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Mar 22, 2019

Investigators Probe Software's Role In Deadly Boeing 737 Max Crashes
The probe of two Boeing plane crashes is focused, for the moment, on software. We examine how software has become a common fix for problems with hardware across industries, and how it can go too far.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 22, 2019

Stolen Gasoline Is Smuggled All Over The World, U.N. Says
Mexico's president is taking steps to stop cartels from stealing gas, but it is unlikely to make a difference. The U.N. says gas is smuggled in Coke bottles and by unmanned donkeys and pirate ships.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 22, 2019

It Will Take More Than Transparency To Reduce Drug Prices, Economists Say
The Trump administration wants to increase transparency in prescription drug pricing. But health economists say the administration's call to tie prices to what other nations pay might work better.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 21, 2019

Facebook Stored Millions Of User Passwords In Plain, Readable Text
The information was held in a readable format within the company's internal data storage systems. Facebook says it "found no evidence to date" of abuse.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 21, 2019

Lyft Going Public: The Dual-Class Share Dilemma
All shares of stock are not created equal. Stock can come in different classes now: Class A, Class B. Some of this stock comes with superpowers... and some of it comes with almost no power at all.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 21, 2019

Former Murdoch Executive Says He Quit Over Fox's Anti-Muslim Rhetoric
A former top executive for Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. tells NPR he left his job because of relentlessly harsh depictions of Muslims and immigrants in Murdoch's media properties, especially Fox News.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 21, 2019

Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan Investigated For Boeing Ties
Patrick Shanahan spent 30 years as a Boeing executive before joining the Defense Department as deputy secretary. The inspector general will examine whether Shanahan improperly promoted Boeing.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 21, 2019

Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan Investigated Over Ties To Boeing
Patrick Shanahan spent 30 years as a Boeing executive before joining the Defense Department as deputy secretary. The inspector general will examine whether Shanahan improperly promoted Boeing.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 21, 2019

Plane Safety Is A Shared Responsibility, Former FAA Administrator Says
As the Federal Aviation Administration comes under increasing criticism for its relationship with Boeing, Steve Inskeep talks to Michael Huerta, the last permanent FAA administrator.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 21, 2019

Meet Q, The Gender-Neutral Voice Assistant
Most digital personal assistants such as Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa have the option to sound either male or female. The team behind Q aims to break through gender binary.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 20, 2019

Boeing Brings 100 Years Of History To Its Fight To Restore Its Reputation
Two high-profile plane crashes. The grounding of its best-selling jetliner. How did Boeing get here, and how can it recover from this crisis of confidence?

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 20, 2019

Why Are Venezuelans Starving?
Venezuelans are starving because there isn't enough food. But the country has so much fertile land, water, and sunshine — shouldn't it be a farmer's paradise?

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 20, 2019

How A Small Indiana Company Fought Back Against Chinese Counterfeiters
When an Indiana company learned their goods were being counterfeited in China, they did everything they could to make it stop. But pursuing an intellectual property claim in China takes a lot of work.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 20, 2019

Fed Signals Rate Hikes May Be Over For 2019
The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged Wednesday and signaled that no more rate hikes may be necessary this year amid signs of economic slowing.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 20, 2019

EU Fines Google $1.7 Billion Over 'Abusive' Online Ad Strategies
For years, AdSense contracts gave Google a wide range of control, including how its rivals' search ads would appear — and their size, color and font, the EU says.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 20, 2019

Despite U.S. Pressure, Germany Refuses To Exclude Huawei's 5G Technology
The U.S. says it may stop sharing intelligence with Germany if it adopts Chinese firm Huawei's 5G technology. But the threats haven't swayed Germany, which says it can set its own security standards.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 20, 2019

Disney Officially Owns 21st Century Fox
The $71 billion deal strengthens Disney's portfolio and gives it even more leverage to compete against other streaming powerhouses.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 20, 2019

Disney Closes On $71 Billion Acquisition Of Fox's Entertainment Business
At the end of 2017, Disney announced that it would acquire large parts of 21st Century Fox. On Wednesday, shortly after midnight eastern time, the $71.3 billion deal finally was completed.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 20, 2019

News Brief: Trump's FAA Pick, Clergy Abuse Suit, Disney-Fox Deal
Trump picked former Delta Air Lines executive Stephen Dickson to lead the FAA. West Virginia lawsuit accuses Catholic dioceses of covering up clergy sex abuse. And, Disney acquires 21st Century Fox.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 20, 2019

Facebook Apologizes For Banning Trump's Social Media Director
Facebook temporarily banned Dan Scavino, President Trump's social media director, from posting comments. Facebook says his postings were flagged by an algorithm.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 20, 2019

