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Jun 18, 2018

'LA Times' New Owner Plans To Compete With 'New York Times,' 'Washington Post'
The Los Angeles Times has a new owner. Patrick Soon-Shiong takes over the paper, as well as the San Diego Union-Tribune and several community and suburban publications in a $590 million deal.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 18, 2018

Zillow Data Used To Project Impact Of Sea Level Rise On Real Estate
A study by the Union of Concerned Scientists examined how real estate values were affected in 23 coastal states. Florida has the most to lose, according to the research.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 18, 2018

Results Of At-Home Genetic Tests For Health Can Be Hard To Interpret
As home genetic testing continues to boom, more people are getting their DNA tested for health reasons. The tests may signal future disease, but there are many limitations that might falsely reassure.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 16, 2018

President Trump Taps Mulvaney Associate To Lead Consumer Bureau
The White House says Trump plans to nominate Kathy Kraninger to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Under Acting Director Mick Mulvaney, the CFPB has lost much of its watchdog role.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 16, 2018

President Trump To Tap Mulvaney Associate To Lead Consumer Bureau
The White House says Trump plans to nominate Kathy Kraninger to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Under Acting Director Mick Mulvaney, the CFPB has lost much of its watchdog role.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 16, 2018

Tronc's Sale Of 'LA Times' Set To Close, Bringing End To Newsroom Crisis
The sale of the paper is expected to be finalized this weekend, transferring ownership from troubled parent company Tronc to billionaire California inventor and investor Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 15, 2018

PHOTOS: The World Cup Is A Spectacle Not Only Of Sport, But Of Style
You'd be forgiven for confusing airport tarmacs of Russia for the catwalks of Milan: From street-ready kits to swank trophy cases to entire teams in matching suits, the World Cup aims to impress.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 15, 2018

Kellogg's Honey Smacks Recalled Amid Salmonella Outbreak Investigation
The Kellogg's Company is playing it safe by encouraging consumers and retailers to get rid of potentially contaminated boxes of cereal.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 15, 2018

Chicago's Hyperloop Announcement Met With Questions
Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced plans for high-speed transit to O'Hare International Airport via underground tunnels. The technology is unproven, raising questions about the project.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 15, 2018

Tensions Rise Between U.S. And China Over Trade Actions
Trade tensions between the U.S. and China escalated rapidly Friday after President Trump unveiled tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods and China moved swiftly with retaliation.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 15, 2018

Gettin' Giggy With It
Despite the proliferation of apps like Lyft, TaskRabbit, and Uber, a new report found no growth in people primarily doing this kind of work. Here's how the "gig economy" is and isn't changing.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 15, 2018

As Vote On ZTE Sanctions Looms, Some U.S. Lawmakers Focus On A Bigger Chinese Telecom
Chinese telecom equipment giant Huawei is the world's third-largest seller of smartphones, and a few powerful senators say they want to ban it entirely from the U.S. amid national security concerns.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 15, 2018

Fear And Frustration Over EPA Move To Kill Chemical-Disaster Protections
The EPA intends to block rules to prevent and respond to leaks, explosions and other disasters at chemical facilities and refineries around the U.S. That scares many people who live and work nearby.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 15, 2018

McDonald's Says It's Ditching Plastic Straws In U.K. And Ireland
McDonald's also says it will test alternatives to plastic straws in some restaurants in the U.S. and several other countries later this year.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 15, 2018

Trump Hits China With Tariffs On $50 Billion Of Goods; China Says It Will Retaliate
President Trump imposes a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion of Chinese goods, saying the U.S. is targeting China's technology sector.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 15, 2018

News Brief: Report Criticizes Comey, Republicans To Vote On Immigration, Tariffs On China
Former FBI Director James Comey has been found insubordinate in his handling of the Clinton email investigation, but not biased. Also, House Republicans plan to vote next week on immigration bills.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 15, 2018

As Nuclear Struggles, A New Generation Of Engineers Is Motivated By Climate Change
The number of people graduating with nuclear engineering degrees has more than tripled since 2001. Many say they are motivated by climate change.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 14, 2018

Kentucky Sues Walgreens For 'Dual Role' In The State's Opioid Crisis
The lawsuit alleges the company fulfilled orders "for such large quantities of prescription narcotic pain medication that there could be no associated legitimate medical purpose for their use."

