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NPR Topics: Business
Jan 21, 2020

More Data On The Midlife Crisis
An economist uses a broad range of data from 132 countries to understand why middle age is such a drag.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 21, 2020

Iran Conflict Could Shift To Cyberspace, Experts Warn
After the U.S. killed Iran's top military leader, government officials and security experts say Iran could retaliate with cyber attacks ranging from destroying data to defacing websites.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 21, 2020

Extradition Hearing Formally Begins For Huawei's Meng Wanzhou
The extradition hearing for the CFO of the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, began Monday in Vancouver, Canada. American officials want her sent to the U.S. to face federal charges.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 20, 2020

Extradition Trial For Huawei Executive Facing U.S. Fraud Charges Begins In Vancouver
Meng Wanzhou was arrested in 2018 as she changed planes in Vancouver. The U.S. says the Chinese technology giant misled banks about the nature of Huawei's business in Iran.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 20, 2020

Patients Still Struggle To Balance High Costs Of MS Treatment, Despite Generic
Drugs to treat multiple sclerosis can run $70,000 a year or more. Patients hoped competition from a generic version of one of the most popular brands would spur relief, but prices went up. Here's why.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 20, 2020

Boeing's 737 Max Crisis Weighs Heavily On Workers, Retirees
Boeing workers and retirees in Washington state are grieving. The pride they felt from designing and building airliners has been tarnished by the company's 737 Max crisis.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 19, 2020

Trade War's Effect On The Economy
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Randall Kroszner, a former governor for the Federal Reserve, about why the U.S. economy has remained relatively healthy despite the trade war with China.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 18, 2020

U.S.- China Trade Deal Implications
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Mary Lovely, professor of economics at Syracuse University, about the new trade agreement with China.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 18, 2020

Beyoncé Teams Up With Adidas For Brand Relaunch
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with fashion writer Marjon Carlos about Beyoncé's athletic clothing collaboration, Adidas x IVY PARK.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 18, 2020

Does The China Trade Deal Move The World Away From Free Trade?
While the new deal with China lowers some trade barriers, it leaves many tariffs in place. And it dictates that China buy more from the U.S., but that has other trading partners worried.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 18, 2020

Elk Raise Tensions Between Tribes And Farmers In Washington's Skagit Valley
In Washington state's Skagit Valley, a conflict is unfolding between Native Americans and farmers. Elk are making a comeback there. Local tribes are thrilled, but the agriculture industry is not.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 18, 2020

Meals On Wheels Serves Up Breakfast, Lunch And Community At Local Diner
Meals on Wheels usually means home delivery or lunch at a senior center. But at a new project in Vancouver, Wash., it's a retro-hip neighborhood diner where seniors can get eggs, coffee and community.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 17, 2020

Amtrak Asks 2 People Who Use Wheelchairs To Pay $25,000 For A Ride
It usually costs $16 to take Amtrak from Chicago to Bloomington, Ill. The company defended the $25,000 cost for the extra wheelchair users, saying it reflects a new policy.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 17, 2020

Amtrak Asks Two People Who Use Wheelchairs To Pay $25,000 For A Ride
It costs $16 to take Amtrak from Chicago to Bloomington, Ill. The company defended the $25,000 cost for the wheelchair users, saying it reflects a new policy.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 17, 2020

The Cost Of Free: Casper Pays A Price For Generous Mattress Returns
Casper changed mattress shopping with the promise of a 100-night "risk-free" trial and easy returns. Now the cost of those returns is being scrutinized as the online company prepares to go public.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 17, 2020

In China, Birth Rate Falls To Lowest Level In 70 Years
Last year, there were 10.48 births per 1,000 people — the lowest since the People's Republic of China was founded. Beijing also said its economy cooled to the slowest pace in nearly three decades.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 17, 2020

In China, Birthrate Falls To Lowest Level In 70 Years
Last year, there were 10.48 births per 1,000 people — the lowest since the country was founded in 1949. Beijing also said its economy cooled to the slowest pace in nearly three decades.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 17, 2020

