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Putting Traffic Deaths In The Past Tense

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 8:52pm

Transportation officials say road fatalities spiked alarmingly in the U.S. in the first half of 2016. But they say they will develop a plan to eliminate crash deaths in 30 years.

New Rules On Prepaid Electronic Payment Cards

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:39pm

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is imposing some of the same requirements on prepaid debit and credit card providers as on companies that market standard cards.

Episode 521: The Town That Loves Death

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 3:38pm

On today's episode, we'll take you to a place where dying has become acceptable dinner conversation. A place that also happens to have the lowest healthcare spending of any region in the country.

Meal Kits And Chaos: Report Reveals Unsavory Side Of Blue Apron Warehouse

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 3:37pm

A recent BuzzFeed investigation found Blue Apron had poor, at times violent working conditions for employees at its packing facility in Richmond, Calif.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Issues New Prepaid Card Rules

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 3:37pm

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued new rules on prepaid cards that will require providers to abide by some of the same restrictions as credit cards. Namely, it will have to assess the borrower's ability to repay, and it will limit fees and interest rates.

As Buyers Circle, Could Twitter Be Better Off As A Non-Profit?

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 11:34am

Disney, Google and others are said to be considering buying Twitter. It's got baggage — lackluster ad sales, abusive trolling — but also millions of users. What if Twitter focused on a public mission?

Would Twitter Be Better Off As A Nonprofit?

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 5:15am

Twitter is struggling to earn a profit and please investors. Companies including Disney and Alphabet are said to be considering bids for it. But would Twitter be better off as a nonprofit?

Labor Report Urges Study Of A Federal Role In State Workers' Comp Laws

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 5:01am

The Department of Labor is calling for an "exploration" of federal oversight of state workers' compensation laws because of "inadequacies of the system," leaving workers with "limited benefits."

Along Germany's Coast, A Nazi Resort Becomes An Upscale Destination

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:10am

One of the biggest Nazi relics, a massive beachfront indoctrination camp on the Baltic Sea, has been transformed into condominiums and a luxury tourist resort. It's causing a stir.

Corporate Profits Take Permanent Vacation in Caymans and Bermuda

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 7:44pm

According to a study, 367 of the companies on the Fortune 500 have at least one subsidiary in a tax haven country. The study found companies are holding $2.5 trillion in profits offshore.

FACT CHECK: Vice Presidential Debate

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 7:14pm

NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate starting at 9 p.m. ET.

How Donald Trump Lost $916 Million

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 5:29pm

The nearly billion-dollar losses Donald Trump appears to have claimed on some leaked tax forms could have come from risky investments in casinos, an airline and more.

Higher Wages And Easy Credit Likely To Spur Holiday Sales, Retailers Say

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 5:24pm

The National Retail Federation's economist and many other analysts say shoppers are in good shape to spend more this holiday season. Sales are expected to jump 3.6 percent.

Google Goes All-In On Hardware With 'Pixel' Phone, Home Assistant, VR Headset

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 3:30pm

The tech giant has been outmaneuvered in consumer products, namely by Amazon's Echo and Apple's iPhone. Google is now betting on its artificial intelligence progress to stage a comeback.

On Your Mark, Give Birth, Go Back To Work

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 3:30pm

Tricia Olson gave birth to her son and was back on the job just three weeks later. Like 40 percent of working Americans, she has no family leave at all — paid or unpaid — and few options.

International Monetary Fund Lowers Its Outlook For U.S. Economic Growth

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 1:19pm

The U.S. economy is projected to see 1.6 percent growth this year, down from the 2.2 percent that the IMF had previously forecast. Globally, growth is seen essentially moving sideways in 2016.

Mom Sues JetBlue After Her 5-Year-Old Was Delivered To Wrong City

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 5:44am

It's not uncommon for an airline to lose luggage in transit. It's less common to lose children. But that's exactly what happened to Maribel Martinez. Her son was sent to Boston rather than New York.

Is It Fair That Businesses Get To 'Carry Forward' Their Losses?

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 5:00am

A developer such as Donald Trump can use a net operating loss "carryforward" to lower his taxes. That may sound weird, but the law has been in place for nearly a century, and experts say it's fair.

Former Wells Fargo Employees Describe Toxic Sales Culture, Even At HQ

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 4:04am

The Wells Fargo scandal involving employees opening as many as 2 million accounts without their customers' consent wasn't just a few bad apples, as some in the company have suggested. It goes all the way to the bank's headquarters.

September Figures Show U.S. Car Sales Plateau

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 5:07pm

After six years of growth, car sales are beginning to show signs they may have peaked. That could mean consumers will get good deal but it could be bad for auto workers.




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