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Jul 03, 2020

Business As Usual During The Pandemic, This Time Through Plexiglass
Demand for plexiglass has skyrocketed due to the coronavirus as businesses worldwide install protective barriers.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 03, 2020

Economist On How Strong Jobs Report And New Coronavirus Outbreaks Affect U.S. Economy
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin about what the strong jobs report and rising coronavirus numbers might mean for the future of the U.S. economy.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 03, 2020

Planet Money Indicator: Corporate Debt During The Pandemic
The coronavirus crisis has left many companies with huge budget shortfalls and some have turned to borrowing. There is a new strategy that some companies have adopted to control their debt.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 02, 2020

No Federal Mandates For Masks On Planes Or Empty Middle Seats
As some airlines try to sell every seat on every flight, the Trump administration urges them to leave some seats empty and wants passengers to wear masks, but neither will be required.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 02, 2020

Job Growth Slows Down As Some States Wrestle With New Coronavirus Outbreaks
The U.S. economy is slowly climbing out of a deep recession. The country added a record 4.8 million jobs last month. But now, job growth may be slowing, as the number of new coronavirus cases soars.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 02, 2020

'We Have A Black People Problem': Facebook Worker Claims Racial Discrimination
The complaint alleges a hostile environment for Black workers echoing longstanding criticism of the tech company's lack of diversity.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 02, 2020

Hiring Surged In June With 4.8 Million Jobs Added Before New Spike In Infections
The unemployment rate fell to 11.1%. But there are indications that the job growth has slowed recently amid a surge of new coronavirus infections.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 02, 2020

Hiring Surged In June. Employers Added 4.8 Million Jobs Before New Spike In Infections
U.S. employers added 4.8 million jobs last month as the unemployment rate fell to 11.1%. There are indications that the job growth has slowed recently amid a surge of new coronavirus infections.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 02, 2020

News Brief: Unemployment Numbers, Biden Outraises Trump, Seattle Protest Zone Cleared
New unemployment numbers will be released this morning. The Biden Campaign reported record fundraising. And, Seattle police forcibly clear a protest zone.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 02, 2020

Monthly Unemployment Numbers: Job Market Recovering Slowly During Pandemic
The Labor Department issues its monthly report on employment and unemployment Thursday. The job market is slowly recovering from a tidal wave of layoffs triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 01, 2020

House Follows Senate In Passing Extension Of COVID-19 Business Loans
The Paycheck Protection Program, part of the $3 trillion pandemic response package passed by Congress in March, has been extended to Aug. 8.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 01, 2020

It's 'Our Fault': Nextdoor CEO Takes Blame For Deleting of Black Lives Matter Posts
In an exclusive interview with NPR, Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar outlines new measures the popular neighborhood app is taking to address reports of racial profiling and censorship on the platform.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 01, 2020

Northwest Arkansas Struggles To Deal With A Surge In Coronavirus Cases
Arkansas is seeing a surge in coronavirus cases. Outbreaks have popped up in several places, but the northwest part of the state is hit the hardest. Officials are scrambling to deal with the virus.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 01, 2020

Fox News Host Newly Fired For Sexual Misconduct Had Inspired Earlier Warning
Fox News fired Ed Henry after an investigation of alleged "willful sexual misconduct in the workplace." He was given a plum job despite a colleague's complaint warning against elevating his profile.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 01, 2020

Fox News Host Newly Fired For Sexual Misconduct Had Prompted Earlier Warning
Fox News fired Ed Henry after an investigation into "willful sexual misconduct in the workplace." In 2017, a colleague had warned against raising Henry's profile amid the network's effort to reform.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 01, 2020

Over 400 Advertisers Hit Pause On Facebook, Threatening $70 Billion Juggernaut
More than 400 advertisers are pressing pause on their Facebook ads, in a costly backlash against the social network's handling of hate speech.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 01, 2020

What's A Cooking Show Without Any Food?
If there are more outbreaks on farms, there might not be enough healthy farmworkers to pick food. What might a cooking show look like without any food?

