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Nov 23, 2020

Biden Picks Janet Yellen To Be Treasury Secretary In Historic Appointment
Joe Biden plans to nominate the former Federal Reserve chair as his Treasury secretary. She would play a leading role in helping the economy recover from the pandemic.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 23, 2020

Alaska Brewpub Owner On How His Business Is Surviving Pandemic In Cold Weather
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly checks back in with Alaska brewpub owner Matt Tomter to discuss how his business is weathering cold weather with surging coronavirus cases and no federal aid.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 23, 2020

Alaska Brewpub Owner On How He Hopes To Keep His Business Open As Winter Arrives
"Never in my life would I think we'd be serving food in a tent in Alaska in November, December," Matt Tomter says. "But we're just riding this thing, the best we can."

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 23, 2020

American Airlines Reverses Policy That Imposed Weight Limit On Wheelchairs
American Airlines reversed a recent policy that banned wheelchairs weighing more than 300 pounds, which includes many power wheelchairs, from some of its regional jets following an NPR report.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 23, 2020

CEOs Urge Trump To Concede: 'Not A Moment To Waste' In Fighting COVID-19
More than 150 business leaders released a letter calling on Trump to start the transition process given the urgent need to tackle the fallout from the pandemic.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 23, 2020

'Welcome To The Party, Zoom': Video App's Rules Lead To Accusations Of Censorship
The video-conferencing app banned a Palestinian activist who is a member of a U.S.-designated terrorist group. Now, the company's policies are being questioned.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 23, 2020

AstraZeneca Coronavirus Trial Promises 'Highly Effective' New Vaccine
Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca made the announcement on Monday, saying that one dosing regimen showed the vaccine was 90% effective in preventing infection.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 23, 2020

AstraZeneca Trial Promises 'Highly Effective' COVID-19 Vaccine
The pharmaceutical company made the announcement on Monday, saying that one dosing regimen showed the vaccine was 90% effective in preventing infection.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 23, 2020

Why The Oil Industry Doesn't Fear Biden
President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to tackle the climate crisis. Nonetheless, the oil and gas industry is reacting with a surprising amount of optimism.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 22, 2020

Coronavirus Pandemic Leaves Food Banks In Need Of Volunteers
Food banks get a lot of help from volunteers who make meals, distribute food to the needy and help keep things running smoothly. But in the coronavirus era, volunteers can be in short supply.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 21, 2020

What's At Stake Amid Expiring Pandemic Unemployment Benefits
NPR's Leila Fadel discusses the looming cutoff of federal pandemic unemployment benefits with Kate McAfee and Mario Sandoval, who were both laid off, and researcher Elizabeth Pancotti.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 21, 2020

Trump Appointee Unconstitutionally Interfered With VOA, Judge Rules
A federal judge ordered the CEO over the Voice of America to stop investigating its journalists for anti-Trump bias, saying he caused "self-censorship and the chilling of First Amendment expression."

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 21, 2020

CEO Over VOA Acted Unconstitutionally In Pursuing Bias Claims, U.S. Judge Rules
A federal judge ordered the CEO over the Voice of America to stop investigating its journalists for anti-Trump bias, saying he caused "self-censorship and the chilling of First Amendment expression."

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 20, 2020

Fed, Treasury Department Split On When To Cut Off Pandemic Loan Programs
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin wants to let the emergency loan programs expire at the end of the year. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell says that's too soon.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 20, 2020

Voice of America's 5 Months Under Trump CEO: Lawsuits, Bias Claims, And A Sex Scandal
Michael Pack is nearing the close of his turbulent tenure as CEO of the parent agency to the Voice of America. After firings and claims of bias, staffers say they fear more damage on his way out.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 20, 2020

Forum: Race For The COVID-19 Vaccine
Watch an expert panel discussion on the effort to develop and deploy safe and effective vaccines against COVID-19 on Friday, Nov. 20, to be live-streamed here at 12 p.m. ET

