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Medical Debt Is Top Reason Consumers Hear From Collection Agencies

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:35:49 -0500

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reports that 59 percent of people contacted by a debt collector had outstanding medical bills. Telecommunications and utility bills trailed far behind.



Trump To Give Green Light To Keystone, Dakota Access Pipelines

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:33:00 -0500

The pipelines had been blocked by the Obama administration, and President Trump's actions are expected to reignite the energy vs. environment debate.



Airline Technology Glitches Annoy And Delay Customers

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:06:00 -0500

United says operations should be back to normal Tuesday after a computer issue grounded domestic flights Sunday. It's the latest of many technology problems that have grounded big airlines' flights.



Trump Acts On Promise To Withdraw From Trans-Pacific Partnership

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:06:00 -0500

Donald Trump on Monday signed a memorandum withdrawing from the TPP. He also wants to renegotiate NAFTA. Rachel Martin talks to Stephen Moore, who advised Trump during the presidential campaign.



Obamacare Repeal Threatens A Health Benefit Popular In Coal Country

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:05:00 -0500

The Affordable Care Act made it faster and easier for a coal miner with black lung to get compensation benefits. Many in coal country want that provision retained, even if the larger law is repealed.



'Speed Dating' For Farmers And Chefs: ISO A Perfect Local-Food Match

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:04:00 -0500

Farmers are shy; chefs are ferocious. But they need each other to put local food on restaurant tables. A "speed-dating" event in Washington, D.C. matches farmers with chefs, aided by free beer.



President Trump To Cut Regulations By '75 Percent' — How Real Is That?

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:03:00 -0500

The president greeted business leaders on his first full weekday in office by promising to eliminate three-fourths of federal regulations. Easier said than done. Much easier.



Dippin' Dots Beef Puts White House Press Secretary On The Spot

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:53:00 -0500

Recently discovered tweets show Sean Spicer has been at odds with the "ice cream of the future" for years. On Monday, Dippin' Dots tried to end the feud with a letter asking to be friends.



Trump Files Documents To Shift Management Of Businesses To His Sons

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:34:00 -0500

For many weeks, the president said he would step away from managing his businesses, but he offered no evidence. Now documents are turning up, showing he no longer is listed as top executive.



Trump's Telecom Chief Is Ajit Pai, Critic Of Net Neutrality Rules

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:24:00 -0500

A champion of limited government, Pai has indicated plans to reel back Internet and other regulations. As FCC commissioner since 2012, Pai typically was a reliable opponent of Democrats' proposals.



Judge Blocks Health Care Merger, Saying It Would Hurt Competition

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:35:00 -0500

In his decision, Judge John Bates said he believed health insurance giant Aetna had tried to leverage its original support for Obamacare to get federal approval for its acquisition of rival Humana.



Non-Profit Lawsuit Alleges Trump Violates The Constitution

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:31:00 -0500

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Deepak Gupta of the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, about the non-profit's lawsuit against President Trump claiming he is violation of the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution.



After Inauguration Day, Conflicts Of Interest Continue To Plague Trump

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:31:00 -0500

As the new Trump administration begins, NPR takes a look at what conflicts of interest the new president has cleared up and what remains to be done.



New Czech Government Unit Seeks To Monitor Fake News

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:31:00 -0500

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Czech State Secretary for European Affairs Tomáš Prouza about the how the new government unit specializing in monitoring fake news has been working since it started this year.



Economist Calculates Impact Of Fake News On Trump's Election

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:31:00 -0500

Economist Matthew Gentzkow has quantified the impact fake news had on Donald Trump's election. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Gentzkow about his research.