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Sep 22, 2019

Pakistan's Pink Himalayan Salt Has Become A Matter Of National Pride
Most pink Himalayan salt comes from one source: Pakistan. And that country now would like everybody to know.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 22, 2019

He's Trying To Fill In The Gaps On Google Street View — Starting With Zimbabwe
Not every corner of the world is yet on Google Street View. Tawanda Kanhema sees these gaps as a kind of digital divide, so he volunteers to photograph and upload some of the places left off the map.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 20, 2019

Twitter Removes Thousands Of Accounts For Manipulating Their Platform
Many accounts Twitter has suspended or removed have been added to a growing archive of tweets identified as part of "state-backed information operations."

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 20, 2019

Walmart To Stop Selling E-Cigarettes
Walmart says it will stop selling electronic cigarettes at Walmart and Sam's Club locations.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 20, 2019

Saudi Attack Draws New U.S. Sanctions Against Iran
The Trump administration ordered new sanctions on Iran, in response to the attack in Saudi Arabia that temporarily cut off nearly 6% of the world's oil supply. The sanctions' effect may be limited.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 20, 2019

UAW's Strike Against GM Brings To Mind Last Century's Labor Battles
There was a time when a strike at General Motors shocked the economy. In an era of global competition and changing tastes, neither GM nor the United Auto Workers are as powerful as they once were.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 20, 2019

High-Tech Companies Look To Mexico For Qualified Talent Pool
There's a tech boom in Tijuana, Mexico, as American companies look for skilled labor to fill technology jobs at a lower cost than it would be in California.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 20, 2019

Investors May Prefer Companies With More Women In The Workforce
A new study found investors were significantly more likely to bet a company's stock price was going to increase if the company had more women on staff compared with other companies.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 19, 2019

Amazon Makes 'Climate Pledge' As Workers Plan Walkout
Amazon's plans include being carbon-neutral by 2040 and buying 100,000 electric delivery vans. It faced outcry from workers, hundreds of whom planned to join the Global Climate Strike on Friday.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 19, 2019

The Real Bachelor Party Hangover: A $12,460 ER Bill
The high ER charge for treating one Colorado groom's hangover the day before his wedding illustrates how emergency room bills have become major headaches for many Americans.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 19, 2019

Why The E-Verify System Isn't Working In Mississippi
Mississippi and other states employers to use the E-Verify system to determine if new hires are eligible to work. Recent ICE raids at poultry plants raise questions about the law's ffectiveness.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 19, 2019

Closed Ohio Plant Hangs Over Striking Auto Workers Talks With GM
As the GM strike continues, we return to the Lordstown plant in Ohio that made Chevy Cruzes before being closed. What do workers there think about the role their former plant plays in negotiations?

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 19, 2019

Fed Cuts Rate To Keep Economy Strong, Chairman Powell Says
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution, about the Federal Reserve lowering interest rates a quarter percentage point.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 19, 2019

Fed Cuts Interest Rates To Keep Economy Strong, Chairman Powell Says
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution, about the Federal Reserve lowering interest rates a quarter percentage point.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 19, 2019

Closed GM Plant Is Part Of Larger Negotiating Strategy For Striking UAW
As the GM strike continues, we return to the Lordstown plant in Ohio that made Chevy Cruzes before being closed. What do workers there think about the role their former plant plays in negotiations?

