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Jul 12, 2020

Residents Of Alaskan Town Receive Monthly Stipend Not To Move Away During Pandemic
Southeast Alaska's economy is getting hammered without cruise ship tourists due to COVID-19. One city there is using its federal relief money to pay residents not to move away.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 12, 2020

New York Eater's Chief Critic Isn't Ready To Eat Out. Here's Why
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks New York Eater chief food critic Ryan Sutton why he thinks it's a moral choice to not dine out - inside or outside a restaurant - during the pandemic.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 11, 2020

Left To Enforce Local Mandates, Front-Line Retail Workers Face Threats
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Rachel Michelin, the president and CEO of the California Retailers Association, about the role of retail workers in enforcing masks within their stores.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 11, 2020

Cities Divert Police Budget Funds To Youth Summer Jobs
Some cities are shifting money from police budgets into summer youth jobs programs. A new challenge is adapting them to be safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 11, 2020

The Racial Justice Reckoning Over Sports Team Names Is Spreading
In the wake of George Floyd's killing, Confederate monuments have fallen, food companies have scrubbed racist imagery from labels, and now, pro sports teams names are under fresh review.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 10, 2020

NBCUniversal Head Explains His 50% Diversity Challenge
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Cesar Conde, chairman of the NBCUniversal News Group, about the 50% challenge he announced for diversifying hiring and training at the news organization.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 10, 2020

What Will Sanrio's New Leadership Mean For Hello Kitty?
A new CEO is steering a company that's seen years of slumping revenues and whose home market of Japan has an aging population. But "don't count out Hello Kitty," says an author of a book about Sanrio.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 10, 2020

Disney World Orlando To Reopen Despite COVID-19 Surge In Florida
Disney World begins reopening its Orlando theme parks Saturday with distancing enforced and face masks required. Many attractions won't be available but Disney fans have eagerly awaited the restart.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 10, 2020

Foreign Journalists Working For U.S. Government Broadcasters May Lose Visas
The agency, which oversees international media such as Voice of America, is examining visa renewals "case-by-case." Denial could mean expulsion from the U.S. and a return to hostile home countries.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 09, 2020

#Goyaway: Calls To Boycott Goya Foods After CEO Praises President Trump
Speaking at the White House Thursday, the CEO of Goya Foods praised the president as a "builder."

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 09, 2020

Starbucks Says Customers Must Wear Masks At Its Cafes
Several states already require people to wear masks in public spaces like coffee shops to slow the spread of the coronavirus, but many still have no such requirement.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 09, 2020

Joe Biden Lays Out His Economic Recovery Plan
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden unveiled his economic recovery plan Thursday. He outlined steps for immediate relief, with a focus on mobilizing manufacturing in the United States.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 09, 2020

Cameo Celebrity App: Will Birthday Wishes From Snoop Dogg Mean A Big Investor Payday?
Cameo has become one of the fastest-growing tech startups by letting anyone pay for birthday wishes and other greetings recorded by celebrities and influencers. But will its Silicon Valley hype last?

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 09, 2020

Black Lives Matter Gets Indians Talking About Skin Lightening And Colorism
The American call for racial justice has led to a heated debate over attitudes about skin tones — and caused some lightening creams, like Fair & Lovely from Unilever, to change their names.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 09, 2020

'Black Lives Matter' Gets Indians Talking About Skin Lightening And Colorism
The American call for racial justice has led to a heated debate over attitudes about skin tones — and caused some lightening creams, like "Fair & Lovely" from Unilever, to change their name.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 09, 2020

Biden Counters Trump's 'America First' With 'Build Back Better' Economic Plan
The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's proposal would inject $700 billion into the economy through American products and research.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 09, 2020

Supreme Court Says Trump Not 'Immune' From Records Release, But Hedges On House Case
In two 7-2 rulings written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the court allowed a subpoena in a New York criminal case but told a lower court to consider separation of powers when it comes to Congress.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 09, 2020

Supreme Court Says Trump Not 'Immune' From Records Release, Pushes Back On Congress
The vote on the New York grand jury case was 7 to 2 with Chief Justice John Roberts writing the opinion for the majority. The second case was about congressional subpoenas.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 09, 2020