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 14, 2018

Trading Spaces
The New York Stock Exchange — that bastion of American capitalism — owes its existence to two dozen men, a buttonwood tree, and a coffee shop. Today on The Indicator: the history of Wall Street.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 14, 2018

Activists In Myanmar Say Facebook Needs To Do More To Quell Hate Speech
"The risk of Facebook content sparking open violence is arguably nowhere higher right now than in Myanmar," six Myanmar organizations wrote in an open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in April.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 14, 2018

Elon Musk's Boring Company Will Build High-Speed Train To Chicago's O'Hare Airport
The train tunnel company will build and operate an "express service to transport people to O'Hare Airport from downtown in 12 minutes," Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 14, 2018

World Cup Begins Without The U.S. Men's Team
For the first time since 1986, the U.S. men didn't qualify. Officials say they are focused on getting the team back on the World Cup stage in four years.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 14, 2018

Former Banker, Now Regulator Wants To Allow Banks To Make Payday-Style Loans
Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting is a former bank executive testifying before Congress this week about reshaping some banking rules. He wants big banks to start making small-dollar loans.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 14, 2018

Former Banker, Now Regulator, Wants To Allow Banks To Make Payday-Style Loans
Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting is a former bank executive testifying before Congress this week about reshaping some banking rules. He wants big banks to start making small-dollar loans.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 13, 2018

Comcast Puts In $65 Billion Bid For 21st Century Fox
Comcast is offering $65 billion for the major entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox, which is controlled by the Murdoch family. Comcast is hoping to lure the Fox properties away from Disney, with a bid it calls "superior" to Disney's.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 13, 2018

Comcast Makes Bid For 21st Century Fox In Big Hollywood Power Play
Comcast Corp. on Wednesday made a $65 billion offer for much of the Hollywood holdings of 21st Century Fox. The bid tops the $52.4 billion offer made by Disney in December.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 13, 2018

Latest Sports Bar Trend Involves Hurling Hatchets At Walls
If you've grown tired of bowling, playing pool or throwing darts, how about throwing an axe? A number of indoor facilities, including taverns, are starting to offer the activity. But some observers question the wisdom of letting amateurs hurl axes — especially when alcohol might be involved.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 13, 2018

Louboutin Wins Case To Trademark Signature Red-Soled Shoes
The European Union's highest court has ruled that designer Christian Louboutin can trademark his company's signature red-soled shoes.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 13, 2018

Dude, Where's My Trade War?
One way to think of President Trump's trade policy is as a sort of soap opera. Today, we catch you up on the latest dramatic twists and also answer a big, looming question: are we in a trade war?

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 13, 2018

Massachusetts Sues OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma, Saying It 'Peddled Falsehoods'
The civil lawsuit is just one of many the opioid drug manufacturer now faces — but the complaint filed Tuesday adds an unusual wrinkle: It also singles out the Sackler family, which owns Purdue.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 13, 2018

Saudi Arabia's Ambitious Economic Overhaul Hinges On Reducing Its Oil 'Addiction'
The government has ambitious plans to diversify the oil kingdom — and that means revamping the world's biggest petroleum producer.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 13, 2018

On The Verge Of Merge: The AT&T And Time Warner Story
The AT&T and Time Warner merger was approved by a federal judge Tuesday afternoon.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 13, 2018

Interest Rates Expected To Go Up, With More Hikes To Come
The Fed has signaled that a total of three increases are likely in 2018. This would be the second. But, with unemployment low, the Fed could add more rate hikes to avoid sparking higher inflation.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 13, 2018

