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Turkey Counterpunches By Raising Tariffs On U.S. Goods

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Ankara has increased tariffs on U.S. products ranging from liquor to automobiles to beauty products, in some cases more than tripling them.

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After Trump Tariffs, Relations With Turkey Are At A Low Point

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David Greene talks Amanda Sloat of the Brookings Institution about President Trump's recent hard-line stance with Turkey which sparked an economic crisis for the country.

U.S.-China Tariff Fight Keeps Some Cargo Ships Circling Destinations

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Steve Inskeep talks to Mark Szokyoni, executive editor of The Journal of Commerce about how the tariff spat between China and the U.S. affects cross-ocean shipping and logistics.

Turkey's President Calls For A Boycott Of American Electronic Products

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The move follows President Trump's decision to double tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the country. All this threatens to worsen Turkey's ongoing economic crisis.

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Tinder Co-Founders Sue App's Owners For At Least $2B, Saying They Were 'Cheated'

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The lawsuit also says the parent companies "whitewashed" sexual harassment claims against an executive carrying out a plan to hide Tinder's full value. The companies blast the suit as "sour grapes."

Tuesday, Aug 14

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From Prison To The Workforce

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People who've been to prison find it hard to get work once they're free. One solution to the problem may be a simple certificate.

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Romancing With Cheese: Wisconsin Cheesemakers Hope For Access To New Markets

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Wisconsin cheesemakers are courting new markets for their cheese after tariffs of up to 25 percent have been slapped on U.S. dairy exports to China and Mexico.

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Feds Urge States To Encourage Cheaper Health Plans Off Insurance Exchanges

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The government suggests that insurers offer plans off the health law marketplaces that don't have surcharges added last year to make up for a cut in federal funding.

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'Yes In My Backyard' Movement Grows As Bay Area Housing Tightens

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Developers have long fought regulatory hurdles standing in the way of new housing. But as home prices have soared, they're joined by a young and increasingly powerful political force: the YIMBYs.

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What's In Your Shopping Cart? A Battleground For Global Trade

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As a trade war brews between the U.S. and its major trading partners, we looked into the carts of back-to-school shoppers to see how global trade might show up in their baskets

Uh-Oh, Germany Is Rapidly Running Out Of Beer Bottles

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In Germany, beer consumption is up as temperatures remain unusually high. This is good and bad news for the beer industry.

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India Aims For The World's Biggest Health Care Overhaul

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Posh private hospitals give world-class care — and serve lattes. At government facilities, cancer patients sleep on the sidewalk. But the prime minister has a plan to help the poor.

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Impact Of Facebook's False Posts Is Difficult To Measure

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Facebook determined that some of the event pages organizing last weekend's counter-protests were fake and took them down. How that affected genuine organizing efforts is hard to assess.

Monday, Aug 13

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Fears Of Global Ripple Effects Grow As Turkey's Financial Problems Continue

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The Turkish Lira plummeted over the weekend, hitting a record low against the dollar. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks to economist Eswar Prasad about the fall and the larger effects on the global economy.

Messy Desks, Light Bulbs & Dune

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We play overrated/underrated with Tim Harford, author of 'Fifty Inventions that Shaped the Modern Economy.' We talk messy desks, light bulbs and Dune, the board game.

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How Are Tariffs Affecting You?

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Are you noticing any effects from the tariffs in your daily life or work? Are you paying less or more for products you buy at the supermarket or for your business? NPR wants to hear from you.

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Elon Musk Says Saudi Investment Fund Could Help Him Take Tesla Private

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The Tesla CEO, reportedly under scrutiny by federal regulators for earlier statements, says the Saudi fund is looking to diversify away from oil with a bigger investment in the electric car company.

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The Relentless Pace Of Satisfying Fans Is Burning Out Some YouTube Stars

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In the age of fast-paced social media, the pressure to perform has reached new heights. Like many entertainers who dream of reaching the top, YouTube stars are discovering it's not all fun and games.

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Ben & Jerry's 'Milk With Dignity' Pact With Farmworkers Seems To Be Paying Off

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Some workers say wages and living conditions have improved. Farms have also committed to providing five annual paid sick days, five paid vacation days and to meet housing health and safety standards.

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Fact-Checking Trump's Tweets On The Economy

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David Greene checks in with David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution, for context and comment on President Trump's latest tweets on trade and the economy.

Viral Video: Baltimore Officer, Seen Pummeling Man, Resigns

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The Baltimore Police Department announced on Sunday that it has accepted the resignation of an officer who was seen in a video posted on social media repeatedly punching a man on the street.

Morning News Brief

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The administration takes aim at a law designed to protect military members from shady lending practices. Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman says she secretly audio taped her firing.

Trump Tariffs Strain Relations Between U.S. And Turkey

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Noel King talks to Elmira Bayrasli — who served in the State Department during the Clinton administration, and now teaches international affairs at Bard College — about the tariffs.

White House Takes Aim At Financial Protections For Military

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Documents obtained by NPR show proposed changes that critics say would leave service members vulnerable to getting ripped off when they buy cars.

Sunday, Aug 12

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For Some Facebook Employees, Free Food Is Coming To An End

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Some cities in the Bay Area want to stop tech companies from offering free or discounted food in their cafeterias. The idea is to make employees go to local businesses for their meals.

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Terminally Ill Man Awarded $289 Million In Lawsuit Against Monsanto

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A California jury says Monsanto is liable for former groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson's terminal illness and should pay him $289 million.

Saturday, Aug 11

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Delay In Manafort Trial

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NPR's Lakshmi Singh asks ex-prosecutor Seth Waxman to assess the Paul Manafort trial and a contempt ruling against a witness who failed to appear before a grand jury in another special counsel case.

We Asked: How Is The Homeownership Crisis Affecting You?

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More than 450 people responded to our callout on social media that asked our NPR audience what they've experienced while trying to buy a home in today's market. Here's what they told us.

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Cafe Near Courthouse Will Hold Your Phone, For A Fee

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Phones and other electronic devices aren't allowed in the courthouse of the Paul Manafort trial, so a nearby cafe is holding people's phones for a small fee.

Ralph Nader On What He Thinks Apple Should Do With Its Excess Billions

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The longtime consumer advocate says that now that Apple is a trillion dollar company, it could be doing more for its employees and shareholders.