Planet Money: Single Women Are Shortchanged In The Housing Market
A new study from Yale School of Management found a gender bias in the housing market means single women often lose out, whether they're buying a home or selling one.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 17, 2020

A Change In Harry And Meghan's Financial Status Creates Problems
Prince Harry and his wife Megan Markle are giving up their senior royal status to work as they please and become financially independent. No one is exactly sure what that means.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 16, 2020

U.S. Financial Services Industry Emerges As A Winner Of U.S.-China Trade Deal
One winner in the new U.S.-China trade deal is the U.S. financial services industry. Bankers, investment firms and insurance companies would have more access to the world's second biggest economy.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 16, 2020

What The U.S.-China Trade Deal May Mean For The WTO
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Simon Lester of the Cato Institute about the impact of the U.S.-China trade deal on the World Trade Organization.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 16, 2020

Boeing's Future Dominance In Question After 737 Max Crashes, New CEO
The nation's largest export manufacturer is at a crossroads. As Boeing reels from its 737 Max crisis and welcomes a new CEO, decisions made now could decide its competitive future for decades.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 16, 2020

Electric Burn: Those Who Bet Against Elon Musk And Tesla Are Paying A Big Price
For years, Elon Musk skeptics have shorted Tesla stock, confident the electric carmaker was on the brink of disaster. Instead, share value has skyrocketed, costing short sellers billions.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 16, 2020

Report Defends 'Thorough Work' Done Certifying Boeing 737 Max — But Suggests Changes
Amid difficult questions about the steps taken by Boeing and regulators, the review commissioned by the Department of the Transportation largely validated the process that put the jetliner in the air.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 16, 2020

Microsoft Pledges To Remove From The Atmosphere All The Carbon It Has Ever Emitted
The tech giant, which says it has been "carbon neutral" for years, is vowing to go "carbon negative" — by cutting emissions, planting trees and investing in new carbon removal technology.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 16, 2020

Microsoft Pledges To Remove From The Atmosphere All The Carbon It's Ever Emitted
The tech giant, which says it has been "carbon neutral" for years, is now vowing to go "carbon negative" — by cutting emissions, planting trees and investing in new carbon removal technology.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 16, 2020

Senate OKs North American Trade Deal To Replace NAFTA, Giving Trump A Much-Needed Win
With the renegotiated pact and Wednesday's signing of an initial trade deal with China, the president can say he fulfilled a key campaign pledge to get tough on trade.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 16, 2020

Senate Is Expected To Pass USMCA With Bipartisan Support
NPR's David Greene talks to NPR's Scott Horsley and Neil Bradley of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, about the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement — or USMCA — on its way to becoming law.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 16, 2020

News Brief: Trump Impeachment, Russian Government, U.S-China Trade
The latest fallout from a Soviet-born businessman caught up in Trump's impeachment. The main ministers of the Russian government have resigned. And, Phase 1 of the U.S.-China trade deal is signed.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 16, 2020

Boeing Suppliers Tighten Payrolls As 737 Max Remains Grounded
A key Boeing supplier in Wichita, Kan., is laying off 2,800 workers because of the grounded 737 Max planes. Other suppliers will likely follow as the timetable keeps moving for the jets' return.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 16, 2020

FEMA Seeks Billions In Reimbursement For Calif. Fire Expenses
To recoup money it spent during California wildfires, FEMA may go after some of the $13.5 billion that bankrupt PG&E set aside for victims. The utility struck the deal after being found at fault.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 16, 2020

Trump Signs Preliminary Deal With China But Trade War Isn't Over
Phase 1 of the deal relaxes some of the U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports. In exchange, China has agreed to buy more American products while making some changes in its own economy.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 15, 2020

United States And China Sign 'Phase 1' Of Trade Deal
The U.S. and China signed an initial trade deal, defusing some economic tension. The agreement ups sales of American goods and services to China and pledges more intellectual property protections.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 15, 2020

