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4:16 am
Tue May 19, 2015

FAO Schwarz Closing Flagship Store In Midtown Manhattan

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 7:06 am

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4:05 am
Tue May 19, 2015

Why Turkish Motorists Can't Get A Break On Gas Prices

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 1:56 pm

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Low oil prices have led to low gas prices in the United States, but not in Turkey, where gas is about $10 per gallon. Why would that be? We find out now from NPR's Peter Kenyon.

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4:05 am
Tue May 19, 2015

Amtrak Train Derailment Highlights Delays Installing Safety Controls

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 2:03 pm

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The Two-Way
5:33 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

Air Travel Demand Heats Up With Summer; Fares Are Flat

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 7:49 am

During the worst of the Great Recession, summer travel plummeted as Americans chose backyard "staycations" over faraway vacations.

This year, millions of families are shaking off their reluctance to take big trips: Airlines say they are now expecting the busiest summer ever.

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Business
4:15 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

Michigan Lawmakers, Industry Executives Debate Film Incentive Program

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 9:39 pm

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The Two-Way
1:07 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

Labor Groups Blast Working Conditions In Qatar Ahead Of World Cup

In this photo taken May 3 during a government-organized media tour, Kuttamon Chembadnan Velayi from Kerala, India, speaks to journalists while sitting on his bed in a room he shares with seven other Indian laborers in Doha, Qatar. The housing facility has been cited by Qatari labor officials for substandard conditions.
Maya Alleruzzo AP

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 3:10 pm

Worker-rights groups are calling labor conditions in Qatar "horrific" and urging FIFA sponsors to take responsibility ahead of the 2022 soccer World Cup. Their call comes on the same day the BBC said a reporting crew spent two nights in a Qatari jail for trying to film migrant workers who are building the infrastructure for the sporting event.

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The Two-Way
11:35 am
Mon May 18, 2015

Supreme Court Calls Maryland Income Tax Law 'A Tariff'

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 2:40 pm

In a ruling that will trigger the loss of millions of dollars in tax revenue and is likely to affect many other states, the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down Maryland's practice of double-taxing residents' income earned in other states.

The case challenged Maryland's refusal to grant residents who paid income tax on money earned in other states a credit against that amount when they tally up the taxes they owe to their home counties (and some cities). The state allows the credit to be applied only against the state taxes; county income taxes can be as high as 3.2 percent.

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Asia
5:06 am
Mon May 18, 2015

How China's Censors Influence Hollywood

Daniel Craig as James Bond in Skyfall. Chinese censors cut a scene from the movie that they thought made China look weak. Because China is such a huge market, some U.S. moviemakers may choose to avoid portraying China in negative terms.
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Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 6:58 pm

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Business
4:34 am
Mon May 18, 2015

Hundreds Of 'Kayaktivists' In Seattle Protest Shell's Arctic Drilling

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 8:54 am

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Research News
3:58 am
Mon May 18, 2015

How TV Show Finales Affect The Stock Market

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 8:00 am

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So what happens now now that "Mad Men" is over? This is a real question that researchers have studied, and NPR's social science correspondent Shankar Vedantam is here to tell us about it. Hi, Shankar.

SHANKAR VEDANTAM, BYLINE: Hi, Steve.

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Business
7:19 am
Sun May 17, 2015

The Outsized Optimism Of The Entrepreneur

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Originally published on Sun May 17, 2015 6:23 pm

It is part of the American dream, the notion that if you have a good idea and a fire in your belly, you can turn an idea into a successful business. It's that entrepreneurial spirit that drives the global economy.

That message is everywhere in our culture. President Obama echoed it last week, at a summit on entrepreneurship at the White House.

"We have a lot of brainpower here," he said. "We've got innovators and investors, business leaders, entrepreneurs. We've even got a few Sharks."

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It's All Politics
9:01 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

Clintons Earned $30 Million From Paid Speeches And Book Sales

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries conference on April 10, 2014 in Las Vegas. According to the Clintons' financial disclosure, she received an honorarium of $225,000 for that event.
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It's widely known the Clintons have done well for themselves in recent years, but until now, it wasn't clear just how well. Today, the campaign filed a financial disclosure report revealing they earned $30 million in just the last seventeen months.

The report is not yet posted on the Federal Elections Commission website, but the campaign voluntarily released it to reporters. It covers the period from January 2014 to present.

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It's All Politics
7:10 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

Inside The Obama And Biden Financial Disclosures

President Barack Obama's 2014 Financial Disclosure Report
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You just had a good look at your financial situation last month, when you did your tax return. Now you can check out the government's official financial reports on President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

Federal elected officials, candidates and high-level bureaucrats have to file annual financial disclosure statements. The Obamas and Bidens submitted their 2014 reports this week.

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The Two-Way
6:24 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

Big 3 Airlines Say Foreign Competitors Are 'Dumping' Seats In U.S.

A Qatar Airways plane loads cargo on Feb. 3, 2013, at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The big three U.S. airlines — Delta, United and American — say Persian Gulf carriers like Qatar Airways, Emirates Airlines and Etihad are "dumping" seats in the U.S.
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Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 6:45 pm

Many U.S. passengers who have been wedged into coach-class seats on long flights might welcome more flying options — even if that competition were to come from overseas.

But the chief executives for Delta, United and American airlines say it's not fair if such competition involves big government subsidies given to state-backed carriers.

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The Salt
4:35 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

USDA To Certify Non-GMO Foods With New Label

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it will verify companies' claims of using non-GMO ingredients through its Process Verified Program.
USDA/AMS

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 5:40 pm

If you want to know if the beef you're buying is grassfed, there's a U.S. Department of Agriculture label for that. The agency is also behind the nation's biggest certified organic label, and an antibiotic-free one, too.

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