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Silicon Valley's Ellen Pao Tackles Sex Discrimination, Workplace Diversity In Memoir

9/19/2017
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The tech investor dives into the lawsuit that thrust her into the national spotlight and the workplace discrimination that prompted it. She says firms are largely applying "tepid diversity solutions."

Duration: 00:07:30


Irma's Caribbean Destruction Sends Tourists Packing For Other Destinations

9/18/2017
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Hurricane Irma devastated the Caribbean island of St. Thomas, and another major hurricane may be on the way. St. Thomas depends on tourism, and it's uncertain when the tourists will return.

Duration: 00:03:44


Facebook Enabled Ads Targeting Anti-Semites

9/15/2017
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ProPublica found that Facebook had enabled advertisers to target ads to people who expressed an interest in anti-Semitic topics.

Duration: 00:04:10


Irma Deals An Unprecedented Blow To Florida's Citrus Industry

9/14/2017
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Florida's orange industry has struggled in recent years — plagued by development gobbling up land and citrus diseases devastating the crop. Now Hurricane Irma has dealt it another blow.

Duration: 00:02:21


Why The Government Sells Flood Insurance Despite Losing Money

9/13/2017
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The National Flood Insurance Program was operates like an insurance company in many ways except one: it just about always loses money. This piece originally aired on Morning Edition in January 2013.

Duration: 00:03:41


Americans' Borrowing Hits Another Record. Time To Worry?

9/12/2017
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Americans owe more than ever before, with household debt hitting nearly $13 trillion. Some economists say the lessons of the credit bubble that led to the financial crisis are being forgotten.

Duration: 00:03:41


Lawsuit Against Trump Starts The Battle To Define 'Emolument'

9/11/2017
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Ethics watchdogs are preparing for their lawsuit alleging President Trump is violating the Constitution's foreign emoluments clause. But this renews the controversy over what defines an emolument?

Duration: 00:03:57


Credit Reporting Agency Equifax Reveals Massive Hack

9/8/2017
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NPR's David Greene talks to Washington Post reporter Craig Timberg about the hacking of credit reporting agency Equifax. Hackers may have gained access to data from 143 million Americans.

Duration: 00:03:21


Opioid Crisis Looms Over Job Market, Worrying Employers And Economists

9/7/2017
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Companies across the U.S. say it's getting harder to find applicants and keep workers once they've been hired. Economists from the Federal Reserve to Wall Street say opioid addiction may be a factor.

Duration: 00:05:58


Amazon's 1-Click Patent Is About To Expire. What's The Big Deal?

9/6/2017
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Our Planet Money team looks back on the early days of the Internet when buying with one click seemed novel enough to warrant a patent, and how this gave Amazon an advantage.

Duration: 00:03:50


Employees In Flooded Houston Could Find It Difficult To Show Up For Work

9/5/2017
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After a long holiday weekend of clean up and recovery, Houston tries to get back to work. It won't be easy for many. Thousands remain in area shelters or FEMA-paid hotel rooms.

Duration: 00:04:05


Coca-Cola Offers A Sweet Quest: A Million Bucks To Replace Sugar

9/4/2017
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The company is holding a contest to find a new and natural, low-calorie sweetener. The challenge comes at a time when many Americans are cutting back on sugar due to obesity and diabetes risks.

Duration: 00:03:32


An Industrial Giant Returns To Pittsburgh

9/1/2017
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Aluminum maker Alcoa is coming back home to Pittsburgh after moving its headquarters to New York for the last several years.

Duration: 00:03:25


Google-Funded Think Tank Fires Scholar Who Criticized Tech Giant

8/31/2017
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Google has spent millions funding the New America think tank. So when one of its scholars criticized Google, he was fired. Ailsa Chang talks to Barry Lynn about his criticisms.

Duration: 00:04:43


Flooded Texas Chemical Plants Raise Concerns About Toxic Emissions

8/30/2017
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Houston is home to hundreds of petrochemical plants and some of them are damaged by flooding. Environmental groups worry about toxic emissions, and one plant is at risk of a possible explosion.

Duration: 00:03:30


U.S. Corporations Join The Effort To Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

8/29/2017
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Private-sector firms are pitching in to help Harvey victims. Walmart and its foundation pledged at least $1 million to the Red Cross and other relief agencies. The Home Depot Foundation did the same.

Duration: 00:03:31


Expedia's Dara Khosrowshahi Picked As Uber's New CEO

8/28/2017
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After a search that included a number of well-known candidates, the board of ride-sharing giant Uber has announced its pick for CEO: Expedia's CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.

Duration: 00:02:08


Bannon's Back At Breitbart, White House Advisers Worry They're Targets

8/25/2017
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Steve Bannon is back in the saddle running Breitbart News after being forced out as President Trump's top political adviser. We assess how Breitbart has covered the White House since Bannon's return.

Duration: 00:05:04


For New England Farmers Looking To Make Ends Meet, The Sun Provides A Harvest

8/24/2017
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Farmers in New England are renting parts of their land to solar energy developers, allowing the farmers to earn some much needed extra money. But not everyone is happy about the trend.

Duration: 00:04:03


The Battle Over Oil And Gas Development In Colorado

8/23/2017
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A deadly home explosion in Colorado is renewing fights over how close oil and gas development should be to expanding suburbs. One town is trying to figure out for itself how close is too close.

Duration: 00:03:55

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