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Feb 25, 2021

TikTok To Pay $92 Million To Settle Class-Action Suit Over 'Theft' Of Personal Data
The proposed settlement applies to 89 million TikTok users in the U.S. whose personal data was allegedly tracked and sold to advertisers in violation of state and federal law.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 25, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Makers' Booster Shots Aim At A Moving Target: Coronavirus Variants
In the future, different circumstances will likely determine which vaccine or booster a person receives, based on their antibodies — and which variant is common in their region.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 25, 2021

Costco To Raise Minimum Wage To $16 An Hour: 'This Isn't Altruism'
Next week's pay increase would put Costco ahead of much of the industry. W. Craig Jelinek said it would reduce turnover and boost productivity.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 25, 2021

Democrats Say Relief Programs Could Become This Generation's New Deal
Democrats are using the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill to introduce measures they say will reduce poverty. People already at risk for falling behind have seen big setbacks over the past year.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 25, 2021

Texas Lawmakers To Hold 1st Hearing Into Devastating Blackouts
The massive failure of the Texas energy system has spurred a blame game and fresh calls for reform. Texas lawmakers are debating what went wrong, and how to keep it from happening again.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 25, 2021

Watchdog Faults FAA For 'Significant Misunderstanding' Of Flight System
The inspector general for the Transportation Department says U.S. regulators must address oversight failures that led to two deadly Boeing 737 Max crashes in 2018 and 2019.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 24, 2021

FDA Analysis of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Finds It Safe, Effective
The Food and Drug Administration released an analysis of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday morning that appears to support its authorization for emergency use.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 24, 2021

Postmaster General DeJoy Faces Questioning About Mail Delays
Beset by delivery delays, the postmaster general is working on a 10-year strategy for the Postal Service. He testifies before a House panel on Wednesday.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 24, 2021

Under Pressure, Postmaster General Calls For Changes To Mail Delivery
Louis DeJoy is testifying about shortfalls at the U.S. Postal Service. Despite calls for his resignation, DeJoy say he plans to follow through on an overhaul plan. "Get used to me," he said.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 24, 2021

For Black Families, Evictions Are Still At A Crisis Point — Despite Moratorium
"Black individuals make up about 21% of all renters, but they make up 35% of all defendants on eviction cases," says Peter Hepburn, a researcher for Princeton University's Eviction Lab.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 24, 2021

Biden Executive Order Seeks Fixes For Shortfalls Of Foreign-Made Items
President Biden is expected to sign an order on Wednesday to kick off sweeping reviews of products that have run short in recent months, including semiconductors and pharmaceutical ingredients.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 24, 2021

High-End Medical Provider Let Ineligible People Skip COVID-19 Vaccine Line
Concierge health care provider One Medical has been allowing ineligible people to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Staff questioned what they saw as inappropriate, internal documents obtained by NPR show.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 24, 2021

Biden Signs Order Seeking Homegrown Fixes For Shortfalls Of Foreign-Made Items
During the pandemic, the U.S. couldn't import enough gloves. Recently, car makers ran out of semiconductors. So the White House wants to find ways to make more critical items in the United States.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 24, 2021

Biden To Sign Order Seeking Homegrown Fixes For Shortfalls Of Foreign-Made Items
During the pandemic, the U.S. couldn't import enough gloves. Recently, car makers ran out of semiconductors. So the White House wants to find ways to make more critical items in the United States.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 24, 2021

Board Members Resign From Texas Electric Grid Operator After Mass Power Outages
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has been heavily criticized after last week's winter storm left more than 4 million Texans without power for several days.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 23, 2021

After Explosion, FAA Orders Engine Checks On Boeing's Pratt & Whitney Powered Planes
Days after the explosion of an airplane engine over Colorado, the FAA is requiring all aircraft equipped with the same components to undergo fresh inspections, effective immediately.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 23, 2021

