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Jul 17, 2018

Tenants Sue Kushner Cos. For Alleged Harassment, N.Y. Governor Launches Probe
Current and former tenants say the company exposed them to toxic dust, noise and rats, forcing them out of their rent-stabilized apartments and making way for luxury-condo buyers.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 17, 2018

EU And Japan Sign Trade Agreement That Was 5 Years In The Making
The European Union and Japan signed a trade agreement Tuesday making it much easier to sell goods in each region. With a veiled reference to President Trump's trade policies, European officials say they're taking a stand against protectionism.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 17, 2018

Why Cash Is King In Zimbabwe
In Zimbabwe, getting paper currency can be a major problem due to a country-wide shortage. NPR looks at how that's playing out on the ground, and what it takes for people there to get their hands on cash.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 17, 2018

Fed's Powell Says A Long Trade War Could Hurt U.S. Economy
A long trade war that results in higher, broader tariffs "will be bad for our economy and for other economies too," Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said at a Senate hearing Tuesday.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 17, 2018

Amazon's Jeff Bezos Became Richest Man In Modern History Just Ahead Of Prime Day
Amazon's fourth Prime Day sale had a few hitches but is off to a strong start. The company's valuation increased so much that Jeff Bezos is now the richest man in modern history with his net worth topping $150 billion.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 17, 2018

In Face Of Protectionism, EU And Japan Sign Huge Open-Trade Deal
Japan and the European Union have signed an agreement that creates an open trade zone for 600 million people. The parties account for approximately one-third of GDP worldwide.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 17, 2018

Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You — And It Could Raise Your Rates
Without scrutiny, insurers and data brokers are predicting your health costs based on public data about things like race, marital status, your TV consumption and even if you buy plus-size clothing.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 17, 2018

Puerto Rico's Electric Utility Is In Chaos, With Customers Still Awaiting Power
Leadership of Puerto Rico's troubled electric utility collapsed after a mass resignation from its board of directors. At the same time, thousands of residents are still waiting for power 10 months after Hurricane Maria.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 17, 2018

NAACP Focuses On Energizing Voters For Local, Congressional Elections
At its annual conference this week in San Antonio, the NAACP is pushing issues including a get-out-the-vote effort and discussions about what the group calls President Trump's racist policies.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 17, 2018

Even Conservative Media, Trump's Usual Defenders, Struggle To Explain Helsinki
Conservative media haven't been as supportive as usual of President Trump after the Helsinki summit in which he appeared to side with Russia's president over the U.S. intelligence community.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 17, 2018

Charlotte, N.C., Signals That It Wants To Host GOP Convention
The city of Charlotte decided it wants to host the Republican National Convention in 2020. The city council's vote came after hours of contentious debate from dozens of speakers and an overflow crowd.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 16, 2018

FCC Blocks Sinclair-Tribune Deal
A top federal regulator has knocked Sinclair Broadcast Group's planned acquisition of Tribune Media's TV stations off course. The takeover would have further consolidated the local TV business.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 16, 2018

Japan's Ninja Shortage
Japan's population is shrinking. It's harder and harder to find qualified people to fill a lot of jobs. Including ninjas.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 16, 2018

FCC Chairman Pai Cites 'Serious Concerns' About Sinclair-Tribune Deal
The news could put in jeopardy plans by Sinclair — already the nation's largest TV station owner — to grow even bigger.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 16, 2018

Contoured, Highlighted And Bronzed: The Business Of Makeup
Our lip gloss is poppin.'

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 16, 2018

China Files WTO Complaint Over U.S. Tariffs On $200 Billion Of Imports
The complaint comes less than a week after the Trump administration published a preliminary list of more than 6,000 Chinese products that it wants to hit with new tariffs.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 16, 2018

America's Last Blockbuster: 'There's A Line Of Customers At The Store Right Now'
As of July 16, there will be only one Blockbuster video store operating in the United States — in Bend, Ore.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 16, 2018

Poll: Where You Watch TV News Predicts Your Feelings On Immigration
On some questions, people who get their TV news primarily from Fox News or CNN are even further apart than Republicans and Democrats. Viewers of the other big TV networks are somewhere in between.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 15, 2018

MoviePass CEO Discusses Future Of Company And Business Model
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe about the future of the MoviePass subscription service, which is on the brink of bankruptcy.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 15, 2018

In Britain, Businesses Brace For A Hit Amid Tensions In The 'Special Relationship'
Many in the U.K. are hoping that any tensions with the U.S. over trade are temporary - especially business owners.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 15, 2018

