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Trade Opponents Leak Documents They Say Show Corporate Influence

Environmentalists opposed to a US-EU trade deal say documents they leaked prove corporations have too much say. But EU officials say that's "flatly wrong."

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'Mick Jagger' Of Auctions Recalls Life In High End Art Trade

Simon de Pury has been called both the Mick Jagger and the Peter Pan of auctions. Dealer, collector, curator, schmoozer, his clients include billionaires, rock stars and royalty. He dishes plenty about the art market in his new book, The Auctioneer, and he explains the rise and fall of his own auction house, Phillips de Pury.

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Ringling Brothers Officially Retires Circus Elephants

On Sunday night, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus featured elephants for the last time. The circus elephants are retiring to Florida.

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As Factory Jobs Slip Away, Indiana Voters Have Trade On Their Minds

The state has been steadily losing manufacturing jobs for years. The issue is already playing a big part in the presidential campaign, and it could drive a lot of people to the polls on Tuesday.

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Left Behind In The Mobile Revolution, Intel Struggles To Innovate

As PC sales fall, the Silicon Valley giant is struggling to remake itself to keep up with cloud computing and mobile. Intel recently announced the layoff of 11 percent of its workforce.

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Starbucks And Steel: The Divergent Directions Of China's Economy

China is now home to two economies — one fading and industrial, and the other, a more thriving service sector. A steelworker, a Starbucks executive and a former banker explain.

Halliburton, Baker Hughes Kill $28 Billion Merger Amid Regulator Opposition

The two oilfield-services companies faced pressure from U.S. and European regulators concerned that a merger would stifle competition. The Justice Department filed suit in April to stop the deal.

A 'Tough Decision': Puerto Rican Governor Says Island Will Miss Debt Payment

"I've decided that your basic needs come before anything else," Gov. Alejandro García Padilla said, adding that he will not close hospitals in order to pay the island's debt.

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Biotech's Theranos Offers A Cautionary Tale For Silicon Valley

The blood-testing startup led by Elizabeth Holmes soared on hype and celebrity boosters. Now it's under federal scrutiny. It could show that Silicon Valley's success model doesn't work in biotech.

Under Attack, Commodity Promotion Programs Try To Hide Their Emails

Federal programs that collect money from farmers in order to promote pork, beef and eggs have been under attack. They now want to exempt their documents from the Freedom of Information Act.

Examining The Call For Increasing The Minimum Wage

May 2, 2016
Demonstrators gather together at a McDonalds restaurant as they demand an increase in the minimum wage to $15 an hour on April 14, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Here & Now looks at the impact a raise would have on states, the federal government and workers themselves.

Boston Licensing Board Approves BYOB Proposal

April 29, 2016
You'll soon be able to bring your own beer and wine into certain restaurants in Boston. (AP file photo)

You’ll soon be able to bring your own beer and wine to certain city restaurants.

Gaming Commission Strikes Down Proposal For Brockton Casino

April 29, 2016
A rendering of the proposed Brockton casino (Courtesy Mass Gaming and Entertainment)

The decision leaves southeastern Massachusetts without a state-licensed casino, though the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe has begun building one in nearby Taunton.

Brockton Casino Struck Down

April 28, 2016
A gate at the Brockton Fair grounds where Mass. Gaming and Entertainment would have liked to build a casino. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted not to award a casino license to Brockton Thursday. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted four to one Thursday not to award a casino license to a proposed casino in Brockton.

No Casino For Brockton: Gaming Commission Denies Proposal

April 28, 2016
A rendering of the proposed Brockton casino (Courtesy Mass Gaming and Entertainment)

The casino would have been built roughly 16 miles from the Mashpee Wampanoag casino that’s under construction in Taunton.

HBO's CEO On Virtual Reality And ‘Sesame Street’

April 28, 2016
Sesame Street on HBO (HBOKids.com)

In the second part of our interview with Richard Plepler, he discusses why the premium cable network picked up “Sesame Street.”

Texas Businesses Gear Up To Defeat ‘Bathroom Bills’

April 28, 2016
Opponents say the measures allow discrimination against people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. (Owen Parry/Texas Tribune)

Opponents say the measures allow discrimination against people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

5 ‘Easy’ Ways To Fix America’s Most Pressing Problems

April 28, 2016
Detail of the National Debt Clock, a billboard-size digital display showing the increasing US debt, on Sixth Avenue August 1, 2011 in New York.  US Vice President Joe Biden said Monday he was confident that Congress would approve a major austerity plan to avoid a debt default as he met with skeptical members of his Democratic Party.AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Beyond the campaign sound and fury, how do we really solve our biggest national problems? One smart citizen thinker weighs in- with you.

Gaming Industry Expert Says State Commission Unlikely To Approve Brockton Casino Proposal

April 28, 2016

We speak with a gaming industry expert to learn more about what’s at stake as the state’s Gaming Commission reviews whether to move forward with giving Brockton the state’s final casino license.

What Poor Results Mean For Apple, Chipotle And Exxon Mobil

April 27, 2016
A sign is seen hanging outside of an Apple computer store on April 26, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. Investors reacted negatively to the news that Apple Inc. reported adjusted quarterly earnings of $1.90 a share, below the $2 a share expected by analysts. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Apple saw its first quarterly drop in earnings in 13 years, Exxon Mobil saw its credit rating drop and Chipotle reported a sales drop.

HBO CEO Talks ‘Game Of Thrones’ And The Future Of Streaming

April 27, 2016
HBO CEO Richard Plepler speaks on stage during an Apple special event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 9, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

Richard Plepler discusses how the company is going after millennials and what he sees as the future of HBO and television.

Without Traffic Solutions, People Will ‘Turn Away’ From Seaport District, Jim Rooney Says

April 27, 2016

Jim Rooney, CEO of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, told us that he sees increasing diverse forms of public transit as key to tackling congestion around the Seaport District.

How Boston’s Traffic Complicates Development

April 27, 2016
Seaport Boulevard, in the heart of South Boston’s Innovation District (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

From the Seaport District to Dudley Square in Roxbury, traffic is both a blessing and a curse.

After Outcry, Amazon To Offer Same-Day Delivery To Roxbury

April 26, 2016
After criticism of its gap in same-day delivery in Roxbury, Amazon announced it will now offer the service to all Boston ZIP codes. (Paul Sakuma/AP)

The announcement comes after criticism of the company for providing the delivery service to all ZIP codes in Boston except three in predominantly black neighborhoods.

Gannett Ready To Pay $815 Million For Tribune Publishing

April 26, 2016
The Los Angeles Times Building in downtown Los Angeles, California on July 10, 2013.(Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

The media giant is trying to acquire the parent company of the Los Angeles Times and eight other daily newspapers.

Boycott Pledge Takes Aim At Target’s Bathroom Policy

April 26, 2016
A bicyclist rides past a row of shopping carts outside a Target store on May 23, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Target released a statement welcoming transgender people to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity.

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