Health Plans For State Employees Use Medicare's Hammer On Hospital Bills
Some states have begun using Medicare reimbursement rates to recalibrate how they pay hospitals. If the gamble pays off, more private-sector employers could start doing the same thing.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 19, 2019

Economic Report Of The President ... And Some Superhero Friends
Pranksters added some whimsical credits in the fine print of an annual White House economic report.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 19, 2019

Economic Report Of The President...And Some Superhero Friends
Pranksters added some whimsical credits in the fine print of an annual White House economic report.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 19, 2019

In Ohio, Lordstown Mayor Says It's Been Quiet Since General Motors Plant Closed
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Mayor Arno Hill of Lordstown, Ohio, about the General Motors plant at the center of President Trump's latest tweetstorm.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 19, 2019

Trump To Nominate Former Delta Air Lines Executive To Lead FAA
The nomination of Stephen Dickson comes as the agency faces criticism for its response to crashes involving the Boeing 737 Max.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 19, 2019

Trump To Nominate Former Delta Airlines Executive To Lead FAA
The nomination of Stephen Dickson comes as the agency faces criticism for its response to crashes involving the Boeing 737 Max.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 19, 2019

How Canada Gets Squeezed Between China And The U.S.
Canada is under pressure from the two rival powers over the Meng Wanzhou extradition case.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 19, 2019

Coffee? Thank U, Next
Your average cup of coffee is getting more expensive — but the price for coffee beans is going down. How can that be?

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 19, 2019

After Lawsuits, Facebook Announces Changes To Alleged Discriminatory Ad Targeting
Facebook had given online advertisers tools to exclude which users could view the ads on the basis of race, gender and other federally protected characteristics. Now Facebook is changing that.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 19, 2019

Head Of Japan's Olympic Committee Steps Down Amid Tokyo 2020 Corruption Probe
French prosecutors suspect the Tokyo bid committee of paying bribes to host the 2020 Games. Tsunekazu Takeda, who also chairs the IOC's Marketing Commission, maintains his innocence.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 19, 2019

Self-Care And Skin Care
Step one: cleanse the skin?

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 19, 2019

What Alan Krueger Taught Us
The renowned economist and former Obama adviser Alan Krueger died this past weekend. We look at his enormous legacy.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 19, 2019

The White House Is Out With Its Annual Economic Report
Steve Inskeep talks to Kevin Hassett, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, about President Trump's economic report. NPR's Scott Horsley weighs in on the conversation.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 19, 2019

Why Restaurant Demand For Smaller Fish Fillets Is Bad News For Oceans
Many U.S. chefs and retailers prefer intact fillets that constitute a single portion. That demand is driving overfishing for young fish that haven't reproduced. A new campaign aims to change that.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 19, 2019

Rio Grande Valley Landowners Plan To Fight Border Wall Expansion
A decade ago, dozens of Texas landowners fought the federal government's efforts to build a wall on their land. Those battles are beginning again as new walls are planned for the Rio Grande Valley.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 18, 2019

The Cost Of Student Debt
Should you take out a student loan? Jill Schlesinger, author of "The Dumb Things Smart People Do With Their Money," does the math.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 18, 2019

Japan Is Betting Big On The Future Of Hydrogen Cars
Japan doesn't think battery electric cars are the only future for transportation. It is investing millions to ramp up production of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, citing their convenience for consumers.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 18, 2019

A Small Town In Texas Is Home To One Of The Last Baseball Glove Factories In The U.S.
Texas-based Nokona has been making baseball gloves since 1934. Most of their domestic competition has moved operations overseas where America's oldest professional sport is little known.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 18, 2019

Why The Promise Of Electronic Health Records Has Gone Unfulfilled
The government used a 2009 financial stimulus package to move the country from paper medical charts to electronic records. Care was supposed to get better, safer and cheaper. It hasn't worked out.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 18, 2019

Ex-White House Economist Alan Krueger Dies; Saw Lessons For Economy In Rock Music
Princeton economist Alan Krueger, who served in the Obama White House, has died. Krueger's research interests included the minimum wage, the opioid epidemic and rock 'n' roll. He was 58.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 18, 2019

'Seattle Times' Questions Certification Process Of Boeing's 737 Max
Steve Inskeep talks to Dominic Gates of The Seattle Times about his investigation which indicates a flawed safety-assessment process involving the flight control system of Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 17, 2019

Why Are So Many Farmers Markets Failing? Because The Market Is Saturated
Farmers aren't producing enough to keep up with the number of smaller markets that keep popping up, often in close proximity to others. This results in fewer customers, unsold food, and maybe closure.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 17, 2019

Flying Taxis. Seriously?
They're not quite here yet, but Uber and others are working on them and have set some bullish timelines. Flying taxis promise to ease traffic on the ground, but some worry they'll boost inequality.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 16, 2019

With Planes Grounded, Boeing Considers Its Next Steps
The FAA has ordered airlines to stop flying certain Boeing models after two crashes. Boeing is still making the planes but they're not going to customers and a bottleneck may be brewing.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 15, 2019

Buying A College Degree: Did Aunt Becky Overpay?
The scandal that dominated the news this week involved parents paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to get their kids into the right college. But what is a college degree really worth?

