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U.S. Puts Trade War On Hold While Talking With China, Mnuchin Says

5/21/2018
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says the U.S. and China have agreed on a trade framework. Steve Inskeep talks to William Zarit, head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Beijing.

Duration:00:04:49

Small Business Owner Fears U.S.-China Trade War Will Destroy Her Company

5/18/2018
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Mary Buchzeiger's auto parts company may be fighting for its life if it doesn't get relief from Trump's proposed tariffs. "They're attacks on U.S. companies that are using Chinese goods," she says.

Duration:00:03:52

NAFTA Architect On New Negotiations

5/17/2018
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David Greene talks with Carla Hills, lead U.S. architect of the original NAFTA trade agreement. She says the deal needs upgrading but it would be a mistake to tear it down.

Duration:00:05:09

Companies Face Tough Choice After Trump Pulls Iran Deal

5/16/2018
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President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement puts the U.S. at odds with some of its closest allies. Companies rushed to do business in Iran when the agreement took effect.

Duration:00:03:34

Nike Sees Executive Departures In Harassment Reckoning

5/15/2018
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Some former Nike employees say a jock mentality that celebrated athletics also encouraged bullying and the departure of talented women.

Duration:00:04:10

Seattle City Council To Decide Monday On Jobs Tax

5/14/2018
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The council is considering a corporate head tax that Amazon and Starbucks object to. Others say rising homelessness is a consequence of wealth and fast growth — one that companies should pay for.

Duration:00:03:34

Rising Home Prices Lead To Worries Of Another Housing Market Bubble

5/11/2018
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Ten years after the financial crisis, the housing market is booming again. In some metropolitan areas, only 25 percent of residents can afford to buy a home. Are we in another housing bubble?

Duration:00:03:42

Worries That A Federal Student Loan Watchdog Will Be Defanged

5/9/2018
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The office of Students and Young Consumers at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will be folded into another office. Advocates are concerned about what that means for vulnerable borrowers.

Duration:00:04:06

House Rolls Back Guidance On Auto Lending

5/9/2018
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NPR's David Greene speaks to Rep. Jeb Hensarling and the Center for Responsible Lending's Debbie Goldstein about the vote to repeal CFPB guidance meant to protect car buyers from discriminatory loans.

Duration:00:04:03

Can A New Business Model Save Small-Town Papers?

5/8/2018
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GateHouse Media is thriving in the beleaguered newspaper industry. Critics say GateHouse makes money by decimating news operations. The company says it's saving newspapers with efficiencies of scale.

Duration:00:03:51

GOP Lawmakers Aim To Roll Back Regs Using Old Law In A New Way

5/7/2018
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Republicans lawmakers are expected to overturn a rule designed to prevent discrimination by auto lenders. It's part of a broader effort to roll back other regs using the Congressional Review Act.

Duration:00:04:04

D.C. Un-United: Amazon's Second HQ Pits City Vs. Its Suburbs

5/4/2018
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Amazon is working on a whittled-down list of cities where it might build the second headquarters. Among the bidders, Washington, D.C., stands out for competing against two of its next-door neighbors.

Duration:00:05:22

Worker Shortage Hurts California's Agriculture Industry

5/3/2018
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Dollar for dollar, California is the biggest agriculture economy in the country. And lately, farmers in the state have been struggling with a new problem: A shortage of workers during harvest season.

Duration:00:03:39

Frozen Food Sales Feel The Heat As Consumers Opt For Fresh

5/2/2018
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Food from the frozen aisle accounts for only about 6 percent of grocery store sales — and that percentage has seen some declines over the past few years. The deli section, however, keeps expanding.

Duration:00:02:24

Trade Imbalance Needs To Be Dealt With, Indiana Growth Official Says

5/1/2018
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The White House delayed imposing most tariffs on imported steel and aluminum until at least June 1. David Greene talks to Tim Eckerle of the Economic Growth Council in Grant County, Indiana.

Duration:00:03:28

Critics Lash Out Against Planned Foxconn Factory In Wisconsin

4/30/2018
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Groundbreaking is expected soon on the plant near Milwaukee that would make LCD panels for cellphones and other devices. There are concerns from environmental groups and workplace diversity advocates.

Duration:00:04:55

Renaissance Fair Health Care

4/27/2018
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Many people who work at Renaissance fairs don't have health insurance. So workers developed a system to help out.

Duration:00:04:04

HUD Unveils Plan To Increase Rent On Millions Receiving Federal Housing Assistance

4/25/2018
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Under HUD Secretary Ben Carson's proposal, some of the poorest families will see their rents triple. About 712,000 households would see rents jump to $150 per month under the proposal.

Duration:00:03:37

Pruitt Proposes EPA Science Restrictions

4/25/2018
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The EPA says it wants to only use research in which all data are publicly available. Scientists say this would hurt policy making on everything from air pollution to toxic waste and pesticides.

Duration:00:03:00

Facebook Updates Community Standards, Expands Appeals Process

4/24/2018
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The social media company announced changes to its community standards, releasing internal review guidelines and allowing appeals of content removal decisions.

Duration:00:04:34

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