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Poll: Where Americans Draw Lines On Workplace Behavior

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 17:28:39 -0500

The #MeToo movement has brought a fresh examination of workplace behavior. A new NPR-Ipsos poll found little tolerance for a broad range of behaviors — from gossip to unwanted touching.

A Student Solution To Give Utah Debtors A Fighting Chance

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:05:41 -0500

In Utah, the majority of civil lawsuits are debt related; nearly all of the debtors face those suits without any legal help. A group of law students at Brigham Young University wants to change that.

Trump Administration Restricts H-1B Worker Visas Coveted By High Tech

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:15:07 -0500

It's another step in fighting potential fraud and abuse in the program that brings 85,000 highly skilled workers into the U.S. every year. More detail is required on why the workers are needed.

Gothamist Properties Will Be Revived Under New Ownership: Public Media

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:04:34 -0500

WNYC will buy Gothamist, KPCC will acquire LAist, and WAMU is taking over DCist. The move is funded by two anonymous donors "who are deeply committed to supporting local journalism initiatives."

Atlanta Is Experiencing A Film And TV Production Boom

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:35:00 -0500

More than 70 film and TV projects were shot in and around Atlanta in 2017. So many, the area has developed a permanent production industry.

How 1 Tweet From Kylie Jenner Caused Snap, Inc. To Lose $1 Billion

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:35:00 -0500

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Will Oremus, a senior technology writer at Slate about how a recent tweet by Kylie Jenner caused Snap, Inc. — the parent company for Snapchat — to lose more than $1 billion.

Why Major Companies Are Severing Ties With The NRA After Parkland Shooting

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:35:00 -0500

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Bloomberg reporter Polly Mosendz about why major companies are severing ties with the Nation Rifle Association in the wake of protests over the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 people dead.

Guns And The Trump Slump

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:04:51 -0500

Today more than two thirds of the guns in America are owned by just 20 percent of gun owners. That's not always good for gunmakers.

One By One, Companies Cut Ties With The NRA

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:24:00 -0500

Advocates for stricter gun laws have coalesced under the hashtag #boycottNRA, and several companies appear to have heeded the call a little more than a week after the Parkland, Fla., school shooting.

Despite Frigid Weather, The Snow In Pyeongchang Is Fake

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:48:33 -0500

Between 90 and 98 percent of the snow at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games is man-made, says Joe VanderKelen, president of the Michigan-based company that is supplying the snow machines.

Hungary's Leader Proposes 'Stop Soros' Laws Against NGOs That Help Migrants

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:56:00 -0500

Hungary's government has proposed a series of bills it says will curb illegal immigration. Critics say the motivation is to cripple NGOs linked to U.S. financier George Soros.

Clear Plastic Bag With Designer Stamp Sells For $590

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 06:12:00 -0500

The clear plastic bag looks pretty much like a grocery bag expect that it has a designer label. Celine Paris is stamped on it. Prepare to shell out nearly $600 to have that bag.

Trump Trade Action Could Boost Steel And Aluminum Makers, Hurt Other Industries

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:05:00 -0500

President Trump is weighing tariffs or quotas on steel and aluminum imports. But a backlash is brewing by aerospace companies and other manufacturers, who say such moves will drive up costs.

This 'Gray Hat' Hacker Breaks Into Your Car — To Prove A Point

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:05:00 -0500

Everything from cars to thermostats is being connected to the Internet, raising security concerns. Samy Kamkar, who once hacked MySpace, hopes exposing vulnerabilities will make these things safer.

Coal Jobs Have Gone Up Under Trump, But Not Because Of His Policies

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:00:52 -0500

The number of U.S. coal jobs rose slightly during the president's first year in office. But energy analysts credit short-term market forces and say they won't stop long-term decline.