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Dec 07, 2019

PG&E Announces $13.5 Billion Settlement Of Claims Linked To California Wildfires
The utility hopes the settlement will help it emerge from bankruptcy proceedings by the end of the year. When it declared bankruptcy in January, the company faced potential liabilities of $30 billion.

NPR Topics: Business
Dec 06, 2019

Why The DOJ Is Concerning Itself With The Old Anti-Trust Paramount Consent Decrees
The Paramount Consent Decrees were enacted more than 70 years ago to keep Hollywood studios from monopolizing film distribution. Now the Department of Justice has filed to terminate them.

NPR Topics: Business
Dec 06, 2019

The News Roundup - Domestic
The next phase of the impeachment process begins. A Democratic contender drops out of the presidential race. And the Attorney General weighs in on protests against police.

NPR Topics: Business
Dec 06, 2019

Job Market Surges As Employers Add 266,000 Jobs In November
U.S. employers added a better-than-expected number of jobs last month, boosted in part by the return of General Motors workers who had been on strike in October. The unemployment rate fell to 3.5%.

NPR Topics: Business
Dec 06, 2019

How Hard Are Tariffs Hitting The Economy? It Depends On Who You Ask
The U.S. economy is still growing, but trade tensions have taken a toll — especially on factories and farms. The trade war's impact on the overall economy is being debated.

NPR Topics: Business
Dec 06, 2019

News Brief: Pelosi Announces Impeachment Plans, Measles, Uber Sexual Assaults
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that House Democrats will move ahead with drafting articles of impeachment against President Trump. We look at what's next. Also, the latest on measles outbreaks.

NPR Topics: Business
Dec 05, 2019

Uber Received Nearly 6,000 U.S. Sexual Assault Claims In Past 2 Years
A new report from Uber, covering 2017 and 2018, says the claims range from unwanted touching and kissing to rape. Also, 19 people were killed in physical assaults during or soon after an Uber ride.

NPR Topics: Business
Dec 05, 2019

UAW Names Rory Gamble As President, The First African American To Lead Union
Gamble, 64, will serve the remainder of the term of former head Gary Jones, who has been implicated in a federal embezzlement and bribery scheme at the union and resigned his post last month.

NPR Topics: Business
Dec 05, 2019

GM And LG Chem Plan $2.3 Billion Electric Battery Venture In Ohio
The two companies expect to create more than 1,100 jobs in northeast Ohio. The new plant will be built near GM's Lordstown facility that was shuttered earlier this year.

NPR Topics: Business
Dec 05, 2019

Why America's 1-Percenters Are Richer Than Europe's
The share of total income of the top 1% of earners in the U.S. more than doubled over four decades. But in Europe, the gains were less dramatic. What accounts for the difference across the Atlantic?

NPR Topics: Business
Dec 05, 2019

Russian Hacking Group Evil Corp. Charged By Federal Prosecutors In Alleged Bank Fraud
Officials say Evil Corp. developed and distributed a type of malware that infected computers around the world and harvested banking credentials in order to steal some $100 million.

NPR Topics: Business
Dec 05, 2019

Despite Job Boom, More Men Are Giving Up On Work
The long economic recovery has brought unemployment to historic lows. But the number of men in the labor force during their prime working age has dropped significantly over the past 50 years.

NPR Topics: Business
Dec 05, 2019

'Curbside Pickup' Gains Steam In Grocery Shopping
"Curbside pickup" is quickly gaining traction in online grocery shopping, and it may be preferable to delivery.

NPR Topics: Business
Dec 05, 2019

Delivery Only: The Rise Of Restaurants With No Diners As Apps Take Orders
Restaurants without diners are popping up all over the place. "Ghost kitchens" and menus that exist solely in smartphone apps like DoorDash and Uber Eats seek to feed diners' appetite for delivery.

NPR Topics: Business
Dec 04, 2019

'The Best Thing You Can Do Is Not Buy More Stuff,' Says 'Secondhand' Expert
"Your average thrift store in the United States only sells about one-third of the stuff that ends up on its shelves," Adam Minter says. His book explores what happens to the things that don't sell.

