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The Financial Trials Of Child Care For Working Families

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 8:31am

It can be a major budget item for families. Rachel Martin talks to Rebecca Resman, a mother of two, who after trying out several different child care options, decided she couldn't afford to work.

Hopping On Hashtag Bandwagon, Host Rachel Martin Recounts Her #FirstSevenJobs

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 8:20am

Social media feeds have been peppered with the hashtag #firstsevenjobs for the past few weeks. NPR's Rachel Martin shares her list, from store window mannequin to English teacher in Japan.

Amid Industry Downturn, Global Shipping Sees Record-Low Growth

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 7:17am

The global shipping industry is suffering a huge downturn, thanks in part to China's sagging economy. "This is likely to be one of the worst years ever in terms of losses," says an industry expert.

Major Budget Cuts, Poor Ticket Sales Will Force Downsizing For Paralympics

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 7:17am

The International Paralympic Committee says there's not enough money to fund the games, which start next month. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with IPC spokesman Craig Spence about the financial crisis.

Rule 40: How The Brands Blackout Impacts Olympic Athletes

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 7:17am

An International Olympic Committee rule stipulates that only official sponsors can market around the Games. Oiselle CEO Sally Bergesen tells NPR's Scott Simon why she feels the rule hurts athletes.

Major Budget Cuts, Porr Ticket Sales Will Force Downsizing For Paralympics

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 7:17am

The International Paralympic Committee says there's not enough money to fund the games, which start next month. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with IPC spokesman Craig Spence about the financial crisis.

London Opens Up Long-Awaited 'Night Tube' Trains

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 7:17am

London begins all-night service on its underground railway system Fridays and Saturdays. The city hopes to draw creative talent who want to work in a city that never sleeps.

On The Demise Of Gawker.com: Unsparing, Satiric And Brutal

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 3:49pm

The Gawker Media site, which is to be shut down next week by its new owner, blurred the lines between public and private with "wit and venom."

How To Write A Resignation Letter In The Middle Of A Scandal

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 3:26pm

Is there a right way to write and handle a resignation letter when you're embroiled in a scandal? For many ousted bosses, "spending more time with my family" is the excuse of least resistance.

What Makes A Jam A Jam? Surge In Savory Spreads Presents Riddles For Purists

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 12:58pm

Savory jams tap into a love affair with foods that marry salt and sugar. They let people eat local fruits and vegetables year-round and lower the sugar levels found in traditional jams.

Artisanal Food Waste: Can You Turn Scraps Into Premium Products?

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 6:00am

Entrepreneurs hope that, instead of paying bottom dollar for produce that might otherwise have ended up in the landfill, customers will pony up for high-end foods made from rescued ingredients.

Justice Department To Move Away From Using Private Prisons

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 4:06am

The Justice Department says it will, over time, stop housing federal prisoners in private prisons. The department says private prisons aren't as safe or effective as their federally run counterparts.

Viacom CEO Out As Redstone Family Reasserts Control

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 12:43am

Renegade executive chairman, president and CEO Philippe Dauman leaves in exchange for a $72 million payout.

Federal Judge Throws Out Uber Driver Class-Action Settlement Offer

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 8:02pm

Uber drivers claims that they should be compensated as employees, not independent contractors, get a boost. Negotiators for the drivers had okayed the deal but the judge wasn't satisfied.

Gawker.com Shutting Down As Univision Buys Associated Sites

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 3:28pm

Gawker.com will shut down next week, as the company's other sites are in the process of being sold to Univision. Gawker Media filed for bankruptcy in June after a judge ordered it to pay $140 million in the Hulk Hogan privacy case.

Uber To Roll Out Self-Driving Cars In Pittsburgh

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 3:28pm

Uber will roll out self-driving vehicles for customers in Pittsburgh within the next few weeks. The riding hailing company aims to be the first to make driverless vehicles available for commercial use. Uber says it will put 100 Volvo SUVs on the road for trips within the city. The vehicles will have an Uber helper in the passenger seat in case something goes wrong.

Uber To Roll Out Self-Driving Cars In Pittsburgh

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 3:28pm

The ride-hailing company expects to include a human in case something goes wrong, but the driverless vehicles would be the first available for commercial use. They could be on the road in a few weeks.

Gawker.com Shutting Down, Associated Sites Being Sold To Univision

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 1:51pm

The flagship site of Gawker Media is closing next week. The company went into bankruptcy protection after a suit by Hulk Hogan resulted in a $140 million judgment against the site.

T-Mobile, Sprint Vie For New Customers With Unlimited Data Plans

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 1:39pm

It's a bit of a renaissance for unlimited plans, which went all but extinct in recent years. But do people really need that much data?

Shrimp Grown In Tanks Make A Splash, Coming To A Market Near You

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 1:05pm

The U.S. appetite for shrimp is often fed in unsavory ways, with seafood produced unsustainably, sometimes with slave labor. In New York's Hudson Valley, an indoor aqua farm is raising an alternative.

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