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U.S. And Cuba To Re-Establish Commercial Air Travel Next Week
02/12/2016 11:32 PM
The U.S. and Cuba will sign a civil aviation agreement in Havana on Tuesday. The signing formalizes the arrangement reached in December, allowing for a limited number of U.S. flights to Cuba.
Colonialism Comment Puts Facebook Under Scrutiny
02/12/2016 7:44 PM
A board member of Facebook lambasted a decision by regulators in India, the social network's second-largest market. He thereby sparked new scrutiny of Facebook's intentions in that country.
What The Heck Is Natural Wine? Here's A Taste
02/12/2016 5:38 PM
Natural wines can be off-putting at first: perhaps darker than usual, a little fizzy or cloudy. Some find them charming, others unsophisticated. Here's a guide to this trending, quirky style of wine.
Why The Contradiction? Stocks Fall While Unemployment Claims Are Down
02/12/2016 10:04 AM
David Greene talks to economist Mohamed El-Erian, chairman of President Obama's Global Development Council, about recent turmoil in the stock market despite good employment numbers.
Sanders Favors A 'Speculation Tax' On Big Wall Street Firms. What Is That?
02/12/2016 10:00 AM
The tax would apply to all kinds of trading, but estimates of how much revenue it might raise vary greatly.
At Many Workplaces, Training For A New Threat: Active Shooters
02/11/2016 11:56 PM
More companies are offering employees training to deal with shooting threats at work. But it presents a dilemma: "How do you create awareness, without creating paranoia?" one expert says.
North Dakota Residents Weather Downturn In Commodity Prices
02/11/2016 10:28 PM
North Dakota's fortunes have taken an abrupt turn for the worse. The state was recently a destination for thousands of people seeking a better life and high paying jobs in the Bakken oil field. But oil prices have fallen nearly 70 percent, along with agriculture prices. NPR reports on how residents are handling the sudden downturn.
Global Markets Slide As Fed Chair Janet Yellen Briefs Congress
02/11/2016 9:27 PM
Stock markets around the world were down again Thursday. In the U.S., the Dow and the S&P were down about 2 percent at mid-day. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is on Capitol Hill briefing lawmakers, and the price of oil slipped below $27 a barrel.
Saudi Arabia Turns To Plan B As Low Oil Prices Rattle Economy
02/11/2016 9:27 PM
Planet Money tries to find out how low oil prices will change Saudi Arabia economically and culturally.
Buy Crop Insurance, Double Your Money
02/11/2016 7:00 PM
The nation's crop insurance program is really a lottery, says one prominent economist. And it's rigged so that farmers win. In fact, farmers typically get back double the money they pay for premiums.
Morgan Stanley Will Pay $3.2 Billion For Contributing To Mortgage Crisis
02/11/2016 4:32 PM
The investment bank, agreeing that it misrepresented the risk and value of mortgage-backed securities, reached the settlement deal with state and federal authorities.
Do You Like Me? Swiping Leads To Spike In Online Dating For Young Adults
02/11/2016 3:05 PM
A study by the Pew Research Center finds the use of online dating sites has mushroomed in the past few years, particularly among 18- to 24-year-olds.
Global Markets Are Tanking. Why, And What's To Come?
02/11/2016 2:41 PM
David Greene talks with David Wessel of the Wall Street Journal and the Brookings Institution about the causes and effects of the ongoing slide in global markets.
Zombie Apocalypse Clause Written Into Amazon Agreement
02/11/2016 12:10 PM
Terms and Conditions in free software says certain provisions can be ignored in the case of a widespread viral infection that causes human corpses to reanimate and seem to consume living human flesh.
Should India's Internet Be Free Of Charge, Or Free Of Control?
02/11/2016 10:17 AM
Facebook's free Internet service was banned in India on the basis of net neutrality this week. Internet providers, regulators say, should not be allowed "to shape the users' Internet experience."




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