NPR Topics: Business
Dec 04, 2019

Europe Is Burning U.S. Wood As Climate-Friendly Fuel, But Green Groups Protest
In the search for alternatives to coal and gas, some European countries have turned to a very old fuel. They're importing wood from the United States. Some environmentalists say it makes no sense.

NPR Topics: Business
Dec 03, 2019

Google Founders Brin, Page Step Down; Pichai Takes Over As Alphabet CEO
Ending an era at the Internet's biggest search company, Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page are leaving their leadership roles and Sundar Pichai will become CEO of Google and its parent.

NPR Topics: Business
Dec 03, 2019

Google Founders Sergey Brin And Larry Page Step Down From Top Roles
Ending an era at the Internet's biggest search company, Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page end their leadership roles. Sundar Pichai will become CEO of Google and its parent, Alphabet.

NPR Topics: Business
Dec 03, 2019

Investors Rattled As President Trump's Trade War Heats Up Again
President Trump's trade war is heating up again, with threats of new tariffs on France, Brazil and Argentina. The sudden shifts have rattled investors, who'd come to believe a truce was near.

NPR Topics: Business
Dec 03, 2019

Peloton's Holiday Ad Prompts Cries Of Sexism And Body Shaming
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with CNBC reporter Megan Graham about Pelton's holiday ad and its effect on the company's brand. The ad has prompted cries of sexism and body shaming online.

NPR Topics: Business
Dec 03, 2019

What Does It Mean When 2 Giant Newspaper Companies Merge?
Springfield, Ill., newspaper editor Angie Muhs quit after another wave of job cuts. Her former boss, Gannett CEO Mike Reed, says he sees hope after a mega-merger requiring more layoffs.

NPR Topics: Business
Dec 03, 2019

Stocks Slide As Trump Says China Trade Deal Might Wait Until After 2020 Election
"A China trade deal is dependent on one thing — do I want to make it," the president said, adding, "In some ways, I like the idea of waiting until after the election for the China deal."

NPR Topics: Business
Dec 03, 2019

Banks Must Provide Trump's Financial Records To Congress, Federal Appeals Court Rules
Lawmakers want information stretching back nearly a decade from Deutsche Bank and Capitol One on President Trump, his family members and businesses. Trump is expected to appeal to the Supreme Court.

NPR Topics: Business
Dec 03, 2019

A More Constitutional Way To Tax The Rich?
Over the last year, the media has focused on a wealth tax. But there's another type of wealth taxation also on the table, and it might stand a better chance of surviving judicial review.

NPR Topics: Business
Dec 03, 2019

Dean Foods Declares Bankruptcy. Milk Co-Op May Take Over Dean's Plants
A decline in milk consumption has helped to drive a giant U.S. milk company into bankruptcy. A dairy cooperative may buy most of Dean Foods "to make sure all that milk keeps flowing."

NPR Topics: Business
Dec 03, 2019

What Is The Trump Administration's Strategy For Trade Battles?
NPR's Noel King talks to Stephen Vaughn, former general counsel at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, about the U.S.-China trade war, and about U.S. trade policy in other parts of the world.

NPR Topics: Business
Dec 02, 2019

Brazil, Argentina Now On Receiving End Of Trump Tariffs
President Trump on Monday tweeted that he's reimposing steel and aluminum tariffs on Brazil and Argentina. The new tariffs turn up the heat on what was already a simmering trade war.

NPR Topics: Business
Dec 02, 2019

As Climate Warnings Grow Dire, Energy Companies Face A 'New Frontier Of Threats'
Natural disasters, protests and stark scientific reports are heightening concern over climate change. And companies are under pressure from banks and investors to green their corporate images.

NPR Topics: Business
Dec 02, 2019

Not All Retailers Benefit From Spending By U.S. Consumers
NPR's David Greene talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution, about the status of brick-and-mortar retailers.

NPR Topics: Business
Dec 02, 2019

Mozilla's Latest 'Privacy Not Included' Buyer's Guide
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Ashley Boyd of the Mozilla Foundation about its third annual "Privacy Not Included" buyer's guide, which will help consumers shop for safe and secure connected products.