Despite Findings Of 'Negligent' Care, ICE To Expand Troubled Calif. Detention Center
A previously confidential report obtained by NPR found major failings at the Adelanto ICE Processing Center in California, one of the nation's largest immigration detention centers.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 15, 2020

News Brief: Trump Impeachment, Democratic Debate, China Trade Deal
The articles of impeachment against President Trump go to the Senate Wednesday. The latest Democratic debate was held in Iowa. And, the president is set to sign Phase 1 of the trade deal with China.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 15, 2020

Trump To Sign 'Phase One' China Trade Deal, But Most Tariffs Remain In Place
President Trump is set to sign a "phase one" trade deal with China Wednesday. The agreement relaxes some U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports. In exchange, China is expected to buy more from the U.S.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 15, 2020

Trump To Sign 'Phase 1' China Trade Deal, But Most Tariffs Remain In Place
President Trump is set to sign a deal with China Wednesday. The agreement relaxes some U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports. In exchange, China is expected to buy more from the U.S.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 15, 2020

Trump Signs 'Phase 1' China Trade Deal, But Most Tariffs Remain In Place
President Trump signed a trade deal with China on Wednesday. The agreement relaxes some U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports. In exchange, China is expected to buy more from the U.S.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 14, 2020

Study: Tinder, Grindr And Other Apps Share Sensitive Personal Data With Advertisers
Researchers in Norway say the data-sharing appears to violate European data privacy laws. In the U.S., groups are asking state and federal regulators to investigate whether the practices are illegal.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 14, 2020

Foxconn's Promises Slow To Materialize In Wisconsin
Foxconn was touted as part of a new revival in U.S. manufacturing, and state officials offered nearly $4 billion to lure the company to Wisconsin. Things haven't gone quite as planned.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 14, 2020

Brooklyn Nets Player Would Be First In NBA To Create Digital Currency Investment
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Shams Charania, senior NBA correspondent for The Athletic, about Spencer Dinwiddie's plan to create a digital investment channel — and what it means for his contract.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 14, 2020

World's Largest Asset Manager BlackRock To Build Around Sustainability In Investments
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Larry Fink — CEO of BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager — about his plan to put climate sustainability at the center of the company's investment strategy.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 14, 2020

Wisconsin, Foxconn And The Lure Of State Tax Incentives
Wisconsin's $4.5 billion deal with Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn is the largest a state has ever signed with a foreign company. Are such tax-incentive deals effective ways to gain much-needed jobs?

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 14, 2020

World's Largest Asset Manager Puts Climate At The Center Of Its Investment Strategy
"We believe that sustainability should be our new standard for investing," BlackRock CEO Larry Fink says. The investment giant's move puts pressure on companies to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 14, 2020

FDA Approves Drugs Faster Than Ever But Relies On Weaker Evidence, Researchers Find
Changes in the way the Food and Drug Administration reviews new medicines means that there are more cures and treatments on the market. But there's also less proof the drugs are safe and effective.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 14, 2020

Moving Beyond GDP
After 75 years, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis is developing alternative measures of economic well-being.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 14, 2020

Hopi Look To Tourism, Ranching For Income After Coal Power Plant Closure
The coal power plant that provided about 80% of the Hopi Nation's budget closed last month. Tribal leaders are now trying to figure out how to replace the revenue, which was their economic lifeline.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 14, 2020

Apple Declines DOJ Request To Unlock Pensacola Gunman's Phones
Apple rejected a Justice Department request to unlock two phones used by the Saudi gunman who killed three sailors in Florida. It's another standoff between the government and Apple over privacy.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 14, 2020

News Brief: Esper Interview, Democratic Debate, Gunman's iPhones
The Pentagon says the U.S. has the constitutional authority to strike Iranian proxies. In Iowa, there's been a shift in tone for the Democratic presidential race. And, Apple again defies FBI demands.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 13, 2020

