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Want To Set Up A Shell Corporation To Hide Your Millions? No Problem

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 3:41pm

The Panama Papers showed just how easy it is to stash your money in a place where regulators can't find it. It's not illegal to set up these corporations, and the business of creating them is booming.

Coal Giant Peabody Energy Declares Bankruptcy

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 3:28pm

Peabody Energy, the largest private sector coal company in the nation, declared bankruptcy Wednesday morning. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Taylor Kuykendall, a reporter with S&P Global Market Intelligence, about why the coal powerhouse needs to reorganize.

Thousands Of Verizon Workers Go On Strike As Contract Talks Stall

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 3:28pm

About 40,000 Verizon workers went on strike Wednesday demanding an extension on talks for a new labor contract. The workers are represented by two unions, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Communications Workers of America.

Adapting To A More Extreme Climate, Coastal Cities Get Creative

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 3:11pm

In preparation for sea level rise, vulnerable cities are building infrastructure to protect themselves. But as a look at New Orleans and Philadelphia shows, the strategies are unique to each city.

'Don't Be Mean' Beer: 36 N.C. Breweries Sign Up To Sell Brew Aimed At HB2

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 9:37am

North Carolina's HB2 law has sparked an ACLU lawsuit and prompted calls for boycotts. Inside the state, beer brewers say the law doesn't represent them.

U.S. Coal Giant Peabody Energy Files For Bankruptcy

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 8:46am

As the coal industry struggles with falling prices, weak Chinese demand, regulatory changes and competition from fracking, St. Louis-based Peabody has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Not All Financial Education Is Effective. Here Are 4 Ideas That Work

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 6:00am

Credit scores. Car loans. Mortgages. It's stuff we all need to know. Yet not all financial education classes help us make better financial decisions. But some do.

Voice Of Lucky Charms Leprechaun Dies. Arthur Anderson Was 93

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 5:55am

Arthur Anderson was the voice of Lucky the Leprechaun for the General Mills breakfast cereal from 1963 to 1992.

Tens Of Thousands Of Verizon Workers Go On Strike

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 5:19am

Nearly 40,000 union workers at Verizon, who haven't had a contract since August, have walked out. Among other things, they object to outsourcing and two-month location transfers of employees.

Facebook's New Master Plan: Kill Other Apps

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 4:08am

Reading NPR. Trying out a live video. Ordering an Uber. All in Facebook. The company is trying to manage your entire digital life, but not talking about how to do it safely.

The Family-Run Thai Market That Feeds L.A.'s Eclectic Food Scene

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 3:58am

The Tilakamonkul family opened Bangkok Market in 1972. It became a magnet for Asian immigrants and chefs looking for rare ingredients. Their own son, Jet Tila, is now a celebrity chef.

Uber Wants You To Know It's Tired Of Sharing Data With Regulators

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 5:18pm

The ride-hailing company released its first transparency report, using the opportunity to criticize the large swaths of data it is required to share with regulators.

Panama Papers Provide Rare Glimpse Inside Famously Opaque Art Market

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 4:18pm

The leaked documents tell the backstory of a groundbreaking Christie's auction, and the purchase of a painting one man claims was seized from his grandfather during World War II.

As Hollywood Stars Can Attest, It's Good To Be A Man On Payday

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 4:08pm

Economic data show that men still make a dollar for every 79 cents a woman earns. A half century ago, that figure was just 59 cents. So, much progress has been made, but a large wage gap persists.

Beyond The Panama Papers: How Else Do Wealthy People Avoid Paying Taxes?

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 3:28pm

The offshore revelations from the Panama Papers come in the midst of U.S. tax filing season. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with author and tax journalist David Cay Johnston about how else wealthy people avoid paying taxes.

On Equal Pay Day, Why The Gender Gap Still Exists

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 3:28pm

President Obama issued a proclamation making April 12 "Equal Pay Day." NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Harvard economics professor Claudia Goldin about what's behind the pay gap between men and women.

Forget Starships: New Proposal Would Use 'Starchips' To Visit Alpha Centauri

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 12:41pm

Physicist Stephen Hawking and billionaire Yuri Milner have announced a $100 million mission to prepare for interstellar exploration — with a stamp-size spacecraft, light sails and enormous lasers.

5 Reasons Why The IMF Says Global Economic Growth Is Slowing

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 12:04pm

In January, International Monetary Fund's economists thought the global economy would grow 3.4 percent this year, but now they've back ratcheted that forecast.

Home And Garden Giant Ditches Class Of Pesticides That May Harm Bees

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 11:10am

Ortho is part of the Miracle-Gro family. The company says it decided to phase out neonics from its home and garden products after reviewing possible threats posed to bees and other pollinators.

Can Silly Patents Help Fight Frivolous Lawsuits?

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 6:30am

Critics of the patent system say it's too easy for people to save a slew of semi-realistic ideas, then sue when a firm separately tries to make something similar. A new website fights fire with fire.




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