NPR Topics: Business
Dec 02, 2019

His Company Makes Speakers. Now He's Speaking Out, Opposing Tariffs
The trade war with China is weighing on America's manufacturers. "[The tariff burden] comes out of our bottom line," says Dan Digre, president of Misco, a speaker maker in Minnesota.

NPR Topics: Business
Dec 02, 2019

What Happens After Quartz Countertops Leave The Factory
Some workers are sick — some even died — after cutting stone countertops for kitchens and bathrooms. The material is cut to order in thousands of shops that may not understand the dangers.

NPR Topics: Business
Dec 02, 2019

Researchers Find A Remarkable Ripple Effect When You Give Cash To Poor Families
Research suggests the most effective way to help poor people can be to give them no-strings-attached cash. Now a new study finds even neighbors who don't get the aid benefit.

NPR Topics: Business
Dec 01, 2019

'Immigrant Food' Restaurant, Trump's New Neighbor
NPR's Don Gonyea speaks with the co-owners of Immigrant Food, Chef Enrique Limardo and Peter Schechter, about their new restaurant, which is located one block from the White House in Washington, D.C.

NPR Topics: Business
Dec 01, 2019

HGTV Celebrates A Quarter-Century Of Real Estate Inspiration, Escapism
The channel was launched 25 years ago today. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Ronda Kaysen, contributor to the New York Times, about why the network first caught on and is still going strong.

NPR Topics: Business
Dec 01, 2019

As University Hospital Hounds Debtors, Doctors Say It's Doing Harm
The University of Virginia Health System has sued more than 36,000 patients for unpaid medical bills. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks Dr. Michael Williams, who is fighting the practice.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 30, 2019

UAW Reaches Tentative Labor Agreement with Fiat Chrysler
The tentative agreement makes Fiat Chrysler the last of the big three Detroit automakers to arrive at a deal with the United Auto Workers this year.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 30, 2019

Get It Low? 'Frozen 2' Merch Was Among Hot Products As Black Friday Sales Cool
About 114 million Americans were expected to hit stores Friday and another 67 million today, but a survey suggests online shopping will be a majority of holiday shoppers' priority for the first time.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 30, 2019

Get It Low? 'Frozen 2' Merch Was Among Hot Products As Black Friday Tradition Cools
About 114 million Americans were expected to hit stores Friday and another 67 million today, but a survey suggests online shopping will be a majority of holiday shoppers' priority for the first time.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 29, 2019

Toys R Us Reopens 2 Stores Under New Ownership After Painful Bankruptcy
Toys R Us has reopened just two stores after a painful bankruptcy. This Black Friday will be its first under new ownership.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 29, 2019

Doorbusters Busted: Shoppers Rethink Black Friday
The day after Thanksgiving is still the busiest shopping day of the year. But, for many reasons, it is losing its status as the focal point of the holiday shopping season.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 28, 2019

Supreme Court Hears Case Involving Blackbeard's Ship, State And Property Rights
The Supreme Court recently heard arguments in a case that involved both a 300-year-old pirate ship — and a contemporary fight between two powerful forces: states' rights and property rights.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 28, 2019

Ski Areas Find Seasonal Workers In Short Supply
As ski season starts, resorts across the country are scrambling to find enough workers. Record low unemployment, expensive housing and fewer visas for foreign wokers make this year especially tough.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 28, 2019

Montana Company Sues A Fashion Giant Over Copyrighted Camo Print
Camouflage fashion is everywhere. A Montana company that makes camo primarily for hunters is suing fashion giant Supreme for poaching its copyrighted camo pattern.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 27, 2019

Following Backlash, Twitter Offers to 'Memorialize' Accounts Of The Deceased
The company received criticism over plans to delete inactive accounts. It later clarified that deletions will not occur until after a "memorial" function is introduced.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 27, 2019

Massive Explosion Rips Through Texas Chemical Plant
The blast is the latest in a string of industrial incidents in east Texas. The explosion at the petrochemical plant injured three people and blew out windows and mangled doors of some nearby homes.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 27, 2019