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 01, 2020

When Essential Workers Earn Less Than The Jobless: 'We Put The Country On Our Back'
Congress has yet to pass a measure that would ensure a pay boost for people who have been asked to keep going to work during the coronavirus pandemic shutdowns.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 01, 2020

News Brief: Russia Referendum Vote, New Tool For COVID-19 Threat, Facebook Boycott
Russians will vote on a referendum that may give Putin more power. A new tool will help you see the COVID-19 threat in your area. And, more brands are pulling Facebook ads as part of a boycott.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 01, 2020

Big Brands Boycott Facebook, Calling For A Crack Down On Malicious Content
A big advertising boycott of Facebook officially kicks off on Wednesday. What brands are pausing spending, what do they want, and what impact is this having on the world's biggest social network?

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 01, 2020

Big Brands Boycott Facebook, Calling For A Crackdown On Malicious Content
A big advertising boycott of Facebook officially kicks off on Wednesday. What brands are pausing spending, what do they want, and what impact is this having on the world's biggest social network?

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 30, 2020

Airbus Announces Job Cuts Amid Massive Dip In Aircraft Orders
The European passenger-jet maker says it plans to cut 15,000 jobs amid a 40% drop in its business since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 30, 2020

Airlines Are Getting Help From The TSA To Reassure Travelers That It's Safe To Fly
Some airlines say they are filling planes to capacity instead of keeping empty seats to ensure social distancing. They are getting help from the TSA to reassure travelers that it is safe to fly again.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 30, 2020

Economy Of The Berkshires In Western Massachusetts Suffers From Arts Cancellations
The Tanglewood Music Festival and Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art bring the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts up to $150 million every year. But this year both of them are closed.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 30, 2020

Arizona Governor Rolls Back State Reopening
Arizona's Gov. Doug Ducey has ordered bars and other businesses to shut down as new coronavirus cases surge across the state. Some health experts are calling for a new stay-at-home order.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 30, 2020

Is Remote Work Here To Stay?
A new study shows that about half of the entire workforce is now remote. The case for why "this portends a much bigger shift in the economy."

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 30, 2020

FAA Begins Test Flights For Boeing's Troubled 737 Max
More than a year after the plane's grounding because of two deadly crashes, the FAA began a series of certification flights Monday, a big step toward allowing the 737 Max to fly passengers again.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 29, 2020

Remdesivir Priced At More Than $3,100 For A Course Of Treatment
An experimental COVID-19 medicine that has been shown to shorten the time people with severe illness have to stay in the hospital finally has a price tag that's lower than some analysts expected.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 29, 2020

Reddit Bans The_Donald, Forum Of Nearly 800,000 Trump Fans, Over Abusive Posts
Reddit unveiled an update to its hate speech policies on Monday, including shutting down about 2,000 subreddits. It is the latest example of a popular online platform cracking down on hate speech.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 29, 2020

Facebook Boycott Grows: Ford Joins Coca-Cola, Starbucks And Other Brands
The list of major advertisers pulling out of Facebook continues to grow as the company weathers criticism over its handling of racist, violent and other hateful rhetoric on the platform.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 29, 2020

Garden Business Blooms Out Of The Pandemic
A group of furloughed Indiana restaurant workers started a new business building backyard gardens for people to grow their own food. Now, they can barely keep up with the demand.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 29, 2020

People React To Chuck E. Cheese Parent Company Filing For Bankruptcy
We muse on the fate of a family favorite: Chuck E. Cheese parent company will permanently close 34 locations across the U.S. as it filed for bankruptcy

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 29, 2020

Supreme Court Rules That The Structure Of Key Independent Agency Is Unconstitutional
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional and the president can fire bureau's director. But it left the agency otherwise intact.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 29, 2020

