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Report: Wells Fargo Considers Clawing Back Executive Pay Over Fake-Account Scandal

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:42:00 -0400

The Wall Street Journal says the bank's board reportedly hopes to resolve the issue ahead of this week's House hearing on the unauthorized opening of as many as 2 million customer accounts.



Appeals Court Hears Challenge To Obama Power-Plant Emissions Rule

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 -0400

A key piece of the Obama administration's efforts to cut back on carbon emissions faces a test in court on Tuesday. An appeals court is hearing arguments on regulations announced last year.



Fact Check: Trump And Clinton Debate For The First Time

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:48:00 -0400

NPR reporters and editors annotated Monday night's debate as it happened. Read the final fact check, analysis and context here.



Philippine President Says He'll Open Trade Alliances With China, Russia

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:06:00 -0400

President Rodrigo Duterte declared that he's willing to "cross the Rubicon" with the U.S., a close ally, and offer long-term land leases to "the other side of the ideological barrier."



Millennials Want To Be Entrepreneurs, But A Tough Economy Stands In Their Way

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:57:00 -0400

Millennials admire startup founders and revere self-employment, new survey findings show, but they're worried about debt and wary of starting businesses in an unforgiving economic environment.



A Million Dollars Goes To An App That Leads To A Better Bus Commute

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:22:00 -0400

The $1 million Hult Prize went to team Magic Bus, operating in Nairobi. By cutting wait times, the bus crew could make customers happy — and boost their own income.



Shaken By Economic Change, 'Non-Traditional' Students Are Becoming The New Normal

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 08:35:00 -0400

The massive growth in the adult student population in America's colleges and universities — one quarter of all college students are over the age of 30 — is changing the higher ed landscape.



Want To Get To Know The Real France? Call A 'Random' French Person

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:47:00 -0400

A tourist agency in France has established a hotline that connects callers to a random French volunteer. NPR's Oliver Dearden tested it out.



Wells Fargo Case Prompts Questions Of Corporate Ethics Reform

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:47:00 -0400

The bank's CEO appeared before a Senate banking committee this week to answer questions about fake accounts created by more than 5,000 of his employees. Scott Simon talks with consultant Dov Seidman.



Your Cheat Sheet To The Issues That Could Come Up In The Presidential Debate

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 06:00:00 -0400

From jobs and taxes to health care and immigration, there are a host of issues that will come up Monday night. Here's what you should know to get smart quick.



As Our Jobs Are Automated, Some Say We'll Need A Guaranteed Basic Income

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:53:00 -0400

How will the economy provide economic opportunities if employers need fewer workers in the future? A growing number of people in Silicon Valley are saying the only realistic answer is a basic income.



Episode 725: Trade Show

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:39:16 -0400

On today's show: The fight over free trade. Come for the man who dreamed of world peace through trade. Stay for Robert Smith in the mean streets of Seattle.



Candidates Want To Raise The Economic Tide To Lift Opportunity, But How?

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:45:00 -0400

Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump talk about increasing opportunities for coming generations. Some analysts say boosting economic growth would help, but the way there is complicated.



Racial Disparities In Wages Boil Down To Discrimination

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:26:00 -0400

A new study found that a major reason for the gap in wages between black and white workers is what's left over after controlling for variables like education and experience.



As U.S. Economy Grows, Many Americans Struggle To Face Trade-Offs

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:42:00 -0400

Many economists say stronger growth is a reliable path toward boosting opportunity. But they also agree that many Americans are not ready to face the trade-offs that come with a more dynamic economy.