Business

6:57am

Tue May 19, 2015
Europe

Why Turkish Motorists Can't Get A Break On Gas Prices

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 2:56 pm

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Low oil prices have led to low gas prices in the United States, but not in Turkey, where gas is about $10 per gallon. Why would that be? We find out now from NPR's Peter Kenyon.

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6:20am

Tue May 19, 2015
Around the Nation

Amtrak Train Derailment Highlights Delays Installing Safety Controls

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 3:03 pm

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5:16am

Tue May 19, 2015
Around the Nation

FAO Schwarz Closing Flagship Store In Midtown Manhattan

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 8:06 am

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5:05am

Tue May 19, 2015
Politics

Highway Trust Fund Is 'Broke,' Ex-Transportation Secretary LaHood Says

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 6:31 pm

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6:33pm

Mon May 18, 2015
The Two-Way

Air Travel Demand Heats Up With Summer; Fares Are Flat

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 8:49 am

During the worst of the Great Recession, summer travel plummeted as Americans chose backyard "staycations" over faraway vacations.

This year, millions of families are shaking off their reluctance to take big trips: Airlines say they are now expecting the busiest summer ever.

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5:22pm

Mon May 18, 2015
Business

Michigan Lawmakers, Industry Executives Debate Film Incentive Program

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 10:39 pm

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2:07pm

Mon May 18, 2015
The Two-Way

Labor Groups Blast Working Conditions In Qatar Ahead Of World Cup

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 4:10 pm

In this photo taken May 3 during a government-organized media tour, Kuttamon Chembadnan Velayi from Kerala, India, speaks to journalists while sitting on his bed in a room he shares with seven other Indian laborers in Doha, Qatar. The housing facility has been cited by Qatari labor officials for substandard conditions.
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Worker-rights groups are calling labor conditions in Qatar "horrific" and urging FIFA sponsors to take responsibility ahead of the 2022 soccer World Cup. Their call comes on the same day the BBC said a reporting crew spent two nights in a Qatari jail for trying to film migrant workers who are building the infrastructure for the sporting event.

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12:35pm

Mon May 18, 2015
The Two-Way

Supreme Court Calls Maryland Income Tax Law 'A Tariff'

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 3:40 pm

In a ruling that will trigger the loss of millions of dollars in tax revenue and is likely to affect many other states, the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down Maryland's practice of double-taxing residents' income earned in other states.

The case challenged Maryland's refusal to grant residents who paid income tax on money earned in other states a credit against that amount when they tally up the taxes they owe to their home counties (and some cities). The state allows the credit to be applied only against the state taxes; county income taxes can be as high as 3.2 percent.

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6:06am

Mon May 18, 2015
Asia

How China's Censors Influence Hollywood

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 7:58 pm

Daniel Craig as James Bond in Skyfall. Chinese censors cut a scene from the movie that they thought made China look weak. Because China is such a huge market, some U.S. moviemakers may choose to avoid portraying China in negative terms.
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5:34am

Mon May 18, 2015
Business

Hundreds Of 'Kayaktivists' In Seattle Protest Shell's Arctic Drilling

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 9:54 am

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