Ahmed Zaki Yamani, Key To Making Saudi Arabia A World Oil Power, Dies At 90
He was Saudi Arabia's oil minister for nearly 25 years, rising to fame for engineering the 1973 oil embargo and negotiating Saudi control of Aramco from U.S. fuel giants.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 23, 2021

From Cleveland To Boston, Newsrooms Revisit Old Stories To Offer A 'Fresh Start'
The Boston Globe has begun letting people ask to revisit or remove past coverage of their actions that has since damaged their reputations. Here's how a similar effort has played out in Cleveland.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 23, 2021

Al Jazeera Is Launching A Right-Leaning News Outlet Called Rightly
A host of the new venture tells NPR, "my focus will be on the right and building the case over time for why the liberal tradition is worth defending."

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 23, 2021

Fed Chair Jerome Powell Warns Of Long Road Ahead To Recover Millions Of Lost Jobs
Powell warned it will take time to put millions of jobless Americans back to work, while also downplaying inflation threats.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 23, 2021

Pigeons Star In A Tale Of Mining In 'Flight Of The Diamond Smugglers'
Journalist Matthew Gavin Frank exposes the history of South Africa's nefarious diamond industry, accompanied by a tale of pigeons and their role in subversion, in crisp and poetic prose.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 23, 2021

Boeing 777's Engine Explosion Is The 3rd Such Incident Since 2018
Investigators looking into Saturday's engine explosion of a United Airlines Boeing 777 say several fan blades separated from the engine. But it is too soon to say why it happened.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 23, 2021

DeJoy's Plan To Overhaul Postal Systems Draws Criticism
With his agency facing continued delivery delays and financial issues, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy will appear before a congressional panel Wednesday. He's working on reform, but some want him out.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 23, 2021

Who Wins Or Loses If There's An Increase In The Federal Minimum Wage?
NPR's Rachel Martin talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution, about Democrats' aim to pass a COVID-19 relief package with a hike in the federal minimum wage.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 23, 2021

Winter Storm Delivers Another Blow To Communities Of Color
Last week's deep winter freeze exposed a series of inequities. Among them, communities of color in Houston face unique challenges recovering from the storm after already being hit hardest by COVID-19.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 22, 2021

As Cities Grapple With Climate Change, Gas Utilities Fight To Stay In Business
Natural gas utilities face a bleak future in a world increasingly concerned about climate change. An NPR investigation shows how they work to block local climate action and protect their business.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 22, 2021

A Look At The Continuing Effects Of COVID-19 On The Amusement Park Industry
Regional theme parks are considering selling off property to raise capital. Cedar Fair and Six Flags are in the midst of a cash burn of $25 million a month with attendance dropping due to COVID-19.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 22, 2021

Collins, Romney Deliver New Blow To Tanden's Nomination To Lead OMB
The centrist Republicans' opposition to Neera Tanden taking the helm of the budget office comes after one Democratic senator also said he would not support her confirmation.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 22, 2021

Despite Illinois' Promise, State Lacks Black-Owned Cannabis Dispensaries
When Illinois legalized recreational marijuana, lawmakers promised those who were harmed by the war on drugs would be able to cash in. That is not what happened.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 22, 2021

Why Some Texas Residents Now Face Huge Electricity Bills
Texans who managed to keep the lights on during the winter storm are getting sky-high electric bills, the product of a deregulated industry that allows power companies to charge variable rates.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 22, 2021

The Extraordinary Steps Museums Are Taking To Survive The Pandemic
New York's Metropolitan Museum is considering selling some art to help pay the bills. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to museum Director Max Hollein about the financial duress the museum is experiencing.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 21, 2021

After Days Of Mass Outages, Some Texas Residents Now Face Huge Electricity Bills
Texas allows companies to sell electricity at wholesale prices. When the price of electricity skyrocketed last week, that meant exorbitant bills for many residents who had been trying to save money.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 21, 2021

DC's Iconic Howard Deli Closes Due To COVID-19
Since 1924, Howard Deli fed college students, staff, and DC residents who lived near the Howard University campus. The pandemic, and the health of one of its owners, has lead to its permanent closing.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 21, 2021

