May 5, 2021

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The Indicator from Planet Money : NPR

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On the show, we’re joined by Dan Weissmann, the host of “An Arm and a Leg”, a podcast all about the cost of health care. He shared some news about changes to Obamacare that happened recently. Remember how four years ago, the Trump administration made a lot of noise about wanting to get rid of Obamacare? Ultimately, they couldn’t get the votes in Congress to actually do it. Well, it turns out the Biden administration has kind of done the opposite: They actually got Congress to expand a lot of

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Germany’s Small Business Owners Fight To Survive Amid Fears Of A Wave Of Insolvency : NPR

Sylvia Falkner stands in front of her Berlin pub, Metzer Eck, which has been owned by four generations of the same family since 1913. She is one of thousands of small German business owners struggling to keep their businesses open in an extended pandemic lockdown.

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Sylvia Falkner stands in front of her Berlin pub, Metzer Eck, which has been owned by four generations of the same family since 1913. She is one of thousands of small German business owners struggling to keep their businesses open in an extended pandemic lockdown.

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Boba Shortage Could Stretch Into Summer, Leave Businesses In A Bind : NPR

A lack of dockworkers at shipping ports and a shortage of drivers are creating a boba backlog in the U.S., according to a nationwide supplier of bubble tea products.

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A lack of dockworkers at shipping ports and a shortage of drivers are creating a boba backlog in the U.S., according to a nationwide supplier of bubble tea products.

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A new pandemic shortage in the U.S. could upend the habits

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How To Save Money And Spend Less, According To ‘The Budgetnista’ Tiffany Aliche : NPR

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It doesn’t take an expert to know that money is so much more than dollars and cents. Our relationship with money is emotional. Hopes and fears, guilt and shame — they can all play a significant role in your financial life.

And those feelings can be tied to lots of things: our upbringing, our environment, plus, y’ know, all the money messaging in the world and the media.

But honing those feelings and creating your own strong, secure financial voice? That takes some expertise.

Tiffany Aliche, better known as The

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CNN’s Don Lemon Gets Personal In New Book ‘This Is The Fire’ : NPR

NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to CNN anchor Don Lemon about his new book, This is the Fire — What I say To My Friends About Racism.



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Don Lemon spends his weeknights on CNN covering and framing the public’s understanding of everything from Donald Trump’s presidency to the ongoing racial reckoning. In his new book, “This Is The Fire: What I Say To My Friends About Racism,” Lemon takes a personal look at the legacy of slavery and racism in America and explains what he’d like to see as the way forward for a divided country.

Don Lemon,

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Elaine Chao Used DOT Resources For Personal Errands, Family Business, IG Report Says : NPR

Former Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao used her agency’s resources to assist in personal errands and to help her family, according to an Office of Inspector General report.

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Former Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao used her agency’s resources to assist in personal errands and to help her family, according to an Office of Inspector General report.

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In her time as former President Donald Trump’s transportation secretary, Elaine Chao repeatedly used her position and agency staff to help family members who run a

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