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Today โ€” January 17th 2019NPR Business

Selling Food From Your Kitchen Is Legal In California, But There's A Catch

By Ezra David Romero
California home cooks like Akshay Prabhu are excited about the prospect of selling food from their kitchens to supplement their incomes.

Home cooks who sell meals made in their own kitchens are technically breaking the law in most states, but in California, a new law may change that. However, counties have to get on board first.

(Image credit: Ezra David Romero/NPR)

  • January 17th 2019 at 16:00

Are You Struggling With Medical Debt?

By Chris Arnold
Talk to us.

If you, or someone close to you, has been weighed down by medical bills you can't pay, we want to hear your story. We'd also like to know if you found a good solution.

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  • January 17th 2019 at 13:54

Workers Caught Up In The Shutdown Say They Face Real Damage

By Leila Fadel

Nearly 14 percent of federal workers make less than $50,000 per year. Those who are furloughed during the partial government shutdown are making hard choices after missing their first payday.

  • January 17th 2019 at 13:18

Jack Bogle, Who Started An Investment Revolution, Dies At 89

By Chris Arnold

The Vanguard founder created the first index mutual fund for individual investors. Bogle believed investors should own a mix of bonds and stocks but shouldn't pay investment managers to pick them.

  • January 17th 2019 at 11:02

Gillette Launches #MeToo-Inspired Ad Campaign, Backlash Follows

By Alina Selyukh

Gillette has become the latest brand to face backlash for taking a stand on a heated social issue with a new ad spotlighting the #MeToo movement and calling out toxic masculinity.

  • January 17th 2019 at 11:02

Backlash Erupts After Gillette Launches A New #MeToo-Inspired Ad Campaign

By Tovia Smith
The ad released by Gillette, titled "We Believe: The Best Men Can Be."

Gillette's new ad campaign is trending on youtube, but has more than twice as many dislikes than likes. Some are threatening a boycott, offended by the company's call for a new kind of masculinity.

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  • January 17th 2019 at 11:00

Jack Bogle, Father Of Simple Investing, Dies At 89

By Avie Schneider
John Bogle, founder of The Vanguard Group, died on Wednesday at the age of 89.

Bogle, the founder of Vanguard who created the first index mutual fund, died Wednesday, the firm said. He said investors should own a mix of bonds and stocks but shouldn't pay managers to pick them.

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  • January 17th 2019 at 00:18
Yesterday โ€” January 16th 2019NPR Business

Government Shutdown Causing Far Greater Damage To Economy Than Previously Estimated

By Jim Zarroli

The government shutdown is inflicting more damage on the U.S. economy than formerly estimated. The president's economists doubled projections of how much economic growth is being lost each week.

  • January 16th 2019 at 22:17

Federal Watchdog Finds Government Ignored Emoluments Clause With Trump Hotel

By Jessica Taylor
The Old Post Office Pavilion Clock Tower, seen above the Trump International Hotel in Washington, remains open despite the partial government shutdown.

The Inspector General for the General Services Administration said agency lawyers decided to ignore the constitutional issues when they reviewed the lease after Donald Trump won the 2016 election.

(Image credit: Alex Brandon/AP)

  • January 16th 2019 at 22:15

The Extremely Cautious Case For Extremely Mild Optimism

By Cardiff Garcia
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Interest rates are higher, global growth is slowing, and the government is at an impasse. But there are also reasons for near-term optimism about the U.S. economy.

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  • January 16th 2019 at 22:06

Shutdown Will Be Worse For Economy Than First Thought, White House Says

By Emily Sullivan
Federal workers stand in line for a free hot meal in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.

White House officials reportedly say that each week of the shutdown will subtract 0.1 percentage point from growth — double the administration's original estimate.

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  • January 16th 2019 at 19:47

News Brief: Brexit Vote, Government Shutdown, Nairobi Attack

By Steve Inskeep

Britain's Parliament rejects Brexit deal. Federal workers affected by the shutdown look for ways to pay the bills. At least 14 people were killed when extremists stormed an upscale hotel in Nairobi.

  • January 16th 2019 at 11:04

Veterans Claiming Illness From Burn Pits Lose Court Fight

By Quil Lawrence
U.S. soldiers traverse fields on the way to conducting house-to- house searches in 2007 in Mukhisa, Iraq.

Hundreds of veterans sued military contractor KBR Inc., alleging toxic smoke from burn pits at military bases made them ill. A federal appellate court said compensation must come from Congress.

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  • January 16th 2019 at 10:57

Federal Employees Moonlight To Pay The Bills

By Jeff Brady
Frank Ruopoli of Charleston, S.C., works at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. After the 2013 partial shutdown he earned an emergency medical technician certification. Now he

As the partial government shutdown continues, some federal workers and contractors are looking for temporary jobs to earn income.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Frank Ruopoli )

  • January 16th 2019 at 10:53

In Home Of Original Sriracha Sauce, Thais Say Rooster Brand Is Nothing To Crow About

By Michael Sullivan
Sriraja Panich is the brand name of one of two Sriracha sauces created by Saowanit Trikityanukul

The Rooster brand, ubiquitous in the U.S., is now being exported to Thailand, where Sriracha was born. But many Thais who taste the U.S. version are not impressed. "I wanted to gag," says one.

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  • January 16th 2019 at 10:49

Netflix Increases Subscription Prices As It Churns Out Original Content

By Francesca Paris
Netflix has increased its prices by 13 to 18 percent. The company

The hikes, which will affect all U.S. viewers, come as Netflix faces an increasingly competitive field of video streaming services.

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  • January 16th 2019 at 05:02

D.C. Judge Tells Furloughed Workers They Must Stay On The Job

By Daniella Cheslow
Demonstrators protest against the government shutdown in Boston on Friday.

About 400,000 federal workers are called "excepted" and are required to work without pay. They sued for an injunction that would end that requirement, but the judge said no.

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  • January 16th 2019 at 03:56

IRS Recalling 46,000 Workers To Handle Tax Returns Despite Partial Shutdown

By Richard Gonzales
IRS worker Christine Helquist joins a federal workers protest rally against the government shutdown outside the federal building in Ogden, Utah.

The union for the IRS workers criticized the Trump administration for forcing them to work "in exchange only for an IOU." Employees have been promised back pay when funding is approved.

(Image credit: Rick Bowmer/AP)

  • January 16th 2019 at 02:30

Mexico's President Fights Gas Crisis, While Mexicans Endure Long Lines With Jokes

By Carrie Kahn
Motorists wait in line for hours to buy gasoline at a Pemex service station in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Sunday. The Mexican president temporarily closed some of the state oil company

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says his crackdown on stolen fuel is working, but long waits in several states persist, distribution bottlenecks continue and new acts of gas theft are reported.

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  • January 15th 2019 at 23:55

Huawei Founder Denies His Firm Spies For China

By Daniella Cheslow
Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei, speaks with media Tuesday in Shenzhen, China.

In rare remarks to foreign media, Ren Zhengfei says his telecommunications equipment company is independently owned and would not give China user data. Experts disagree.

(Image credit: Vincent Yu/AP)

  • January 15th 2019 at 23:07
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