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 19, 2019

News Brief: Saudi Oil Attack, Trudeau's Brownface, Fed Lowers Rates
Evidence mounts that Iran was behind attacks on Saudi oil facilities. Canada's prime minister apologizes for a brownface costume at 2001 party. And, the Federal Reserve lowers interest rates.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 19, 2019

Japanese Court Acquits Former Utility Executives Over 2011 Fukushima Disaster
The three ex-Tokyo Electric Power Co. executives were found not guilty of professional negligence linked to the meltdown of three of the nuclear power plant's reactors after an earthquake and tsunami.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 18, 2019

California Governor Signs Law Protecting Gig Economy Workers
The measure that reclassifies many independent contractors as employees could have national implications for the so-called gig economy.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 18, 2019

Federal Reserve Cuts Interest Rates A Quarter-Point
The Federal Reserve cut interest rates by a quarter percentage point on Wednesday, in an effort to goose the slowing U.S. economy.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 18, 2019

Ohio Mayor Hopes A Strike Will Lead To GM's Return
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Mayor Arno Hall of Lordstown, Ohio. As of May a General Motors plant in his village has stood idle. The mayor hopes an auto worker strike will lead to GM reviving it.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 18, 2019

Tracking The Sackler Family's Hidden Assets
NPR's Audie Cornish interviews attorney Chris Redmond, an expert on tracing and recovering assets internationally, about how to claw back Sackler assets from off shore accounts.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 18, 2019

Journalist Andrea Mitchell: Asking Tough Questions Is 'Very Empowering'
Mitchell, the chief foreign affairs correspondent for NBC News and anchor of her own MSNBC show, looks back on her career in journalism. She's receiving a lifetime achievement Emmy on Sept. 24.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 18, 2019

Day 3 Of The UAW's Strike Against GM And The Sides Are Very Far Apart
The key issues that remain unresolved are health insurance benefits, and the carmaker's reliance on temporary workers. The very far apart language leads some to believe the strike could be a long one.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 18, 2019

Fed Eyes Another Interest Rate Cut To Prop Up The Slowing Economy
The Federal Reserve is widely expected to cut interest rates by a quarter percentage point. That could give a lift to the stock market but may not do much to help the economy amid the trade war.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 18, 2019

Fed Cuts Interest Rates To Prop Up The Slowing Economy
The quarter-percentage-point cut will lower borrowing costs for households and businesses. That could give a lift to the stock market but may not help the economy much amid the trade war.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 17, 2019

GM Workers Worry That Plant Shutdowns May Not Be Over
GM's decision to close five North American facilities has left some striking workers worrying if theirs may be next. Plants making cars have been hardest hit.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 17, 2019

USDA Offers Pork Companies A New Inspection Plan, Despite Opposition
Under new federal rules, pork companies can hire workers to do some tasks currently reserved for federal inspectors in hog slaughterhouses. Critics say it's a move toward privatization.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 17, 2019

Does It Pay For Companies To Do Good?
As Corporate America seeks to redefine its mission as a force for social good, new studies in economics are showing that there are self-serving reasons why they'd want to do that.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 17, 2019

How UAW's Strike Against GM May Effect Ford And Fiat-Chrysler
NPR's David Greene talks to New York Times reporter Steven Greenhouse, author of Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present and Future of American Labor, about the strike, and the future of unions.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 17, 2019

Investors Are On Edge After Drone Attack Hits Saudi-Owned Aramco
NPR's Noel King talks to Ellen Wald, author of Saudi, Inc., which explores Aramco and the history of the Saudi energy industry. Before the weekend drone attack, bankers were working on Aramco's IPO.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 17, 2019

States Are Split Over Purdue Pharma's Opioid Settlement
NPR's David Greene talks to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey about why she opposes the agreement with Purdue Pharma that settles the company's role in the opioid epidemic.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 17, 2019

How UAW's Strike Against GM May Affect Ford And Fiat-Chrysler
NPR's David Greene talks to New York Times reporter Steven Greenhouse, author of Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present and Future of American Labor, about the strike, and the future of unions.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 16, 2019

Penn. AG: How Proposed Settlement With Purdue Pharma Falls Short
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro about a proposed settlement with Purdue Pharma that he says fails to hold it accountable for its role in the opioid crisis.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 16, 2019

MoviePass Shuts Down
The movie ticket subscription service startup was popular with subscribers. It may have ultimately failed as a business, but some say it succeeded in disrupting the movie theater business model.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 16, 2019