Kylie Jenner: Future Billionaire
Forbes predicts Kylie Jenner will be a billionaire by the time she turns 21. Natalie Robehmed wrote about Jenner, and tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about the product that built her empire: Lip Kits.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 15, 2018

The Call-In: Underemployment
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Scott Dobroski, employment trends analyst at Glassdoor, and Dawn Fay, of recruiting agency Robert Half, about underemployment.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 15, 2018

How Underemployment Is Affecting The Job Market
Underemployment measures the number of workers placed in jobs that are below their qualifications from a bachelor's degree and beyond. The effects can be different, depending on the field of work.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 14, 2018

Tariffs Hit Maine's Lobster Industry
Dealers ship millions of dollars' worth of live Maine lobster to China but much of that business may be headed to Canadian lobstermen after hefty new tariffs.

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Jul 14, 2018

Tech Workers Demand CEOs Stop Doing Business With ICE, Other U.S. Agencies
Workers from Salesforce, Microsoft and other firms have been putting pressure on the companies, arguing that they support immoral policies through their ties to the federal government.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 13, 2018

How Universities And Businesses Are Trying To Engineer More Accidental Genius
Some of the greatest discoveries in the world have been totally random and happened by accident. Penicillin, X-ray images, the smoke detector, popsicles. Now, universities and businesses are trying to see if they can create the conditions for the next great accident.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 13, 2018

It Is Legal For Kids To Work On Tobacco Farms, But It Can Make Them Sick
Advocates say that gaps in federal regulations leave child workers vulnerable to the health risks of nicotine and pesticide exposure. Labor laws allow larger farms to hire kids as young as 12.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 13, 2018

Criticism from Ethics Watchdog Leads Commerce Secretary Ross To Sell Remaining Stocks
After receiving a strongly worded letter from the government ethics office, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says he will sell all of his remaining stocks.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 13, 2018

'I Know How Far I Can Go': Black Entrepreneurs Overcome Challenges In Brazil
Salvador, the capital of Bahia state, has become a hub for black-owned businesses. A startup accelerator there supports companies based on their potential for social and economic impact.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 13, 2018

Congressional Republicans Struggle To Push Back On Trump's Tariffs
The Senate voted 88-11 this week to constrain presidential authority to use national security as justification for taxing foreign goods, but the measure was nonbinding.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 13, 2018

Jury Awards $4.7 Billion To Women In Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Suit
The award, reportedly the largest-ever in such a case, was awarded to 22 women and their families who claim asbestos in the powder contributed to their ovarian cancer. The company plans an appeal.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 12, 2018

Ireland Expected To Become World's First Country To Divest From Fossil Fuels
The lower house of parliament OK'd the bill, which is likely to sail through the upper house too. "We are ready to think and act beyond narrow short-term and vested interests," one lawmaker vowed.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 12, 2018

Leadership Of Puerto Rico's Electric Utility Crumbles Amid Power Struggle
Five board members — including the newly named CEO — resigned rather than submit to demands from the governor. The utility still has not restored power to all who lost it after Hurricane Maria.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 12, 2018

PayPal Letter To Deceased Customer: 'You Should Read This Notice Carefully'
The online credit company wrote to a British woman who had died of cancer, saying her death was a breach of contract. It has since apologized, cleared the debt and pledged to review its processes.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 12, 2018

U.S. Government To Appeal Judge's Approval Of AT&T-Time Warner Deal
A month after judge backed the $85 billion deal, federal antitrust attorneys say they will seek to overturn it. AT&T has already started to consolidate control of its new media holdings.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 12, 2018

Fast-Food Chains Back Away From Limits On Whom They Hire
Seven fast-food franchises, facing potential prosecution from the state of Washington, abandoned a practice critics say hurt workers' chances of earning more and moving up the ladder.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 12, 2018

Trump Administration's Tariffs Starting To Trickle Down To Small Communities
In the U.S. the aluminum and steel tariffs that the Trump administration proposed are starting to be felt in Alabama, the third largest state for auto exports. State officials are raising concerns about the tariffs, and that could put Alabama at odds with the president.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 12, 2018

Tired Of Tiny Seats And No Legroom On Flights? Don't Expect It To Change
The Federal Aviation Administration is refusing to regulate the size of airline seats, saying it sees no evidence that filling smaller seats with bigger passengers slows emergency evacuations.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 12, 2018

Journalist Sees 'Almost No Daylight' Between Fox News And White House Agendas
Vanity Fair's Gabriel Sherman says the president and Fox News host Sean Hannity "speak almost daily, after Hannity's show, sometimes before, and sometimes for up to an hour a day."

