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China Promises $46 Billion To Pave The Way For A Brand New Silk Road

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Improving Pakistan's infrastructure will be the first step in creating a network of roads, railways, pipelines and shipping lanes that stretch all the way to Europe.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Unveils Home Battery; Is $3,000 Cheap Enough?

Friday, May 01, 2015

With a sleek surface and a depth of only about 7 inches, the Powerwall can be mounted on a garage wall or another surface, indoors or outside.

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Morning Edition

Bottom Drops Out Of Syria's Currency Causing Economic Hardship

Friday, May 01, 2015

In the past, Iran has helped out with credit lines. But now, an Iranian official has instead encouraged the Syrians to "develop a resistance economy" like Iran's sanctions-strapped fiscal management.

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All Things Considered

Health Insurer Aetna Raises Wages For Lowest-Paid Workers To $16 An Hour

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Aetna, the giant health insurance company, raised its minimum wage this month. CEO Mark Bertolini says he expects the raise will pay for itself through increased productivity.

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Just Do It: Obama Tries To Sway Skeptical Democrats On Trade

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The president is finding it tough to get Democrats on board with a Pacific trade deal. He's meeting with some who might be open to it and even going to Nike headquarters next week for an event.

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SEC Rule Would Link Executive Pay To Performance

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The rule, which grew out of the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul bill, would make it easier for shareholders to see whether salaries are in line with a company's financial performance.

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Japan's Abe Pushes The Pacific Trade Deal Onto Center Stage

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Japanese prime minister used his time in the spotlight in Washington to promote the Trans-Pacific Partnership, saying it would create both prosperity and peace. Democrats remain skeptical.

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All Things Considered

SEC Proposes New Rules For Linking Executive Pay With Firm Performance

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission introduced new rules Wednesday that will make it easier for shareholders to link executive pay with a firm's financial performance.

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Japan's Prime Minister Makes Historic Address To Congress

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe laid out his vision of increasing ties with the U.S., and expressed his remorse over Japan's wartime atrocities.

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Pope Francis Calls Gender Pay Gap A 'Pure Scandal'

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports that Francis' remarks, at his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, are some of his most forceful statements yet in favor of women.

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Lumber Liquidators Says DOJ Seeks Criminal Charges Over Imports

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The revelation in a regulatory filing follows a 60 Minutes report last month that said the company's Chinese laminate flooring products have unsafe levels of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen.

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Will Slower U.S. Economy Make Fed Wait To Raise Rates?

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The economy posted its weakest performance in a year, growing at a 0.2 percent pace in the first quarter. Analysts say that could affect the central bank's timetable for boosting rates.

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Bud Light Pulls Label With Message That Sparked Backlash

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Bud Light was touted as "the perfect beer for removing 'no' from your vocabulary." But that's precisely the word that occurred to many people who saw it.

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Morning Edition

Obama Confident In Asia Trade Pact, But Track Record For Deals Is Spotty

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Following a South Korean trade pact in 2012, the U.S. deficit with that country widened by 80 percent. But some argue that if the U.S. doesn't create trade rules, there won't be any.

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Twitter Shares Slide After Disappointing Earnings

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The social media site continued to bring in new users, but its ad revenue didn't measure up to expectations. Twitter shares were down 18 percent at the close of trading Tuesday.

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All Things Considered

Europe May Be On Sale, But The Ticket To Get There Isn't

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The euro has dropped in value against the U.S. dollar by more than 20 percent since last summer. But even as Americans find bargains in Europe, flights to get there remain pricey for a few reasons.

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NFL To End Its Tax-Exempt Status 'To Eliminate ... Distraction'

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The move applies only to the league office. The National Football League's 32 teams already pay taxes on their profits, salaries and merchandise sales.

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All Things Considered

When The Sharing Economy Brings Unexpected Experiences

Monday, April 27, 2015

The number of people using these services is growing fast. Find out what happens when a writer rents out his Mini Cooper and an Airbnb tenant learns something terrible has happened to his host.

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Who, Or What, Crashed The Market In A Flash In 2010?

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The cause of Wall Street's flash crash has been debated ever since it happened. Officials arrested a lone trader working in his parents' London home, but some question whether he was really to blame.

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Comcast Cuts The Cord On Deal With Time Warner Cable

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Justice Department had raised concerns over the proposed $45.2 billion merger, which would have brought nearly 30 percent of TV and about 55 percent of broadband subscribers under one roof.

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