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Multinational Manufacturing Giants Opening More Plants In South Carolina

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 7:45am

On Labor Day weekend, we wanted to take a look at one place in this country where factory jobs are increasing. In South Carolina, multinational manufacturing giants are expanding.

Eastern Kentucky Tries To Keep Former Coal Miners From Leaving

Sat, 09/03/2016 - 9:01am

For a long time, coal was king in eastern Kentucky. But the industry today is hemorrhaging jobs. The region is now struggling to rebuild its economy and find new jobs for unemployed miners.

Allegations Reveal How Roger Ailes Ran Fox News By Projecting Power

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 3:29pm

Roger Ailes ran Fox News by projecting power rather than trustworthiness. NPR takes a renewed look at the network in light of this summer's revelations.

Hawaii Fishermen Raise Concerns About Expansion Of National Monument

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 3:29pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Michael Goto, manager of the United Fishing Agency and a member of the Hawaii Longline Association, about how the expansion of the Papahanaumokuakea National Monument will affect his business and the economy of Hawaii.

U.S. Job Growth Fails To Meet Expectations In August

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 3:29pm

Employers added 151,000 jobs in August, which is somewhat disappointing. Most economists were expecting about 180,000 new jobs. The unemployment rate held at 4.9 percent for the third straight month. Many analysts are now saying job growth is slow enough to keep the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates in September.

For The Black Middle Class, Housing Crisis And History Collude To Dash Dreams

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 3:29pm

Evelyn and Grattan Betancourt live in a wealthy, majority-black county in the U.S. They did everything they were supposed to: steady jobs, bought a house within their means. Things still went wrong.

U.S. Added 151,000 New Jobs In August; Unemployment Rate Steady

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 7:38am

The monthly jobs report fell short of expectations, both in terms of job growth and the unemployment rate. Economists had anticipated 180,000 new jobs and a slight drop in unemployment.

Samsung Recalls Galaxy Note 7 Over Exploding, Burning Batteries

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 6:07am

After the device launched in early August, dozens of users reported that their waterproof smartphones caught fire or exploded. Samsung traced the problem to its battery and promises replacements.

One Restaurant's Recipe For Social Good: Same Meals, Different Prices

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 6:00am

The founders of Everytable in LA have created identical grab-and-go restaurants full of healthful food options, but with different pricing structures depending on the communities they are serving.

U.S. Gasoline Use Hits A Record, But That May Not Last

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 5:54am

Drivers burned more than 405 million gallons a day in June, the most ever. But more efficient cars and an expected decline in auto ownership could mean the peak will soon be in the rearview mirror.

Obama To Reassure Asian Allies Of U.S. Commitments To The Region

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 4:07am

The G-20 Summit kicks off in China over the weekend. The summit brings together leaders of the world's major economies, and it is the first time China is hosting the meeting.

Irish Cabinet Debates Whether To Accept Apple Tax Windfall

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 4:07am

The European Union ruled earlier this week that Apple owes the Irish government $14.5 billion in back taxes. The Irish government is split on whether to accept the money.

Latest Jobs Report To Play A Role In Interest Rate Decision

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 4:07am

The Labor Department releases its August jobs report on Friday. Most economists predict a net increase of 180,000 jobs — a good number that likely will allow the unemployment rate to tick lower.

U.S. Presidential Election Interferes With Ratification Of TPP

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 4:07am

Steve Inskeep talks to Miriam Sapiro, who helped negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership, about why U.S. pacts with Europe and the Pacific Rim are faltering, and why that's a big deal for the U.S.

Organic Gatorade: It's Still Loaded With Sugar, Folks

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 4:50pm

A beverage created in the laboratory now has a better-for-you organic version. But nutrition experts point out, this sports drink is still loaded with sugar and calories.

After Robust Growth, August Auto Sales Take A Dip

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 3:26pm

Major automakers report sales declined in August. A dip in sales mean it's unlikely automakers can match their record setting year in 2015, and it could portend a slowdown in the sizzling auto market.

FDA Fees On Industry Haven't Fixed Delays In Generic Drug Approvals

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 1:04pm

Four years after user fees were imposed on to speed up the review of generic drug applications by the Food and Drug Administration, more than 4,000 generics remain in limbo.

SpaceX Rocket And Its Cargo Explode On Launch Pad In Florida

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 9:20am

A "significant explosion" hit the SpaceX launch pad at Cape Canaveral early Thursday, destroying the unmanned rocket that was set to launch this weekend.

Demand For Upholsters Is Great. They Can Sew Up A Job In No Time

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 4:07am

The domestic furniture manufacturing industry collapsed when U.S. companies shifted jobs to China. But in North Carolina, a new training course teaches the skills for much needed upholsters.

Tom's Of Maine Succeeds At Removing Fossil Fuels From Its Deodorant

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 4:07am

For decades, Tom's of Maine tried to get petroleum derivatives out of its deodorant. We examine why it took so long, and all the factors that tripped up product developers along the way.

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