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 12, 2018

REPORT: 1.6 Billion Opioid Doses Poured Into Missouri Over 6 Years
A Senate investigation into prescription opioids in Missouri finds that pharmaceutical wholesalers had different standards for reporting suspicious orders to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 12, 2018

Ivanka Trump Pushes Family Leave, But Former Obama Official Pushes Back
In an editorial published by Fox News, the president's daughter and adviser said there was growing support in the Republican Party for paid family leave.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 12, 2018

Ivanka Trump's Push For Family Leave Draws Criticism From Former Obama Official
In a Fox News opinion piece, Trump cites GOP support for paid family leave. A ex-Obama administration official says it ignores that Democrats have long pushed for such a measure over GOP objections.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 12, 2018

NASA Needs Backup Plan To Maintain U.S. Presence At Space Station, Watchdog Says
The Government Accountability Office released a report warning NASA that further delays in the space agency's commercial crew program could keep American astronauts from reaching the space station.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 12, 2018

Conservative Family Leave Plan Gains Traction
A conservative plan for paid family leave is gaining traction from Republicans. NPR's Noel King talks with Carrie Lukas of the Independent Women's Forum about why her group is championing the program.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 12, 2018

U.S. And China Trade War: 'Which One Can Endure The Pain The Better?'
The United States has leverage over China in the escalating trade conflict between the two countries. But China could retaliate in ways that cause real harm to the American economy.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 12, 2018

China Is Better Able To Withstand A Trade War Than In The Past
The United States still buys a lot of products from China, but overall China is a lot less dependent on trade than it used to be. And Beijing now has leverage over the U.S. that it once lacked.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 12, 2018

Papa John's Founder Quits As Chairman After Using The N-Word During Conference Call
During a conference call in May, Schnatter used the word as he sought to downplay earlier remarks made about the NFL anthem protests led by African American players.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 11, 2018

How China Is Grappling With Growing Trade War With U.S.
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Yun Sun of the Stimson Center about President Trump's threat to impose an additional $200 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods, unless certain demands — like ending theft of American intellectual property — are met.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 11, 2018

Monsanto Lawsuit Over Cancer Claims Can Proceed, Federal Judge Rules
Saying "a reasonable jury could conclude" that the herbicide in Monsanto's Roundup can cause a form of cancer, a federal judge blocks the company's attempt to quash the lawsuit.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 11, 2018

Why People With Disabilities Want Bans On Plastic Straws To Be More Flexible
As cities and companies — including Starbucks — move to oust straws in a bid to reduce pollution, people with disabilities say they're losing access to a necessary, lifesaving tool.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 11, 2018

Caught In The Extended Stay Motel Trap
Branson, Mo., welcomes more than eight million tourists each year, but the economic boom has passed by many of its low-wage workers who struggle to find safe and affordable housing.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 11, 2018

Morning News Brief: NATO Summit, Trade War Heats Up
At the NATO summit in Brussels, President Trump launched into a harsh and public critique of the alliance. And, the White House says it will assess tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 11, 2018

Supreme Court Nominee May Be Hard To Pin Down On Obamacare
Brett Kavanaugh, the president's Supreme Court nominee, will have a chance to leave his mark on a series of health care cases — and specifically the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 11, 2018

Trade War With China Heats Up
The Trump administration is preparing more tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports. The administration's list encompasses more than 6,000 items, including seafood, propane and toilet paper.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 11, 2018

Pfizer Agrees To Postpone Drug Price Hikes After Trump Tweet
The pharmaceutical company Pfizer says it will postpone price increases that went into effect on July 1st. The move follows pressure from President Trump, who posted a critical tweet on Monday.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 10, 2018

Trump Administration Readies Tariffs On $200 Billion Of Chinese Imports
The administration's list includes more than 6,000 items, including seafood, propane and toilet paper.

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Jul 10, 2018

Regulators Investigate Fast-Food Chains' Limits On Who They Hire
Ten states and the District of Columbia are asking fast-food chains about the use of what are known as "no poach" agreements that limit the ability of workers to switch jobs.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 10, 2018

Regulators Investigate Fast-Food Chains' Limits On Whom They Hire
Ten states and the District of Columbia are asking fast-food chains about the use of what are known as "no poach" agreements that limit the ability of workers to switch jobs.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 10, 2018

Regulators Investigate Fast-Food Chains' Limits On Worker Recruitment
Ten states and the District of Columbia are asking fast-food chains about the use of so-called "no-poach" agreements that limit the ability of workers to switch jobs.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 10, 2018

Did The U.S. Threaten Ecuador Over A Breastfeeding Resolution?
A State Department official says "reports suggesting the United States threatened a partner nation related to a World Health Assembly resolution are false." The New York Times says the U.S. did.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 10, 2018