Fed Raises Interest Rates For Second Time In 2018
The Fed boosted a key interest rate again — its seventh hike since 2015. The move, which was expected, will trigger higher rates on credit cards, home equity lines and other kinds of borrowing.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 13, 2018

Fed Raises Interest Rates, Signals 2 More Hikes This Year
The Fed boosted a key interest rate again — its seventh hike since 2015. The move, which was expected, will trigger higher rates on credit cards, home equity lines and other kinds of borrowing.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 13, 2018

Auto Parts Manufacturers Are Hurt By Tariffs, Rising Metal Prices
The Trump administration says its tariffs on steel and aluminum are about protecting American industries and jobs. The auto parts industry is feeling the pinch of tariffs and metal prices.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 13, 2018

Seattle Repeals Tax On Big Business After Opposition From Amazon, Starbucks
The companies funded opposition to the tax that would have raised money to help with Seattle's ongoing homeless problem. Critics worried about homelessness growing despite millions spent already.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 13, 2018

Judge Rejects DOJ Arguments, Approves AT&T-Time Warner Merger
A federal judge has approved AT&T's $85 billion deal to acquire Time Warner. How will the decision impact other telecom and media giants, along with their customers?

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 13, 2018

Tesla Lays Off 9 Percent Of Workforce
CEO Elon Musk says the cuts will help the electric car company turn a profit for the first time in 15 years.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 12, 2018

CBO vs. POTUS
The Congressional Budget Office has a long history of disputes with the White House, including the current administration. But the first-ever director of the CBO says this time is different.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 12, 2018

U.S. Judge Approves AT&T's $85 Billion Merger With Time Warner
A judge gave his blessing to AT&T's drive to take over the Time Warner media conglomerate. He rejected the Justice Department's arguments that the combined company would be too powerful.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 12, 2018

Trade Tensions And Threat Of Tariffs Has Led To Lots Of Uncertainty
The Trump administration's mixed signals on implementing tariffs is causing uncertainty for many businesses whose costs could rise if tariffs are imposed. Delaying decisions about hiring and signing contracts could hurt not only the individual businesses, but the economy as a whole.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 12, 2018

Sports Betting Starts In New Jersey After A Decade Of Legal Battles
Sports betting has gone back and forth in court for a decade in New Jersey, the state central in the case before the U.S. Supreme Court last month. This week the governor signed a bill legalizing it.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 12, 2018

For A True Taste Of South India, Try A Toddy Shop
Toddy is a type of palm wine made from the fermented sap of coconut flowers. But the best toddy shops in southwestern India are celebrated for the spicy, coconutty food they serve with the drink.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 12, 2018

Ivanka Trump And Jared Kushner Earned More Than $80 Million Last Year, Filings Show
Rent, royalties and the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. kept money flowing in 2017.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 12, 2018

Entrepreneur Elon Musk Rolls Out A Hot New Product
For $500, you can have your own flamethrower. About 20,000 people ordered one, and the supply sold out in days.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 12, 2018

Investors Eager For Economic Opening Of North Korea
If North Korea agrees to open its economy, its reserve of natural resources, young population, and strategic location presents opportunities for foreign investors.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 12, 2018

Public Housing Crisis Threatens Illinois River Town's Existence
The fast-depopulating river town of Cairo in rural southern Illinois battles to stay viable. Residents say the federal government tried to push people out, rather than focus on reviving the economy.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 12, 2018

Ruling Expected Soon In AT&T/Time-Warner Merger Case
A federal judge will decide Tuesday whether AT&T may merge with Time-Warner. The Justice Department opposes the $85 billion deal, arguing it's bad for consumers.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 12, 2018

More Than Half Of The Nation's Nuclear Power Plants Are At Risk Of Closing
The nuclear energy industry is having trouble competing against cheaper natural gas and renewable energy. So it's begun touting its low greenhouse gas emissions as it seeks public subsidies.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 12, 2018

