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How Do You Start Saving? Your Tax Refund May Be The Answer

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 4:36pm

Participating in a 401(k) with automatic deductions makes it fairly easy to put away money. But what can you do if your employer doesn't offer a retirement plan? Experts share tips on going it alone.

Preventable Colon Cancer Deaths Cost The Economy $6.4 Billion

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 3:45pm

People in lower-income communities are more likely to die of colon cancer, often because they don't get diagnosed early enough. Those premature deaths take a financial toll, too.

It's Final: FDA Issues Long-Awaited Food Safety Rules

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 3:17pm

The Food and Drug Administration's regulations contain some compromises and cover farmers who grow fresh produce, as well as importers. The agency has been working on the rules for five years.

The Incubator School: E Is For Experimental & Entrepreneur

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 11:43am

At this Los Angeles school, STEM and entrepreneurship are as important as reading and math.

Trade Negotiator Michael Froman Insists TPP Will Work

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 4:14am

In a conversation with Steve Inskeep, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman defends the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement involving the U.S. and 11 other Asian-Pacific nations.

As Asylum Seekers Swap Prison Beds For Ankle Bracelets, Same Firm Profits

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 3:56am

A court ordered the release of women and children held in immigrant detention centers in favor of electronic monitoring. The GEO Group operates both. Advocates say that's a conflict of interest.

Massive Pacific Trade Agreement Ignores One Huge Tariff: Currency Manipulation

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 3:24pm

The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement has been hashed out line-by-line. All 6,000 pages of it. It will set the rules for roughly one-third of world trade. It has precise requirements for tariffs, quotas and subsidies for all manner of goods. But there's one huge secret tariff that isn't included: currency manipulation.

60 Years After The Boycott, Progress Stalls For Montgomery Buses

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 3:24pm

The deep-rooted history and current disrepair of the aging bus fleet in Montgomery, Ala., continues to impact its predominantly black ridership.

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.




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