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Automakers follow California's emissions rules to help reach Obama-era reduction targets

by Scott Tong Aug 22, 2019
Automakers are deciding whether to choose stricter emissions standards set by California, or a regulatory "freeze" proposed by the Trump administration.
Morning commuters travel the 210 freeway between Los Angeles and cities to the east near Pasadena, California.
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California signs deal with 4 automakers to raise gas mileage

by Associated Press Jul 25, 2019
Ford, BMW, Honda and Volkswagen are parties to the deal with the California Air Resources Board, which apparently is designed to pressure the administration and the rest of the auto industry into joining or reaching a compromise.
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Why do foreign countries pay less than the U.S. for prescription drugs?

by Amy Scott Jul 9, 2019
The answer comes down to one key tactic: negotiation.
A pharmacy's green cross sign in Nantes, western France.
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The Trump administration restricts U.S. travel to Cuba

by Ben Bradford Jun 5, 2019
The Trump administration has announced new restrictions for travel to Cuba, making a visit to the island challenging, once again.
An old American car passes in front of a cruise docked at Havana's Harbour, on June 5, 2019.
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Will India be Trump's next trade war target?

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Jun 4, 2019
Following tariffs on China and Mexico, India's change in trading status change makes it look like a multi-front trade war.
The flags of the United States and India sit on a conference table during a meeting at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. in 2018.
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Three months after the shutdown, some workers still feel its effects

by Maria Hollenhorst Apr 25, 2019
"There's still that insecurity. You want the cash on hand," said government contractor Sunny Blaylock.
Sunny and Seth Blaylock with their two kids, Stella and Tiger.
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Travel ban takes its toll on small businesses

by Nina Roberts Apr 12, 2019
Businesses are struggling with hiring, access to capital and family separation.
Shahab Mothena, co-owner of Amir Deli in Brooklyn, is waiting for his Yemeni wife, currently living in Egypt, to be issued a visa. 
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5 things to know about GDP

by Janet Nguyen Jan 30, 2019
Here's what those numbers reveal — and don't reveal — about the U.S. economy.
New goods are counted in GDP, but goods that are resold are not.
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What does public charge proposal mean for hospitals that treat immigrants?

by Erika Beras Dec 10, 2018
Today is the final day for comment for the Trump administration’s public charge proposal that would make it harder for immigrants to qualify for citizenship if they’ve used public benefits, including SNAP, public housing and Medicaid. Immigrants who’ve received cash…
Immigrants make up roughly 12 percent of the population in this country, but account for just 8.6 percent of heath care expenditures. 
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How much would it cost to create a military Space Force?

by Molly Wood Nov 27, 2018
The answer depends on who you ask.
One of the few photographs of Neil Armstrong on the moon shows him working on his space craft on the lunar surface. The 30th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing mission is celebrated July 20, 1999.
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