Senators Move To Reverse Trump's Deal Lifting Sanctions On China's ZTE
A bipartisan amendment by Senators could undo a deal struck days ago to revive the Chinese telecoms giant after it was cut off from its U.S. suppliers over sales to Iran and North Korea.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 11, 2018

Once An Icon Of Detroit Decay, Historic Train Station Has New Owner: Ford
Michigan Central Station's crumbling halls have been the subject of much "ruin porn." Now the depot is likely to become home for the automaker's self-driving and electric car divisions.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 11, 2018

Canada's Dairy Prices Have Become A Contentious Issue With U.S. Leaders
President Trump laid into Canada over its tariffs on dairy imports at the G-7 meeting. Canada does have high duties on some dairy products. But damaging the U.S.-Canada relationship over dairy seems especially unwise to critics of the president's trade policies

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 11, 2018

Let Them Eat Marshmallows
The marshmallow test is one of the most famous social experiments of all time, but we may be thinking about it all wrong.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 11, 2018

Net Neutrality Has Been Rolled Back — But It's Not Dead Yet
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai succeeded in repealing the 2015 rules for internet service providers. But some states have already acted to keep net neutrality alive on their turf.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 11, 2018

Cryptocurrencies Lose Billions In Value After An Exchange Is Hacked
A hack in South Korea added to uncertainties in the virtual currency market, which saw a loss of well over $40 billion in cryptocurrencies' overall value.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 11, 2018

Meanwhile, Scott Pruitt …
Greek yogurt, mattresses and environmental deregulation.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 11, 2018

IHOP Becomes IHOb, The International House Of ... Burgers
"We're flippin' from pancakes, pancakes, pancakes to burgers, burgers, burgers," the company announced on Monday,

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 11, 2018

Oil Industry Copes With Climate Impacts As Permafrost Thaws
Thawing permafrost in Alaska's Arctic is making it harder for oil companies to operate there. But a cottage industry has cropped up with new gadgets to help.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 11, 2018

Online Big Spenders Tend To Be Men, NPR-Marist Polls Shows
Nearly 3 out of 10 online shoppers have taken the plunge to buy an item that costs $1,000 or more. Men are twice as likely as women to buy a big ticket item online, according to a new NPR/Marist poll.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 11, 2018

Online Big Spenders Tend To Be Men, NPR/Marist Poll Shows
Nearly 3 out of 10 online shoppers have taken the plunge to buy an item that costs $1,000 or more. Men are twice as likely as women to buy a big ticket item online, according to a new NPR/Marist poll.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 11, 2018

Online Big Spenders Tend To Be Men, NPR/Marist Polls Shows
Nearly 3 out of 10 online shoppers have taken the plunge to buy an item that costs $1,000 or more. Men are twice as likely as women to buy a big ticket item online, according to a new NPR/Marist poll.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 11, 2018

Republicans Are Divided Over Trump's Stance On Trade
As Trump encounters pushback from international allies on tariffs, he's facing dissent from GOP lawmakers. Steve Inskeep talks to Matthew Continetti of the conservative The Washington Free Beacon.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 10, 2018

White House Economic Adviser: Canada's Trudeau 'Stabbed Us In The Back'
Larry Kudlow said President Trump was justified in deciding that the U.S. should not sign onto a joint statement made by the seven countries that attended the G-7 summit this weekend.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 10, 2018

Canada Responds After White House Says Trudeau 'Stabbed Us In The Back'
"Canada does not believe that ad hominem attacks are a particularly appropriate or useful way to conduct our relations with other countries," said Canadian foreign minister Chrystia Freeland.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 10, 2018

A Steelworkers Union On Trump's Tariffs
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks Granite City, Ill., steelworkers union president Dan Simmons about the jobs coming back to his city after President Trump's decision to impose tariffs on foreign steel.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 10, 2018