Trump Administration Denies Threatening Ecuador Over A Breastfeeding Resolution
A State Department official says "reports suggesting the United States threatened a partner nation related to a World Health Assembly resolution are false." The New York Times says the U.S. did.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 10, 2018

Southwest Airlines Says It Will Stop Serving Peanuts
Peanuts have long been a part of Southwest's marketing campaigns. The carrier says it is ditching the snack is to protect passengers with peanut allergies.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 10, 2018

Why President Trump Hates Canadian Dairy — And Canada Insists On Protecting It
President Trump has railed against Canada when it comes to trade. A particular point of criticism is the dairy industry. Canada slaps steep tariffs on imports of milk, cheese and butter from the U.S.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 10, 2018

Politics Planted The Seed For A Business In Herbs And Teas
The 2016 U.S. presidential election led two women to create a business steeped in changing how immigrants are viewed by celebrating their contributions to agriculture.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 09, 2018

The Push For A Gender-Neutral Siri
Siri, Alexa and Cortana all started out as female. Now a group of marketing executives, tech experts and academics are trying to make virtual assistants more egalitarian.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 09, 2018

Trade War With China Heats Up, But Tariff Effects Are Already Rippling Across U.S.
Trade tensions have reached a boiling point with tit-for-tat tariffs between the U.S. and China. But even before these levies went into effect other tariffs were having a big impact on U.S. companies.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 09, 2018

Why Divorce Lawyers Are Advising Their Clients To Finalize Agreements Before 2019
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with New York Times reporter Jim Tankersley, about people rushing to finalize divorces so they can deduct alimony payments before the new tax law kicks in.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 09, 2018

The Recession Predictor, Still Predictive?
Every time the yield curve has inverted since 1970, the economy has fallen into recession. It's getting close to inverting now, but it may no longer be the recession predictor it once was.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 09, 2018

We're looking for two interns!
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NPR Topics: Business
Jul 09, 2018

Starbucks: Goodbye Plastic Straws
Starbucks announced on Monday that it plans to get rid of plastic straws in its 28,000 stores worldwide by 2020. Instead, the company said it plans to use recyclable plastic lids that allow sipping.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 09, 2018

Starbucks: Goodbye, Plastic Straws
Starbucks announced on Monday that it plans to get rid of plastic straws in its 28,000 stores worldwide by 2020. Instead, the company said it plans to use recyclable plastic lids that allow sipping.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 09, 2018

Britain's Brexit Secretary Abruptly Quits, Throwing Deal To Leave EU In Doubt
Days after Prime Minister Theresa May's Cabinet hammered out a proposal for leaving the bloc, Brexit Secretary David Davis is stepping down, saying the plan leaves the U.K. in a weak position.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 09, 2018

U.S. Soybeans Are A Prime Target For Chinese Tariffs
David Greene talks to soybean farmer Michael Petefish, head of the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association, about how farmers are preparing to take the hit from Chinese tariffs.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 09, 2018

LA Port Will Likely Feel Effects From U.S.-China Trade War
The port of Los Angeles braces for the fallout of the escalating trade war between China and the U.S. More than half of the goods that pass through this port are going to or coming from China.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 08, 2018

Tariff Reactions On The Northern Border
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Garry Douglas of the North Country Chamber of Commerce about how the trade war between the U.S. and Canada has affected businesses on both sides of the border.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 07, 2018

China's Retaliatory Tariffs Hit Small Recycling Business
NPR's Michel Martin speaks to Jeff Padnos, co-owner of Padnos Recycling about how the tariffs on China are affecting his business.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 07, 2018

Is 'Trade War' Accurate?
A so-called trade war with China seems to be underway. NPR's Michel Martin talks with David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about what it means for the United States.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 07, 2018

The Steelworkers Argument For Tariffs
Michel Martin speaks to Holly Hart of the United Steel Workers Union, about its support of the administration's tariffs.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 07, 2018

What The Tit-For-Tat Tariffs Could Mean For The 2 Largest Economies
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about tariffs and their impact.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 07, 2018

Tariffs And The Soybean Business
John Heisdorffer, president of the American Soybean Association, tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer he and his fellow farmers are concerned about the tariff war.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 06, 2018

Judge Orders Chinese Wind Turbine Maker To Pay $59 Million For Stealing Trade Secrets
Chinese wind turbine maker Sinovel Wind Group Co. has been ordered to pay $59 million for stealing trade secrets from wind technology firm, American Superconductor Corp by a federal judge.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 06, 2018