General Motors Workers Begin Nationwide Strike
Nearly 50,000 General Motors workers are on strike. They're protesting contract issues such as wages, health care and other benefits at a time when their union is under investigation for corruption.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 16, 2019

Saudi Arabia May Rethink IPO For State-Owned Oil Company After Attacks
Saudi Arabia had been planning to sell off a slice of its state-owned oil company, Saudi Aramco, in a massive IPO. But last weekend's aerial attacks on Saudi oil facilities may scare off investors.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 16, 2019

UAW Workers On Strike At General Motors
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Brian Rothenberg, spokesperson for United Auto Workers. The union is leading a strike of over 49,000 workers against General Motors.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 16, 2019

World Oil Prices Spike After Saudi Facilities Attacked
Oil prices jumped on Monday in response to a weekend strikes in Saudi Arabia that crippled more than half the country's oil production. It was the single-largest daily surge in crude prices in years.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 16, 2019

Boeing Report To Include Overhaul Of Safety Procedures
Boeing's board of directors will soon receive recommendations aimed at making the company's planes safer. This comes after two 737 MAX jets crashed, killing all passengers and crew.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 16, 2019

The State Of American Labor
What are the challenges workers face today, and what challenges are waiting in the wings?

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 16, 2019

United Auto Workers Go On Strike Against General Motors
NPR's David Greene talks to Michigan Radio reporter Tracy Samilton and Kristin Dziczek at the Center for Automotive Research about workers striking after a new contract wasn't reached.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 16, 2019

Maker Of OxyContin, Purdue Pharma, Files For Bankruptcy Protections
Purdue Pharma has filed for bankruptcy as it settles litigation with states and governments over the opioid crisis.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 16, 2019

NPR Shopping Cart Economics: How Prices Changed At A Walmart In 1 Year
NPR is tracking about 80 items sold at a Walmart in Georgia, since mid-2018 with an eye toward products caught in the trade war. On average, their prices increased 3%. Tariffs are one of many factors.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 16, 2019

News Brief: UAW Strike, Attacks On Saudi Oil, Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy
United Auto Workers go on strike against General Motors. Oil refineries in Saudi Arabia are hit by drone strikes. And, Purdue Pharma, accused of fueling the opioid crisis, files for Chapter 11.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 16, 2019

Purdue Pharma, Accused Of Fueling Opioid Crisis, Files For Chapter 11
The bankruptcy follows the Sackler family, which owns Purdue, agreeing to surrender control of the company and offering $3 billion in cash to opioid-hit communities.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 16, 2019

New York Set To Join Michigan In Banning Some E-Cigarettes
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state will issue an emergency regulation banning certain flavored products. The move comes amid advances toward a similar federal ban.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 16, 2019

New York Set To Join Michigan In Banning Some Electronic Cigarettes
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state will issue an emergency regulation banning certain flavored products. The move comes amid advances toward a similar federal ban.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 15, 2019

United Auto Workers Votes For Nationwide Strike Against GM
Tens of thousands of members of the United Auto Workers have voted to go on strike against General Motors. The action could shut down plants nationwide.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 15, 2019

UAW Votes To Strike
The United Auto Workers voted Sunday to strike after not agreeing with General Motors on wages, heath care and profit sharing. The strike may bring the automaker's U.S. production to a halt.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 15, 2019

UAW Goes On Strike Against General Motors
Picket lines began forming outside GM plants after the United Auto Workers voted Sunday to begin a strike at midnight. Nearly 50,000 workers are affected by the work stoppage.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 15, 2019

Vaping And Cigarette Ads
Robert Jackler is a surgeon who's spent years researching tobacco and e-cigarette ads. He talks with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about what those ads have in common.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 14, 2019