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 20, 2020

Pfizer Asks FDA To Approve Its COVID-19 Vaccine For Emergency Use
The pharmaceutical giant and partner BioNTech announced Friday that they are submitting a formal request to the Food and Drug Administration, just days after the vaccine was shown to be 95% effective.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 20, 2020

Fate Of Pandemic Funds Sparks Unusual Dispute Between Treasury And Federal Reserve
The Fed is pushing back against a request from Treasury to wind down emergency lending programs set up in the wake of the coronavirus.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 20, 2020

Federal Reserve To Wind Down Pandemic Programs After Rare Clash With Treasury
The Fed will comply with a request from Treasury to wind down coronavirus emergency lending programs after the central bank had earlier objected to the move.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 20, 2020

Fate Of Pandemic Funds Sparks Unusual Clash Between Treasury And Federal Reserve
The Fed is pushing back against a request from Treasury to wind down emergency lending programs set up in the wake of the coronavirus.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 20, 2020

Lawsuit Reveals Tyson Managers Took Bets On How Many Workers Would Get COVID-19
NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Clark Kauffman of the Iowa Capital Dispatch about a lawsuit involving Tyson Foods supervisors betting money on the number of workers who would contract COVID-19.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 19, 2020

Tyson Managers Suspended After Allegedly Betting If Workers Would Contract COVID
The move comes a day after the family of a deceased employee sued Tyson, claiming "incorrigible, willful and wanton disregard for worker safety at its pork processing facility in Waterloo, Iowa."

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 19, 2020

Use It Or Lose It: Parents Set Wages Aside For Child Care. Now It's At Risk
For many families, 2020 ended up being a year with fewer child-care expenses. Now parents with unspent funds in their dependent-care flexible spending accounts are trying to figure out what to do.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 19, 2020

Pfizer CEO On Next Steps For Coronavirus Vaccine And His Controversial Stock Trade
Albert Bourla, head of the pharmaceutical giant, discusses plans for distributing its vaccine, which it says is 95% effective, and explains the timing of his $5.6 mllion sale of Pfizer stock.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 19, 2020

'We Need To Build More Homes': Prices Soar Amid Housing Shortage
It's not only low interest rates pushing up prices to record highs. A historic lack of homes for sale is a big part of it too. And it's making homeownership unaffordable for too many people.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 19, 2020

Facebook Says It's Doing A Better Job Of Catching Hate Speech Before Users See It
The social network says hate speech accounts for a tiny fraction of the posts people see. It's relying on automated systems to catch it, but is under pressure to do better.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 19, 2020

12 Million To Lose Jobless Benefits The Day After Christmas Unless Congress Acts
If Congress doesn't compromise and pass another relief bill, a new study finds a staggering number of Americans will lose a critical financial lifeline as the pandemic worsens.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 19, 2020

Planet Money: The Lemon Plays A Critical Role In The Mafia's Creation
The essential ingredient in the birth of the mafia wasn't the threats or the murders or the other stuff that's great for Hollywood movies. It was lemons. Our Planet Money team explains.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 19, 2020

Saudi ArabiA Will Host Virtual G20 Summit This Weekend
Leaders of the world's biggest economies will meet virtually — depriving Saudi leaders the chance to show off their country. It also might help them avoid attention on human rights violations.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 19, 2020

Florida Looks At A Winter Without Canadians
The coronavirus pandemic continues to rip across the U.S. killing many and infecting hundreds of thousands of people each week. It's also upending part-time residencies between Florida and Canada.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 19, 2020

Climate Activists Want Biden To Bar Appointees With Fossil Fuel Ties
Climate activists say Biden's staff picks are a sign of his seriousness about tackling the issue. But banning anyone with fossil fuel ties could wipe out a lot of experience in getting things done.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 18, 2020

Early Trials Of Chinese Company's Vaccine Show It Triggers An Immune Response
Hundreds of thousands of people in China have already received this vaccine. Now, preliminary trials are showing promising results, although it's too early to say whether it can prevent disease.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 18, 2020

