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Hospitals Face Growing Cybersecurity Threats

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:44:00 -0400

Cyberattacks and data breaches are common at health care facilities, and they can put patients' health at risk. Hospitals are behind the curve in beefing up defenses, industry analysts say.

Labor Department Starts To Roll Back Obama Overtime Rule

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 05:11:00 -0400

The Labor Department has started to dial back an Obama administration rule that would have made more workers eligible for overtime pay.

Democrats Want To Probe Trump Ties To Deutsche Bank. GOP Says, No Thanks

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:58:39 -0400

President Trump has a special relationship with Deutsche Bank. Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee wanted a probe of the German bank. Republicans said no. Here's the back story.

Michael Kors Buys High-End Shoe Retailer Jimmy Choo For $1.2 Billion

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:30:00 -0400

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Elizabeth Paton about Michael Kors buying shoe and bag retailer Jimmy Choo for $1.2 billion.

To Keep Drivers From Leaving, Uber Tries To Treat Them Better

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:28:00 -0400

Uber is changing its harsh termination policies and launching a hotline for drivers in distress. Leaders at the tech company are trying to repair the relationship they say is "broken."

Michael Kors To Acquire Jimmy Choo In $1.2 Billion Deal

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:18:00 -0400

Michael Kors is trying to shore up declining demand for expensive handbags and says it aims to double the annual sales of the smaller footwear and accessories brand.

Magnitsky Act Supporter Bill Browder On Russia, Putin And American Security

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:20:35 -0400

"We should be scared of Vladimir Putin. We should do everything possible to contain his evil intentions," says Bill Browder.

A View From A Russian-American In Moscow

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:06:30 -0400

"Obviously, it's a witch hunt," says Edward Lozansky, the pro-Putin, pro-Trump president of American University in Moscow.

Hidden Brain: How Cigarette Taxes Affect Food Buying

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 05:00:00 -0400

A new study shows a connection between cigarette taxes and food stamps. When cigarette taxes go up, smokers end up spending more of their income on cigarettes and that leaves less money for food.

We Go To The Sheridan County Fair In Hoxie, Kansas

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 05:00:00 -0400

Rural county fairs are a high point on the plains and elsewhere across the country. In Sheridan County, generations have been flocking to the same Kansas fair grounds.

Democrats' 'Better Deal' Aims To Reclaim A Populist Image

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:08:00 -0400

In an effort to drive a message ahead of next year's elections, Democrats promised more and better jobs, lower-cost prescription drugs and a crackdown on corporations that ship jobs overseas.

Auto Industry Benefits For Now From Subprime Loans

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:05:00 -0400

A factor in the auto industry's record sales the past 2 years has been the return of loans to borrowers with less than perfect credit. This has led some to worry about a bubble in subprime auto loans.

Why The Inflation Rate Is A Worry For The Federal Reserve

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:05:00 -0400

Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about why the U.S. economy is having trouble boosting its rate of inflation.

Bikes May Have To Talk To Self-Driving Cars For Safety's Sake

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 04:45:00 -0400

Autonomous vehicles have gotten pretty good at detecting other cars and pedestrians. But "seeing" bikes and predicting what they'll do is still a challenge. The answer may lie in bikes themselves.

Father Of Girl Ticketed For Selling Lemonade Responds To Supporters: 'Make A Stand'

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 14:44:00 -0400

A 5-year-old girl whose sidewalk lemonade stand brought a $195 fine in London has been invited to set up shop elsewhere. Her dad says, "Now she feels less sour about the experience."