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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:06:00 -0500The president-elect's team has sent 74 questions to the federal agency, including many about climate-change-focused personnel and programs. The department's lawyers are examining the request.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:40:00 -0500New economic research shows Americans are no longer as likely to make more than their parents did at the same age. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to New York Times columnist David Leonhardt about what he calls the "Index of the American Dream."
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:33:00 -0500The dairy industry runs 24/7, but federal law excludes its workers from overtime pay. A new class-action lawsuit in Washington state is the latest challenge to that law.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:39:00 -0500"It's basically a coin flip as to whether you'll do better than your parents," a Stanford economist says.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:13:00 -0500The disclosure of the president-elect's involvement on the NBC show instantly raised questions on twin grounds — that it could serve as a distraction and represent one more conflict of interest.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:35:00 -0500Larry Jefferson was the first black Santa Claus at the Mall of America in Minnesota. He was popular with the kids, but he sparked on online backlash from people who felt Santa can only be white.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 04:51:00 -0500Two-thirds of Americans think Trump must avoid a conflict of interest, according to a Bloomberg poll. But only a slight majority are confident he'll put the country's interests ahead of his own.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 04:35:00 -0500Mongolian goats produce the world's highest quality cashmere wool, and international demand has soared. There's a problem, though. These goats are turning the country into an ecological wasteland.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:08:00 -0500China's top court has handed basketball legend Michael Jordan a victory in a long-running trademark dispute over the use of his name by a Chinese company.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:54:00 -0500A report from the surgeon general warns that "nicotine is addictive and harmful for youth and young adults," and notes e-cigarettes are increasingly popular among people under 25.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:43:00 -0500A fund guaranteeing health coverage and pensions to retired mine workers is about to run dry. Congress has been reluctant to pick up the tab. Democrats from coal country say it's time to act.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:40:22 -0500Donald Trump used his Twitter account to lash out at Chuck Jones, the union official in Indiana who said Trump lied about the Carrier deal. Jones thinks Trump took credit for saving some jobs that were never at risk.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:40:00 -0500Multiple news outlets are reporting that President-elect Trump has selected fast food magnate Andy Puzder as secretary of Labor.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:40:00 -0500NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, about how she convinced companies to stay in the state during the economic recession by offering a package of tax incentives and other perks.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:24:00 -0500The chief executive of CKE Holdings, the parent company of Hardee's and Carl's Jr., is an outspoken critic of raising the minimum wage and increasing overtime and workplace safety regulations.