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Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:42:51 -0500We track down a fake-news creator in the suburbs, uncover his empire of fake-news sites, and get him to tell us his secrets.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:53:00 -0500Steve Inskeep talks with former Commerce Secretary Donald Evans and libertarian economist Tyler Cowen about the problems that arise when a president pressures individual companies to do his bidding.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:42:00 -0500The state is a Republican stronghold, but even Idahoans have doubts on whether President-elect Donald Trump can help the timber industry recover after job cuts and a series of mill closures.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:14:00 -0500Key economic players Steve Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross, nominees for Treasury and Commerce respectively, are Wall Street veterans. Does their selection match up with Donald Trump's populist message?
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:14:00 -0500NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Mark Muro, senior fellow with the Bookings Institution, about automation in manufacturing and what it means for American workers.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 07:00:00 -0500Subsidized greasy-spoon diners called milk bars thrived in Poland in the communist era. Their numbers have dwindled, but Poles are once again embracing them for cheap comfort food.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:29:35 -0500In light of Trump's deal with Carrier to keep jobs in the U.S., NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Edward Alden, senior fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations and author of Failure to Adjust: How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy, about the consequences of federal government intervention in the private sector.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:29:00 -0500A report released Wednesday by the Government Accountability Office says the U.S. is on track to forgive at least $108 billion in student debt. This is due to the number of people who have enrolled in plans the Obama administration promoted to help borrowers avoid default. The GAO report finds the Education Department also understated the cost of these plans. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Danielle Douglas-Gabriel of The Washington Post.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:29:00 -0500Carrier says it will keep about 1,000 jobs in Indiana instead of shifting production to Mexico. Donald Trump repeatedly singled out Carrier during his campaign and made stopping the move a priority. Now there is great interest in how Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence persuaded the company to reverse its decision.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:29:00 -0500Before the election, two prominent economists were predicting that the stock market would fall 12 percent lower if Trump won versus Clinton. But, as it often does, the market surprised everybody and went in the other direction.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:29:00 -0500NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Jesse Eisinger, a senior reporter for ProPublica covering Wall Street, about Trump's connections to Deutsche Bank.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 04:53:00 -0500Stephen Moore recently said Trump's party is no longer the party of Ronald Reagan and free trade. "Look, this is 2016. It's not 1986. We have different problems in this country," the adviser says.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:22:00 -0500Oklahoma and Texas have been experiencing a rash of human-caused earthquakes. It happens when oil and gas wastewater gets pumped underground in the wrong places and disrupts faults. Oklahoma officials have cracked down on wastewater injection; Texas is apparently uninterested in doing much. That could mean a lot more quakes given that the country's biggest oil reservoir has just been discovered in west Texas.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:22:00 -0500NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Joanna Stern, personal technology columnist at the Wall Street Journal, about this year's so-called "Cyber Monday." They discuss the best online tech deals, which tech gadgets make the perfect gift, and if consumers should be concerned about exploding batteries in this year's hottest gizmos.
Sat, 26 Nov 2016 09:06:26 -0500As holiday deliveries from Amazon and other companies start zipping around the country, businesses are considering how driverless vehicles will bring down shipping costs. But what jobs will be lost?