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Wave Of Capitalist Optimism Sweeps Across France

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 3:57am

The French president hopes his changes to labor laws and other initiatives will change the anti-business climate. Paris has launched a business hub for start-ups.

After A Year In Office, Questions About Trump's Foreign Deals Go On. And On

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 3:56am

When preparing to take the oath of office, President Trump promised to make no new foreign business deals. But a year later, ethics experts say the problems have not been solved in any meaningful way.

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The GOP's New Tax Plan Will Affect Everyone, But Will It Grow The Economy?

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 6:00am

You asked, we answered: Will the GOP tax plan boost economic growth? Not much (if at all), say many economists.

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How Trump's Corporate Tax Cut Is Playing Out For Wal-Mart

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 4:47pm

Companies like Wal-Mart say tax cuts are making it possible for them to boost wages. But other economic factors could also be contributing to pay increases.

Shopify And Your Instagram Feed

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 6:51am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Alexis Madrigal of The Atlantic about how e-commerce tools are making it easier for entrepreneurs to make money without ever touching the products they advertise.

Fitness Superstar Shaun T: Keys To Workout Motivation Include Fun — And Selfishness

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 5:40pm

After a rough childhood and later dealing with his own weight problem, Shaun T eventually found success as a workout video guru. He says it's important to have fun and focus on yourself for a change.

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GM Says Car With No Steering Wheel Or Pedals Ready For Streets In 2019

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:19pm

The car company said Friday that it has filed a petition with the Department of Transportation to deploy its fourth-generation Cruise AV. GM says the vehicle has no manual controls.

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New Rules May Make Getting And Staying On Medicaid More Difficult

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:12pm

Indiana is one of the states poised to get permission to require Medicaid recipients to work. Advocates say work requirements may be good politics but they're bad policy.

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Wal-Mart Closes 63 Sam's Club Stores, Leaving 11,000 Employees Without Work

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 3:16pm

Without notice 63 Sam's Club stores closed Thursday, leaving up to 11,000 employees without work. Sam's Club is owned by Wal-Mart, which announced yesterday a raise in employee wages. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Business Insider reporter Hayley Peterson, who broke the Sam's Club closure story yesterday.

Trump's Budget Proposal Inducing Anxiety For Idaho's Timber Industry

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 3:16pm

President Trump kicked off the new year by renewing promises to be a champion for rural America. But his budget proposal to cut rural economic development grants and loans and other programs is causing anxiety in at least one remote corner of Idaho's timber country that's been struggling to diversify its economy.

The Recession Predictor

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 3:03pm

There's a warning sign for the economy with an amazing track record. It's not flashing now, but it's close enough to make us nervous.

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Fearing Deportation, Food Vendors Are Leaving New York City's Streets

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:26am

Many of the city's street vendors are undocumented immigrants. Some vendors say they've lost a significant portion of their income – and customers – in the wake of stepped-up immigration enforcement.

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Tesla Faces Complaints Over Harassment And Racial Tensions

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:02am

Tesla has created a cutting-edge image with its bold approach to building electric cars. But it has faced criticism over how it handles complaints about workplace harassment and discrimination.

Facebook Rolls Out New Plan For News Feed: More Posts From Friends And Family

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:38am

CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the social media giant wants to emphasize more "meaningful" content on users' feeds to "bring us closer together with the people that matter to us."

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Carrier Loses 215 Employees In Latest Round Of Layoffs

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 3:16pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Drew Daudelin of member station WFYI about Carrier's most recent round of layoffs. On Thursday, 215 employees will finish their shifts at the plant in Indianapolis, and walk out of the factory doors for good.

Wal-Mart Says It Will Boost Wages, Give Bonuses With New Savings From Tax Law

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 3:16pm

Wal-Mart plans to share part of its savings under the new tax law with its employees. The giant retailer announced today it is boosting its starting wage to $11 an hour and handing out bonuses to most of its employees.

Such Cryptocurrency. So Amaze.

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 2:57pm

Dogecoin, a bitcoin spinoff created as a joke, is now worth $1.4 billion. The coin's creator tells us how the joke became real — and explains why he has mixed feelings about the whole thing.

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Citing New Tax Law, Walmart To Raise Starting Wages, Expand Parental Leave

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 8:14am

The retail giant says the changes are a way to share tax savings with hourly workers. Starting wages will rise from $10 to $11 an hour, and employees will also be eligible for one-time bonuses.

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YouTube Limits Relationship With Logan Paul After His Video Depicting Dead Body

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 7:04am

More than a week after Paul removed a post showing him laughing beside an apparent suicide victim, YouTube has pulled the star from its top-tier advertising program and shelved his original projects.

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Montana Barley Fields Become Front Line For Climate Change And Beer

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 7:00am

Barley, the "king of malt," needs a precise recipe of water and sunshine to thrive — too much of either will cause it to wither and die. And amid a changing climate, that's exactly what's happening.

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