'It Was Never About My Gender': NYSE's First Female President Thanks Her Trailblazers
Stacey Cunningham has been tapped as the first woman to head the New York Stock Exchange Group in its 226-year history. In her new role, she wants to bring more diversity to the male-dominated sector.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 09, 2018

Cal Fire Finds PG&E Equipment Responsible For Several Wildfires
California fire officials have blamed Pacific Gas and Electric Company power lines for wildfires that tore through Northern California in October.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 09, 2018

At G7 Summit, Trump Demands Changes To 'Unfair' Trade Policies
President Trump left the G7 summit early after railing against what he called 'unfair' trade practices.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 09, 2018

From Craft Breweries To Cows
In San Diego, 150 craft breweries produce a lot of waste. The largest breweries work with local farmers who take the spent grain as a nutritious boost for their cows' diets.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 08, 2018

Real Estate Jumps In Chinese City Bordering North Korea
Investors from across China have flooded to Dandong, the commercial gateway to the Korean Peninsula.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 08, 2018

Online Shoppers Say They Rarely Return Purchases. Why?
Retailers say returns are costing them a fortune. But in a new NPR/Marist poll, about 90 percent of online shoppers say they rarely or ever return orders. For many, it's not worth the hassle.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 08, 2018

Positively 23rd Street
Why is one of the busiest blocks in Manhattan littered with empty storefronts? And what does that say about the changing landscape of American retail?

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 08, 2018

How A Rural American Town Saved Itself By Creating Its Own Musical
Building a community around the arts is a buzzy, modern idea. But 25 years ago it was just a crazy idea. NPR's Planet Money looks at what happened when a teeny, peanut-farming town in Georgia tried to save itself by writing, staging and starring in an original musical.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 08, 2018

As U.S. Flexes Its Muscles On Trade, Other Countries Are Beginning To Push Back
This weekend's G-7 summit comes as the U.S. clashes with its biggest trading partners over tariffs. President Trump wants them to make big concessions, but he's encountering a lot of resistance.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 08, 2018

Trump Wants Russia Back In G-7
As he departed the White House for Canada and this weekend's summit of leading economic powers, President Trump said Moscow should be readmitted to the club.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 08, 2018

Anthony Bourdain, Chef And Television Host, Has Died At 61
"It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague," his employer, CNN, said in a statement. The network reported that the cause of death was suicide.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 08, 2018

Anthony Bourdain Has Died At 61, CNN Says
"It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague," his employer, CNN, said in a statement. The network reported that the cause of death was suicide.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 08, 2018

Amid Trade Dispute, G-7 Summit Will Be 'Very Awkward,' Ambrose Says
David Greene talks to Rona Ambrose, former leader of the Conservative Party of Canada who now sits on Canada's NAFTA advisory council, about the G-7 summit that opens Friday in Quebec.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 08, 2018

Amid Trade Dispute, G7 Summit Will Be 'Very Awkward,' Ambrose Says
David Greene talks to Rona Ambrose, former leader of the Conservative Party of Canada who now sits on Canada's NAFTA advisory council, about the G7 summit that opens Friday in Quebec.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 08, 2018

International House Of Pancakes Is Going From IHOP To IHOb
The company says it will reveal on Monday what the "b" in IHOb stands for. Is it breakfast, brunch or biscuits? One report said it's burgers.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 08, 2018

Morning News Brief
President Trump heads to Canada to meet with G7 allies, who are not happy with him because of trade disagreements. And, we spend a day in court with migrant parents whose children were taken by ICE.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 08, 2018

Would You Give Up Some Widely Used Features On The Internet?
How about online maps, social media, Web searching, email or video streaming? Many of these services are largely free to use, so it can be hard to assess exactly how much users think they're worth.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 08, 2018

Would You Give Up Some Widely-Used Features On The Internet?
How about online maps, social media, web searching, email or video streaming? Many of these services are largely free to use, so it can be hard to assess exactly how much users think they're worth.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 08, 2018

