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Official Announcement Draws Near On Amazon's HQ2 Decision

11/13/2018
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Amazon will soon announce its choice for a second headquarters. It's expected that Amazon will build two offices, one in New York City and one in the Crystal City area of Arlington, Va.

Duration:00:04:07

Retailers Plan To Clear Deadly Paint Removers From Shelves, As EPA Delays Ban

11/12/2018
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A chemical in common paint removal products is implicated in more than 50 deaths. Even though a federal ban has been delayed, some major retailers are voluntarily taking the products off shelves.

Duration:00:04:24

Short Sellers' Impact On Markets

11/9/2018
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Short sellers — investors who bet against companies — get a bad rap, but research suggests they help keep markets running smoothly.

Duration:00:03:46

Is The Pentagon Modifying Viruses To Save Crops — Or To Wage Biological Warfare?

11/7/2018
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The Pentagon wants university researchers to find ways to protect crops in the field using infectious viruses carried by insects. Critics think it looks like bioweapons research.

Duration:00:04:08

Luring More Women To Fishing In The Upper Great Lakes

11/6/2018
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A new study finds an uptick in the number of women who are fishing in the Upper Great Lakes region. Younger women especially seem drawn to a sport that is traditionally male-dominated.

Duration:00:03:32

U.S. Imposes 'Toughest Ever' Sanctions Against Iran

11/5/2018
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The U.S. officially imposed sanctions against Iran that are meant to curb Tehran's nuclear and ballistic missile programs and contain its growing influence in the Middle East.

Duration:00:04:26

The View From Ely, Minn., Ahead Of Midterms

11/2/2018
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There's a fight over the economic future of some of the small towns in Minnesota's 8th Congressional District, including Ely. Noel King talks with liberal political blogger Aaron Brown.

Duration:00:07:23

Why Pop-Up Shops Keeping Popping Up

10/31/2018
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Halloween pop-up stores occupying temporarily vacant storefronts are back and the pop-up concept is expanding. Now online retailers and digital brands are taking the pop-up model and refining it.

Duration:00:03:25

Muslims Are Having A Hollywood Moment

10/30/2018
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More and more sitcoms and dramas on TV and online feature Muslim characters and storylines. That is due, in part, to a new crop of Muslim writers, comedians and actors creating the shows themselves.

Duration:00:07:24

After Synagogue Attack, Web-Hosting Sites Suspend Gab

10/29/2018
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Alleged synagogue shooter Robert Bowers was an avid user of Gab, the social media site that touts itself as a place for free speech. The site is popular with white nationalists and the alt-right.

Duration:00:04:11

Planet Money: Netflix And Amazon Stream In India

10/26/2018
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Amazon and Netflix are trying to take India's streaming market. But so far, success in the country has proved elusive.

Duration:00:03:47

New York Sues ExxonMobil

10/25/2018
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New York's attorney general is suing ExxonMobil, alleging the Texas-based energy giant misled investors on climate-change risk.

Duration:00:02:55

Immigration's Impact On U.S. Jobs

10/24/2018
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How do immigrants really affect the U.S. economy? Ethan Lewis, a labor economist at Dartmouth College, cuts through the rhetoric in a conversation with NPR's Steve Inskeep.

Duration:00:04:15

Uber's Online-Only Restaurants: The Future, Or The End Of Dining Out?

10/23/2018
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Uber has helped create about 800 "virtual restaurants" in the U.S. — eateries that only exist online. Uber says its delivery service helps restaurants grow, but some in the industry see downsides.

Duration:00:04:28

Health Care Is A Hot Topic In The U.S. Senate Race In Missouri

10/22/2018
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Despite running against the Affordable Care Act for years, many Republicans are airing ads saying they support a central feature of the law: the requirement that pre-existing conditions be covered.

Duration:00:04:28

A Rural Colorado Coal County Was Struggling. Then A Tech Company Brought New Jobs

10/19/2018
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For the first time in years, Delta County in western Colorado is experiencing population growth, one indicator that rural Americans are increasingly feeling optimistic about their economic future.

Duration:00:05:52

As Midterms Approach, Facebook Ramps Up Disinformation Fight

10/18/2018
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Facebook gave journalists a tour of a new command center dedicated to fighting disinformation ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. Will it make a difference?

Duration:00:04:13

Are GOP Tax Cuts To Blame For The Jump In The Federal Deficit?

10/17/2018
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Noel King talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the federal deficit ballooning to $779 billion in the just-ended fiscal year. It's a 17 percent increase from the previous year.

Duration:00:04:34

After Journalist Disappears, Companies Reconsider Saudi Investment

10/16/2018
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U.S. executives are pulling out of an investment conference scheduled to take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, next week — as controversy swirls around the disappearance of a missing Saudi journalist.

Duration:00:04:14

Blue And Red Companies: How CEO Activism Is Reshaping Workforce Politics

10/15/2018
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More workers are demanding their leaders take stands on hot-button issues, and some CEOs don't shy away from the controversy. But they also must navigate the risks and benefits for their workforce.

Duration:00:04:41