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Native American Tribe Bets On Olive Oil

Sun, 11/29/2015 - 5:21am

Once impoverished, California's Yocha Dehe tribe found success with a casino complex. Now the tribe is using its newfound wealth to grow, bottle and sell premium olive oil.

Barbershop: Black Friday, Black Lives Matter And Social 'Cuffing'

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 3:56pm

The talk in the Barbershop this week is about Black Friday, Black Lives Matter and social "cuffing." Wesley Lowery, national reporter at The Washington Post, Katie Notopoulos, a senior editor at Buzzfeed, and Jozen Cummings, an editorial associate at Twitter, join the conversation.

As Americans Increasingly Bypass Malls, What's To Become Of Black Friday?

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 3:56pm

Is Black Friday no longer a thing? Bloomberg retail columnist Shelly Banjo talks about Black Friday results and how shopping trends are changing.

Smartphones Tame Black Friday Shopping Frenzy

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 7:09am

Phones are becoming more shopping-friendly and more consumers are willing to wait for online deals. This year's online sales boost signals an era of mobile shopping as retailers race to keep up.

How Should Borrowers Be Careful When Taking Out Car Title Loans?

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 7:00am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Diane Standaert of the Center for Responsible Lending about car title loans.

Car Title Loan Borrowers Should Be Wary Of Requirements

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 7:00am

Car title loans may sound like a good way to get some cash, using the title of your car as collateral, but they can include conditions that get borrowers into financial trouble.

End Of Medicare Bonuses Will Cut Pay To Primary Care Doctors

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 6:03am

A 10 percent bump in pay under the Affordable Care Act will expire at year-end. The bonus was supposed to help balance the reimbursement discrepancies between primary care providers and specialists.

Fantasy Sports As Day Job: Meet One Of The Industry's Top Winners

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 3:31pm

Is daily fantasy sports a game of skill or one of chance? Just ask one of the industry's top winners, a Bostonian who treats daily fantasy sports as his day job.

Saying No To The Sales, Some Skip Shopping On Black Friday

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 3:31pm

This Black Friday, some people are choosing not to shop. NPR talks to a state park manager in Minnesota and people on a walking tour in Los Angeles about why they're opting out.

How Long Can Florida's Citrus Industry Survive?

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 3:31pm

The USDA recently stunned growers when it projected the smallest orange harvest for Florida in more than 50 years. The culprit: A tiny insect that's killing off the state's trees — and industry.

Smartphones Take Frenzy — And Some Profit — Out Of Black Friday

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 3:31pm

In malls around the country, the holiday shopping season has officially begun. But increasingly, Black Friday is less about lines at stores, and more about online stores.

Live Long And Prosper: Reviving An Idea For Income In Old Age

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 3:31pm

Some financial experts want to bring back tontines, a retirement planning tool. People pool their cash to buy a bond that makes regular payments. The catch: You have to be alive to collect the payout.

Love It Or Hate It, Black Friday Is Here

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 4:19am

As Black Friday 2015 gets underway across the United States, Morning Edition heads to a big box store in Los Angeles. Are shoppers finding bargains, and are they spending money?

Holiday Toys Offer Clues To New 'Star Wars' Movie

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 4:19am

We discover some of this season's hottest toys: light sabers, drones and Millennium Falcons — all for sale in anticipation of next month's release of the new Star Wars film: The Force Awakens.

Food Banks' Pickle: Getting Food To The Right Place At The Right Time

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 4:19am

On any day, a food bank could end up with heaps of pasta sauce, but no pasta. To solve the problem, a network of food banks created a currency of fake money and embraced trade.

Holiday Shoppers Get A Head Start On Thanksgiving

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 12:34am

After opening earlier and earlier on the holiday, most of the more than dozen major retailers like Macy's, Target and Kohl's opened around the same time they did last year — about 5 p.m. or 6 p.m.

California Puts Dungeness Crab Season On Hold Indefinitely

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 4:08am

The West Coast delicacy of fresh Dungeness crab won't be on holiday tables this year. A massive toxic algae bloom in the Pacific Ocean has delayed the commercial crabbing season.

As Britain's Coal Industry Loses Its Glow, Miners Feel Betrayed

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 4:08am

The last deep pit coal mine in northern England closes next month, marking the death of an industry that has fueled area towns for decades. Miners are angry the government didn't do more to help them.

Retail Shoppers Want Theatrical Experiences That Delight And Excite

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 4:08am

Linda Wertheimer talks to analyst Liz Dunn of Talmage Associates about retail trends. She says consumers aren't necessarily buying stuff, they want to buy experiences: travel, restaurants or shows.

Bubble Bursts On Alpaca Market. Sales Slowed, Hay Costs Doubled

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 4:08am

The llama-like animals were the next hot thing coming to backyard farmers. Investors sank tens of thousands of dollars into top-of-the-line breeds. Some breeders were left with near-worthless herds.




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