President Trump Attends G-7 Meeting At A Time Of Great Tension
On Friday, Trump heads to a meeting of U.S. economic allies in Canada. Those allies are angry with him over trade. After that meeting, Trump heads to Singapore to meet with North Korea's leader.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 08, 2018

Trump Likely To Get Chilly Reception At G-7 As Allies Bristle At U.S. Moves
President Trump's G-7 trip will take place as tensions rise between the United States and some of its closest allies, including French President Emmanuel Macron.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 08, 2018

Trump's Tariffs Worry A Small Steel City In Pennsylvania
A Russian-owned steel mill in Mercer County, Pa., is seeking an exemption from the tariffs. Some workers at the mill backed Trump but now fear their jobs could be in jeopardy because of his policies.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 07, 2018

When Retirement Advice Goes Viral
So how much should you have saved for retirement? We wanted to know, so we asked the guy who invented the 401k.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 07, 2018

When It Comes to Clothes, Amazon Is Not The First Choice For Online Shoppers
A new NPR poll shows clothes and shoes are the main things Americans buy online. Regular Amazon shoppers say they often go elsewhere to buy clothes and shoes, but some of them don't realize that they are in fact shopping at Amazon, which owns Zappos, and a few smaller labels Lark & Ro.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 07, 2018

Republicans Exploring Options To Block Trump Administration's Tariffs
As the G7 meeting convenes in Quebec, House Republicans opposed to President Trump's broad tariffs discuss how to move their arguments ahead in the United States.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 07, 2018

American Pork Farmers React To Mexico's Counter Tariffs On U.S. Goods
Mexico imposed counter-tariffs on several U.S. goods, including pork legs and shoulders. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Amy Mayer of Iowa Public Radio and pork producer John Weber of Dysart, Iowa about the newly imposed tariffs and the political repercussions.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 07, 2018

China's ZTE Company Strikes $1 Billion Deal To Resume Business With U.S.
Lawmakers and U.S. companies react to the news that ZTE will pay a $1 billion fine to be able to do business with U.S. companies again.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 07, 2018

1 In 10 Workers Is An Independent Contractor, Labor Department Says
It says last year, 10.1 percent of the workforce was independent contractors, down from 10.7 percent in 2005. Those figures appear to go against other surveys showing huge growth in contract work.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 07, 2018

One In 10 Workers Are Independent Contractors, Labor Department Says
It says last year, 10.1 percent of the workforce was independent contractors, down from 10.7 percent in 2005. Those figures appear to go against other surveys showing huge growth in contract work.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 07, 2018

He Started Vaping As A Teen And Now Says Habit Is 'Impossible To Let Go'
Public health officials worry vaping is an emerging disaster that could reverse years of decline in smoking by young people. What's the latest evidence that e-cigarettes are a gateway to tobacco?

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 07, 2018

China's ZTE To Pay $1 Billion Fine To Settle U.S. Trade Case
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced a deal with Chinese telecommunications company ZTE — a move that may indicate progress in high-stakes trade talks between the U.S. and China.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 07, 2018

Worth The Whisk: How The Woman Behind Duke's Mayo Became A Tycoon
Long a Southern staple, Duke's Mayo is racking up converts among professional chefs across the U.S. But few know the surprising backstory of Eugenia Duke, the woman behind the century-old brand.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 07, 2018

Mulvaney Further Scales Back CFBD Role As An Aggressive Watchdog
Mick Mulvaney is effectively disbanding councils designed to help consumer groups work with the agency to identify problems facing Americans who are being unfairly treated by financial firms.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 07, 2018

Mulvaney Further Scales Back CFPB Role As An Aggressive Watchdog
Mick Mulvaney is effectively disbanding councils designed to help consumer groups work with the agency to identify problems facing Americans who are being unfairly treated by financial firms.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 07, 2018

How Artful Is Trump's Dealmaking?
President Trump promotes himself as a master dealmaker. But as he prepares for high-stakes nuclear talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, some experts question Trump's skills as a negotiator.

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