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2016 Philanthropy Trends: Americans Donate Record $373 Billion

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:41:29 -0500

It's not GoFundMe or Crowdrise but megadonors who are behind the rise in charitable giving. NPR's Ailsa Chang hears from Chuck Collins of the Institute for Policy Studies about the downside to this.

Trump-Taiwan Call Signals Trade Implications, Distancing From Traditional Allies

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:41:28 -0500

Princeton professor Aaron Friedberg, a former Asian affairs adviser to vice president Cheney, shares his concerns about Donald Trump's China policy with NPR's Ailsa Chang.

Tips For The Family Wallet

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:41:00 -0500

Talking about money with family can be tricky. Michelle Singletary, personal finance columnist for the Washington Post, shares tips with NPR's Ailsa Chang and answers listener questions.

After A Sour Decade, Florida Citrus May Be Near A Comeback

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 05:50:00 -0500

Recent scientific advances have offered some hopes of recovery to Florida's citrus industry, which has been declining over two decades due to a horrible bacterial disease called citrus greening.

Vegetarians Object To Traces Of Beef Tallow In U.K. Currency

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:05:41 -0500

British vegetarians, vegans and religious objectors are expressing outrage this week after the Bank of England revealed that its new 5 pound note contains trace amounts of beef tallow.

Indiana Overseas Business Incentives Under Pence Counters Trump's Jobs Deal

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:39:00 -0500

Trump struck a deal this week to keep jobs in Indiana, but an IndyStar investigation found that under Gov. Mike Pence, Indiana awarded millions of dollars to 10 companies that sent jobs overseas.

Episode 739: Finding The Fake-News King

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:42:51 -0500

We track down a fake-news creator in the suburbs, uncover his empire of fake-news sites, and get him to tell us his secrets.

Unemployment Rate Drops To 4.6 Percent, Lowest Level Since 2007

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:45:00 -0500

The U.S. added 178,000 new jobs in November, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which was about what was expected. However, wages dropped slightly, after an 11-cent gain in October.

Is Trump's Deal With Carrier A Form Of Crony Capitalism?

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:53:00 -0500

Steve Inskeep talks with former Commerce Secretary Donald Evans and libertarian economist Tyler Cowen about the problems that arise when a president pressures individual companies to do his bidding.

In Idaho Lumber Country, Trump Voters Wait To See If He Can Jumpstart Jobs

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:42:00 -0500

The state is a Republican stronghold, but even Idahoans have doubts on whether President-elect Donald Trump can help the timber industry recover after job cuts and a series of mill closures.

Trump Relives Campaign Victory During Thank-You Tour Rally

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:34:00 -0500

The president-elect delighted the crowd, reiterating themes, excoriating the media and political opponents. Earlier, he appeared in Indiana, to celebrate 1,000 manufacturing jobs staying in the U.S.

5 Questions About Donald Trump's Cabinet Picks And His Economic Plan

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:14:00 -0500

Key economic players Steve Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross, nominees for Treasury and Commerce respectively, are Wall Street veterans. Does their selection match up with Donald Trump's populist message?

Trump Likely To Face Challenges In Plan To Revitalize Manufacturing

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:14:00 -0500

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Mark Muro, senior fellow with the Bookings Institution, about automation in manufacturing and what it means for American workers.

Carrier Will Keep 1,000 Jobs In U.S., But Trump Faces A Much Tougher Problem

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:57:00 -0500

Like President Obama, Trump must deal with the millions of old-school, middle-skill jobs, like manufacturing, that just aren't coming back.

Poles Return To A Taste Of Their Communist Past: Cheap Milk Bars

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 07:00:00 -0500

Subsidized greasy-spoon diners called milk bars thrived in Poland in the communist era. Their numbers have dwindled, but Poles are once again embracing them for cheap comfort food.