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Millennials Want To Be Entrepreneurs, But A Tough Economy Stands In Their Way

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 12:57pm

Millennials admire startup founders and revere self-employment, new survey findings show, but they're worried about debt and wary of starting businesses in an unforgiving economic environment.

They Dreamed Of Sheep (Farming): Peek Inside An Alabama Dairy

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 9:59am

Greg Kelly wanted out of corporate America for a lifestyle better suited to raising a family. So he and his wife launched Alabama's only sheep dairy. "We feel like we're really living now," she says.

Ex-Wells Fargo Employees Sue, Allege They Were Punished For Not Breaking Law

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 9:57am

Wells Fargo staff secretly opened millions of unauthorized accounts to meet lofty sales targets. A class-action suit has been filed on behalf of employees who obeyed the law and failed to meet quotas.

Divided States: Female Business Owner In Georgia Favors Clinton

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 3:57am

As part of Morning Edition's debate coverage "Divided States," Steve Inskeep visits Atlanta, and talks to business owner Tonia Hicks about what she thinks of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

'Rolling Stone' Sells Minority Share Of Magazine To Singapore Entrepreneur

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 3:22pm

It's the first time Jann Wenner has allowed an outside investor to buy a part of the fabled magazine he founded in 1967.

Newspaper Endorsements Matter Most When They're Unexpected

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 2:00pm

The New York Times endorsed Hillary Clinton on Saturday, but an endorsement that came the day before from a smaller paper may matter more to its readers, for the simple fact that it was unexpected.

While Everyone Was Partying At Woodstock, I Was Stuck At Schrafft's

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 7:51am

The chain restaurant that catered to women helped redefine how Americans eat, according to a new book. For NPR's Lynn Neary, it also defined how she did and didn't fit with the counterculture.

Want To Get To Know The Real France? Call A 'Random' French Person

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 7:47am

A tourist agency in France has established a hotline that connects callers to a random French volunteer. NPR's Oliver Dearden tested it out.

Wells Fargo Case Prompts Questions Of Corporate Ethics Reform

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 7:47am

The bank's CEO appeared before a Senate banking committee this week to answer questions about fake accounts created by more than 5,000 of his employees. Scott Simon talks with consultant Dov Seidman.

Your Cheat Sheet To The Issues That Could Come Up In The Presidential Debate

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 5:00am

From jobs and taxes to health care and immigration, there are a host of issues that will come up Monday night. Here's what you should know to get smart quick.

As Our Jobs Are Automated, Some Say We'll Need A Guaranteed Basic Income

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 4:53am

How will the economy provide economic opportunities if employers need fewer workers in the future? A growing number of people in Silicon Valley are saying the only realistic answer is a basic income.

Episode 725: Trade Show

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 9:39pm

On today's show: The fight over free trade. Come for the man who dreamed of world peace through trade. Stay for Robert Smith in the mean streets of Seattle.

Fill It With Regular: AAA Finds Millions Of Drivers Waste Money On Premium Gas

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 7:57pm

A study by AAA found 16.5 million Americans buy premium gas when their cars don't need it. Director of Automotive Engineering Greg Brannon says drivers waste money when they unnecessarily use premium.

Candidates Want To Raise The Economic Tide To Lift Opportunity, But How?

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:45pm

Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump talk about increasing opportunities for coming generations. Some analysts say boosting economic growth would help, but the way there is complicated.

Racial Disparities In Wages Boil Down To Discrimination

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:26pm

A new study found that a major reason for the gap in wages between black and white workers is what's left over after controlling for variables like education and experience.

Racial Disparities In Wages Boil Down To One Thing: Discrimination

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:26pm

A new study found that a major reason for the gap in wages between black and white workers is what's left over after controlling for variables like education and experience.

Dozens Of U.S., Canadian Tribes Unite Against Proposed Oil Pipelines

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 2:29pm

At least 50 First Nations and tribes signed a treaty Thursday opposing tar sands expansion plans that they view as "a collective threat to our Nations."

Clinton, Trump Differ On How To Create Economic Opportunity In The U.S.

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

Hillary Clinton tends to focus on the importance of education in creating opportunity. For Donald Trump, the emphasis is on cutting taxes and rewriting trade agreements.

Yahoo Confirms Data From Millions Of Accounts Were Stolen In 2014

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

Yahoo says at least 500 million accounts were hacked two years ago. The company revealed the data breach on Thursday, without saying whether it knew all along or just found out.

Harvard Endowment Investment Declines 2 Percent

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 7:19pm

The nation's largest university endowment is underperforming and faces challenges due to churning leadership and a questionable investment strategy.

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