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GM And UAW Reach Tentative Agreement To End National Strike

By Bill Chappell
The UAW GM National Council will vote on a new tentative deal Thursday in a potential end to the national strike that has idled GM plants.

When the union's GM national council reviews the deal's terms Thursday, it will decide whether nearly 50,000 workers should remain on strike or whether they should go back to work immediately.

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  • October 16th 2019 at 18:10

How Non-Profit Hospitals Are Driving Up The Cost Of Health Care

By Greg Rosalsky
Hospital spending is high.

Recent reports and studies suggest that the outsized political power of hospitals is a big reason why American health care is so expensive.

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  • October 15th 2019 at 12:31

International Monetary Fund To Release Economic Outlook

NPR's Noel King talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about finance ministers and central bankers arriving in Washington, D.C., for meetings amid gloomy forecasts for the world economy.

  • October 15th 2019 at 11:01

Consumer Agency Blocked From Fixing Student Loan Forgiveness Program

By Chris Arnold

Many public service workers thought they were in line to have their student loans forgiven. They made payments for 10 years only to be told they weren't in the right loan forgiveness program.

  • October 15th 2019 at 11:01

News Brief: Sanctions On Turkey, Fort Worth Shooting, Presidential Debate

By Noel King

The U.S. imposes sanctions on Turkey for its Kurdish offensive. An ex-Fort Worth officer is charged in the fatal shooting of a woman in her home. And, a Democratic presidential debate tonight in Ohio.

  • October 15th 2019 at 11:01

Tapping Into Minnesota’s Craft Beer Boom (Rebroadcast)

You can find cake-, lavender- and dill pickle-flavored beers in the North Star State.

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  • October 14th 2019 at 17:06

3 Win Nobel Prize In Economics For Work In Reducing Poverty

By Scott Horsley
Esther Duflo of France waves after receiving the Princess of Asturias award for Social Sciences from Spain

Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer will share the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

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  • October 14th 2019 at 11:55

Nobel Prize For Economics Awarded To 3 For Work Fighting Global Poverty

By Scott Horsley

Abhijit Banarjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer were heralded for breaking the issues of global poverty into smaller questions that can be more easily addressed.

  • October 14th 2019 at 11:24

Trump Announces Phase One Of Trade Deal With China

By Uri Berliner
U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office at the White House October 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump announced a

As part of the deal, the next round of 30% tariffs will not be imposed. More agriculture trade between the two countries is expected.

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  • October 11th 2019 at 22:50

U.S., China Reach 'Phase 1' Of Trade Agreement

By Jim Zarroli

President Trump has announced the U.S. and China have reached what he describes as "phase one" of a trade agreement. He said that $40 to $50 billion in new agricultural trade is expected.

  • October 11th 2019 at 22:47

The Great Legacy Of The Great Recession

For some, the economy roared back after the recession. But some never recovered.

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  • October 10th 2019 at 16:06

Has The Trade War Taken A Bite Out Of China's Economy? Yes β€” But It's Complicated

By Jolie Myers
Workers in green polo shirts and blue caps monitor machines making plastic products at the Dongguan Fangjie Printing and Packaging Company.

China's economic growth has been slowing down for years. Tariffs have contributed to slower growth since early 2018, when the economic standoff began, but it's hard to pinpoint how much.

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  • October 10th 2019 at 17:42

Analysts Doubt This Week's Trade Talks With China Will Be Successful

By Scott Horsley

High-level trade negotiators from the U.S. and China meet Thursday in Washington, D.C. There is hope that they will call a cease-fire in the ongoing trade war between the two countries.

  • October 10th 2019 at 11:07

Reversing The 'Brain Drain' In Rural America

In some cases, it may be a story of "brain gain" instead of "brain drain."

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  • October 9th 2019 at 17:06

Your Ukraine Questions, Answered

Natural gas. Rick Perry. A second whistleblower. Just what is going on?

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  • October 9th 2019 at 16:06

Trump Appointee Gorsuch Plays Coy In LGBTQ Employment Rights Case

By Nina Totenberg
Justice Neil Gorsuch (left), with Justice Brett Kavanaugh, asked many of the key questions in Tuesday

At issue is whether Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which bars sex discrimination, covers gay and transgender workers.

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  • October 9th 2019 at 11:00

How Electric Cars Will Change Driving And The Economy

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with E&E News reporter David Ferris, who's part of a team traveling the country in electric cars to learn how the vehicles will change driving as well as the economy.

  • October 8th 2019 at 22:28

1A Across America: Renewable Energy And Resistance

The push for renewable energy is dividing some communities in parts of the country where wind energy has major potential.

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  • October 8th 2019 at 17:06

VIDEO: 8 Reasons Horror Movies Are Scary Good Business

By Bronson Arcuri
Ever wonder why there are so many horror movies?

Seven of the 10 most profitable films of all time are horror movies, and the reason why is quite simple.

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  • October 8th 2019 at 16:22

Is Your Retirement Fund Ruining Our Economy?

By Greg Rosalsky
Is there a dark side to index funds?

Index Funds offer an intoxicating promise: lower fees, diversified risk and better returns. But is there a dark side to their astonishing rise?

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  • October 8th 2019 at 12:30