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 15, 2019

Social Media Companies Struggle To Pull Live Streamed Video Of Mass Shootings
The shootings at mosques in New Zealand were live-streamed on Facebook, and shared on YouTube and Twitter. The companies have been challenged on their ability to remove this kind of content quickly.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 15, 2019

Social Media Companies Struggle To Pull Livestreamed Video Of Mass Shootings
The shootings at mosques in New Zealand were livestreamed on Facebook, and shared on YouTube and Twitter. The companies have been challenged on their ability to remove this kind of content quickly.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 15, 2019

'Tampon Tax' Repeal Benefits Women But Comes At A Cost To States
Most U.S. states have a sales tax on menstrual products. But some states have repealed the tax on the grounds that it's unfair to women. But the repeals come at a cost to consumers and state revenues.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 15, 2019

Facing Lawsuits Over Opioid Epidemic, Purdue Pharma Considers Bankruptcy
Big drug makers face a wave of lawsuits stemming from the opioid epidemic. One option the companies have to reduce potential liability is to file for bankruptcy.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 14, 2019

The Evolution Of Antitrust Laws In America
With presidential candidates talking about breaking up big companies, NPR's Planet Money looks at the origins of America's antitrust laws.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 14, 2019

Boeing Will Pause Delivery Of 737 Max Jets, But Continue To Build Them
Boeing's 737 Max line has been grounded, making things tricky at the plant near Seattle. It's filled with undelivered 737s and it's not clear what will happen to them.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 14, 2019

Passengers Experience Little Disruption Despite Grounding Of Boeing's 737 Max Jets
A day after the FAA ordered the grounding of all Boeing 737 Max jets, there were plenty of cancelled flights and stranded passengers, but overall there was little disruption to the air traffic system.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 14, 2019

Saying 'I Do' To Lab-Grown Diamonds
A lot of money is pouring into the global diamond industry, but demand for diamonds has been less than lustrous of late. But, at the same time, money has been pouring into the industry. Why?

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 14, 2019

Lawsuit By Sandy Hook Victims Against Gun Manufacturer Allowed To Move Forward
Gun companies have rarely been held liable for crimes committed with their products. This lawsuit could mark a new front in the battle over gun regulations and corporate accountability.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 14, 2019

With Grounding Of Boeing 737 Max Fleet — Where Does That Leave Air Travelers?
Some U.S. airlines are scrambling to rebook passengers after the FAA announced it was grounding the Boeing 737 Max Fleet. Airlines affected include Southwest, American and United Airlines.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 14, 2019

Airplane Grounding Tests Boeing's Influence In Washington
For decades, Boeing has worked to ingratiate itself with regulators and policymakers. That effort could be important as the company responds to a pair of deadly crashes.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 14, 2019

Johnson & Johnson Hit With $29 Million Verdict In Mesothelioma Case
The woman said she used J&J talc-based products in the 1960s and 70s, and later developed mesothelioma. The pharmaceutical company says its product is safe, and plans to appeal.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 13, 2019

For Boeing, Costs Of Grounding Jets Have Only Just Begun
Regulators around the world have grounded hundreds of Boeing's 737 Max planes. The company faces potential hits to its bottom line and its reputation. Delivery delays could affect its suppliers, too.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 13, 2019

Federal Government Grounds All Boeing 737 Max 8 Jets As Investigation Continues
President Trump called it a difficult decision to ground the Boeing plane involved in the deadly crash in Ethiopia. As the biggest U.S. exporter, Boeing carries a lot of weight in Washington.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 13, 2019

The Economy Inside Your Head
Economics looks at how we make decisions in a world of scarce resources. What happens when the scarce resource is our attention?