Purchase Of Canadian Seafood Company Marks 'New Chapter' For Indigenous Coalition
Chief Mi'sel Joe of Miawpukek First Nation in Canada talks about the groundbreaking purchase of a fish company that an indigenous coalition completed last week.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 18, 2020

Apple Agrees To Pay $113 Million To Settle 'Batterygate' Case Over iPhone Slowdowns
The issue reportedly affected phones released in 2015 and 2016. As part of the settlement, Apple also agreed to be more transparent about software updates that affect a phone's battery life.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 18, 2020

'Without Our Work, Facebook Is Unusable': Content Moderators Demand Safer Offices
The social network largely outsources its content review jobs. Workers say they are now under pressure to return to the office despite the pandemic.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 18, 2020

Florida Just Passed A $15 Minimum Wage. Is The Time Right For A Big Nationwide Hike?
Florida became the eighth state and the first in the South to adopt a $15 minimum wage. Replicating this in other states and on the federal level remains a challenge.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 18, 2020

'Hitman' Bang Si-hyuk, The Brand-New Billionaire Behind BTS
Formerly a producer and songwriter for K-pop's nascent idols, Si-hyuk's own label, Big Hit Entertainment, recently became larger than the other top labels in Seoul combined.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 18, 2020

FAA Clears Boeing's 737 Max To Resume Passenger Service
After 20 months on the tarmac that followed two fatal crashes, Boeing's troubled airliner has been given the green light by the Federal Aviation Administration.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 18, 2020

FAA Gives Boeing OK To Resume 737 Max Passenger Service
After 20 months on the tarmac that followed two fatal crashes, Boeing's troubled airliner has been given the green light by the Federal Aviation Administration.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 18, 2020

Financial Watchdog Expected To Get Its Teeth Back Under Biden
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a powerful agency policing predatory or unfair practices. Trump hobbled it. But a court ruling allows Biden to appoint a new sheriff at the bureau.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 18, 2020

Forgive Me, For I Have Sinned ... Against The English Language
Corporate jargon endures, even thrives. I'll loop you in. Deep dive. Best practice. Moving forward. The use of such phrases can often be tied to where people stand in a social hierarchy.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 18, 2020

News Brief: Christopher Krebs, Pentagon Shake-Up, COVID-19 Jobless Benefits
President Trump fires the nation's election security czar. A recent shake-up in Pentagon senior leadership raises many questions. Up to 12 million Americans could lose jobless benefits after Dec. 25.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 18, 2020

12 Million People Could Lose Jobless Benefits After Christmas
A new study finds that unless Congress breaks its impasse, millions of Americans will lose "life-saving" jobless benefits at the end of December, and that could spell financial ruin for many.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 18, 2020

Trump Launched A Trade War Against China. Don't Look To Biden To Reverse It
The president-elect can undo many of Trump's tariffs with the stroke of a pen, but he's unlikely to do so now that the tenor of the U.S.-China relationship has changed.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 17, 2020

FDA Approves 1st At-Home Coronavirus Test
The Lucira COVID-19 All-In-One Test Kit is expected to provide results in 30 minutes or less. Its approval could help alleviate the strain on the nation's precarious coronavirus testing system.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 17, 2020

FDA Approves First At-Home Coronavirus Test
The Lucira COVID-19 All-In-One Test Kit is expected to provide results in 30 minutes or less. Its approval could help alleviate the strain on the nation's precarious coronavirus testing system.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 17, 2020

Facebook And Twitter Defend Election Policies To Skeptical Senators
The Senate Judiciary Committee grilled Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey over how they handle false and misleading claims about the election, including from President Donald Trump.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 17, 2020

Asia-Pacific Allies Sign Huge Trade Deal With China While U.S. Sits It Out
What it means for the U.S. to be on the sidelines of another major trade agreement, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, which 15 countries agreed to Sunday.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 17, 2020