Yeezy, Meet Gap: Kanye West Announces A New Clothing Line Partnership
Kanye West announced a new clothing line partnership with Gap last Friday, causing the retailer's stock to skyrocket.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 29, 2020

Supreme Court Gives President Power To Fire Key Independent Agency Chief
But the court left intact the rest of the statute that crated the CFPB. The decision was a victory for President Trump and others that have long sought to trim the sails of independent agencies.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 29, 2020

Starbucks' Barista Tipped Handsomely After Customer Tried To Shame Him
The barista refused to serve a woman who was not wearing a mask. She took his picture and put it on Facebook. People commented in support of him, and someone created a virtual tip jar for him.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 28, 2020

How Coronavirus Could Widen The Gender Wage Gap
Women have slowly made economic gains over the last half-century, and the gender wage gap is as narrow as it has ever been. But coronavirus could reverse those gains, and motherhood is a big reason.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 28, 2020

Global Economy Far Worse Off Than Previously Thought, IMF Predicts
The International Monetary Fund forecasts that economies hit by COVID-19 are in more trouble than previously forecasted. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Jim Zarroli speak with the IMF's Gita Gopinath.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 28, 2020

In Colombia, Tax-Free Holidays Lead Critics To Decry 'COVID Friday'
Seeking ways to boost to its economy, Colombia has set aside three tax-free shopping days this summer. Critics fear they could become super spreader events for the coronavirus.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 27, 2020

As States Reopen, Returning Workers Wonder How Employers Will Protect Them
As people around the country head back to work, many are concerned that their workplace isn't safe enough to protect them from COVID-19. We take a look at what protections and options workers have.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 27, 2020

Why Advertisers Won't Run Ads On Black Lives Matter Content
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Vice Media Group's Marsha Cooke about companies' public support of Black Lives Matter protests, while not allowing products to be advertised next to related content.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 26, 2020

A Town In N.D. Is Facing Hard Times As Oil Prices Plummet
Williston, N.D., had doubled in size during the oil boom a decade ago — oil companies rushed in to drill, creating thousands of jobs. Now, oil prices have fallen, and the town is facing hard times.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 26, 2020

In Reversal, Facebook To Label Politicians' Harmful Posts As Ad Boycott Grows
The social network is under pressure from a growing group of its advertisers to do more to curb hate speech and other harmful content.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 26, 2020

Unilever, Maker Of Dove Soap, Is Latest Brand To Boycott Facebook
The consumer goods giant is the biggest brand to join a growing campaign to pressure Facebook to do more to curb hate speech and other harmful content.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 26, 2020

Wallets Are Already On Lockdown: People Pare Spending As Sunbelt Cases Surge
People aren't waiting for governors or mayors to make the decision for them. Real-time data shows they cut back on spending when they're worried about being infected with the coronavirus.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 26, 2020

Hello Kitty Founder Steps Down As CEO Of Sanrio
Shintaro Tsuji, CEO of Sanrio, will step down on July 1 and hand over the reins of the Japanese company that created global mega-star character Hello Kitty to his grandson.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 26, 2020

Momofuku CEO Develops Restaurant Reopening Health Guide
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, restaurants found themselves without the public health guidance they needed to operate safely. Momofuku CEO Margerite Mariscal took matters into her own hands.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 26, 2020

Activists Are Pushing For Consumers To Support Black Businesses. Is It Sustainable?
During a time of increased racial awareness in America, there's a big push to support Black-owned businesses. But can these efforts live past the moment and create lasting change?

