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Farmers, Antitrust Activists Are Worried That Big Ag Is Only Getting Bigger

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 12:41pm

Five of the six largest agrochemical chemical companies are currently involved in mergers that may lead to four companies controlling the basics that farmers use to grow food globally.

In Samsung's Messy Phone Recall, Lack Of Transparency Takes Center Stage

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 11:30am

It's a toss-up between lack of disclosure, if the problem is known, and lack of accountability, if the causes of early fire reports were unknown or misdiagnosed but blamed on the battery nonetheless.

Unlike Your Favorite Cereal, Clinton And Trump Don't Inspire Brand Loyalty

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 4:02am

A report from a brand-consulting firm suggests that if the presidential candidates were cereal brands they probably wouldn't be on your breakfast table.

In S. Korea, Samsung's Recall Troubles Come At An Already Crucial Moment

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 3:44am

In Samsung's home country, the conglomerate was already feeling the heat in more ways than one.

How Free Web Content Traps People In An Abyss Of Ads And Clickbait

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 1:24pm

Author and law professor Tim Wu says much of the "free" content on the web comes at a price to users, who are subjected to ads that are targeted specifically at them and increasingly hard to ignore.

Is 20-Something Too Late For A Guy To Get The HPV Vaccine?

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 3:45am

A generation of young men missed out on the HPV vaccine. Now, 29-year-old journalist Jake Harper wonders if that's putting him and other men at risk.

Skeptics Question The Value Of Hydration Therapy For The Healthy

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 3:45am

Some spa-like clinics will inject an expensive mix of water and vitamins into your bloodstream, ostensibly to ward off illness and boost energy. But can't drinking fluids offer the same benefit?

You're About To See A Lot More Cuban Cigars In The U.S.

Sun, 10/16/2016 - 4:15pm

David Savona of Cigar Aficionado talks about the lifting of restrictions on importing cigars from Cuba, and why Cuban cigars are so special to smokers.

How Much Is A Nobel Prize Medal Worth?

Sun, 10/16/2016 - 11:27am

On Monday, Sotheby's will auction off a Nobel economics prize medal awarded to John Nash in 1994. So, how much is a Nobel medal worth?

Police Searches Of Social Media Face Privacy Pushback

Sat, 10/15/2016 - 9:00am

Data analytics firms that analyze vast amounts of public social media are a tool for law enforcement. But there are signs that Twitter, Facebook and others are shutting off access to that data.

Three Bits of Business News You'll Be Glad To Know

Sat, 10/15/2016 - 9:00am

Politics dominated the news this week. But the business world also had some interesting stories. Here are just three, involving: Black Friday shopping; sham bank accounts and dining out.

Nations Clinch Landmark Pact To Fight Climate Change

Sat, 10/15/2016 - 8:37am

More than 150 countries have reached a major agreement in Kigali, Rwanda to reduce emissions of a powerful chemical used in refrigeration and air conditioning that traps heat in Earth's atmosphere.

How To Deal With Sexual Harassment On The Job

Sat, 10/15/2016 - 6:49am

When you encounter sexual harassment and offensive comments at work, what should you do? NPR's Scott Simon asks psychologist Gail Stern about how to respond when you you're in a difficult situation.

Workplace Sexual Harassment: A Threat To Victims, A Quandary For Bystanders

Sat, 10/15/2016 - 6:49am

Allegations about Donald Trump's behavior toward women have revived a debate over sexual assault and harassment in the workplace. The problem persists — but those who witness it can help. Here's how.

Episode 729: When Subaru Came Out

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 8:09pm

Subaru's sales had been slumping for years. So the car company took a big risk and targeted a group of consumers that just about everyone else was ignoring.

Some Business Owners Say This Election Makes Campaign Signs Worth The Risk

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 5:43pm

Political lawn signs are common, but most business owners avoid them for fear they will upset customers. But some businesses are prominently showing their support during this divisive election.

Samsung Galaxy Note7 Banned On Planes, Including In Checked Bags

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 4:46pm

The emergency order from the Department of Transportation bans the smartphones from aircraft for posing a fire hazard. All Note7 devices are being recalled.

Fired Wells Fargo Employees Allege Attempts To Blow The Whistle

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:37pm

Wells Fargo's CEO has said the banking scandal was the the fault of some bad apples at the company who have been fired. But former workers are now speaking out and telling NPR they were "good apples," and they were fired, too. Some were fired after calling the company's ethics line repeatedly to complain about the gaming and fraud and oppressive sales culture at the company. And some say being fired by Wells Fargo a few years ago has badly damaged their careers ever since.

Judge Dismisses Newtown Families' Lawsuit Against AR-15-Style Gun-Maker

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:04pm

Gun-makers and sellers have broad legal immunity from claims over the criminal misuse of firearms "when the product functioned as designed and intended," a Connecticut judge says.

Obama Eases Special Limits On Cuban Products, From Drugs To Rum And Cigars

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 9:17am

The changes clear the way for Cuban-origin pharmaceuticals to gain U.S. regulatory approval. And instead of special quotas, normal limits on Americans' importation of foreign products will apply.




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