Choosing Not To Fly Home For The Holidays, For The Climate's Sake
Carbon emissions from global air travel are rising fast, and U.S. passengers make up largest share. But some people are vowing not to fly at all, motivated by guilt and concern for the environment.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 27, 2019

99 Bottles Of Beer On The Touch Screen: The Spread Of Self-Serve Taps
Order a drink, but hold the bartender? As it becomes relatively more expensive to run restaurants and bars, some are saving money by replacing human servers with pour-your-own electronic taps.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 27, 2019

Amazon Warehouse Employees Face Serious Injuries, Report Says
A report from the Center for Investigative Reporting and The Atlantic reveals how Amazon warehouse employees are dealing with crippling injuries. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to reporter Will Evans.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 27, 2019

Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act Is Introduced In U.S. Senate
Senate Democrats have unveiled an aggressive digital rights privacy bill. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to one of the measure's sponsors, Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 27, 2019

Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act Is Unveiled In U.S. Senate
Senate Democrats have unveiled an aggressive digital rights privacy bill. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to one of the measure's sponsors, Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 27, 2019

News Brief: Impeachment Inquiry, Opioid Crisis, Amazon Workers
More transcripts are released in the House impeachment inquiry. Federal prosecutors begin a probe of some pharmaceutical companies. A report finds high injury rates among Amazon warehouse employees.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 27, 2019

Pennsylvania County Welcomes Refugees With Open Arms
A rural county in Pennsylvania was once dubbed the "refugee capital of America" by the BBC. How did Lancaster County earn this nickname?

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 27, 2019

Feds May Pursue Criminal Charges Against Opioid-Makers
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Regina LaBelle, director of the Addiction and Public Policy Initiative at Georgetown Law, about drug companies being issued subpoenas in the probe of the opioid crisis.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 27, 2019

Grocery Delivery Services May Rescue Thanksgiving Dinner
If you've ever run to the store right before Thanksgiving, you know it can be stressful. In recent years, more Americans have relied on the Internet to save them with last-minute grocery deliveries.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 26, 2019

737 Max Scandal Cuts Boeing's Once Rock-Solid Image
Boeing is grappling with more than just fixing the technical problems with its 737 Max planes. Two crashes of the new plane have undermined trust in the aircraft manufacturer.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 26, 2019

'Highlights' Magazine Sticks To Winning Formula Of Mixing Fun With Learning
In the fast-paced ever-changing world of children's entertainment, Highlights magazine, founded in 1946, slows things down with short articles and puzzles.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 26, 2019

What's Wrong with the Saudi Aramco IPO?
The most profitable company in the world was supposed to make its international debut, listing public shares for the first time at a valuation of $2 trillion. Now it's staying local. What happened?

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 26, 2019

The Last Decade Has Been Tumultuous For The Publishing Industry
The publishing story of the 2010s was digitization. Publishers and booksellers were terrified, but at the end of the decade, eBooks proved a boon.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 26, 2019

After Complaints, BYU-Idaho Reverses Medicaid Decision
Brigham Young University-Idaho faced a backlash after it introduced a policy barring students from using Medicaid to meet requirements for health coverage to enroll. The policy has been reversed.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 25, 2019

Uber Stripped Of Its License To Operate In London
Uber is fighting for survival in London after the city's transportation agency said it would not renew the company's operating license, citing safety concerns. This adds to a difficult year for Uber.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 25, 2019

T-Mobile's Parent Tells Small Firm To Keep Its Hands Off Magenta
The mobile phone carrier is serious about the color associated with its brand. Now, a legal dispute involving T-Mobile's parent is raising the question: Is it possible to own a color?

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 25, 2019

T-Mobile Has A Trademark On Magenta, Demands An Insurance Company Stop Using It
The mobile phone carrier is serious about the color associated with its brand. Now, a legal dispute involving T-Mobile's parent is raising the question: Is it possible to own a color?