Senate Blocks President Trump's Controversial Nominee To The Federal Reserve Board
The 47-50 vote came as Sens. Mitt Romney and Susan Collins sided with Democratic senators to preserve a filibuster of Judy Shelton's confirmation. Two other Republicans missed the vote.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 17, 2020

Amazon Wants To Sell You Prescription Medications
Amazon launched an online pharmacy, sending shares of CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid tumbling. Amazon has pushed to compete with Walmart and major pharmacy chains that have long offered home delivery.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 17, 2020

Shoppers Snap Up Electronics, Aren't Splurging Elsewhere
Shoppers kept buying electronics and home improvement supplies, but sales overall rose only 0.3% in October.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 17, 2020

Retail Sales Barely Budge Ahead Of Critical Holiday Season
Shoppers kept buying electronics and home improvement supplies, but sales overall rose only 0.3% in October.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 17, 2020

Are There Too Many Political Appointees?
There are so many appointees the government publishes a book to help keep track of them and that might not be enough.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 17, 2020

4 Astronauts Aboard SpaceX Crew Dragon Successfully Dock With Space Station
Three NASA astronauts and one from Japan's space agency reached the ISS after a 27-hour flight following Sunday's liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 16, 2020

California 'Sounding The Alarm' With New Restrictions Amid Coronavirus Spike
The shift into the "purple tier" for most counties comes as the number of daily new COVID-19 cases doubled in the past 10 days, Gov. Gavin Newsom said. He also apologized for breaking the rules.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 16, 2020

Biden And Harris Address The U.S. Economy And Lay Out Their Plans For Recovery
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris met with business and labor leaders on Monday before addressing their approach to managing the economy.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 16, 2020

VF Corporation Acquires Supreme For $2 Billion
New York streetwear brand Supreme has been acquired by VF, the parent company of Vans, The North Face and Timberland. NPR discusses whether the brand will retain its street cred.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 16, 2020

Stocks Hit Record High On Moderna's Vaccine News; Dow Nears 30,000
Investors were also reassured by comments from two Biden advisers that no nationwide COVID-19 lockdowns are being contemplated.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 16, 2020

Stocks Surge After Moderna's Vaccine News Reinforce Hopes About COVID-19 Fight
Investors were also reassured by comments from two Biden advisers that no nationwide COVID-19 lockdowns are being contemplated.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 16, 2020

Stocks Surge After Moderna's Vaccine News Reinforces Hopes About COVID-19 Fight
Investors were also reassured by comments from two Biden advisers that no nationwide COVID-19 lockdowns are being contemplated.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 16, 2020

Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine Shines In Clinical Trial
Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine is nearly 95% effective in preventing illness, according to an interim analysis of a clinical test involving 30,000 people.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 16, 2020

Controversial Fed Nominee Set To Prevail In Senate Confirmation Vote This Week
The Senate is expected to vote this week on the controversial nomination of Judy Shelton to the Federal Reserve's governing board. She appears to have support from a slim majority of senators.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 16, 2020

Small Cities Are A Big Draw For Remote Workers During The Pandemic
Employees' ability to work from home could transform small metro areas and change where Americans choose to live.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 16, 2020

Paulson: U.S. And China Compete For Technological, Innovative Superiority
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson about the U.S. and China, and the pressure on the incoming Biden administration to tackle the economic issues between the two.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 16, 2020

Asia-Pacific Countries Sign Major Trade Pact
China and 14 other Asia-Pacific nations have signed one of the world's biggest trade pacts, leaving the U.S. on the sidelines.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 14, 2020

Conservatives Flock To Mercer-Funded Parler; Claim Censorship On Facebook And Twitter
Backed by Rebekah Mercer, Parler now one of the most downloaded smartphone apps, as conservatives complaining of censorship by Facebook and Twitter seek out other social media alternatives.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 14, 2020

Conservatives Flock To Mercer-Funded Parler, Claim Censorship On Facebook And Twitter
Backed by Rebekah Mercer, Parler is now one of the most downloaded smartphone apps, as conservatives complaining of censorship by Facebook and Twitter seek out other social media alternatives.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 14, 2020