China To Test Digital Currency. Could It End Up Challenging The Dollar Globally?
Bitcoin promises users anonymity, but transactions using China's digital currency would be tracked by its central bank. Experts say it could someday rival the dollar in international payments.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 13, 2020

Foxconn Promised Wisconsin 'Innovation Centers,' But Hasn't Yet Delivered
When tech giant Foxconn said it would build a massive manufacturing facility in Wisconsin, it promised to open "innovation centers" — one of many side benefits that so far appear to be illusory.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 13, 2020

Former Export-Import Bank Chairman On How 'Trade Is Not A Four-Letter Word'
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Fred Hochberg, former chair of the Export-Import Bank, about his book Trade Is Not a Four-Letter Word: How Six Everyday Products Make the Case for Trade.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 13, 2020

Two Wheels, Lots Of Controversy: Electric Scooters And Urban Space
Is the drama over electric scooters the same as the 19th-century fight over bicycles?

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 13, 2020

Foxconn Promised 13,000 Jobs To Wisconsin. Where Are They?
For nearly three years, President Trump has touted a plan to build a huge high-tech manufacturing plant in Wisconsin. But the much-hyped effort hasn't gone quite as planned.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 13, 2020

As New CEO Takes Charge, Boeing's Challenges Remain
David Calhoun, Boeing's new CEO, has served on the company's board of directors since 2009, leading to skepticism he is enough of an outsider to produce significant reform.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 13, 2020

Pharmaceutical Executives Face Prison Time In Case Linked To Opioid Crisis
John Kapoor, the former billionaire who founded drugmaker Insys Therapeutics, is among the executives to be sentenced for racketeering.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 13, 2020

David Calhoun, New Boeing CEO, Has His Work Cut Out For Him
A new CEO takes over at Boeing Monday following two deadly 737 Max crashes. David Calhoun will work to win regulators' approval to get those planes flying again, and try to regain the public's trust.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 13, 2020

The Kratom Debate: Helpful Herb Or Dangerous Drug?
Some people struggling with opioid addiction who switched to kratom swear the herb salvaged their lives. But federal agencies and the brother of a man who died from his kratom use warn of its risks.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 12, 2020

Australia's Massive Fires Threaten To Slow Decades-Long Economic Boom
Australia hasn't had a recession in nearly 30 years, an impressive track record for an industrialized county. But the fires threaten two pillars of the country's economy.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 12, 2020

Fires Threaten Australia's Economy
Australia's devastating wildfires are now threatening key parts of the country's economy, like farming and tourism.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 12, 2020

Securing Ships In The Strait Of Hormuz
Attacks on ships last summer and current tensions with Iran put a spotlight on the dangers navigating the Strait of Hormuz, as security consultant Kevin Thompson tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 11, 2020

New Law Aims To Help Americans Without Retirement Plans. Will It Work?
The Secure Act is intended to make it easier for small employers to offer retirement benefits. But some analysts say it doesn't go far enough because it's optional and doesn't apply to gig workers.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 10, 2020

Women Now Outnumber Men On U.S. Payrolls
Women got the lion's share of new jobs in December and now outnumber men on U.S. payrolls. This unusual situation reflects the growth of industries like health care where women dominate.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 10, 2020

Spirit AeroSystems, A Major Supplier Of Boeing's 737 Max Jets, Lays Off 2,800 Staff
The company builds parts including wing components, engine pylons and the entire fuselage for Boeing's troubled 737 Max jets. The planes have been grounded worldwide in the wake of two fatal crashes.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 10, 2020

Boeing Employees Mocked FAA Privately In Emails Before 737 Max Disasters
Documents released by Boeing related to the design of the 737 Max show disrespect and disdain for the FAA's role in certifying the troubled and now-grounded aircraft.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 10, 2020

The News Roundup - International
And they'll [no longer be senior] royals...royals.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 10, 2020

