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Today โ€” April 20th 2018NPR Economy

For One California Company, Trump's Tariffs Have Unintended Consequences

By Jim Zarroli
Cans are lined up at the Pacific Coast Producers plant in Oroville, Calif. The company, which cans fruits for sale in supermarkets, says new tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on steel imports will eat into its profits.

The administration says the steel and aluminum tariffs will raise costs just slightly. But in a low-margin business like canned goods, a little extra cost can take a deep bite out of profits.

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  • April 19th 2018 at 23:01

IRS Computer System Crashes A Year After An Official Warning Was Issued

By Brian Naylor

Right as people were filing their taxes, the IRS suffered a technical malfunction that did not allow online filing, but what happened? A look inside the crash — and how the agency has been hobbled and put at risk for this very thing.

  • April 19th 2018 at 22:31
Yesterday โ€” April 19th 2018NPR Economy

Women Find New Ways To Raise Venture Capital

By Sarah Gonzalez

Just 2 percent of all venture capital dollars go to women. Now women are finding a different way to fund their businesses.

  • April 19th 2018 at 11:00
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  • April 18th 2018 at 16:06

A Decade After The Bubble Burst, House Flipping Is On The Rise

By Ari Shapiro
A team of contractors works on the renovation of a home in Phoenix. A decade after the U.S. housing crisis, some old habits are back, including house flipping.

House flipping is at an 11-year high in the U.S. New research shows borrowers with good credit like flippers, and not subprime borrowers, were mainly responsible for the crash. Is another bust coming?

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  • April 17th 2018 at 20:47

Trade And Nukes On The Agenda As Trump Meets Japan's Prime Minister

By Scott Horsley
President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands during their meeting at Trump

President Trump begins two days of meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday. North Korea's nuclear threat and trade are expected to dominate the discussions.

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  • April 17th 2018 at 20:37

In Latest Trade Salvo, China Imposes 179 Percent Tariff On U.S. Sorghum

By Scott Neuman
A field of recently-sprouted grain sorghum in Lyford, Texas, shown in a photograph from May 2013. In the latest salvo of a growing trade war, China announced a temporary 179 percent tariff on the U.S. crop.

China's Commerce Ministry says the preliminary finding of a two-month anti-dumping investigation found that imports of the U.S. cereal grain have been unfairly subsidized.

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  • April 17th 2018 at 13:40

China's Quarterly Growth Comes In (Again) At 6.8 Percent

By Anthony Kuhn
People look at a display of Lego creations at Hamleys toy store during its grand opening in Beijing last year. Exports remain strong for China, but consumption now accounts for 80 percent of the economy

China is hoping for a balance between its desire for an economy based more on consumption while at the same time trying to rein in rapidly increasing household debt.

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  • April 17th 2018 at 10:49

The 'New Power' Generation: A Manifesto For A More Humane World

Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms have written a guide for spreading ideas, building movements and staying ahead.

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  • April 16th 2018 at 17:06

The Renewable Energy Movement Ramps Up In Red States

Where might you find a city that uses only renewable energy? Try Texas.

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  • April 16th 2018 at 16:06

How Phoenix's Real Estate Market Is Faring 10 Years After Housing Crisis

By Ari Shapiro

Phoenix was among the cities hit hardest by the mortgage and foreclosure crisis. Ten years later, the city and its real estate market have rebounded, but no one has forgotten.

  • April 16th 2018 at 22:19

California Experiences An Alarming Spike In Homelessness

By Kirk Siegler

One factor is the growing number of working people living on the margins — one crisis away from homelessness due to soaring rents and housing prices.

  • April 16th 2018 at 13:28

Tax Day 2018: Impacts Of Trump Tax Plan

With taxes due this week, NPR's Michel Martin talks with the Brookings Institution's David Wessel about the effect so far of the new tax law, and issues the law will raise in the future.

  • April 15th 2018 at 22:50

Nebraska Farmers Talk Tariffs And Trade

By Don Gonyea

Perhaps no group of Americans would be harder hit by a trade war with China than farmers.

  • April 13th 2018 at 11:05

Trump's TPP Turnaround

President Trump now is reportedly urging advisers to weigh rejoining the TPP. Noel King talks with Robert Holleyman, who was a trade representative in the Obama administration and pushed for the deal.

  • April 13th 2018 at 11:05

German Chickens, Pickup Trucks, And De-Escalating The U.S.-China Trade War

By Sonari Glinton
President Trump has continually called out China for its high tariffs and barriers to entry. But China isn

The U.S. has been pushing China to lower its high 25 percent tariff on imported cars, but most countries zealously protect their domestic auto markets — including the United States itself.

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  • April 13th 2018 at 05:38

First-Ever Evictions Database Shows: 'We're In the Middle Of A Housing Crisis'

By Terry Gross
Julie Holzhauer stands among her family

Matthew Desmond estimates that 2.3 million evictions were filed in the U.S. in 2016 — a rate of four every minute. "Eviction isn't just a condition of poverty; it's a cause of poverty," he says.

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  • April 12th 2018 at 19:07

Should California Winemakers Be Worried About China's Tariffs?

By Julian M. Alston
With the new tariff in effect, most American wines will incur duties of 29 percent.

California produces about 85 percent of American wine, which is worth about $1.5 billion in exports. As of now, China imports little U.S. wine, but it's one of the world's fastest-growing markets.

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  • April 12th 2018 at 17:17

Art And Soul: Conserving The Culture Of Chocolate Cities

When gentrification causes a neighborhood to change, can its culture remain in tact?

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  • April 11th 2018 at 17:06

How Globalized Capitalism Drives Worldwide Fear And Discontentment

By Terry Gross

Author Robert Kuttner says the decline of social contracts in Western democracies has led to the rise of right-wing populism. His new book is Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?

  • April 11th 2018 at 19:53
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