Why The Pandemic Is Forcing So Many Women To Leave Their Jobs
Michel Martin speaks with NPR's Andrea Hsu, economist Kathryn Anne Edwards and new stay-at-home mom Farida Mercedes about how the pandemic is disproportionately impacting women in the workforce.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 14, 2020

Analysis: Is Trump's Next Foe Fox News?
Since Election Day, President Trump has attacked Fox News repeatedly, particularly its newsroom. Now comes chatter from Washington that he wants to start up his own media outfit to take on Fox.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 13, 2020

Trump Ordered TikTok To Be Sold Off, But Then Ignored The Deadline
The reprieve in the latest sigh of relief for the massively popular video app, but uncertainty hangs over its future.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 13, 2020

Trump's TikTok Sell-By Date Extended By 15 Days
The reprieve in the latest sigh of relief for the massively popular video app, but uncertainty hangs over its future.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 13, 2020

Elon Musk Tests Positive And Negative For Coronavirus, Awaiting Confirmation
Musk was using the less-accurate rapid antigen tests. He said something "bogus" was happening and is waiting results from a test that is considered more reliable but takes longer to process.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 13, 2020

Vaccine Could Unlock Trillions In Spending, Leading To 'Biden Boom'
Pent-up demand from households that have been cooped up over the last eight months could drive a spending boom in the spring, providing a big boost to the economy.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 13, 2020

News Brief: Bolton's Message To Republicans, Biden's Economy, COVID-19 Vaccine
John Bolton urges Republicans to accept a Biden presidency. Biden could see a boom in the economy with the arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine. And, poorer countries might not receive a vaccine until 2023.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 12, 2020

Twitter Says Steps To Curb Election Misinformation Worked
Ahead of Election Day, the social network put in place several measures to fight the spread of false claims. On Thursday it shared data showing some of its changes were effective.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 12, 2020

Twitter Keeps Some Measures It Says Slowed Election Misinformation
The social network says it will keep some changes that were effective in slowing down the spread of false claims about the election.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 12, 2020

Playstation 5, Xbox Series X Bring Sony-Microsoft Rivalry To A New Generation
New video game consoles from Microsoft and Sony are out this week — the latest installment in a long-running competition between the two companies for dominance in the video gaming market.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 12, 2020

Planet Money: Has The Hole In the Ozone Been Fixed?
There are a lot of lessons to be learned from the time the world came together to plug the hole in the ozone layer.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 12, 2020

'I Come Up Short Every Day': Couples Under Strain As Pandemic Upends Life At Home
Couples are struggling to redefine their own roles as they look to navigate a pandemic that has upended many aspects of domestic life.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 11, 2020

Pfizer CEO Sold Millions In Stock After Coronavirus Vaccine News, Raising Questions
Pfizer's CEO sold $5.6 million worth of stock on Monday. The company says the stock sale was made as part of a preset plan. But NPR found irregularities about when the CEO entered into that plan.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 11, 2020

Let Them Grow Beards: UPS Relaxes Rules On Drivers' Facial Hair
After years of strict rules surrounding its workers' personal appearance, UPS is loosening up. The company said it wanted to make employees "feel comfortable, genuine and authentic."

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 11, 2020

Farm Workers Say The Government Is Trying To Cut Their Wages
Farm worker advocates are accusing the U.S. Department of Agriculture of trying to cut the wages of farm workers who come to the U.S. on temporarily guest worker visas.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 11, 2020

Farmworkers Say The Government Is Trying To Cut Their Wages
Farmworker advocates are accusing the U.S. Department of Agriculture of trying to cut the wages of farmworkers who come to the U.S. on temporary guest worker visas.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 11, 2020

Novavax Posts Coronavirus Vaccine Contract That Government Didn't Disclose
The $1.6 billion Novavax contract is one of several Operation Warp Speed agreements issued through a third party, Advanced Technology International, and that hadn't been released.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 11, 2020

