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Release Of Trade Agreement Text Stokes Debate Over TPP

Details of the giant trade deal known as the TPP, or Trans-Pacific Partnership, are finally out. The proposed pact among the U.S. and 11 other Pacific rim nations has been in the works for years.

New York Attorney General Launches Investigation Into ExxonMobil

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Neela Banerjee of Inside Climate News about the investigation into the allegations ExxonMobil knew more about climate change than it told investors and the public.

N.Y. Attorney General Investigates Whether Exxon Mobil Lied On Climate Change

Investigators want to know if the company deceived investors and the public about risks associated with climate change. The company protests that it has included those risks in its reports for years.

Obama Lifts Veil Of Secrecy On TPP, And It's A Whopper Of A Trade Deal

The U.S. trade representative has released the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal more than 6,000 pages long. The 12-nation TPP would cover the world's largest free trade area.

Text Of Landmark Trade Deal Is Released, And The Real Debate Begins

The Trans-Pacific Partnership would form a 12-nation, free-trade zone. Advocates say it would level the playing field, but critics say it would lower wages and worker safety standards.
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The Gym Desert East Of The Anacostia

If you live in one of the D.C. neighborhoods that feels like it has a yoga or spinning studio on every other block, you might be surprised to find out that there are no private gyms in Wards 7 or 8.


States To Face Challenges Enforcing Volkswagen Recall

There are nearly 500,000 diesel engine Volkswagen vehicles that will require a fix to bring them into compliance with U.S. air quality standards. It could be a challenge for states to entice reluctant owners to get their cars fixed.

Racial Tensions Rise In Rio De Janeiro As Economy Continues To Struggle

Amid Brazil's economic slump, race and class tensions are playing out on Rio de Janeiro's beaches. Online images of police and vigilantes targeting poor black youth have captured the public's attention.

Fed Chief Says A Rate Hike In December Is Still A 'Live Possibility'

The timing of an interest rate increase has been in question because of a slowing U.S. job market and troubles overseas.

Here's An Easier Way To Start Moving From Broke To Comfortable As You Age

The Treasury Department has launched a new type of retirement account that allows people to save without taking risks or paying fees. The myRA program is designed to encourage workers to start saving.