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The Problem With The Pink Tax


Women pay more than men for many consumer products. Today on the show: Why some economists still think that's a good thing.

There's No Copyrighting Taste, Rules EU Court In Dutch Cheese Case


Unlike literary or musical works, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled, the taste of a food depends on who's tasting it.

How Big Is Amazon? Its Many Businesses In One Chart


Amazon means shopping. But it also makes movies and smart locks, publishes books, operates stores, helps other companies deliver packages and run websites. How many Amazon brands will you recognize?

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Big Changes Coming To Portland Schools' Land, Even Without Baseball

Major League Baseball isn't coming to the home of Oregon's largest school district. But big, radical change is still coming to this part of Portland — and that could mean a windfall for the district. 

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Amazon's Grand Search For 2nd Headquarters Ends With Split: NYC And DC Suburb

After a yearlong search, Amazon announced Tuesday that it will divide its second headquarters between the Long Island City neighborhood in Queens and Arlington in Northern Virginia.


Stocks Start The Week With A Plunge, Dragged Down By Tech Shares

The Dow fell more than 600 points, or 2.3 percent, Monday. Investors are said to be worried about signs that the global economy may be slowing, even though the U.S. economy is faring well.

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Pendleton Is A Hub For Drone Testing. Now, It Wants To Expand Its Capacity.

A dream to make rural Pendleton, Oregon, into a drone-testing mecca is taking flight.

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Recession Suppression Needs Policy Aggression

The next global economic downturn could be even harder to reverse than the last one.

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Gab Server Subpoenaed By Pennsylvania Attorney General

Tweets by Gab, a social media site used by the suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, show that the site's new server host, Epik has been served a subpoena by the Pittsburgh Attorney General.

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Leaky Dam Repairs WIll Temporarily Lower Bend's Mirror Pond

Pacific Power says refacing the century-old dam in steel will create a mud flat around Bend's central pond for two weeks.

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NPR Poll: Rural Americans Are Worried About Addiction And Jobs, But Remain Optimistic

What's on people's minds in rural America? A new poll shows that the addiction crisis and economic issues have people worried. But many retain an upbeat outlook about the future of their communities.

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AI News Anchor Makes Debut In China

"This is my very first day at Xinhua News Agency," says a sharply dressed artificial intelligence news anchor. "I look forward to bringing you the brand new news experiences."

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The 401(k) Turns 40

The 401(k) retirement plan turned 40 this week! Today on the show, we chronicle the rise of the 401(k), the fall of the pension, and talk to the man who started it all.