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Minus The U.S., Asian Economic Powers Meet To Form Trade Deal

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:52:57 -0500

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, seen as China's response to the rival TPP, has benefited from a shift in American politics.

How The Media Are Using Encryption Tools To Collect Anonymous Tips

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 04:59:00 -0500

Technology has made for more ways to leak scoops to the press than ever before. And newsrooms across the country are taking advantage of that.

Indonesia Wakes And Up And Smells Its Own Coffee — Then Drinks It

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:18:00 -0500

Indonesia is the world's fourth-largest coffee producer, exporting more than it consumes. But that's changing, as demand from a rising middle class fuels entrepreneurship and connoisseurship.

Ethics Watchdog Has Big Impact On Federal Workers, But Not On Trump

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 06:04:00 -0500

The Office of Government Ethics has been in the spotlight since President Trump ignored its call to divest his businesses. It has no enforcement power, but still has a big impact on federal workers.

Kuwait Celebration At Trump Hotel Raises Conflict Of Interest Questions

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:33:00 -0500

Kuwait is celebrating its national day at the Trump International Hotel in Washington. The ambassador rejects suggestions that Kuwait is trying to curry favor with President Trump.

How The Long-Lash Look Went From The Red Carpet To Everyday Life

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:03:00 -0500

False eyelashes used to be mostly seen on people in movies and were hard to put on and take off. But these days, you can see that red carpet false-eyelash look on people almost anywhere.

Episode 756: The Bees Go To California

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:17:00 -0500

Early every year, 30 billion bees make their way across the country to California's Central Valley. Here's why.

FCC Chairman Goes After His Predecessor's Internet Privacy Rules

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:29:00 -0500

The new telecom chief is moving to halt one part of the sweeping rules for Internet service providers, which were passed last year in part based on "net neutrality" regulations.

Manufacturing CEOs Face Challenges Training Workers In High-Tech Jobs

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:34:00 -0500

At a meeting with President Trump Thursday, manufacturing CEOs talked about the challenge of finding workers qualified to do the high-tech jobs that are available. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Mark Muro, senior fellow with the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program, about what's wrong with existing training programs for manufacturing jobs.

Google Spinoff Sues Uber, Saying Leader Of Autonomous Vehicle Unit Stole Key Designs

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:38:00 -0500

Waymo, the company that began as Google's self-driving-car project, says a former manager "took extraordinary efforts to raid Waymo's design server and then conceal his activities."

Trump Meets With Manufacturers

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:02:00 -0500

CEOs from large manufacturing companies were at the White House Thursday to discuss ways to create jobs. Steve Inskeep speaks with Jay Timmons of the National Association of Manufacturers.

PHOTOS: The Final Hours Of A Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Camp

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:53:00 -0500

On Thursday morning, law enforcement cleared out the Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota, ending a months-long protest against the completion of the nearby Dakota Access Pipeline.

Private Prisons Back In Mix For Federal Inmates As Sessions Rescinds Order

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:38:00 -0500

In dropping the Obama-era order to phase out private prisons, Sessions writes that a return to earlier methods allows the flexibility "to meet the future needs of the federal correctional system."

Landowners Likely To Bring More Lawsuits As Trump Moves On Border Wall

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:35:00 -0500

More than 300 eminent domain lawsuits were filed after previous efforts to build barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border. Now more lawsuits are expected as President Trump continues the project.

When Argentina Elected A Populist President, Some Companies Left The Country

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:26:00 -0500

A charismatic populist president in Argentina wanted to boost manufacturing and create jobs. So she told companies that if they wanted to sell their products in Argentina, they had to build them there, too.