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 13, 2019

U.S. Will Join Other Nations In Removing Boeing 737 Max 8 Jets From Service
President Trump announced Tuesday that the U.S. will ground all flights of the Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9. Other countries had already grounded the plane following a deadly crash in Ethiopia.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 13, 2019

Ethiopian Pilot Had Problems With Boeing 737 Max 8 Flight Controls — He Wasn't Alone
In the minutes before an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed, its pilot reported flight control problems. In recent months, U.S. pilots reported the plane pitched downward after takeoff.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 13, 2019

FAA Grounds Boeing 737 Max Planes In U.S., Pending Investigation
The announcement Wednesday afternoon follows decisions by many other countries to ground the planes in the wake of Sunday's deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 13, 2019

U.S. Will Ground All Flights Of Boeing 737 Max 8 And Max 9
The announcement Wednesday afternoon follows decisions by many other countries to ground the planes in the wake of Sunday's deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 13, 2019

Episode 724: Cat Scam
The internet was supposed to get rid of middlemen--but instead there are more than ever. Today on the show, we look into how one sneaky strategy, dropship arbitrage, is taking over Amazon and Ebay.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 13, 2019

New Mexico Lawmakers Aim For Carbon-Free Energy By 2045
New Mexico lawmakers are set to pass what could be the country's most aggressive push for 100 percent clean energy. It's happening even as the state is in the middle of a record-setting oil boom.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 13, 2019

Honda Recalls 1.1 Million Vehicles After Air Bag Injures Driver
The defective air bag inflators are supplied by Takata, an auto parts maker that is already part of the largest automotive recall in U.S. history.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 13, 2019

Who Charges All Those Electric Scooters? Follow A Nocturnal 'Juicer'
Bird and Lime offer electric scooters for rent in cities across America. The companies pay a few dollars a pop to an army of people who prowl the streets for the scooters and take them home to charge.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 13, 2019

Why Did A Boeing 737 Max 8 Crash? The Probe Is In Its Early Stages
Steve Inskeep talks to Peter Goelz, former managing director of the National Transportation Safety Board, about the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 that involved a Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 13, 2019

Opioid Litigation Brings Company Secrets Into The Public Eye
Lawsuits over the way drugmakers have marketed opioids are already putting a dent in companies' reputations. Litigation has forced the release of internal documents that are shifting the narrative.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 13, 2019

FAA Insists There's No Basis To Ground Boeing's 737 Max 8 Aircraft
A growing number of countries are either grounding Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft or banning them from their airspace. The FAA is standing firm, allowing U.S. airlines to continue to fly the aircraft.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 13, 2019

Targeting Online Privacy, Congress Sets A New Tone With Big Tech
In a rare area of bipartisan agreement, and after years of little regulation, lawmakers in both chambers say the tech industry needs to do more to protect its users' personal information.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 12, 2019

U.S. Lawmakers Call To Ground The Boeing 737 Max 8. FAA Says 'No' For Now
Sens. Warren, Cruz and Romney among lawmakers who want the FAA to ground Boeing's series of jets involved in recent crashes. About a dozen other countries already have.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 12, 2019

Dozens Of Countries Ground Boeing's 737 Max 8 Following Deadly Crash In Ethiopia
Sunday's deadly crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8 in Ethiopia is spurring dozens of countries and airlines to ground the plane. In the U.S., the FAA is demanding design changes for the fleet.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 12, 2019

Dozens Of Countries, Including The U.S., Ground Boeing's 737 Max 8 Planes
Sunday's deadly crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8 in Ethiopia is spurring dozens of countries and airlines to ground the plane. In the U.S., the FAA is demanding design changes for the fleet.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 12, 2019

CEO Says Wells Fargo Has Transformed After Scandals; Lawmakers Are Skeptical
Both Republican and Democratic lawmakers question whether Wells Fargo has changed its culture away from fraud and mismanagement that have led to billions in fines and penalties against the bank.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 12, 2019

A Tale Of Two Dollar Stores
Dollar stores thrived during the economic downturn--opening thousands of locations across the country. They were recession-proof...but are they recovery-proof?

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 12, 2019

'Times' Deputy Counsel On Fighting For Press Freedom In The Trump Era
David McCraw of The New York Times talks about legal issues he's faced on the job — from the president's lawyer threatening to sue for libel to the decision to publish WikiLeaks documents.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 12, 2019

Are Doctors Overpaid?
It's Match Week, when med students apply for residencies. An economist argues this residency system is a key reason why U.S. doctors are paid around twice much as doctors in other rich nations.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 12, 2019

Taking Care: The Cost Of Child Care In 2019
More than 60 percent of parents said it was difficult to find affordable, high-quality child care in their community in a 2015 survey.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 12, 2019

Do You Work In Retail? Share Your Experience With Us
NPR's Morning Edition wants to hear from retail workers across the country as part of an upcoming series.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 12, 2019