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 26, 2020

Amid The COVID-19 Pandemic, Consumers Aren't Buying Despite States Reopening
In areas that have seen a spike in coronanvirus cases, consumers are getting more cautious about spending money - a reminder that the best way to help the economy is to get control of the pandemic.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 25, 2020

Disney To Reopen Parks In Florida Despite A Spike In Coronavirus Cases
Disney is planning to reopen its parks in Florida despite a spike in the coronavirus cases in the state. At the same time, it is delaying reopening Disneyland in California.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 25, 2020

'Fair & Lovely' Skin Lightening Brand, Popular In South Asia, To Change Name
As the Black Lives Matter movement prompts reckonings about race around the world, India's most popular skin lightening cream is removing the words 'fair,' 'white' and 'light' from its marketing.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 25, 2020

California Regulators Set To Approve Nation's 1st Electric Truck Mandate
In another move to address climate change, California wants automakers to sell more electric trucks. That includes electric big rigs, which are just starting to hit the road.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 25, 2020

Black Economist's Research Finds A Blindspot On A Theory Of Innovation
When Lisa Cook tried to publish her research showing how segregation and racial violence held back Black innovation, she encountered obstacles. Now her work is considered groundbreaking.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 25, 2020

Countries Balance Needed Tourism With Coronavirus Concerns
Nations that are heavily dependent on tourism are trying to walk a fine line between the need to reopen their beaches and resorts and the risk of importing more cases of the coronavirus.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 25, 2020

Journalists File Bias Complaint Against LA Times, As Editor Promises Change
On Wednesday LA Times Executive Editor Norman Pearlstine pledged greater diversity and sensitivity. Yet in court, LA Times journalists allege longstanding bias against Blacks, Hispanics and women.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 25, 2020

L.A. Times To Settle Suit Over Race and Gender Bias, As Editor Promises Change
On Wednesday LA Times Executive Editor Norman Pearlstine pledged greater diversity and sensitivity. Yet in court, LA Times journalists allege longstanding bias against Blacks, Hispanics and women.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 24, 2020

Stocks Take A Pounding As Coronavirus Cases Spike
Investors were hoping that the worst of the pandemic was behind them. But the latest evidence suggests a rebound is still some ways off.

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Jun 24, 2020

President Trump Declares The 'Phase One' Of Trade Deal With China Is 'Fully Intact'
President Trump declared that the trade deal with China is still on, despite growing friction between the two countries. China has increased purchases of U.S. goods but is still short of its promises.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 24, 2020

Bayer Agrees To Settle Thousands Of Lawsuits Filed Over Its Weed Killer
Bayer has agreed Wednesday to settle lawsuits from people who say that they got cancer from the company's most widely used weed killer. The company will pay more than $10 billion.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 24, 2020

Trump's Freeze On H-1B Work Visas Disproportionately Affects Indians
Last year, Indians received 72% of H-1B visas. Thousands who'd planned to come to the U.S. this year must scrap or delay their plans. But some suggest the freeze may work to India's advantage.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 24, 2020

'The Computer Got It Wrong': How Facial Recognition Led To A False Arrest In Michigan
Robert Williams says his driver's license photo was incorrectly matched with a wanted suspect. He says he was arrested and detained. Though the case was dropped, Williams says its effect is lasting.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 24, 2020

'The Computer Got It Wrong': How Facial Recognition Led To False Arrest Of Black Man
Robert Williams says his driver's license photo was incorrectly matched with a wanted suspect. He was arrested and detained. Though the case was dropped, Williams says its effect is lasting.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 24, 2020

COVID-19 Is Bad For Business For Water Utilities, But Consumers May Benefit
Water utilities were already struggling before the pandemic shutdown, and now some smaller ones worry they may not survive. But that might actually be good for customers.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 24, 2020

Pandemic Stalls New Money For 'Opportunity Zones' As Neighborhoods Try To Recover
Economic uncertainty from the coronavirus pandemic is keeping potential investors in "opportunity zones" on the sidelines, according to a survey of people involved in the sector.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 24, 2020

Citing A Breached 'Firewall,' Media Leaders Sue U.S. Official Over Firings
The new CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media Michael Pack has been sued for firing leaders of international broadcasters funded by the government. They claim their dismissals broke the law.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 23, 2020