The Boston Globe's New Program Allows Subjects To Erase Past Coverage
The Boston Globe will give people a chance to ask to revisit or remove past coverage of their actions that has since damaged their reputations. We look at how a similar effort played out in Cleveland.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 21, 2021

Newsrooms Revisit Past Coverage As Editors Offer A Fresh Start
The Boston Globe will give people a chance to ask to revisit or remove past coverage of their actions that has since damaged their reputations. We look at how a similar effort played out in Cleveland.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 21, 2021

Natural Gas Companies Have Their Own Plans To Go Low-Carbon
The companies face an existential threat as more governments and businesses move to tackle climate change. So a growing number have their own plans to decarbonize, by creating renewable gas.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 20, 2021

Debris Falls From The Sky Near Denver After Flight Suffers Engine Failure
A Hawaii-bound United Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing at Denver's airport after experiencing an engine failure shortly after takeoff. There are no reports of injuries.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 20, 2021

Controls On Vaccine Exports 'Hold Back' Pandemic Recovery, Warns Incoming WTO Head
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is set to lead the World Trade Organization. She talked with NPR about the WTO's role in improving access to vaccines and says there's "no doubt" that the WTO needs reforms.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 20, 2021

American Indicators: The Faces And Stories Behind The Economic Statistics
Some sectors are thriving, while others continue to struggle, putting different people in vastly different situations. NPR is following four people who will help illustrate the arc of the recovery.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 20, 2021

Facebook Blocks News Content From Australia
Facebook is blocking news in and from Australia because of proposed legislation there. Google is striking deals with Australian media. What could these developments mean for what we see online?

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 20, 2021

Wisconsin Biologist Charged In Caviar Scam
The top sturgeon biologist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and several others have been charged with crimes related to an illegal sturgeon caviar bartering ring.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 20, 2021

FACT CHECK: Biden's Comments On Loan Forgiveness And Elite Colleges
The President said he doesn't want to forgive the loans of people who went to "Harvard and Yale and Penn." The real picture of student debt in the United States is much more complicated.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 20, 2021

A Bicycle. A Trip. Or Just Pants: The Things We Buy When Pining For Normal Times
Even the most mundane purchases are becoming objects of hope as we crave the routines and experiences of daily life in this period of isolation.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 19, 2021

Behind The Pandemic Purchases We Won't Use Until Later
What's the point of buying something now that you can't even use during the pandemic? Social scientists say there is value in anticipation — in giving yourself a concrete way to look forward.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 19, 2021

Applications For Aid Program Helping Seniors And People With Disabilities Plunges
The number of applicants for Supplemental Security Income, a federal program for people in dire financial situations, has plummeted.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 18, 2021

Major Players In GameStop Stock Saga Appear Before House Committee
The GameStop trading saga landed on Capitol Hill today with a House hearing that touched on short selling and restrictions on trading during the middle of the frenzy.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 18, 2021

Sale Of Tribune Publishing To Alden Global Capital Raises Concerns In Newsrooms
The company which owns the Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun and the Hartford Courant has sold itself to Alden Global Capital, a hedge fund known for slashing its other newspaper holdings.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 18, 2021

No, The Blackouts In Texas Weren't Caused By Renewables. Here's What Really Happened
Some prominent Republicans have blamed wind and solar power for the blackouts in the storm-stricken state. But the truth is every source of generation fell short.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 18, 2021

Several Days Into The Texas Deep Freeze, Food Is Scarce
Amid power and water shutdowns, the extreme cold is disrupting the food supply. Customers are finding empty grocery shelves across Texas and people desperate to stock up are forming long lines.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 18, 2021

Almost A Year Into The Pandemic, Working Moms Feel 'Forgotten,' Journalist Says
Claire Cain Miller says many working moms have scaled back on their hours or left the workforce entirely in response to new household burdens. "There were never the structures in place to help us."

