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Have We Lost A Constitutional Right In The Fine Print?

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 1:33pm

New York Times reporter Jessica Silver-Greenberg says many companies' contracts force consumers to settle complaints through arbitration instead of in court, and include bans on class action suits.

Rolls-Royce Recalls 1 Car Over Airbag Issue

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 6:45am

When we hear of automobiles being recalled, we generally hear of a high number getting called back. This recall notice is different: Exactly one Rolls-Royce Ghost was found to have an airbag problem.

Email Proclaims Work Week To Be Free Of Email

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 6:34am

An Italian textile company hopes the week of no emails will help employees rediscover the pleasure of actual face-to-face interaction. The company's announcement was made by email.

E-Commerce Is A Bright Spot In China's Slumping Economy

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 4:13am

China's old industrial sector continues to decline. One of the economy's sectors that is doing well is e-commerce. But is its rapid expansion enough to halt the overall slide in China's growth?

NPR Amazon Reporting Team Tries To Offset Its Carbon Footprint

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 4:13am

When we drive, fly or walk, we contribute to carbon emissions that cause global warming. One solution often cited is to pay to heal the harm by underwriting the cost of planting a tree.

Ohio Plane Crash Victims Included 7 Employees Of A Florida Real Estate Firm

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 3:48pm

The plane crashed into a small apartment building while attempting to land at a nearby airport.

Joe's Crab Shack Tests Out Ban On Tipping

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 3:32pm

Joe's Crab Shack, a national restaurant chain, is testing a tipping ban. Employees will receive raises instead. The chain's CEO Raymond Blanchette told CNBC the tradition of tipping is antiquated and has created an overly competitive atmosphere among employees. Joe's Crab Shack follows a number of restaurants that have recently done away with tipping, including Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group.

SeaWorld Reinvents Itself In Face Of Growing 'Blackfish' Scrutiny

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 3:32pm

Facing continued pressure from activists and lawmakers over its shows featuring captive killer whales, SeaWorld is addressing its problems by putting an emphasis on conservation and education.

California Case Threatens Uber's Business Model, Future Of Freelance Economy

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 3:32pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with David Plouffe, former adviser to President Obama and current board member of the company Uber, about the growth of the freelance economy.

Anheuser-Busch InBev And SABMiller Agree On Merger Terms

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 8:15am

A Brobdingnagian beer company is closer to becoming reality, as Anheuser-Busch InBev works out terms to buy its biggest rival. The deal also includes a sell-off of MillerCoors to Molson Coors.

Break It Down: NPR Reporters Fact Check The Republican Debate

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 5:10am

Last night's presidential debate focused on economic issues. Our reporters look at candidate claims about business creation, the minimum wage, trade and the length of the tax code.

3 Charged In Hacking Case Against JPMorgan Chase, 11 Other Firms

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 4:07am

On Tuesday, prosecutors in the Justice Department unsealed an indictment which names three men and charges they orchestrated the largest hack against a U.S. financial institution in history.

LA Combats Homelessness Which Is Up 12 Percent From 2 Years Ago

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 4:07am

In Los Angeles, officials have announced a $100 million fight against homelessness. It's a response to the growing number of people on the streets. Residents are upset about the worsening situation.

Shoppers In Mexico Show Up For Opening Of Luxury Department Store

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 4:07am

A high-end retailer just opened its $300 million remodeled flagship store in Mexico's City's swankiest neighborhood. The store is banking on Mexico's rising middle-class consumers.

Chinese Online Retailer Alibaba Racks Up Sales On Singles Day

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 4:07am

The one-day shopping spree is promoted by China's online retail giant Alibaba. More than $10 billion in sales were generated — more than five times the volume of last year's Cyber Monday in the U.S.

Advocates Question Whether Veterans Day Promotions Have Gotten Off Track

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 4:07am

There's a huge gap between what vets consider real support and self-interested promotions. Advocates welcome businesses goodwill but are leery about the way some use Veterans Day to self promote.

America's Food Truck Craze Parks On The Streets Of Kolkata

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 3:40am

Kolkata now has its first food truck: Agdum Bagdum, which hawks Indian fusion food. It was inspired by American food trucks – which were originally inspired by street food in places like Kolkata.

Help Wanted: Must Like Heights And High Voltage

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 3:39am

A shortage of line workers raises the question: how do you entice millennials into tough electric utility work, when "you can't get a kid to lick a stamp, much less climb a pole" these days?

Push For $15 Minimum Wage Becoming Part Of Presidential Politics

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 4:47pm

In dozens of cities, low-wage workers, backed by a key union, held demonstrations demanding a minimum wage of $15. They planned to protest in Milwaukee outside the Republican presidential debate.

Federal Prosecutors Charge 3 In International Cyber Crime Spree

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 3:26pm

Federal prosecutors have charged three men in a sprawling international cyber crime spree. The indictments allege that the defendants hacked JP Morgan Chase and other financial institutions. They also used customer data to manipulate stock prices for credit card fraud and to operate illegal Internet gambling sites.

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