U.S. Job Growth Cools In December As Employers Add 145,000 Jobs
December's job growth is down slightly from the three previous months, when employers added an average of 200,000 jobs. But the unemployment rate held steady at 3.5%, matching a 50-year low.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 10, 2020

Facebook Revises Rules On Political Advertising
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Washington Post technology reporter Tony Romm about Facebook allowing users to exercise more control over which political ads they see.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 10, 2020

News Brief: Ukrainian Jet Disaster, War Powers, Boeing 737 Max
Details emerge about the Ukrainian airline disaster near Tehran. The House passes a resolution restricting the president's actions against Iran. And, Boeing releases troubling employee communications.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 09, 2020

Boeing Employees Mocked FAA In Internal Messages Before 737 Max Disasters
Employees bragged about getting approval for the jets without having to give pilots much new training. One employee says, "This airplane is designed by clowns who ... are supervised by monkeys."

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 09, 2020

Tell Me A Story: What Narratives Reveal About The Mind
We live in a world of stories. They're in movies, books, and plays. They're even in the things that we buy.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 09, 2020

Trump Administration Proposes Major Changes To Bedrock Environmental Law
The move would ease approval for major infrastructure projects. It could mean federal agencies won't need to consider climate impacts of things like pipelines and highways.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 09, 2020

Trump Aims To Fix 'Regulatory Nightmare' With Sweeping Environmental Overhaul
The move would ease approval for major infrastructure projects. It could mean federal agencies won't need to consider climate impacts of things like pipelines and highways.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 09, 2020

U-Haul's Nicotine-Free Hiring Rule Reflects A Trend That Troubles Workers' Advocates
U-Haul is the latest firm announcing it won't hire nicotine users, in the 21 states where that's legal. It's one way to avoid the costs of smoking-related illness, but critics call it discrimination.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 09, 2020

Minimum Wage Hikes Fuel Higher Pay Growth For Those At The Bottom
Wages rose faster for low-income workers than for any other group in 2019. The gains are partly explained by the tight labor market. But increases in minimum wages also contributed to the gains.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 08, 2020

Former Auto Executive Carlos Ghosn Holds First Press Conference Since Fleeing Japan
Former auto executive Carlos Ghosn made his first public statements since secretly fleeing prosecution in Japan for refuge in Lebanon. He railed against his treatment and those who he says set him up.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 08, 2020

'American Oligarchs' Reveals How Trump, Kushner Families Learned To Work The System
Author Andrea Bernstein says Donald Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, have benefited from family connections — and the influence of money in politics.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 08, 2020

Ghosn Defends His Escape From Japan: 'No Way I Was Going To Be Treated Fairly'
The ex-Nissan boss said he had a choice: "You're going to die in Japan, or you're going to have to get out." It was Ghosn's first public comment since fleeing financial misconduct charges for Beirut.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 08, 2020

Chinese Tech Giant Tencent Wants A Piece Of The World's Most Successful Record Label
On Jan. 31, French media company Vivendi announced it would be selling a 10% stake in Universal Music to Tencent, underscoring the labyrinthine nature of global media in the digital age.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 08, 2020

The Emoji Designer Who's Bringing African Culture To Smartphone Keyboards
O'Plerou Grebet, a graphic design student from Ivory Coast, created over 360 emojis depicting different facets of African life, from the djembe drum to a henna-dyed hand.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 08, 2020

Consumer Electronics Show Highlights Internet-Connected Gadgets
The integration of the Internet into ordinary life — everything from backyard barbecues to bathroom sinks — is a big theme at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 07, 2020

Ikea Reaches $46 Million Settlement Over Death Of Toddler Killed By Dresser Tip-Over
Jozef Dudek was two when an Ikea dresser fell on top of him and killed him. His family sued the furniture giant in a wrongful death lawsuit. Millions of the recalled dressers may still be in use.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 07, 2020

Economics Still Has A Diversity Problem
Despite decades of work, there's been little or no progress on increasing diversity in economics.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 07, 2020