After Nearly Two Bumpy Decades, The Original Segway Will Be Retired In July
Company officials announces production of the Segway PT will stop on July 15. The vehicle is popular among law enforcement and tourists, but falls short of its inventor's revolutionary goals.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 23, 2020

Big Business Opposes President Trump's New Limits On Foreign Workers
When President Trump barred many foreign workers from coming to the U.S., he has alienated a powerful ally: big business. The Chamber of Commerce and Silicon Valley have opposed the move.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 23, 2020

How The Port Of Los Angeles Is Coming Back To Life After The Pandemic
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, about how the port has been doing as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 23, 2020

The Pandemic Leaves Many States In Big Budget Trouble
States nationwide are facing $200 billion in lost revenue due to stalled economies during the coronavirus pandemic. Many are asking the federal government to step in, or they say big cuts are ahead.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 23, 2020

Pinterest Sounds A More Contrite Tone After Black Former Employees Speak Out
Two people who left Pinterest over their treatment there say the company's culture does not support Black employees.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 23, 2020

Why Reopening Isn't Enough To Save The Economy
A blockbuster new study digs into the economics of the pandemic.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 23, 2020

News Brief: Trump Trip To Arizona, Primary Elections, Gene-Editing Patient
President Trump travels to Arizona to talk about his southern border wall. Five states hold primary elections. And, an update on the first U.S. patient to get treatment from a gene-editing technique.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 23, 2020

An Electric Pickup Truck Brings New Energy To Lordstown, Ohio
An old General Motors plant is being retooled to make a battery-powered work truck, the Endurance. The local community is watching closely, hopeful for a resurgence of good jobs.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 23, 2020

Protest Arrests Led To Surge Of Bail Fund Donations: Impact Could Be Long Lasting
Nonprofits that bail people out of jail have seen a massive influx in donations as people support protesters. And because of how the funds work, that money could keep circulating well into the future.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 22, 2020

Johnson & Johnson To Stop Selling 2 Lines Of Skin-Lightening Products Popular In Asia
The company says it didn't intend to suggest that fairness or white was "better than your own unique skin tone." Other major companies have announced changes to advertising tactics seen as racist.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 22, 2020

Get A Comfortable Chair: Permanent Work From Home Is Coming
After 3 months with much of the country working from home, many employers and their workers now say the benefits of remote work — cost savings and a more relaxed atmosphere — outweigh the drawbacks.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 21, 2020

Tips For Creating Equity For Transgender People At Your Workplace
NPR's Life Kit provides tips on how to make your workplace more equitable for transgender people.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 21, 2020

China Suspends Poultry Imports From Tyson Foods Plant In Arkansas
The country's customs office said shipments from the plant would be temporarily suspended, while products that have already arrived will be seized.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 21, 2020

The Latest Pandemic Shortage: Coins Are The New Toilet Paper
In another sign of how the coronavirus is disrupting commerce, banks are running short of nickels, dimes and quarters. The Federal Reserve, which supplies banks, is having to ration change.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 21, 2020

U.S. Faces Rent Crisis As Pandemic Eviction Restrictions Get Rolled Back
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Matthew Warren of the Western Center on Law & Poverty about how ending pandemic-related eviction prohibitions will affect low-income and unemployed tenants.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 20, 2020

Trump Expected To Suspend H-1B, Other Visas Until End Of Year
The new order comes as the administration wrestles with how to protect unemployed American workers as well as kick-start the economic recovery.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 20, 2020

Trump Freezes Green Cards, Many Work Visas Until End Of Year
The White House says pausing immigration and a variety of temporary work visas will help respond to job losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 20, 2020

Trump Freezes Green Cards, Work Visas Until End Of Year
The White House says pausing immigration and a variety of temporary work visas will help respond to job losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 19, 2020

AMC Theatres Will Now Require Guests To Wear Masks When It Reopens
After an outcry, the multiplex chain said it will require face coverings for guests in all of its theaters reopening in July. Earlier plans mandated masks only for staff and where laws required them.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 19, 2020