The Economy May Be Losing Its Impact On Presidential Elections
Conventional wisdom (and some logic) says that a bad economy will hurt President Trump in November. But growing polarization may be severing the tie between economic health and voters' choices.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 09, 2020

'Devastated': As Layoffs Keep Coming, Hopes Fade That Jobs Will Return Quickly
"What we're seeing now is that lots more people who are unemployed are going to be unemployed for a longer period of time," economist Nick Bunker says.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 09, 2020

U.S. Broadcasting Agency Will Not Extend Visas For Its Foreign Journalists
Dozens of foreign nationals working in the U.S. for Voice of America may have to leave the country, putting some at risk of retribution from their nations' governments.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 08, 2020

United Airlines Tells 36,000 Employees They Might Lose Their Jobs
With bookings down and cancellations on the rise amid a surge in new COVID-19 cases, United's furloughs will be a "gut punch" to employees when federal coronavirus relief funding runs out.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 08, 2020

Report Slams Facebook For 'Vexing And Heartbreaking Decisions' On Free Speech
A two-year investigation concludes the social network's leaders made decisions that were "significant setbacks for civil rights."

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 08, 2020

Report Slams Facebook for 'Vexing And Heartbreaking Decisions' On Political Speech
A two-year investigation concludes the social network's leaders made decisions that were "significant setbacks for civil rights."

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 08, 2020

New Yorkers Look To Suburbs And Beyond. Other City Dwellers May Be Next
Now that so many are working from home, more people are considering moving out of the city. The pandemic has sent enough New Yorkers to the exits to shake up the area's housing market.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 08, 2020

Data Raises Questions About Who Benefited From PPP Loans
The government's paycheck protection program was intended to help small businesses during the pandemic keep workers on staff. But a lot of the recipients weren't exactly small businesses.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 07, 2020

Movie Theaters Sue New Jersey For Right To Reopen
Movie chains, including AMC Entertainment, Cinemark and Regal Cinemas, are seeking an injunction against Gov. Philip Murphy's phased reopening schedule unless it allows them to reopen.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 07, 2020

CFPB Strips Some Consumer Protections For Payday Loans
Federal regulators issue a new rule for payday lenders that strips out a key provision crafted during the Obama administration. Lenders no longer have to check that borrowers can repay a loan.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 07, 2020

Opinion: Companies Have A Duty To Defend Democracy
A survey of 50 former U.S. ambassadors shows they believe democracy and elections are the top issues companies need to prepare to publicly address.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 07, 2020

What Beer Sales Tell Us About The Recession
Cheap beer sales are surging, but cheap beers are still losing ground to craft beer. Yet craft breweries are still suffering. What is going on?

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 07, 2020

Boston Tavern Pivots To 'Plan B' To Try To Survive The Pandemic
Cornwall's has been a Kenmore Square mainstay for more than four decades. Now it's preparing to reopen — and to reinvent itself for survival during the pandemic.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 07, 2020

Bars Struggle After Being Forced To Close Again During Pandemic
After allowing bars to reopen, some states and counties are forcing them to close after COVID-19 cases surge. Bar owners are struggling to balance safety and health risks with economic realities.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 07, 2020

Native American Activists Victorious After Judge Orders Pipeline Shut Down
NPR's David Greene talks to Mark Trahant, editor of Indian Country Today, about what the Dakota Access Pipeline shutdown means for activists, and where the court battle goes from here.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 07, 2020

Surge In Coronavirus Cases Could Short-Circuit Economic Recovery
Restaurants, retail shops, and other service industries are starting to bounce back from the deep recession. But those gains could be jeopardized by a rise in new coronavirus infections.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 07, 2020

'Almost In Tears': A Hairstylist Worries About Reopening Too Soon
NPR's Chris Arnold sits down in the barber's chair as his 65-year-old hairstylist tells him about working 13-hour days, as he worries about catching the coronavirus.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 06, 2020

As Americans Avoided Restaurants And Doctors' Offices, Those Businesses Got Loans
The small business sectors that received the largest share of federal loans from the coronavirus relief package known as PPP include restaurants, doctors' offices, car dealerships and law firms.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 06, 2020

