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Florida Man Awarded $37,500 After Cops Mistake Glazed Doughnut Crumbs For Meth

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:58:00 -0400

Police departments across the country use inexpensive field tests to quickly screen for drugs. But the kits create a lot of room for error — with troubling consequences.

Harvey Weinstein Case Highlights Pitfalls Of Workplace Harassment Claims

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:06:00 -0400

Most employers have policies on reporting sexual harassment, and human resources officials are required to investigate those claims. But those filing the complaints can face obstacles, experts say.

After Hurricane Power Outages, Looking To Alaska's Microgrids For A Better Way

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:04:00 -0400

Alaska is a leader in microgrids since its remote communities have had to power themselves for decades.

Breaking Cultures Of Silence On Sexual Harassment

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:06:30 -0400

If sexual harassment is a problem where you work — or worse, an open secret — what can you do about it?

Iowa Tries To Prevent Health Insurance Premiums From Escalating

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 05:02:00 -0400

The White House has canceled a subsidy to insurance companies. Iowa's Health Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen discusses the state's plan that seeks to lower costs for tens of thousands of residents.

Cities Dream Of Landing Amazon's New HQ And They're Going To Great Lengths To Show It

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 04:54:00 -0400

Retail giant Amazon is looking for a second home, and many cities are trying to land the HQ2 project. At stake are 50,000 jobs and a new economic anchor for the winner. It has led to a lot of stunts.

Ireland, Post-Brexit: 1 Island, 2 Economies, Dozens Of Smuggling Routes

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:02:04 -0400

Farmers and manufacturers on both sides of the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland fear that Brexit could bring a return of tariffs that could damage their businesses.

When You Want To Give, Here's How To Vet Your Options

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:02:04 -0400

What can I do to help disaster victims? How can my donations have the most impact? Philanthropy expert Una Osili answers questions from NPR listeners about charitable giving.

Author Says Gossip Helps Protect Women From Workplace Predators

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:02:04 -0400

The revelations about Harvey Weinstein were explosive, but for many in Hollywood, they weren't a surprise. Buzzfeed's Helen Peterson compares rumors about the producer to oxygen in the industry's air.

For Only 2nd Time, Motion Picture Academy Boots A Member: Harvey Weinstein

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:02:04 -0400

The move is tantamount to expulsion from Hollywood. It's the result of a stunning series of sexual harassment and assault accusations against the Oscar-laden movie producer.

As Trump Moves To Renegotiate NAFTA, U.S. Farmers Are Hopeful But Nervous

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:02:00 -0400

Farmers say exports are a crucial part of their business and they're warily watching as the Trump administration pushes to remake the long-standing trade agreement with Canada and Mexico.

What Affordable Care Act Rollback Means For The Health Care Insurance Industry

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 19:12:03 -0400

Health insurance providers have already raised rates in anticipation of reduced government subsidies. NPR's Michel Martin talks with health policy analyst Robert Laszewski about how the industry might fare.

Allegations Against Harvey Weinstein Reverberate Across Corporate America

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:57:52 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks to human resources consultant Laurie Ruettimann about how companies respond to sexual misconduct in the workplace, and why their responses often fall short.

White House Actions Could Undermine ACA's Insurance Markets

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:57:00 -0400

President Trump has vowed to get rid of the Affordable Care Act. But with Congress failing to do that, Trump took action this week that could hurts the program.

Hurricane Maria Takes A Toll On Businesses In Puerto Rico

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:57:00 -0400

Puerto Rico's economy was depressed even before Hurricane Maria. Now the island faces an especially dire future, and many small businesses don't see immediate prospects for recovery.