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Treasury Secretary Lew On Global Trade Deals And Corporate Taxation

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says he isn't ready to write off embattled trade deals with Asia and Europe. But he says a better case needs to be made to U.S. workers who fear their effects.

Minnesota Cracks Down On Neonic Pesticides, Promising Aid To Bees

Minnesota's governor has ordered new restrictions on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been blamed for killing bees. Many details of the plan, however, remain to be worked out.

In California, Curbing Trade Might Have Its Trade-Offs

What would happen to the U.S. economy if the next president sparked a trade war and the flow of goods was cut off? One place to look for an answer: California.

First U.S.-Cuba Commercial Flight In More Than 50 Years Has Landed

The JetBlue flight from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Santa Clara, Cuba, marks another milestone in the thawing relationship between the two countries. The jet is piloted by two sons of Cuban immigrants.
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Results From Congressional Primary Races And New Concerns About Hacks Into State Voting Systems

Join us to discuss results from primary challenges to Republican Senator John McCain, Democratic Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz and others and new concerns possible Russian hackers breaking into U.S. state voting systems.


With Water In Short Supply, One California Farmer Grows Feed Indoors

The extended drought in California has farmers looking for ways to use less water. Among them, growing feed indoors using hydroponics. The new diet is making some Central Valley sheep very happy.

How Video Game 'Overwatch' Is Trying To Make The Leap To eSport

There's lots of money to be made by turning a video game into a competitive sport, or eSport. There are millions of fans watching video game athletes compete for millions of dollars in prize money.

Apple Tax Ruling Presents Broader Implications For U.S. Companies

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Edward Kleinbard, professor of business and law at the University of Southern California, about the implications of the Apple tax ruling for U.S. companies in Europe.

For Some African-Americans, Efforts To #BuyBlack Present Challenges

This summer's killings of black men and the Black Lives Matter movement have rekindled calls in some parts of the African-American community to support black-owned businesses. That's not always easy.

European Commission Orders Apple To Pay $14.5 Billion In Taxes

European Union regulators on Tuesday said Apple must pay a tax bill of $14.5 billion on its European profits earned in Ireland. Lots of people are reacting, including the Irish finance minister, the White House and stock analysts.