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Verizon And Strikers Reach Tentative Agreement

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 4:07pm

Nearly 40,000 striking Verizon workers reached a tentative agreement with the company Friday. Fortune writer Aaron Pressman explains what the deal means for middle-class workers.

Verizon, Labor Unions Conclude Strike With Tentative 4-Year Contract Deal

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:03am

After weeks of intense dispute, Verizon and its unions have reached an "agreement in principle." Labor Secretary Thomas Perez mediated the talks, and expects the 40,000 workers to be back next week.

At Century Mark, Indy 500 Sells Out For First Time In Decades

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:03am

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500. Even though it remains the most famous auto race in the world, it's sold out this year for the first time in decades.

Farmers Wait, And Wait, For Guest Workers Amid H-2A Visa Delays

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 6:27am

For the third year in a row, the H-2A visa program is running behind. That's left farmers waiting for planters and pickers even as the harvest season is well underway.

Ship That Breast Milk For You? Companies Add Parent-Friendly Perks

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 3:54pm

Forget paid parental leave. Some companies offer compensation for surrogacy and adoption, or are helping traveling moms ship breast milk. The benefits are a relatively cheap way to recruit and retain.

North Korea Linked To $81 Million Bangladesh Bank Heist

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 3:50pm

Experts say code used by hackers in recent attacks on banks appears to be the same as code used in an attack on Sony Pictures which the FBI says was carried out by North Korea.

Employees Yearn For Return To Cubicles Amid Open Office Woes

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 3:31pm

NPR's Planet Money team explores which is better for actually getting work done: an open office or cubicles. A maker of office furniture explains why many clients now want to go back to the cubicle.

North Korea Linked To Cyber Attacks On Asian Banks

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 3:31pm

Cybersecurity researchers are linking a recent spate of attacks against Asian banks to North Korea. The digital security firm Symantec says the recent breaches in Asia have identical lines of malicious software deployed in the high profile attack against Sony Pictures in 2014. The FBI has tied North Korea to the Sony attack.

Verizon, Labor Unions Reach Tentative Deal To End Weeks-Long Strike

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 2:54pm

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announced the agreement in principle and says he expects workers will be back on the job next week.

Is Virginia Health Insurer's Decision To Drop Bronze Plans An Omen?

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 9:57am

Bronze plans provide the least generous coverage of the four tiers on insurance marketplaces, paying 60 percent of benefits, on average, compared with 70 percent for the more popular silver plans.

With Shuttles Gone, Private Ventures Give Florida's Space Coast A Lift

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 4:25am

Five years after NASA's shuttle program ended, a new Florida aerospace industry is beginning to take shape. Firms, from those making jets to tiny Internet satellites, are adding factories and jobs.

Planet Money Tracks Down The Inventor Of The Open Office

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 4:25am

Open office plans have become common. Our Planet Money teams has the story of the man who came up with the idea to tear down cubicle walls, and why he thought it was a good idea.

Tech Billionare Peter Theil Comes Forward In War Against 'Gawker'

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 3:37pm

Billionaire Silicon Valley investor Peter Theil revealed he was a backer of Hulk Hogan's successful invasion of privacy lawsuit against Gawker. Thiel has supported libertarian causes, futuristic startups and started a foundation that funds young people who skip college to work on entrepreneurial projects.

After Departure Of Uber, Lyft In Austin, New Companies Enter The Void

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 3:37pm

Earlier this month, voters in Austin, Texas, rejected an effort to overturn the city's rules for ride-hailing companies. Uber and Lyft tried to prevent fingerprinting of their drivers, and now both have left town. A few other ride-share companies have popped up to help fill the void. NPR explores how people are getting around town without Uber and Lyft.

Tech Billionare Peter Thiel Comes Forward In War Against 'Gawker'

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 3:37pm

Billionaire Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel revealed he was a backer of Hulk Hogan's successful invasion of privacy lawsuit against Gawker.

Evaporated Cane Juice? Puh-leeze. Just Call It Sugar, FDA Says

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 1:16pm

Companies cultivating a healthful image often list "evaporated cane juice" in their products' ingredients. But the FDA says it's really just sugar, and that's what food labels should call it.

Walk This Way: Let Your Shoes Tell You Where To Go

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 6:01am

Why stare at your smartphone screen to get directions when you can let your sneakers guide you to your destination using Bluetooth and vibrations?

To Survive The Bust Cycle, Farmers Go Back To Business-School Basics

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 3:37am

Farming is entering its third year on the bust side of the cycle. Major crop prices are low while expenses like seed, fertilizer and land remain high. That means getting creative to succeed.

We Don't Know How Many Workers Are Injured At Slaughterhouses. Here's Why

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 4:11pm

Injuries in the meat industry are likely to be under-reported, a new GAO report finds. Workers may be sent back to the line without seeing a doctor, or may not report out of fear of losing their jobs.

ExxonMobil, Chevron Shareholders Reject Resolutions Aimed At Battling Climate Change

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 4:01pm

But shareholders at ExxonMobil approved one resolution that could make it easier to one day nominate an environmentalist to the board.




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