Colorado City Eyes Solution To Local News Desert: Libraries
Scores of counties across the U.S. have no local newspaper. Even some that do say they're not being well-served by them. Longmont, Colo., is looking at one possibility: newsrooms in libraries.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 14, 2019

Houthi Drone Strikes Disrupt Almost Half Of Saudi Oil Exports
The attacks on oil facilities by the Iran-backed Yemeni rebels sent large plumes of smoke into the air, the trails visible from space, and impacted an estimated production of 5 million barrels a day.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 14, 2019

Air Ambulances Woo Rural Consumers With Memberships That May Leave Them Hanging
State regulators and even one medevac company have raised doubts about prepaid subscriptions and promised benefits offered by air ambulance companies. Gaps in coverage can be a problem.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 13, 2019

Appeals Court Reinstates Lawsuit Against Fox News Over Seth Rich Story
A federal appeals court reinstated a lawsuit against Fox News and two other defendants over its coverage of the death of Seth Rich, a 27-year-old Democratic Party aide who was murdered in July 2016.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 13, 2019

New York AG Says Sacklers Transferred $1B From Pharma Accounts To Themselves
The revelation comes after almost two dozen states reached a tentative settlement with the maker of Oxycontin.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 13, 2019

New York AG Says Sacklers Transferred Millions From Pharma Accounts To Themselves
The revelation comes after almost two dozen states reached a tentative settlement with the maker of Oxycontin.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 13, 2019

Uber To Pull Jump Bikes From Atlanta and San Diego
Shareable bikes and electric scooters have continued to create issues for cities, prompting some to implement bans and regulations.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 13, 2019

Uber To Pull Jump Bikes From Two Cities
Shareable bikes and electric scooters have continued to create issues for cities, prompting some to implement bans and regulations.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 13, 2019

An Ali Award Goes To The Kid From Ghana Who Started An Altruistic Cocoa Farm
As a poor, sick village boy in Ghana, Shadrack Frimpong remembers "praying and saying if I can keep these legs, then I will use them and work to help other people." And that's exactly what he did.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 13, 2019

A Brush With Death Propelled A 9-Year-Old To A Muhammad Ali Award
As a poor, sick village boy in Ghana, Shadrack Frimpong remembers "praying and saying if I can keep these legs, then I will use them and work to help other people." And that's exactly what he did.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 13, 2019

Microsoft President: Democracy Is At Stake, Regulate Big Tech
Brad Smith says governments need to step in and set rules for the Internet giants. "Almost no technology has gone so entirely unregulated, for so long, as digital technology," he says.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 13, 2019

Microsoft President: Democracy Is At Stake. Regulate Big Tech
Brad Smith says governments need to step in and set rules for the Internet giants. "Almost no technology has gone so entirely unregulated, for so long, as digital technology," he says.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 13, 2019

Friday News Roundup - International
We cover flying flamingos, Bolton getting the boot and Hubble making history.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 13, 2019

PG&E To Pay $11 Billion Insurance Settlement Over Wildfires In Paradise And Elsewhere
California utility Pacific Gas and Electric Co. will pay $11 billion to resolve insurance companies' claims over money they paid out for the 2017 Northern California wildfires and the 2018 Camp Fire.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 13, 2019

PG&E Agrees To Pay $11 Billion Insurance Settlement Over California Wildfires
The settlement stems from claims from the massive Camp Fire in 2018 and the Northern California wine country fires the year before. Insurance companies had sought $20 billion.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 12, 2019

MIT To Settle Suit Alleging It Hurt Workers In 401(k) Plan
The lawsuit claimed MIT got millions of dollars in donations from financial giant Fidelity Investments while allowing the firm to charge workers excessive fees.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 12, 2019

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax Files $400 Million Lawsuit Against CBS
Fairfax alleges the network defamed him by airing interviews with two women who had accused him of sexual assault. CBS said it stands by its reporting and will "vigorously defend" against the lawsuit.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 12, 2019