Judge Orders Chinese Wind-Turbine Maker To Pay $59 Million For Stealing Trade Secrets
A federal criminal court had in January convicted Sinovel of paying an Austria-based employee of American Superconductor Corp. to steal the source code for software that powered wind turbines.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 06, 2018

China, U.S. Plunge Into Trade War
The U.S. has entered into a trade war with China. The U.S. has imposed 25 percent tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods, including electronics, robotics and engine parts, but not popular consumer goods such as mobile phones. China retaliated with tariffs of equal amount on U.S. agricultural products, such as soybeans, wheat and beef.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 06, 2018

Jobs: 10 Questions in 10 Minutes
It's jobs Friday! For a comprehensive mid-year update on the labor market, we ask labor economist Betsey Stevenson ten questions in ten minutes.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 06, 2018

American Companies In China Are Concerned About Tariffs, Zarit Says
On Friday, the U.S. imposed tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese imports. Steve Inskeep talks to William Zarit, chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in China, about the impact of tariffs.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 06, 2018

Czech Company Designs A Nonalcoholic Beer To Taste Good To Cancer Patients
A nonalcoholic brew joins the growing market to help chemo patients overcome the changes in their palates that make food unappealing. And it just might help them feel better, too.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 06, 2018

China Says U.S. Has Begun 'Largest Trade War' In History, Retaliates With Tariffs
At midnight, U.S. tariffs took effect on $34 billion worth of imported Chinese goods — and Beijing responded quickly. The tit-for-tat marks a significant escalation in the countries' trade dispute.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 06, 2018

A Trade War Between The U.S. And China Has Begun
At 12:01 ET Friday, the U.S. fired the first shots in the trade war by imposing tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods. China has hit American goods with equivalent tariffs.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 06, 2018

The Economy Keeps Adding Jobs, But Filling Them Gets Harder
Economists say the government's June jobs report is likely to show a continued tightening of the labor market. They estimate 195,000 jobs were added last month and unemployment held at 3.8 percent.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 06, 2018

U.S. Added 213,000 Jobs In June
The government's June jobs report beat expectations with another 213,000 jobs added. The unemployment rate ticked up to 4.0 percent with more people entering this labor work force.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 05, 2018

Trump Aims Tariffs At Chinese Companies, But Other Firms Will Also Feel The Pain
A new round of tariffs is set to begin Friday. The cost of the levies is likely to ripple through the complex global supply chains that make up much of the trade between the U.S. and China.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 05, 2018

For Young Workers In Central Appalachia Job Options Are Slim
Despite a recent upturn in the coal industry, it's still difficult for young people to secure jobs working in coal. Embedded's Kelly McEvers and Chris Benderev report on on man from Central Appalachia who's made the decision NOT to work in coal, and the challenges he faces in a region where good paying jobs seem few and far between.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 05, 2018

Philadelphia Ends Gender Segregation In Public Pools
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation has formally ended a longstanding policy of segregating male and female swimmers by day. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Billy Penn reporter Michaela Winberg.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 05, 2018

The Celebrity Perfume Is Back
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Jenna Rosenstein , senior beauty editor for Harper's-Bazaar.com, about celebrity perfumes and their peculiar history and place in popular culture.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 05, 2018

The Long French Goodbye
A quirk in French labor law makes it especially difficult for a company to lay off its employees. It's a system designed to protect workers, but it also consequences for the rest of the economy.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 05, 2018

Seeking Pay Equity, Female Flutist Sues Boston Symphony Orchestra
The orchestra's top flutist, Elizabeth Rowe, says that she is paid substantially less than her closest counterpart — a man. Her suit may be the first filed under a new Massachusetts pay equity law.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 05, 2018

FAA To Passengers: Not Our Job To Regulate Seat Size, Legroom On Planes
In a letter responding to a lawsuit brought by the group Flyers Rights, the Federal Aviation Administration said that current seat size is not a safety issue.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 05, 2018

U.S. And Iran Trade Threats Over Oil Exports, Persian Gulf Shipping Lane
After Iran's president suggested Mideast oil exports could be disrupted if Iran's oil exports are cut off, Washington said it would do what's necessary to keep the Strait of Hormuz open for tankers.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 05, 2018

What Happens When Bureaucracy Accidentally Kills You?
There is a list of names of just about everyone with a social security number who has died. It is meant to prevent identity theft. But sometimes a name of a living person gets added by accident.

NPR Topics: Business
Jul 05, 2018

Northwest Ranchers Have Beef With Trump's Trade Wars, But Still Support Him
Tariffs are hitting U.S. beef exports this week. Ranchers across the West are bracing to lose money — but many still proudly back the president.

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