U.S. Warns Germany: Using Huawei Could Crimp Intelligence-Sharing Between Agencies
The U.S. ambassador in Berlin says if Chinese tech companies such as Huawei help build Germany's new 5G telecom infrastructure, things might change.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 12, 2019

After 2 Crashes, Safety Concerns Are Raised About Boeing's 737 Max 8
Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's David Schaper and Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, about Boeing's 737 Max 8 which has been involved in two recent crashes.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 12, 2019

Husband And Wife Comment On 'New York Times' Facebook Article
Stu Watson wrote he killed his Facebook account and doesn't miss it. His wife Kathy writes that he still benefits from the platform because she relays news from her account to him.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 12, 2019

News Brief: Boeing 737 Issues, Brexit And Democratic Presidential Race
After Ethiopian Airlines crash, FAA says Boeing's 737 Max 8 is safe. Why this is an important week for Britain and Brexit. And, will ex-Vice President Biden get into the Democratic presidential race?

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 12, 2019

2 Sides In Chicago Symphony Orchestra Strike To Meet On Friday
The musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra — one of the top orchestras in the U.S. — are on strike. At issue are salary and pensions. The contract expired Sunday night.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 12, 2019

2nd Crash Of Boeing 737 Max 8 Leaves Flying Public Concerned
The Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed Sunday is the second fatal accident in less than five months involving the Boeing 737 Max 8. The two crashes renewed scrutiny of Boeing's best-selling model.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 12, 2019

Should You Be Worried If You're Flying On A Boeing 737 Max 8?
David Greene talks to David Soucie, a former FAA flight accident inspector, about the Boeing 737 MAX 8, the aircraft involved in the fatal crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 on Sunday.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 11, 2019

How Boeing Is Dealing With The Aftermath Of Ethiopian Airlines Crash
The 737 Max 8 has been the best-selling Boeing aircraft, but now China, Indonesia and several airlines have grounded the planes. What does this all mean for Boeing?

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 11, 2019

March Madness: Britain Leaving The EU
Leaving the EU is unprecedented, but leaving a large trading bloc is not.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 11, 2019

Boeing 737 Max, Involved In 2 Crashes, Is Fastest-Selling Plane In Company's History
The model has been involved in two deadly crashes in less than five months. Analysts says the crashes are unlikely to drastically affect Boeing's sales since the planes are ordered years in advance.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 11, 2019

'Black Box' Recorders Found In Ethiopian Airlines Crash Of Boeing 737 Max 8 Jet
It's the second disaster involving a MAX 8 aircraft in less than six months, prompting China and several other countries to ground their fleets of the jets.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 11, 2019

FAA To Order Changes In Boeing 737 Max Jets After Ethiopian Airlines Crash
It's the second disaster involving a Max 8 aircraft in less than six months, prompting China and other countries to ground their planes. The FAA isn't ordering that U.S. jets be grounded.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 11, 2019

Democratic Candidates Target Tech Giants, Who Are Major Party Donors
Silicon Valley has emerged early as a presidential campaign issue among Democrats at SXSW. Calls to regulate tech put the party in an awkward position, given its reliance on tech donors.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 11, 2019

Being Put On Hold Can Be A Pain. CVS To Update Its Hold Music
A Massachusetts doctor last year pleaded with CVS to change its on-hold music. A spokeswoman for the pharmacy chain says the company is in the process of updating its voice-response phone system.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 11, 2019

News Brief: Boeing Plane Crash, Trump Budget, ISIS Territory
An Ethiopian Airlines crash raises concerns about a Boeing airliner. The White House's proposed budget reflects Trump's priorities. U.S. backed forces close in on the last ISIS stronghold in Syria.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 11, 2019

Investigators Look Into What Caused Ethiopian Airlines Flight To Crash
The jet crashed shortly after takeoff Sunday killing all 157 people on board. It's the second deadly crash of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet in five months — raising questions about the plane's safety.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 11, 2019

Why Many Americans Are Drawn To The Gig Economy
David Greene talks to sociologist Alexandrea Ravenelle about her book Hustle and Gig: Struggling and Surviving in the Sharing Economy, which examines how companies treat their front-line workers.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 11, 2019

Will The U.S.-China Trade War Matter In The Coming Decades?
NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Parag Khanna about his new book The Future Is Asian and the U.S.-China trade war.

NPR Topics: Business
Mar 10, 2019

'Miami Herald' Reporters Investigate Ties Between Massage Parlor Owner, Trump
The Miami Herald has detailed how a woman who once owned a chain of day spas in Florida allegedly steered Chinese businessmen to a fundraiser for President Trump. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Herald reporter Caitlin Ostroff.

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