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Federally Regulated Banks Begin To Work With States' Pot Businesses

Friday, February 06, 2015

For legal marijuana businesses, getting a bank account can be a challenge. Many banks are unwilling to do business with them. How do banks decide which marijuana businesses are worth the risk?

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Morning Edition

Stuck In Traffic? It's Likely To Be Worse In 30 Years, Report Says

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx talks about the challenges facing America's transportation system, and why he says the country needs to invest much more in it.

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Workers Should Be Prepared To Start Over In New Jobs, Stats Show

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

A recent study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that baby boomers have held 10 to 11 jobs, on average, by the time they reach age 46.

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Winning At Short Selling May Not Be A Reason To Celebrate

Friday, January 30, 2015

Our Planet Money team talks to a well-known short seller who tells the story of one stock he bet against. He made a bunch of money, betting against a stock a lot of people liked.

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And So We Meet, Again: Why The Workday Is So Filled With Meetings

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Office workers are spending more and more time in meetings and preparing for meetings. Experts say it's often a waste of time, and managers — as well as a "meeting culture" — are to blame.

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Tiger Skins And Rhino Horns: Can A Trade Deal Halt The Trafficking?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A proposed U.S.-Asia trade pact calls for incorporating the issue wildlife trafficking. The goal is to slow the poaching of endangered animals such as elephants, tigers and rhinos.

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Greek Voters Usher Leftist Party Into Office

Monday, January 26, 2015

Greece's radical left Syriza party is the first anti-austerity party to win elections in Europe, throwing into doubt whether the troubled country stays the course on an international austerity plan.

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Obama's Big Bid To Change Sick-Leave Laws May Hinge On Small Business

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The president's call for mandatory paid sick days starred in his State of the Union address. But forget the big speech: It may be small businesses — and state lawmakers — that decide this debate.

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Senator 'Astounded' That Nonprofit Hospitals Sue Poorest Patients

Thursday, January 22, 2015

NPR and ProPublica have been reporting about nonprofit hospitals that seize the wages of lower-income patients. Sen. Chuck Grassley says hospitals doing that could be breaking the law.

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Tax Preparers Get Ready To Be Bearers Of Bad News About Health Law

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

With Affordable Care Act open enrollment ending Feb. 15, taxpayers could find themselves shut out of health insurance – and saddled with big fines – if they don't deal with taxes early this year.

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Analysts Watch For Impacts Of European Economic Weakness On U.S.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

German automakers have several plants in the South, and Florida counts on European tourists. Analysts hope efforts to stimulate Europe's economy will keep investments in the U.S. from slipping.

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U.S. District Judge To Calculate BP's Fine For Gulf Oil Spill

Monday, January 19, 2015

Oil giant BP is back in court this week for the third and final phase of a civil trial over the worst offshore oil disaster in U.S. history. BP faces up to $18 billion in fines for the spill.

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Morning Edition

How Cars Evolved Over The Last Decade

Friday, January 16, 2015

Year after year, little by little, cars are guiding drivers, protecting them from their incompetence and distractions, squeezing out more fuel economy and making everyone on the roads safer.

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Businesses Try To Stave Off Brain Drain As Boomers Retire

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Employers are trying to hang onto older talent by offering flexible work hours, more attractive health care benefits or having retirees return to mentor younger workers.

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In Brazil, A Once-High-Flying Economy Takes A Tumble

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A few years ago, amid a global recession, Brazil was the darling of the financial markets. But last year, the country barely avoided recession. Prices are soaring, and investors are looking elsewhere.

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Consumer Agency Launches Tool To Help You Find A Cheaper Mortgage

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

For many Americans, buying a house is the biggest financial transaction of their lives, but a new federal report says half of buyers don't shop around for a better interest rate on their mortgage.

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Supreme Court Sees The Signs — But Can They Stay?

Monday, January 12, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Monday in a case that looks at how municipal governments may regulate where and when signs are posted.

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Morning Edition

Obama In Tennessee To Promote Free Community College

Friday, January 09, 2015

President Obama is on the road as part of his effort to jump-start his 2015 agenda. Friday he's in Tennessee, talking about higher education.

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Congressional Republicans Take Another Swing At Obamacare

Thursday, January 08, 2015

The House passed a bill Thursday that would make a change in the Affordable Care Act. It would raise the law's definition of full-time work from 30 hours to 40 hours a week.

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Greek Opposition Party Seizes On Anger Over Austerity Measures

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

We've been hearing a lot about economic anxiety in Europe lately. Much of that anxiety centers on Greece. Steve Inskeep talks to economist Platon Tinios about what's happening in Greece.

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