For Dads In The Pandemic: Lows, Highs And Constant Uncertainty
While working moms have been struggling this year, pandemic life is also taking a toll on dads, many of whom are confronting situations they may not have chosen otherwise.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 11, 2020

'I'm A Much Better Cook': For Dads, Being Home During Pandemic Is Eye-Opening
While working moms have been struggling this year, pandemic life is also taking a toll on dads, many of whom are confronting situations they may not have chosen otherwise.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 11, 2020

From Obscure To Sold Out: The Story Of Four Seasons Total Landscaping In Just 4 Days
The Philadelphia business was the location of a bizarre press conference by Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani last weekend. The business is cashing in on its newfound fame and has even run out of merch.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 11, 2020

Meatpacking Giant JBS Denies Workers' Coronavirus Claims
The worker compensation claims are for COVID-19 medical expenses across three states. Employees are seeking reimbursement for hospital bills or missed shifts. Some court challenges are underway

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 11, 2020

Their Service Entitles Them To Low-Cost Loans. But Veterans Often Pay More
A study finds that some lenders are overcharging military veterans, raising the cost of their home loans by thousands of dollars. Fair lending watchdogs say people need to shop around and negotiate.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 11, 2020

Meat Manufacturer Sues New Mexico After Plant Ordered To Close Due To COVID-19 Cases
Stampede Meat argues the closure violates President Trump's April 28 executive order, which aims to keep meat packing plants open during the pandemic.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 10, 2020

From Steve Bannon To Millennial Millie: Facebook, YouTube Struggle With Live Video
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok have stepped up efforts to curb the spread of misinformation about the election, but researchers say falsehoods thrive nearly unchecked on live videos.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 10, 2020

Troubled 737 Max Nearing Takeoff As FAA Review Of Jetliner Nearly Complete
FAA chief Stephen Dickson says his agency is "in the final stages of reviewing" changes Boeing has made to the aircraft after two deadly crashes and could finish the evaluation "in coming days."

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 10, 2020

FDA OKs Eli Lilly COVID-19 Drug, But Supplies Will Be Limited
Eli Lilly's monoclonal antibody for COVID-19 will be available to people 65 or older, or with underlying health conditions. Supplies will be short and allocating the medicine will be a challenge.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 10, 2020

Amazon Faces Antitrust Charges From European Regulators
EU accuses Amazon of exploiting data collected from other sellers for its own benefit. These are the first formal charges against the retail giant in a spate of antitrust probes in Europe and the U.S.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 10, 2020

The Unexpected Boom In Startups
Despite the pandemic — or maybe because of it — new businesses are starting at record rates.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 09, 2020

Facebook Removes Network Of Pages Tied To Former White House Strategist Steve Bannon
The social network's crackdown comes after the former White House strategist was permanently suspended from Twitter. Facebook said the pages were using "deceptive tactics" to mislead people.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 09, 2020

Stocks Skyrocket Amid Pfizer's Report On Effectiveness Of A Coronavirus Vaccine
Stocks soared to record highs after drugmaker Pfizer announced its experimental coronavirus vaccine was more than 90% effective, providing a major dose of hope for the global economy.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 09, 2020

Puzzle Business Goes 'Bonkers' As People Seek Pandemic Pastimes At Home
With so many people hunkered down due to the coronavirus pandemic, jigsaw puzzle sales are booming — and retailers are struggling to meet the increased demand.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 09, 2020

Stocks Surge To Record Highs On Vaccine Hopes: Dow Soars 1,300 Points
Stocks soared after Pfizer said its experimental vaccine was 90% effective and after former Vice President Joe Biden was elected president.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 09, 2020

Stocks Surge To Record Highs On Vaccine Hopes: Dow Soars 1,350 Points
Stocks soared after Pfizer said its experimental vaccine was more than 90% effective and after former Vice President Joe Biden was elected president.

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