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Former Mich. Governor Outlines How To Convince Companies To Stay

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 3:40pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, about how she convinced companies to stay in the state during the economic recession by offering a package of tax incentives and other perks.

Reports: Trump Picks Fast Food Executive Andrew Puzder As Labor Secretary

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 2:24pm

Puzder is CEO of CKE HOldings, the parent company of Hardee's and Carl's Jr.'s, and is an outspoken critic of raising the minimum wage and increasing overtime and workplace safety regulations.

Bots-B-Gone? Congress Bans Ticket-Scalpers' Tool Blamed For Quick Sell-Outs

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 12:27pm

The ban applies to ticket sales for any public event that can be attended by 200 or more people.

Blue Seal: The GI Ice Cream That Okinawans Made Their Own

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 11:58am

Blue Seal ice cream was launched after World War II for American soldiers stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Today, it's a fusion of American and Okinawan tastes that's loved by locals and tourists alike.

Trump Takes Aim At Union Official Over Carrier Job Count

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 11:20am

An Indiana union official says Donald Trump overstated the number of jobs he saved at a Carrier plant. He soon found himself on the receiving end of Trump's Twitter feed and harassing phone calls.

Episode 740: Burnout

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 7:08pm

All types of companies are struggling with burnout. Many try to fix it. Most of them fail. One exception: A 26-year-old call center manager, with stress balls and costumes in her arsenal.

What Legal Recourse Do Victims Of Fake News Stories Have?

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 6:04pm

Real people hurt by fake news can sue under defamation law. But University of Denver law professor Derigan Silver notes that winning monetary damages doesn't undo the damage to a person's reputation.

Study: Child Laborers In Bangladesh Are Working 64 Hours A Week

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:17pm

A new report from the Overseas Development Institute finds that impoverished children are working long hours in violation of the country's labor laws.

Energy Giant Shell Inks Oil Deal With Iran

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:00pm

Royal Dutch Shell has signed an agreement to develop oil and gas fields in Iran, despite the nuclear deal's uncertain future. It's the largest energy company to return since sanctions were lifted.

Trump Tags Former Wrestling Magnate To Head Small Business Administration

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:49pm

Linda McMahon is the co-founder of the pro-wrestling enterprise World Wrestling Entertainment. The Republican twice ran to become the first female U.S. senator for Connecticut, but lost both bids.

Trump's Plan For China Tariffs Could Lead To 'Collateral Damage On Both Sides'

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:31pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Mark Wu, assistant professor at Harvard Law School and a former U.S. trade negotiator, about how Trump would impose a 45 percent tariff on Chinese goods, as he has promised.

AT&T CEO Defends Time Warner Deal Before Senate Antitrust Panel

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:31pm

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson will try to sell Capitol Hill on his company's planned merger with Time-Warner. Stephenson will present the merger as a way of disrupting the existing cable TV model, but with the president-elect already lined up with opponents, he may have an uphill climb.

Trump's Criticism Of Boeing Deal Signals Approach To Business

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:31pm

President-elect Donald Trump has shown a willingness to browbeat American businesses to get what he wants — whether that's lower prices for the federal government or a pledge to keep jobs here in the United States. That's a departure from Republicans' traditional hands-off approach to business. But so far at least, Trump's not getting much resistance from his own party.

Trump Reportedly Picks Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt To Lead EPA

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 2:31pm

Pruitt has made no secret of his disdain for the Environmental Protection Agency — his official biography calls him "a leading advocate against the EPA's activist agenda."

Consumer Cost Emerges As Key Issue In Grilling Of AT&T-Time Warner Merger

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 1:53pm

A congressional hearing on the proposed $85.4 billion merger focused heavily on questions about the impact on consumer prices and how the companies might use their competitive advantage.

What Former Employees Say ITT Tech Did To Scam Its Students

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 12:25pm

Here are the accounts from several former employees and students about what happened behind closed doors at ITT Tech to lure students into expensive loans that rarely paid off.

At The Heart Of A Polish Christmas Ad, A Hard Kernel — And Some Happy Tears

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 10:53am

The sweet little story of an aging man learning the English language features a kid, a puppy — and a hopeful take on a journey made by hundreds of thousands of Poles.

Doctors And Hospitals Tell Patients: Show Us The Money Before Treatment

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 8:01am

As patients' share of medical bills has grown with the rise in deductibles, copays and coinsurance, providers have become laser focused on getting payments up front.

Challenging D.C.'s Tradition Of Unpaid Government Internships

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 2:42am

The White House and other government agencies are not required to follow the Fair Labor Standards Act when it comes to paying interns. Many interns struggle to survive in the nation's capital.

When It Comes To Wealthy Leaders, World Abounds In Cautionary Tales

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:24pm

Other countries have elected wealthy businessmen for the same reason Donald Trump won: people think they're so rich, they must be incorruptible. But in many cases, corruption and cronyism followed.

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