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 18, 2021

Jerry Jones' Company Hits 'Jackpot' As Harsh Storms Send Natural Gas Prices Surging
A drilling company controlled by the Dallas Cowboys owner said it was benefitting after natural gas prices surged in the middle of powerful winter storms.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 18, 2021

Debate Over Student Loan Forgiveness Hinges On 2 Numbers: $10,000 Vs. $50,000
The Biden administration is trying to figure out how much student debt to forgive and how to go about doing it — through executive action or legislation.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 18, 2021

Twitter In Standoff With India's Government Over Free Speech And Local Law
Twitter blocked hundreds of accounts the Indian government said were inciting violence. Then it unblocked them. Now it's stuck between Indian law and defending free speech.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 18, 2021

'I Am Not A Cat ... I Am Not A Hedge Fund': Trader Roaring Kitty Tells Congress
The House Financial Services Committee is convening a noon hearing to ask questions of major players touching several facets of the GameStop and meme stock story.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 18, 2021

GameStop Hearing Today: Roaring Kitty Along With CEOs To Appear Before Congress
The House Financial Services Committee is convening a noon hearing to ask questions of major players touching several facets of the GameStop and meme stock story.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 18, 2021

News Brief: Texas Storm, Facebook's Australian Restrictions, Mars Landing
Many Texans are waking up to another day without power. Australians are missing news from their Facebook feeds. Plus, NASA readies its six-wheeled rover Perseverance to land on Mars Thursday.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 18, 2021

Facebook Takes A Hard Line Against Proposed Australian Law
Facebook is blocking news content for people and publishers in Australia because of a debate over whether tech giants should pay news organizations for articles that are shared on their networks.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 17, 2021

5 Things Every Family Should Know About Paying For College
For many families, this is one of the biggest financial decisions they'll ever make. A new book helps navigate the often confusing and opaque financial aid system.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 17, 2021

U.S. Retail Spending Jumps, Coincident With Federal Relief Payments
Retail spending rebounded strongly last month after three months of decline. The jump was fueled partly by $600 federal relief payments, which hit people's bank accounts at the beginning of the month.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 17, 2021

How A Retail Chain Without A Website Powered Through The Pandemic
Burlington shut down online sales in March right before coronavirus lockdowns. But it's among the discount retailers that have endured the pandemic surprisingly well, even opening new stores.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 17, 2021

Trump Praises Limbaugh, Who Died Wednesday, As A 'Legend'
Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh died at the age of 70 after being diagnosed with lung cancer. Former President Donald Trump remembered the controversial host as a "great man."

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 17, 2021

Facebook Blocks News In Australia Over Government Plan To Force Payment To Publishers
The announcement came just as Google reached a deal with Australian publishers and as the president of Microsoft urged U.S. regulators to copy Australia's proposal.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 17, 2021

Talk Show Host Rush Limbaugh, A Conservative Lodestar, Dies At 70
Limbaugh entertained millions, propelled waves of Republican politicians and rebuked the media establishment as liberal. He also trampled the boundaries of acceptable political discourse.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 17, 2021

In Seconds, Atlantic City's Trump Plaza And Casino Is Reduced To Rubble
Trump Plaza and Casino had stood along the Atlantic City, N.J. boardwalk since 1984. The shell of the former president's failed business, which closed in 2014, came crumbling down Wednesday morning.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 17, 2021

In Seconds, Atlantic City's Trump Plaza Hotel And Casino Is Reduced To Rubble
The Trump Plaza had stood along the boardwalk since 1984. The shell of the former president's failed business, which closed in 2014, came crumbling down Wednesday morning.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 17, 2021

What Will Tesla's New German Gigafactory Mean For Germany's Auto Industry?
The electric automaker plans to start building cars outside Berlin this summer, threatening to upend Germany's traditional combustion engine car culture. It's Tesla's first European production site.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 17, 2021

