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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.

DeVry University Agrees To Stop Ads Touting Grads' Job Success Without Proof

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 6:43am

The for-profit university chain has agreed to stop claiming that 90 percent of its graduates seeking employment found jobs in their field within six months of graduation. It was not able to prove it.

Universal Postal Union Tries To Divvy Up Countries' Stamp Money Fairly

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:59am

Planet Money digs into the complex economics of international postage. When we send a letter to a foreign country, how should the stamp money be shared with the people delivering the letter?

Treasury Tries Again To Keep American Firms' Taxes In U.S.

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 9:59pm

The department has revised rules first issued in April, aimed at so-called tax inversions and earnings stripping. They involve companies moving their legal addresses and tax bills abroad.

For The Long Haul, Self-Driving Trucks May Pave The Way Before Cars

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 5:54pm

Despite being self-driving, big rigs will still need truckers to ride along and take control of in case of emergency situations. But some say they may be the last generation to do their jobs.

Winter Heating Costs Likely To Increase

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 5:04pm

The federal government says higher fuel prices and colder weather will add up to a steeper bill than last year for consumers heating their homes this winter.

The Man Who Stood Up To Facebook

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 3:52pm

There is a man who is a thorn in the side of Facebook, a problem that just won't go away. For years he was cast aside as a lowly spammer. Now he's reemerging as a champion of your rights online.

Trump Threatens To Sue The New York Times Over Sex Abuse Allegations

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 3:34pm

In the past 24 hours, news accounts of unwanted physical contact between Donald Trump and several women have been published.

Erasing Red Ink, Sesame CEO Offers Vision To Preserve Home Of Big Bird

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 1:17pm

When Jeffrey Dunn took over as CEO of Sesame Workshop in 2014, Sesame Street's future was in flux. Since then, he has created a plan to ensure the beloved Muppets are around for generations to follow.




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