Coastal Towns Worry About Storm Surges Damaging Tourist Sites
Many of the country's most historic communities are along the coast. And as coastal storms become more powerful, that history is increasingly at risk of being washed away.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 07, 2020

Swine Fever In China Forces Germans To Pay More For Pork
A devastating outbreak of swine fever in China has increased Chinese demand for European pork, and that's leaving less meat available for sausages in Germany.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 06, 2020

What's Next In Tech? We Dodged Robots At CES To Find Out
At the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the gadgets range from big-screen TVs and 5G networks to futuristic health care devices and toilet-paper-toting robots.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 06, 2020

Investor's Naked Selfie Ignites #MeToo Moment: Female Founder Fights Back
Venture capital investing is still a very male-dominated industry where female founders of startups say sexual harassment is a big problem. One woman is trying to change that for herself and others.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 06, 2020

Investor's Naked Selfies Ignite #MeToo Moment: Female Founder Fights Back
Venture capital investing is still a very male-dominated industry where female founders of startups say sexual harassment is a big problem. One woman is trying to change that for herself and others.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 06, 2020

When Prices Increase, But The Minimum Wage Has Not
Who should be responsible for the cost of living?

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 05, 2020

Life Kit: How To Make Budgeting A Successful New Year's Resolution
NPR's Life Kit podcast tackles budgeting and how it might even be an enjoyable New Year's resolution.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 04, 2020

Tax Changes Hit Charities
NPR's Leila Fadel speaks with Stacy Palmer, editor of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, about which nonprofits have been hit hardest by 2017 changes in tax laws.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 04, 2020

Mumbai Takes Its Vintage Padmini Taxis Off The Road For Good
Residents of India's big financial city hail the end of an era as their classic black and yellow cabs ride off into the sunset.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 04, 2020

As California Tries To Make Contract Workers Employees, Industries Push Back
California's new law, AB5, which aims to reclassify some contract workers as employees, went into effect Jan. 1. Industries are working to figure out how to comply, or work around the law.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 04, 2020

Uber, Lyft, Postmates Refuse To Comply With California Gig Economy Law
The new law, which went into effect Wednesday, affects Uber and Lyft drivers as well as journalism freelancers and others. Companies are trying to figure out how to comply or how work around the law.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 03, 2020

U.S. Airstrike That Killed Iranian General Sent Shock Waves Through Financial Markets
Oil prices rose and the stock market fell Friday, as investors reacted to rising tension in the Middle East. Fallout from the killing of a top Iranian military leader was more muted than expected.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 03, 2020

Oil Prices Reflect Concern, Not Panic, After Airstrike On Iranian General
Global oil prices rose by about 4% — a modest increase by historical standards — after the U.S. military killed Qassem Soleimani, the leader of Iran's Quds Force, in an airstrike in Baghdad.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 03, 2020

Amazon Refuses To Deliver Wine To 92-Year-Old Woman
The Amazon driver in England declined to deliver the bottle of sherry to the grandmother because she lacked a photo ID to prove her age. The gift giver says he'll deliver the order himself.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 02, 2020

Interpol Sends Lebanon Notice About Fugitive Auto Exec Carlos Ghosn
A Red Notice has been sent by Interpol to Lebanese authorities. Though not an arrest warrant, officials in Beirut say Ghosn, a fugitive from Japanese justice, will be summoned.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 02, 2020

Married Subway Employees Buy The Shop Where They Met
Jordan and Jennifer Olsen were teenagers in 1997 when they met working at a Subway in Kaysville, Utah. Nearly 20 years later, the couple now married, decided to buy the shop from the retiring owners.

NPR Topics: Business
Jan 02, 2020

Lebanese Reaction To Nissan's Ex- Chief Fleeing Japan For Lebanon
NPR's Noel King talks to Chloe Cornish of the Financial Times about former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn arriving in Lebanon after fleeing financial misconduct charges in Japan.

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