Finding Meaning At Work: How We Shape And Think About Our Jobs
Finding a new job may be the solution to your woes at work. But there may also be other ways to get more out of your daily grind. This week on Hidden Brain, we explore ways to find meaning at work.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 12, 2019

California's Plan To Cap Rent Increases Could Drive Up Prices In The Long Run
Is rent control a tool to help fight a housing crisis? California is taking steps to enact a state-wide cap on rent increases. But, recent studies show that rent control may actually drive up rents in the long run.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 12, 2019

Fiat Chrysler Kickback Scandal Widens, FBI Raids UAW Head's Home
A kickback scandal at Fiat Chrysler is widening with charges against a former United Auto Workers official and an FBI raid at the home of the organization's president. What role will this play on upcoming contentious contract talks?

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 12, 2019

UAW Corruption Scandal Widens With Raids On Homes And Latest Arrest
The FBI searched the homes of the current and former union presidents, and a region director has been charged with embezzlement. What role will this play on upcoming contentious contract talks?

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 12, 2019

UAW Corruption Scandal Widens With Raids On Homes Of Current, Former Union Leaders
Also, a regional director with the union was charged with embezzlement this week. What role will this play on upcoming contentious contract talks?

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 12, 2019

Trump Has Stolen Democrats' Playbook On Trade
When it comes to trade, Trump and the Democrats sound a lot alike. "It's like Donald Trump has co-opted Democratic trade policy," one analyst says. So how do his opponents differentiate themselves?

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 12, 2019

Trump's Trade Policy Turns The Tables On Democrats
When it comes to trade, Trump and the Democrats sound a lot alike. "It's like Donald Trump has co-opted Democratic trade policy," one analyst says. So how do his opponents differentiate themselves?

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 12, 2019

Lawsuits Say Lyft Doesn't Do Enough To Protect Women From Predator Drivers
Dozens of women say Lyft drivers sexually assaulted them. They are suing the ride share company to force the company to make rides safer.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 12, 2019

Lawsuits Say Lyft Doesn't Do Enough To Protect Women From Predatory Drivers
Dozens of women say Lyft drivers sexually assaulted them. They are suing the ride-hailing company to force it to make rides safer.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 12, 2019

145 CEOs Call On Senate To Pass 'Common-sense, Bipartisan' Gun Laws
In a letter to the Senate, the business leaders say it is "simply unacceptable" to do nothing about gun violence and mass shootings in the U.S.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 12, 2019

145 CEOs Call On Senate To Pass 'Commonsense, Bipartisan' Gun Laws
In a letter to the Senate, the business leaders say it is "simply unacceptable" to do nothing about gun violence and mass shootings in the U.S.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 12, 2019

GM, Union Officials Prepare For Contract Talks Amid Plant Closings And FBI Probes
General Motors and the United Auto Workers sit down soon to negotiate a new contract. Recession fears and slowing sales are concerns, along with allegations of corruption among UAW leaders.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 12, 2019

Toy Hall Of Fame Announces A Dozen Finalists
The list captures a wide range of toys. For example, My Little Pony, Jenga, Care Bears — and the most basic of toys, the spinning top. On the other side of the spectrum: the smartphone.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 12, 2019

Calif. Measure Could Help Independent Contractors Become Employees
NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Mike Isaac of "The New York Times about lawmakers in California who passed a bill curbing the use of independent contractors. Is this a blow to app-based companies?

