KUNC-FM: Kirk Siegler

Kirk Siegler reports for NPR, based out of NPR West in California.

Siegler grew up near Missoula, MT, and received a B.A. in journalism from the University of Colorado.  He’s an avid skier and traveler in his spare time.

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Business
4:55 am
Fri January 11, 2013

AmEx Travel Section Bears The Brunt Of Layoffs

Originally published on Fri January 11, 2013 7:35 am

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Heading in the other direction, American Express says it plans to lay off more than 5,000 workers in the coming year. These unexpected cuts come despite a strong holiday sales season.

NPR's Kirk Siegler reports.

KIRK SIEGLER, BYLINE: All told, the layoffs will account for about eight percent of American Express's entire workforce - most from the company's global travel business.

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Business
3:41 am
Fri January 4, 2013

California Law Addresses Social Media Privacy

Originally published on Fri January 4, 2013 7:46 am

California has a new law in affect this year that bars employers from forcing employees to hand over their social media passwords. Some companies have been asking for these passwords to keep tabs on employees.

Economy
3:52 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Increased Payroll Taxes Pinch Some Middle Class Families

Originally published on Fri January 4, 2013 7:58 am

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From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

And I'm Robert Siegel.

We may have avoided the fiscal cliff for the moment, but most Americans will still feel a dip in their take home pay this year. That's because payroll taxes that fund Social Security were not on the negotiating table this week in Congress. They are resetting back up to where they were at the end of 2010. It's an increase of two percentage points.

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Around the Nation
4:15 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Newtown Copes With Grief, Searches For Answers

Originally published on Fri December 21, 2012 10:16 am

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Law
4:25 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Smuggling In Southern California Up 30 Percent

Originally published on Thu December 13, 2012 7:01 pm

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Drug cartels are taking to the ocean. That's because security along the land border between the U.S. and Mexico has been beefed up. Smuggling off the coast of Southern California is up 30 percent this year, according to the government, and that has the Coast Guard and Homeland Security warning of an increasingly dangerous situation off the busy coast.

NPR's Kirk Siegler reports.

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