Adrian Ma

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Conditions that are causing burnout among nurses were a problem before the pandemic

Friday, January 07, 2022

In hospitals, it's standard for nurses to work a 12-hour shift. But research shows that may not be such a good idea for patients — or nurses.

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Johnson & Johnson tests a legal maneuver known as the Texas Two-Step

Friday, January 07, 2022

Johnson & Johnson is entangled in lawsuits regarding its talcum-based products being linked to ovarian cancer. To save itself from future suits, the company is betting big on a tricky legal maneuver.

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iBuyers use data to buy houses and turn a profit. Or at least that's the hope

Thursday, November 11, 2021

iBuyers buy homes online and turn around and sell them. But they concentrate in certain places, where houses can be priced pretty well using a computer algorithm.

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A customer whisperer has tips on how to defuse a patron before they explode

Friday, November 05, 2021

Restaurant, retail and airline employees continue to face unruly customers over COVID-19 precautions. A customer service expert explains how to defuse situations before they get out of hand.

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How the proposed tax on billionaires would actually work

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Adrian Ma of the Planet Money podcast about the "billionaire tax" being proposed by Democrats to help fund the Build Back Better legislation.

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Why the U.S. is so unique in how it handles its debt

Friday, October 15, 2021

Showdowns over the debt ceiling are basically an American tradition. But it wasn't always this way. The debt limit was originally supposed to make it easier for the government to spend money.

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For Some Restaurants, Closing Can Be Just As Stressful As Staying Open

Friday, February 26, 2021

We've heard a lot about how hard it's been for restaurants to stay open during the pandemic. But what we often don't hear is that closing can be just as tough.

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Commercial Real Estate Vacancies Rising During Pandemic

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Commercial real estate is sitting empty in much of the country. That's bad news for landlords, and for the rest of the economy.

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Coronavirus Travel Tips: To Fly Or Not To Fly? What Happens If You Cancel?

Friday, March 06, 2020

Questions are coming up as travelers cope with the threat of COVID-19. Here are some answers that may help.

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Coronavirus Affects Bottom Line For Businesses In U.S. Chinatowns

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak is creating turmoil for businesses — and not just those in China. In some Chinatowns in the U.S., many business owners say the normal flow of customers has evaporated.

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Dunkin' Drops Styrofoam Cups, Effectively Ending Practice Of 'Double Cupping'

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Dunkin' is dumping Styrofoam cups-- and that means stamping out what's called "double cupping" — the habit of requesting a Styrofoam outer cup around your cold drink cup.

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The Great Cranberry Crash Of 1959

Thursday, November 21, 2019

How did the cranberry go from a seasonal, Thanksgiving favorite to an all-year round, ubiquitous supermarket staple?

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How The Trade War Crushed A Growing Chinese Market For U.S. Cranberries

Sunday, October 06, 2019

The U.S. has spent millions to get China to embrace the unknown fruit — and it did. Now, tariffs have driven China to buy its cranberries from other countries, leaving U.S. farmers in the lurch.

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The State of The Union: Our New American Moment

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

On Tuesday, President Trump delivered his first State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress. Though he made a bipartisan pitch, he also played to his conservative base.

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Cuomo, Schneiderman Threaten Lawsuit if Trump Tries to End DACA

Monday, September 04, 2017

Over 40,000 New Yorkers are protected from deportation under DACA.

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A Charlottesville Priest Goes from Protest to Pulpit

Friday, August 18, 2017

"In all my years in Virginia," says Rev. William Peyton, "I have never seen armed Nazis marching through the streets."

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The False Equivalence Between Trump's "Alt-Left" and White Supremacists

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Trump's assertions about the "alt-left" don't jibe with reality, says political writer Peter Beinart.

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Hashing Out a Compromise Health Bill Over Late Night Beers

Monday, August 07, 2017

"Instead of trying to kill this thing with a thousand cuts, let's stabilize it," says NJ Rep. Josh Gottheimer.

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Christie's Secret Arrangement With FBI Nominee Draws Scrutiny

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Outraged about Gov. Chris Christie's attorney-client relationship with Christopher Wray, the nominee for FBI director, Democrats in New Jersey are introducing legislation in response.

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A Hospital's Offer to Treat a Terminally Ill Baby Raises Ethical Questions

Friday, July 07, 2017

"Even though the parents are trying to do what they can, their love might blind them to his suffering," says a professor of bioethics.

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