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 25, 2019

Lighting Industry's Future Dims As Efficient LED Bulbs Take Over
More efficient lightbulbs are cheaper and longer-lasting than ever. But while that's good for consumers, it can be tough for an industry that's also facing shifting regulations.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 25, 2019

Charles Schwab To Buy TD Ameritrade, Creating Brokerage Behemoth
Changes are rippling through the financial services market as trade fees drop to zero. The merger will likely attract antitrust scrutiny, as the combined firms will hold $5 trillion in client assets.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 25, 2019

McDonald's Agrees To Pay $26 Million To Settle Accusations Of Wage Theft
In a class-action lawsuit, workers in California accused the fast-food chain of failing to pay them overtime and other wages.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 25, 2019

Consumer Agency Failed To Protect Student Loan Borrowers, Lawsuit Says
A nonprofit student loan group alleges the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has abandoned its duty to police widespread mismanagement of a loan forgiveness program for public service workers.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 25, 2019

Consumer Protection Agency Is Failing Student Loan Borrowers, Lawsuit Says
A nonprofit student loan group alleges that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has abandoned its duty to police widespread mismanagement of a loan forgiveness program for public service workers.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 25, 2019

At The Mercy Of An App: Workers Feel The Instacart Squeeze
The grocery-delivery app faces a new wave of discontent. Working for an algorithm means tweaks can upend a livelihood — and being a faster, nicer, more experienced worker doesn't guarantee better pay.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 25, 2019

London Won't Renew Uber's License, Saying Unauthorized Drivers Took 14,000 Trips
The city's transportation regulator says Uber's systems "allowed unauthorized drivers to upload their photos to other Uber driver accounts" and take on customers as if they were the Uber driver.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 25, 2019

London Officials Deal A Blow To Ride-Hailing Company Uber
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to CNN's Hadas Gold about London officials failing to extend Uber's operating license. Regulators said the company's poor track record put passengers at risk.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 25, 2019

Forgiving Student Debt Would Boost Economy, Economists Say
Democratic presidential candidates want to obliterate student debt. Economists say that could help with income inequality, but it would come with a big price tag and risks.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 25, 2019

'Broke': How Detroit Residents Maneuvered The City's Bankruptcy
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to bankruptcy expert Jodie Adams Kirshner about how Detroit residents have navigated life during and after the city's bankruptcy. Kirshner's new book is called Broke.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 25, 2019

Economists Say Forgiving Student Debt Would Boost Economy
Democratic presidential candidates want to obliterate student debt. Economists say that could help with income inequality. But it would come with a big price tag and risks.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 25, 2019

Regulators Allege Christian-Based Health Care Provider Broke State, Federal Rules
Health care sharing ministries offer consumers an alternative to traditional insurance, and people are drawn to their lower premiums. But one company is accused of selling illegal insurance products.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 25, 2019

The 2019 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Is Canceled
For years, the fashion show put on by Victoria's Secret has been a key marketing tool. The controversial event has been discontinued. The retailer's parent company says it's time to evolve.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 25, 2019

Why Cash Aid Distributions Have A Beneficial Ripple Effect
Research suggests the most effective way to help poor people can be to give them no strings attached cash. A new study finds even neighbors who don't get the aid benefit from a big ripple effect.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 24, 2019

The Powerlessness Of Nigeria's Tech Startups
The big problem for these booming businesses isn't staff shortages, government regulations or software glitches. It's all about the electrical grid.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 24, 2019

Greenland Is Not For Sale. But It Has The Rare Earth Minerals America Wants
The Arctic island has a wealth of rare earth resources that the U.S. has labeled as essential to national defense.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 23, 2019

Social Media Platforms Roll Out New Rules For Political Ads
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with journalist Kara Swisher about new rules governing political ads on some social media platforms.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 23, 2019

Radio Host Says He Was Fired For Criticizing Trump
Former conservative radio host Craig Silverman was fired mid-show for criticizing President Trump, he says. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the Denver attorney about what happened and why.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 23, 2019

Democrats Talk Housing Affordability
House affordability was a topic in the last Democratic presidential debate. Economist Robert Shiller talks with NPR's Scott Simon about the affordability problem across the U.S.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 22, 2019

T-Mobile Lawsuit Argues That The Company Should Have Sole Use Of Magenta Color
A legal dispute involving the parent company of T- Mobile is raising the question: is it possible to own a color?