Indian Woman Sued For Defamation Over #MeToo Complaint Against Her Boss Is Acquitted
Journalist Priya Ramani said her former editor had sexually harassed her, which he denied. "I feel vindicated on behalf of all the women who have ever spoken out against sexual harassment," she said.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 17, 2021

Shoppers Splurged In January As New Stimulus Checks Arrived
Retail sales soared 5.3% last month compared to December, much more than anticipated, as U.S. families began receiving new federal coronavirus relief checks.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 17, 2021

Extreme Winter Weather Creates Additional Headaches For Farmers
The deep freeze gripping much of the South is creating all sorts of problems from power outages to icy roads. Farmers are struggling too — trying to keep livestock alive in the frigid temperatures.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 17, 2021

New York Sues Amazon For COVID-19 Workplace Safety Failures
New York Attorney General Letitia James said Amazon refused to obey coronavirus guidelines that would protect its employees from infection.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 17, 2021

New York Sues Amazon Over COVID-19 Workplace Safety
New York Attorney General Letitia James says Amazon refused to obey coronavirus guidelines that would protect its warehouse employees from infection.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 16, 2021

How Burlington Has Done Well During The Pandemic And Without A Website
Burlington is one discount retailer that has done surprisingly well during the pandemic. It closed its website before the March lockdown but managed to get shoppers into stores and even open new ones.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 16, 2021

Deep Freeze In Texas Pushes Up Crude Oil, Gasoline Prices
Crude oil prices have been rising for months. Now a deep freeze in Texas is wreaking even more havoc, pushing up oil prices and, as a result, gasoline prices.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 16, 2021

What McDonald's Shows About The Minimum Wage
McDonald's is one of the nation's largest employers of low-wage workers. And because it's everywhere, it's a great place to test the effects of minimum wage laws.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 16, 2021

Student Loan Forgiveness: Democrats Debate How Much To Cancel
The Biden administration is debating how much student loan debt to cancel per person. Who benefits when you cancel $10,000 in student loan debt versus $50,000?

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 15, 2021

U.K. And Ireland Celebrate 50 Years Since 'Decimal Day'
Until Feb. 15, 1971, Britain had 240 pennies to a pound. There were also two farthings in a ha'penny, three pennies in a bit, two shillings in a florin, and five shillings in a crown.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 15, 2021

After Weeks Of Being Offline, Parler Finds A New Web Host
The conservative social network is relaunching under new leadership and on new technology, a month after being de-platformed. It says it will not rely on Big Tech for its operations.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 15, 2021

Telecom Companies Still Await Details After 2019 Ban Of Some Chinese Equipment
Nearly two years after the Trump administration told U.S. telecom providers to replace Chinese equipment for national security reasons, they're still waiting on federal guidance and funding.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 15, 2021

Tesla's Factory Threatens To Disrupt German Auto Industry
Tesla is creating a vast new plant near Berlin to build its electric vehicles. And the move threatens to upend Germany's traditional combustion engine car culture.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 15, 2021

The Story Of The New Blue Pickup Truck Emoji
Among the latest batch of new emoji is an unassuming blue pickup truck. The story of how that symbol got onto our devices offers a window into the big and sometimes dark money that companies are spending to influence the way we communicate.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 15, 2021

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Makes History As WTO's First African And Female Leader
As she takes the helm of the World Trade Organization, the former Nigerian finance minister faces challenges from COVID-19 response to navigating trade frictions between the U.S. and China.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 15, 2021

Wall Street Short Sellers: Hated For Centuries
In recent weeks, short sellers were painted as the enemy, when hedge funds bet against stocks like GameStop. It set off a tug of war between small investors and Wall Street shorts. The hate isn't new.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 15, 2021

Lunar New Year Brings Smiles And Hope Amid Hardships For New York's Chinatown
Crowds have been sparse for the neighborhood that has faced both a spike in anti-Asian violence and mounting economic challenges since the pandemic began.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 15, 2021

Millions Are Out Of A Job. Yet Some Employers Wonder: Why Can't I Find Workers?
Some businesses are struggling to find workers even as millions are unemployed, as the pandemic has made this a recession like no other.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 15, 2021

