Executive Order On Offshore Drilling And Marine Sanctuaries

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:16:00 -0400

President Trump signed an executive order Friday that aims to expand offshore drilling for oil and gas, in a move welcomed by the oil and gas industry and greeted with alarm by environmental groups.

With Billions At Stake, Trump Agrees To Mend NAFTA — Not End It

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:38:00 -0400

Despite his long-standing criticism of the North American Free Trade Agreement, President Trump has opted to reopen negotiations on the deal rather than run the risk of scrapping it altogether.

Google Spins Up Its First Servers In Cuba

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:14:00 -0400

The company can speed up delivery of high-bandwidth content like YouTube videos because the servers will now store data locally. But accessing the Internet in Cuba remains difficult and expensive.

FBI Investigates Former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort's Ties To Russia

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:20:00 -0400

As the Trump administration settles in, questions continue to pop up about a figure from last year's campaign: Paul Manafort. Why do his business dealings continue to stir such interest? Who is he, really?

French National Front Member On What's Attracting People To Her Party

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:20:00 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Patricia Chagnon, a member of Marine Le Pen's party Front National.

Trump Looks To Renegotiate NAFTA With Canada

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:20:00 -0400

Donald Trump's tough stance on trade with Canada has some U.S. businesses worrying and others celebrating. Some are surprised at the focus on Canada as Trump begins NAFTA negotiations.

Mexico Economy Minister Ready To Renegotiate NAFTA With Trump

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:20:00 -0400

President Trump is seeking to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. In an interview with NPR's John Burnett, Mexico Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo says Mexico is anxious to retool the 23-year-old agreement in areas as varied as energy and telecom. John Burnett speaks with Audie Cornish about what he's learned.

As Trump And Congress Flip-Flop On Health Care, Insurers Try To Plan Ahead

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:16:00 -0400

Insurance companies face deadlines to offer Affordable Care Act plans for next year, but lawmakers and the White House have left key decisions up in the air.

California Is On Its Way To Having An Avocado Crop Year-Round

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:15:00 -0400

Americans ate 2 billion pounds of avocados last year; many came from Mexico. That's because avocados grow year-round in Mexico's climate, but not California's. Researchers are working to change that.

Homegrown Indian Beverage Industry Takes On Cola Giants With Nostalgic Flavors

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:38:00 -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.