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Today โ€” November 17th 2018NPR Business

Opinion: Amazon Deal In New York Creates Some Unlikely Allies

By Scott Simon
Protesters gather in Long Island City to say "No" to the Amazon "HQ2" decision on November 14, 2018 in Long Island City, New York.

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on Amazon's plan to open a headquarters in New York. It's prompted an unlikely coalition to unite in opposition, due to tax breaks and subsidies the company will recieve.

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  • November 17th 2018 at 13:47

Federal Investigators Pinpoint What Caused String Of Gas Explosions In Mass.

By Merrit Kennedy
Fire investigators search the debris at a home where an explosion occurred following a gas line failure in September in Lawrence, Mass.

The National Transportation Safety Board says a natural gas company engineer made a major mistake in developing construction plans, resulting in a disastrous chain reaction.

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  • November 16th 2018 at 23:49

Jennie-O Recalls Ground Turkey Following One Case Of Illness From Salmonella

By Ruben Kimmelman
Jennie-O is recalling 45 tons of raw turkey that may be tainted by salmonella.

Over 45 tons of meat could potentially harbor the food-borne illness, the USDA said. More recalls from other companies could follow, as the government tracks a widespread outbreak of the same strain.

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  • November 16th 2018 at 23:32

Recession Indicators, Pt 1

By Stacey Vanek Smith
10 indicators

Are we heading into a recession? The Conference Board's Leading Indicator has ten ways to tell.

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  • November 16th 2018 at 23:18
Yesterday โ€” November 16th 2018NPR Business

Why Ford Is Getting Into The Scooter Business

By James Doubek
Ford is buying electric scooter company Spin in what experts say is the biggest investment of an automaker into "micromobility."

Money is going a lot of different ways in the car industry. Experts say companies are investing in new technology simply because they don't want to be left behind.

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  • November 16th 2018 at 16:03

Facebook Is On The Defensive After 'NYT' Report On Response To Russian Interference

By Alina Selyukh

Facebook says it is cutting ties with the Washington consulting firm Definers Public Affairs, which spread disparaging information about the social network's critics.

  • November 16th 2018 at 00:04

The Lucky Country

By Darian Woods
27

Australia hasn't had a recession in 27 years. Good policy? Or just good luck?

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  • November 15th 2018 at 22:46
Before yesterdayNPR Business

FDA Seeks Ban On Menthol Cigarettes To Fight Teen Smoking

By Rob Stein
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said he wants to ban menthol cigarettes because teenagers often become addicted to nicotine by smoking them.

In its latest effort to curb smoking by young people, the FDA wants to outlaw menthol cigarettes. The agency would also restrict sales of flavored e-cigarettes to reduce youth addiction to nicotine.

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  • November 15th 2018 at 17:22

Startup Offers To Sequence Your Genome Free Of Charge, Then Let You Profit From It

By Richard Harris
"Everything is private information, stored on your computer or a computer you designate," says George Church, genetics professor at Harvard Medical School, about the approach of Nebula Genomics.

A full genome sequence costs about $1,000. But Nebula Genomics expects that companies and researchers would defray the cost in exchange for key medical information about the person involved.

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  • November 15th 2018 at 15:00

Airline Pilots Raise Training Concerns About Boeing's 737 Max

By David Schaper

Pilots accuse Boeing of downplaying changes to a critical system made in the newest version of the popular 737, which may have played a role in last month's fatal crash in Indonesia.

  • November 15th 2018 at 11:05

'Auntie Maxine' Waters Gets Ready To Take On The Banks As House Panel Chair

By Jim Zarroli
Rep. Maxine Waters, seated next to Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas, at a hearing in July, is set to become chair of the House Financial Services Committee.

California Rep. Maxine Waters has been a favorite target of President Trump and his supporters. Now she's in line to chair the House Financial Services Committee, where she could slow his agenda.

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  • November 15th 2018 at 11:02

Oil Up, Oil Down

By Cardiff Garcia
oil rollercoaster

The decline in the oil price since the end of October has been stunning in its depth and speed, and follows more than a year of climbing. What changed?

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  • November 14th 2018 at 23:09

What's On Amazon's Wish List? All Of Us.

How big is too big?

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  • November 14th 2018 at 17:06

The Benefits Of Taking Out Loans For College

By Elissa Nadworny
Saving money for college.

Counselors and parents are hesitant for students to take out loans for college. But a new study shows that borrowing money can actually be helpful to students in community college.

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  • November 14th 2018 at 11:15

Amazon Lessons From Seattle

By Carolyn Adolph

Amazon's hometown, Seattle, has lessons to teach about what happens when the tech giant sets up shop in your town.

  • November 14th 2018 at 11:15

A Search For New Ways To Pay For Drugs That Cost A Mint

By Richard Harris
Expensive gene therapies could change the way we pay for medicines, such as making incremental payments over time.

Installment plans and refunds for treatments that don't work are two options getting more attention as ultra-expensive therapies become more common. The financial strains will only grow.

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  • November 14th 2018 at 11:01

Iran And Trading Partners Will Find Ways To Skirt Sanctions, Analysts Say

By Jackie Northam
Part of the Pardis petrochemical complex facilities in Assaluyeh, on the northern coast of the Persian Gulf, Iran. The United States has reimposed sanctions targeting Iran

The Trump administration hopes the sanctions will force Iran to negotiate a new nuclear deal. But analysts point out there are overt and covert activities to avoid the penalties.

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  • November 11th 2018 at 13:47

How Amazon's New Headquarters Could Change Communities In New York And Virginia

By Alina Selyukh

Amazon announced its expanding footprint, adding some 25,000 jobs in Long Island City in Queens and Arlington, Va. Some in those cities are worried about housing prices and congestion on the roads.

  • November 13th 2018 at 23:58

The Problem With The Pink Tax

By Karen Duffin
pink tax

Women pay more than men for many consumer products. Today on the show: Why some economists still think that's a good thing.

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  • November 13th 2018 at 23:16

There's No Copyrighting Taste, Rules EU Court In Dutch Cheese Case

By Laurel Wamsley
The European Union

Unlike literary or musical works, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled, the taste of a food depends on who's tasting it.

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  • November 13th 2018 at 20:16
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