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70 businesses selling alcohol in three square blocks: Living in Manhattan’s “Hell Square”

Aug 30, 2018
“We have more licensed establishments than anywhere in the city. And we absolutely have more 311 complaints.”
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Canada's immigration system has created a labor shortage

May 1, 2018
Haitians, whose temporary protected status is ending in the U.S., are helping to solve the problem.
A U.S. Border Patrol agent walks onto a frozen lake that is split between Canadian territory to the right and the United States in 2006 near Norton, Vermont.
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E-cigarette maker JUUL faces challenge from feds

Apr 27, 2018
E-cigarette manufacturer JUUL has aimed its product at adult smokers looking to quit. But now JUUL, with its brightly-colored, fruit-flavored refill cartridges, has caught on big with teenagers. The Food and Drug Administration stepped in this week. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Big U.S. companies have a lot of cash. Here’s what they’re doing with it

Apr 24, 2018
When you’ve got a little extra money to work with — or a lot — what do you do with it? Maybe you stuff it under the mattress. Maybe you try to invest it and put it to work. Or maybe you spend it on yourself and some important people in your life. That last option […]

AT&T-Time Warner trial: What’s at stake

Apr 19, 2018
A star witness took the stand in the antitrust trial over AT&T’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner Thursday. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson gave his best arguments why the merger should be allowed to happen — and why the merger will not, as the Department of Justice contends, reduce competition or raise prices. Click the above […]

Here’s what bank earnings tell us about the economy

Apr 12, 2018
The fundamentals of this economy are strong right now but you wouldn’t always know it from the stock markets lately. Volatility has been the word of recent weeks. But on Friday big banks including JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup are expected to show strong profits. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

CFPB head Mulvaney grilled on Capitol Hill

Apr 11, 2018
Across the hallway from Mark Zuckerberg’s second round on Capitol Hill today there was another hearing taking place. This one was not quite so well-attended. Mick Mulvaney was there to be questioned on his role as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Democrats have been worried that Mulvaney is a little overly-friendly to […]

How much protection for consumers?

Apr 11, 2018
Mick Mulvaney is set to testify before Congress on April 11 about how he’s managing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. It might be hard to tell, but, the CFPB still there. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

The U.S. tries to boost poor neighborhoods, again. Will it work this time?

Mar 26, 2018
Some experts refer to Opportunity Zones as "a zombie program, staggering on despite moribund results."
The one-time Audubon Ballroom, where Malcolm X was assassinated in 1965, has been turned into a seven-story research lab.