Apple Closing 11 Stores Again In States Seeing a Spike in Coronavirus Cases
Stores in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Arizona are once again shutting their doors, beginning Saturday, as those states see mounting coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 19, 2020

Big Talk From Big Tech On Racial Equity, But Not All Workers Are Buying It
More than 200 technology companies have issued statements supporting the advancement of racial justice, but black tech workers say internal policies and tech culture needs an overhaul first.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 19, 2020

Facebook And Twitter Remove 'Racist Baby' Video Posted By President Trump
The video, which condemns "fake news," fabricates a supposed-CNN segment from last year. The social media companies said the footage violated copyright rules.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 19, 2020

Twitter Flags Video Shared By Trump As 'Manipulated Media'
The video, which condemns "fake news," fakes a CNN segment from last year. Twitter's move is unlikely to go unnoticed by Trump, who has vehemently resisted the company's fact-checking attempts.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 19, 2020

Struggling Rural Grocers See Business Boost During Pandemic
Like their big box store competitors, small rural grocery stores have experienced a boom since the pandemic began. Many are getting new customers as they're better able to keep their shelves stocked.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 19, 2020

Police Fines Fund City Budgets, But At A Cost
NPR's daily economics podcast The Indicator from Planet Money investigates how the fees and fines that make up city budgets disproportionately target low-income communities and communities of color.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 18, 2020

'New York Times', 'Washington Post' Announce Major Changes To Move Forward On Race
The Post announces more than a dozen new jobs and the Times wants to come up with a strategy to hire, develop, support and promote people, particularly people of color.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 18, 2020

'New York Times', 'Washington Post' Promise Major Changes To Move Forward On Race
The Post announces more than a dozen new jobs involving race and the Times says it will devise a strategy to better hire, develop, support and promote people, particularly people of color.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 18, 2020

Big Tech Companies In Need Of A Fundamental Change To Deal With Racial Injustice
Some big tech companies have declared Juneteenth a holiday and offered support for the Black Lives Matter movement. But blacks in Silicon Valley are demanding more fundamental change in the industry.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 18, 2020

Two U.K. Companies Apologize, Pledge Donations Over Slavery Legacies
Lloyd's of London and pub chain Greene King said they'd donate to charities helping minority communities. A research project documented that founders of the companies received money linked to slavery.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 18, 2020

1.5 Million File For Unemployment, But Continuing Claims Decrease Slightly
Another 1.5 million people file for unemployment benefits for the first time, but the number who are continuing to seek the payments continues to decline as workers return to their jobs.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 18, 2020

Trump's New Foreign Broadcasting CEO Fires News Chiefs, Raising Fears Of Meddling
On Wednesday, President Trump's new appointee as CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media dismissed the directors of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio Free Asia and other government outlets.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 18, 2020

Victims Of 2018 Camp Fire Speak Out In Court Against PG&E
Victims confronted PG&E executives in a California court Wednesday, offering emotional testimony about the deadly fire that swept through the town of Paradise. Faulty PG&E equipment caused the fire.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 17, 2020

Target Makes Extra Coronavirus Pay Permanent, Boosts Hourly Minimum To $15
The company is making permanent a $2 bonus it created during the pandemic, as many retailers have been phasing out "hazard pay." Target previously planned to raise its pay minimum by the end of 2020.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 17, 2020

How The Pandemic Has Changed The Way Americans Spend Money
The pandemic has changed the way Americans spend money, and wealthy families started spending less. Their cautious spending on in-person services may put the brakes on economic recovery.

NPR Topics: Business
Jun 17, 2020

Quaker Oats To Retire Aunt Jemima Brand Named After Racist Stereotype
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Michael Twitty, a food historian, about Quaker Oats' decision to discontinue the Aunt Jemima brand, which was named after a racist stereotype.

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