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EBay Trains Ohio Retailers

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 7:16am

100 small businesses in Akron are getting intensive training as part of eBay's "Retail Revival" program. It's designed to give brick-and-mortars a global marketplace and compete with Amazon.

Remembering The Impact Of Bush's Short-Lived Steel Tariffs

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 5:12pm

President Trump isn't the first to impose steel tariffs in the U.S. NPR's Michel Martin talks to Trans-Matic Manufacturing President PJ Thompson about how his company adapted to steel tariffs in 2002.

Illinois Steelworkers React To Tariffs

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 7:07am

Some steelworkers are rejoicing over the new tariffs on imported steel. We go to Granite City, Ill., where 500 workers who have been laid off for more than two years are going back to work.

Tariff Repercussions

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 7:07am

President Trump announced new tariffs on steel and aluminum this week, making markets gyrate and allies angry. NPR's Don Gonyea speaks to David Rennie, Washington bureau chief for The Economist.

Martin Shkreli Sentenced to 7 Years For Securities Fraud

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:11pm

The former "Pharma Bro," who has often appeared defiant in court, wept and pleaded for a light sentence. But the judge split the difference between recommendations by the prosecution and defense.

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February Jobs Report Was So Good, It Caught Many Economists Off Guard

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 3:19pm

U.S. employers added 313,000 jobs last month. The Labor Department report shows much stronger job growth than analysts expected. They'd been predicting an increase of about 200,000 jobs. Another good sign: workers returned to the workforce in the highest numbers in 35 years.

Startups, Deals, Parties And Pals: Will News Exec Levinsohn Repeat The Past?

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 2:37pm

Ross Levinsohn's strategy for his company's newspapers would serve up more digital content from outside their newsrooms under their brands. He calls the vision "gravitas with scale."

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The Jobs Report: Where The Ladies At?

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 1:44pm

Why has the share of women in the labor force been stagnant for almost two decades?

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U.S. Signs Off On Tariffs, Angering Trade Partners

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 9:31am

The administration's plan to impose a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminum has been met by near universal criticism from across the globe.

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Trump Commerce Secretary Says Warnings About Tariffs Are Overhyped

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 9:19am

Wilbur Ross, a leading advocate for the steel and aluminum tariffs the president announced this week, told NPR's Morning Edition the tariffs' impact isn't "much of a roar."

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 9:06am

It's been a stormy week for the White House.

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Modest Wage Gains In February As Economy Adds Robust 313,000 Jobs

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 8:23am

The largest increase in jobs in 1 1/2 years was accompanied by a 2.6 percent year-on-year increase in wages, a slowdown from January's pace. The unemployment rate held at 4.1 percent.

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In The Recycling World, Why Are Some Cartons Such A Problem?

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 7:00am

Because of layers of material that can be difficult to separate, many containers for juices and broths have traditionally been destined for landfills. But recycling them is getting easier.

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Canada And Mexico Exempted From Tariffs On Steel, Aluminum Imports

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 6:21am

Rachel Martin talks to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on President Trump's reasons behind tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. The tariffs have been criticized as too harsh.

Reinventing Community College To Reach Millions Of Workers — Online

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 5:00am

California could be the first state to create a statewide, online community college system targeting 2.5 million workers who need — but don't have — a college degree.

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Obama In Talks To Produce Shows For Netflix, Report Says

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:13am

The former president is in negotiations to produce a series of high-profile shows for Netflix, according to The New York Times. The number of episodes and show formats have not been decided.

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The Uneven Effects Of Inflation

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:05am

Inflation doesn't strike the whole economy evenly. Some things have been getting much more expensive, while others get cheaper.

News Brief: Trump To Meet Kim, Brazil Reacts To Tariffs

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:05am

President Trump has agreed to a meeting with Kim Jong Un at an unspecified time and place, the White House said. Also, we hear how Brazil is reacting to Trump's tariffs on steel.

Steel Country Democrats Who Backed Trump Weigh Party Loyalty In 2018

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:01am

In Eastern Ohio's Mahoning Valley, thousands of traditionally Democratic voters went for Donald Trump in 2016. The question for 2018 is whether they are now Republican voters down the ballot.

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Steelworker Union Leader On Why He Supports Trump's Tariffs On Imports

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 5:16pm

In a hotly contested move, President Trump formally ordered tariffs on steel and aluminum imports Thursday. Before the signing, several workers from the industry spoke, including Scott Sauritch, a steelworker union leader in West Mifflin, Pa.




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