Uber Gobbles Up Postmates In $2.65 Billion Bet On Food Delivery
The deal is a sign of how the coronavirus pandemic has turned Uber's business model upside down, with customers shunning ride-hailing and flocking to delivery services.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 06, 2020

Uber Agrees To Acquire Postmates For $2.65 Billion
Uber has agreed to buy Postmates, bolstering its food-delivery business at a time when it is booming and many fewer people are hailing rides.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 06, 2020

'We Need Help': People At Higher Coronavirus Risk Fear Losing Federal Unemployment
An extra $600 a week in federal unemployment runs out at the end of July — even for people with underlying health conditions who are at much greater risk if they contract COVID-19.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 06, 2020

Court Rules Dakota Access Pipeline Must Be Emptied For Now
A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to produce a full environmental review. Until then, oil must stop flowing through the controversial pipeline.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 06, 2020

Court Rules That Dakota Access Pipeline Must Be Emptied For Now
A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to produce a full environmental review. Until then, oil must stop flowing through the controversial pipeline.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 06, 2020

Early Coronavirus Testing Restrictions Led To Some Big ER Bills
People with COVID-19 symptoms in March and April were often billed for expensive scans and bloodwork because they didn't qualify back then for a confirmatory coronavirus test. Some are crying foul.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 06, 2020

How The Recession Has Benefited The Richest Of The Rich
While much of the country is mired in economic hardship, a small group has emerged richer. They've benefited from a buoyant stock market and tax code changes that have favored the wealthy.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 05, 2020

California Wineries Wary Of Pandemic's Long-Term Impact
California's lucrative wine industry is grappling with the COVID-19 crisis. Some wineries are reopening, but they've already lost a huge amount of revenue over the last four months.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 05, 2020

Health Justice Lawyer Argues For Nationwide Eviction Moratorium
NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with law professor Emily Benfer about what local and federal officials need to do to avoid a housing crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 05, 2020

Long After Lockdown, Rome Hostel Owners Take A Big Hit From Pandemic
NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with Steve Brenner and Linda Martinez, owners of the Beehive Hostel in Rome, about how the EU's ban on American travelers is impacting their business this summer.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 05, 2020

Inside Seating? A Harlem Bar Owner Navigates COVID-19's Changing Rules
67 Orange Street makes do with take-out and outdoor service while waiting for a decision on inside dining in NYC.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 05, 2020

A Look Into The Wild Economy Of Tabletop Board Game Funding
The tabletop gaming community has quietly been shifting toward a new type of funding model where fans have increasing say over which games make it to their living rooms.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 05, 2020

South Korea Gets Long Awaited Green Onion Chex
South Koreans have been waiting 16 years for a new flavor of Chex Cereal - green onion.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 05, 2020

June Job Increase Threatened By Recent COVID-19 Surge
Millions of Americans went back to work last month as the economy re-opened. But the job gains could be jeopardized by a new surge in coronavirus infections.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 04, 2020

As U.K. Brings Coronavirus Infection Rate Down, Pubs Cautiously Reopen
After months under lockdown, thousands of pubs in England opened on Saturday. Beer drinkers are calling it their own "Independence Day," but health experts worry it could spread the coronavirus.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 04, 2020

The Latest Economic And Health Effects Of Pandemic
COVID-19 cases are surging in several states. In some places, officials are urging people to stay home and enjoy July 4th celebrations, like fireworks, from their houses.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 04, 2020

Bar Owners Sue Texas Governor Greg Abbott After Second Round Of COVID-19 Closures
Melissa Lynn Kelly owns a bar in Longview, Texas. Kelly and other bar owners are suing Texas Gov. Greg Abbott after he closed bars across the state to curb the recent surge of COVID-19 cases.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 04, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Pushes Many In New York City To Suburbs
The real estate market is white hot in many suburbs outside New York City. The pandemic pushed many thinking about making the move to actually go for it.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 04, 2020

Bar Owners Sue Texas Gov. Greg Abbott After 2nd Round Of COVID-19 Closures
Melissa Lynn Kelly owns a bar in Longview, Texas. Kelly and other bar owners are suing Texas Gov. Greg Abbott after he closed bars across the state to curb the recent surge of COVID-19 cases.

NPR Topics: Business
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

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

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

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.

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