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 22, 2019

Elon Musk Unveils Tesla's Cybertruck, With A Polarizing Wedge Shape
The truck's unique design threw some Tesla fans for a loop. And when Musk showed off the truck's "armor glass," its windows shattered.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 22, 2019

President Trump Waffles On Hong Kong Democracy Bill
President Trump says he stands with democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong. But he stopped short of pledging support for a pro-Hong Kong bill, saying it could complicate trade talks with China.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 22, 2019

President Trump Waffles On Hong Kong Democracy Bill Amid China Trade Talks
President Trump says he stands with democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong. But he stopped short of pledging support for a pro-Hong Kong bill, saying it could complicate trade talks with China.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 22, 2019

Low Mobility Rate Has Consequences For Families And The Economy
More Americans are staying put than ever before. The Census Bureau reported this week that the mobility rate has fallen to its lowest level on record — about half the rate of three decades ago.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 22, 2019

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Debuts 'Cybertruck' With A Slight Mishap
Musk wanted to show off the vehicle's strength. A sledgehammer didn't dent the door. But when a big metal ball was used, the armored window cracked. A second attempt produced the same result.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 22, 2019

Planet Money Investigates The Origins Of The Sperm Bank
Sperm banking has become a lucrative international business. But until the 1980s, it was a niche industry.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 21, 2019

The Great Cranberry Crash Of 1959
How did the cranberry go from a seasonal, Thanksgiving favorite to an all-year round, ubiquitous supermarket staple?

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 21, 2019

'It's Going To Get Worse': How U.S. Countertop Workers Started Getting Sick
The story of the first worker in the U.S. to suffer lung damage after cutting a new kind of countertop material shows the way a workplace hazard emerged in this country.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 21, 2019

McDonald's Failed To Protect Workers Against Violent Customers, Lawsuit Says
A lawsuit by 17 McDonald's workers recounts threats, harassment and assaults, accusing the fast-food chain of "undermining safety" with late-night work, store design changes and inadequate training.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 21, 2019

Auto News: GM Sues Rival Over Bribery Allegations, UAW President Resigns
GM filed suit against Fiat Chrysler saying it bribed UAW officials in order to get favorable labor contracts. And, UAW President Gary Jones resigned following an unfolding corruption scandal.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 21, 2019

Disney Animation Chief Jennifer Lee Is The Queen Behind Elsa And Anna
Her credits include Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph and Zootopia. Now, Jennifer Lee is the first female chief creative officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios — oh, and she co-directed the Frozen sequel.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 21, 2019

2020 Affordable Care Act Health Plans: What's New
ACA plans for 2020 are cheaper than last year — premiums lower, on average. And in some areas, people who qualify for federal subsidies could end up with no monthly payment. But read the fine print.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 20, 2019

UAW President Gary Jones Abruptly Resigns Amid Corruption Scandal
Jones has been the target of a federal probe of alleged corruption in the UAW. The union is also linked to an alleged bribery scheme, according to a lawsuit filed by GM against rival Fiat Chrysler.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 20, 2019

Fed Chair Says The Bank Takes Its Cues From Economic Data, Not Criticism From Trump
President Trump wants the Federal Reserve to keep cutting interest rates. But the central bank has signaled it's done cutting rates for now, unless the economy takes a turn for the worse.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 20, 2019

New York Bagel Shop Manager Personally Returns Customer's Keys
Diana Chong was going to Pennsylvania for pre-Thanksgiving with her family. She left her keys in the bagel shop. Manager Vinny Proscia drove 185 miles to give them back in person.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 20, 2019

As Oil Prices Drop And Money Dries Up, Is The U.S. Shale Boom Going Bust?
The boom that helped make the U.S. the world's largest oil producer could be ending. Oil prices are down amid weak demand and investors no longer seem willing to write the industry a blank check.

NPR Topics: Business
Nov 20, 2019

Companies Try To Trademark 'Ok, Boomer' Expression
Now that the expression "OK, Boomer" has gone viral, companies are trying to cash in on the meme's moment. Some hope to make a business line of it by trademarking the phrase.

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