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 12, 2019

Does Tariff Delay Signal A Chance For Trade War Deal?
President Trump has announced he would postpone the increase of certain tariffs on Chinese goods from October 1 to October 15th. This follows a trade concession by China earlier in the day.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 12, 2019

Does Tariff Delay Signal A Chance For Trade War Deal With China?
President Trump announced Wednesday that he would postpone the increase of certain tariffs on Chinese goods from Oct. 1 to Oct. 15. This follows a trade concession by China earlier in the day.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 12, 2019

Billionaire Jack Ma Retires As Alibaba's Chairman
China's flamboyant billionaire CEO Jack Ma has stepped down as chairman from Alibaba, the tech company he founded. He celebrated with an extravagant party.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 12, 2019

GM And UAW Face Perfect Storm Ahead Of Contract Talks
General Motors will be the first United Automobile Workers target in contract talks. A perfect storm of tariffs, recession fears, slowing sales and automation costs has led to unhappy union workers.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 12, 2019

News Brief: Asylum Requests, Tariff Delay, Flavored E-Cigarettes
The Supreme Court allows the government to curtail asylum request during the legal fight. President Trump agrees to delay tariffs on China for two weeks. And, the FDA will ban flavored e-cigarettes.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 11, 2019

Female CEOs Blast 'Forbes' List Of Innovative Leaders That Includes Only One Woman
The sole woman, Barbara Rentler of Ross Stores, clocked in at No. 75. Dozens of female CEOs have signed a letter demanding Forbes do better. Anne Wojcicki of DNA testing company 23andMe is among them.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 11, 2019

Next Round Of U.S. China Trade Talks Are Unlikely To End The Trade War
China has granted tariff waivers to a small number of U.S. exports, as the two countries prepare for another round of trade talks. Most analysts are not predicting a quick end to the trade war, even though it's taking a toll on both sides of the Pacific.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 11, 2019

Lyft Facing Flood Of Lawsuits After Riders Report They Were Sexually Attacked By Drivers
Lyft is under growing pressure to strengthen background checks and adopt better security measures for passengers after dozens of women reported that they had been sexually attacked by drivers.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 11, 2019

T. Boone Pickens, Iconic Oil Tycoon, Dead At 91
The legendary energy executive, whose name symbolized big oil, died Wednesday at age 91. He founded the company that became Mesa Petroleum and later began a hedge fund focused on energy investments.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 11, 2019

California Lawmakers Advance Bill To Redefine And Protect Gig Economy Workers
The bill, which passed the state Senate and is expected to become law, limits the kinds of workers who can be classified as contractors. It has vast implications for companies such as Lyft and Uber.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 11, 2019

California Lawmakers Advance Bill To Redefine And Protect Gig Workers
The bill, which passed the state Senate and is expected to become law, limits the kinds of workers who can be classified as contractors. It has vast implications for companies such as Lyft and Uber.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 11, 2019

'It's Been A Minute' Ponders: Are We In An Influencer Bubble?
The influencer market on Instagram is expected to reach more than $2.5 billion in 2020. What is it like to be an influencer, and what role has this model played in changing the advertising industry?

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 11, 2019

Designers Show Off Collections At New York Fashion Week
As New York Fashion Week draws to a close, here's a roundup of the latest trends that could make their way from the runway to our closets.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 11, 2019

Issues That Farmers Face Are Testing Trump's Rural Support
Farmers in the Midwest say they are struggling because of President Trump's ongoing trade war, and a recent decision on renewable fuels made from corn and soybeans that benefits the oil industry.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 11, 2019

Planet Money Examines How Presidential Candidates Need To Use Their Cash
As the 2020 elections come into focus, candidate ads asking for campaign donations are hard to miss. But does more money mean more votes?

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 10, 2019

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Weathers New Scrutiny
Ross is under the microscope again — this time for reportedly pressuring government scientists to back President Trump over a misleading tweet about Hurricane Dorian.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 10, 2019

Wilbur Ross At The Center Of Another Political Storm, This Time About The Weather
Ross is under the microscope again — this time for reportedly pressuring government scientists to back President Trump over a misleading tweet about Hurricane Dorian.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 10, 2019

Apple Launches Video-Streaming Service For $4.99 A Month
Apple is entering the video-streaming race, taking on Netflix, Disney and others with a new monthly subscription of $4.99. The company also announced new iPhones, as their sales have been slowing.

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