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Howard University's Aims To Build Silicon Valley Pipeline Of Black Software Engineers

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:56:00 -0400

The historically black university in Washington, D.C., is sending computer science students to study at Google's headquarters in California, as part of an effort called Howard West.

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.

Trump Warns In 'Art Of The Deal': 'Deliver The Goods' Or Lose In A 'Landslide'

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:16:00 -0400

President Trump co-wrote the book on making a deal in 1987. But the former businessman couldn't deliver on overhauling health care.

Many Insurance Companies Stay Quiet On Health Care Debate

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:31:00 -0400

With AHCA coming to the house floor for a highly anticipated vote, some of the biggest stake holders that are closely following the health care political circus are health insurance companies around the country. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Professor Sabrina Corlette of the Center on Health Insurance Reforms at Georgetown University about what she has heard from the health care industry.

Beer Brewers Test A Taboo, Recycling Water After It Was Used In Homes

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:59:00 -0400

When a brewery made a beer made from recycled water, at least one headline asked, "Would You Drink It?" After trying it, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer declared the Full Circle Pale Ale "fantastic."

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.

Insurance Companies Could Profit From Fewer Customers Under GOP Plan

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:16:00 -0400

As House Republicans and the White House try reach a deal on a plan to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act, much of the insurance industry likes what it's seeing.

Letting States Decide Health Coverage Could Make It Harder To Buy

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:01:00 -0400

House Republicans altered their health care bill to let states decide what coverage is required. That would make it harder to buy coverage for childbirth or chronic illness, analysts say.

The U.S. Can't Really Know If Farmers Are Cutting Back On Antibiotics, GAO Says

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:20:00 -0400

New FDA rules limit how farmers can give antibiotics to animals raised for meat. But a Government Accountability Office report says the FDA doesn't collect the data to know if that policy is working.

Can Arianna Huffington Save Uber?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:04:00 -0400

While Uber wades through crisis after crisis, media mogul Arianna Huffington, the sole woman on its board, is emerging as chief of culture change.

GOP Resurrects A Bill From 2003 To Help Small Firms Buy Health Insurance

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:00:00 -0400

House Speaker Paul Ryan supports a bill that would allow "association health plans" to be sold nationally to small businesses. But critics say such plans tend to be skimpy and not well-regulated.

U.S. State Department Issues Permit For Keystone XL Pipeline

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:52:00 -0400

The move reverses former President Barack Obama's 2015 decision to reject the controversial pipeline.

GSA Says Trump D.C. Hotel Lease Is Valid, Despite Ban On Elected Officials

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:10:00 -0400

The General Services Administration says while the contract bars elected officials, the Trump Organization may lease the Old Post Office because President Trump moved his businesses into a trust.

Financial Woes Place Future Of Sears In Doubt

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:41:00 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Business Insider reporter Hayley Peterson about the state of Sears. The company's owner told shareholders Tuesday there is substantial doubt the retailer will survive.

U.S. Senate Votes To Repeal Obama-Era Internet Privacy Rules

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:25:00 -0400

The rules would require Internet providers to tell consumers what data they collect and get consent before selling. Republicans said ISPs were facing stricter regulations than companies like Google.