Lawmakers Debate Biden's $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Plan
As impeachment fades into the rearview mirror, lawmakers will be focused on President Biden's proposed $1.9 trillion economic rescue package. Economists are debating that level of federal spending.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 15, 2021

New York's Chinatown Sees Economic Challenges, 1 Year Into The COVID-19 Pandemic
The Lunar New Year usually brings big crowds to New York's Chinatown. But this year, businesses are already seeing fewer visitors and economic challenges are mounting for the neighborhood.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 15, 2021

Northwest Natural Gas Company's Plan For A Carbon Neutral Gas System
Natural gas companies face an existential threat as more governments and businesses move to tackle climate change. But a growing number have their own plans to decarbonize, by creating renewable gas.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 15, 2021

Corporate America Brings The Hammer Down After Capitol Insurrection
After the Capitol siege, corporate America pulled contracts and political donations. NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer asks a capitalism expert if companies can be more effective at changing political behavior.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 15, 2021

States Can Forgive Unemployment Overpayments, But Missouri Demands People Pay Up
More than 46,000 Missourians have received letters demanding repayment. The state says it paid out more than $150 million last year to people who it later determined weren't eligible for the benefits.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 14, 2021

Pandemic Sets Back Women's Progress In Workforce
NPR's Michel Martin discusses how the pandemic has affected women's participation in the workforce and what can be done about it with Hanna Rosin, Margaret Brower and Jamila Michener.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 14, 2021

There's A Good Chance Your Valentine's Flowers Come From Colombia
The country is the top flower exporter to the U.S. When the pandemic hit, farmers feared they'd have to destroy flower beds and lay off thousands of workers. Here's why that didn't happen.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 13, 2021

Trump Administration Forced Foreign Journalists Out Of VOA To Score Political Points
NPR has obtained emails and memos showing Voice of America denied visas to journalist due to "America First" rhetoric protecting jobs for Americans — a tall order when broadcasting in 47 languages.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 12, 2021

A Global Shortage In Computer Chips Hits Auto Industry. What Industries Are Next?
A global shortage in computer chips has been nearly a year in the making. It's hitting the auto industry now, but the impacts may soon extend to consumer electronics, appliances and more.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 12, 2021

Planet Money: Fine And Punishment
After someone serves their prison time, pays their debt to society, they often face another round of actual debt. Fees can pile up, and often, the fees have nothing to do with the crime.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 12, 2021

Renters Are Getting Evicted Despite 'CDC Eviction Ban' — 'I'm Scared'
Some landlords are evicting tenants despite an order from the CDC aimed at stemming the spread of COVID-19 by preventing evictions. That has led to calls to strengthen protections.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 12, 2021

Renters Are Getting Evicted Despite CDC Order — 'I'm Scared'
Some landlords are evicting tenants despite an order from the CDC aimed at stemming the spread of COVID-19 by preventing evictions. That has led to calls to strengthen protections.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 11, 2021

Trump Official Cited Security To Kill Visas For VOA Staffers. Emails Say Otherwise
Under Trump, the agency over the Voice of America stopped granting requests for visa extensions for foreign journalists to reserve jobs for Americans. The agency had cited security concerns.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 11, 2021

U.S. 'Stands With The People,' Imposes Sanctions On Myanmar's Coup Leaders
The Treasury Department froze the assets of 10 current and retired top-ranking military leaders in Myanmar after a coup earlier this month that toppled the government of Aung San Suu Kyi.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 11, 2021

Federal Budget Deficit Expected To Hit Second Largest Since World War II
Congressional forecasters expect the federal deficit will hit the second largest in decades, even without factoring in President Biden's proposed $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan.

NPR Topics: Business
Feb 11, 2021

Clubhouse May Be Social Media's Future. What's All The Hype About?
The invite-only app lets you eavesdrop on chats between celebrities, journalists and tech savants. Oprah, Elon Musk and White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain have all joined.

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