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The U.S. is targeting a Chinese company and the people who run it for allegedly helping North Korea with its nuclear weapons program. It closely follows the North's fifth nuclear test, which took place earlier this month.

"Each new nuclear test...spurs this kind of scramble to do something," says John Delury, a professor of international relations at Seoul's Yonsei University. "And sanctions is the kind of preferred choice."

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Mariam Baksh

There was lots of hype beforehand about how last night’s presidential debate could be among the most-watched in history, and a money maker for the networks showing it.

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Kim Adams

One of the many testy exchanges of the first 2016 presidential debate came on the topic of trade. Republican nominee Donald Trump accused his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, of supporting the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the massive trade deal covering a dozen Pacific Rim countries.

Clinton has distanced herself from the deal throughout this campaign, and did so again last night.

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Eilis O'Neill

Paul and Maureen Knapp are fourth-generation dairy farmers in upstate New York.  For years, they struggled to make ends meet.

Maureen Knapp recalls thinking, “We don’t know if we can pay the help or, you know, pay the machinery bill.”

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David Brancaccio

Despite some modest progress in the last few years, women are still underrepresented in the workplace, according to a new joint study from the nonprofit Lean In and the consulting firm McKinsey & Co.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton went head-to-head Monday night in the first presidential debate.

NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, live annotated the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are underlined in yellow, followed by context and fact check.

They congregated in VFW halls and sports bars, private homes and the back rooms of restaurants — Americans gathered to watch Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump finally go toe to toe.

Or to see how the Atlanta Falcons fared against the New Orleans Saints in the Superdome.

One contest or the other, the seductive glow of large flat panels drew more than the usual contingent of moths to their Monday night flames.

The Clinton crowd

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Marketplace

On today's show, we'll look back at last night's presidential debate, which included mentions of Hillary Clinton's email controversy and Trump's tax returns; where Clinton stands on trade deals; and a study that finds women lag behind men when it comes to getting promotions. 

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Sep 27, 2016
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Marketplace

On today's show, we'll talk about the New York Times' new Political Ad Tracker, a tool that will allow you to send metadata about political ads you encounter on Facebook; optimism over Twitter's recent livestreaming deals; and Adobe's creation of the Digital Price Index. 

It's well-known that Dear Leader was crazy about movies. What's less known — at least in the West — is that infamous North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il was so crazy about them that he kidnapped a South Korean actress and a movie director in 1978 and forced them to work for him for years. That story is the subject of a new documentary called The Lovers and the Despot.

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