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Why The Fed Keeps A Close Eye On Consumer Prices

Monday, October 31st, 2016

The Federal Reserve targets an inflation rate of 2 percent. Why 2 percent? And how close are we to the target?

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Will Self-Driving Trucks, Now A Reality, Unseat Truck Drivers?

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with New York Times technology columnist Farhad Manjoo about self-driving trucks — and whether we’re ready for their arrival.

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Episode 732: Bad Form, Wells Fargo

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Banks like Wells Fargo have a weapon that can destroy an employee’s career: A form. A long, boring form most people don’t even know exists.

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The Economy Grew At A Solid Pace This Summer, But Consumers Are Wary

Friday, October 28th, 2016

The Commerce Department said the economy grew by 2.9 percent in the third quarter. But consumer spending slowed. A survey suggests the election drama is making many consumers feel less confident.

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Qualcomm Spends Big Money To Get In The Car (Chip) Business

Friday, October 28th, 2016

The smartphone chipmaker has agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors for $38 billion. The deal allows Qualcomm to rely less on the smartphone industry. NXP makes semiconductors for cars.

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