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Today โ€” December 13th 2018NPR Economy

Apple Will Build $1 Billion Campus in Austin, Adding 5,000 Jobs

By Bill Chappell
Apple already employs more people in Austin than it does in any other city outside of its California headquarters. The new campus will be near its existing facility in the North Austin area.

The tech company says the move is expected to make it Austin's largest private employer. The city already has more Apple employees than anywhere else outside the company's headquarters in California.

(Image credit: Apple)

  • December 13th 2018 at 14:13
Yesterday โ€” December 12th 2018NPR Economy

Rhetoric And Reaction: The Trade War In Northern Minnesota

We spoke with union leaders about what it's like when federal policy affects the only trade in town.

(Image credit: Amanda Williams )

  • December 12th 2018 at 16:06
Before yesterdayNPR Economy

Miracle On Your Street: How The Post Office Handles Holidays

Is the USPS headed for a revamp?

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  • December 11th 2018 at 16:06

The Revolution Will Be Driverless: Autonomous Cars Usher In Big Changes

By Terry Gross
The BMW Vision iNEXT autonomous electric car is previewed at a special event ahead of the LA Auto Show on Nov. 27.

Driverless vehicles could be the "most disruptive technology to hit society worldwide since the advent of the motor car," says former New York City Traffic Commissioner Sam Schwartz.

(Image credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

  • December 10th 2018 at 19:29

Making Sense Of The Recent Turmoil In The Markets

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with David Wessel, Director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, about the recent market activity and what to expect heading into the new week.

  • December 9th 2018 at 23:23

Facing Critical Labor Shortage, Japan Opens Door Wider To Foreign Workers

By Denise Couture
In front of Japan

An aging population and low birth rate have led lawmakers to accept semi-skilled non-Japanese temporary laborers.

(Image credit: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)

  • December 8th 2018 at 01:32

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Flynn-sanity. Also, other news.

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  • December 7th 2018 at 16:06

Oil Prices Jump After OPEC Agrees To Bigger-Than-Expected Production Cut

By Avie Schneider
OPEC President Suhail al-Mazrouei speaks Friday at OPEC headquarters in Vienna. OPEC, Russia and other producers have agreed to cut production, ignoring pressure from President Trump.

Ignoring pressure from President Trump to keep the oil flowing, OPEC, Russia and other producers have agreed to cut production. They hope to stem a 30 percent drop in oil prices in recent weeks.

(Image credit: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images)

  • December 7th 2018 at 18:12

Kate Raworth: How Can We Create A Thriving Economy For Ourselves And The Planet?

By NPR/TED Staff
Kate Raworth on the TED stage.

We're often told that economic growth is good, but Kate Raworth says our addiction to growth is destroying the planet. To thrive in the 21st century, she says we need a new circular economic system.

(Image credit: Bret Hartman/TED)

  • December 7th 2018 at 15:28

Tristram Stuart: Can Feeding Scraps To Livestock Help Tackle The Food Waste Crisis?

By NPR/Staff
Tristram Stuart on the TED stage.

Our industrial food system is doing serious damage to our planet and food waste is a rampant problem. Tristram Stuart offers one strategy to combat food waste: cook scraps and feed them to livestock.

(Image credit: Dafydd Jones/TED)

  • December 7th 2018 at 15:28

Labor Department To Report On The Unemployment Rate

Ahead of Friday's jobs report, David Greene talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about other data we'll get from the report, which will indicate the direction of the economy.

  • December 7th 2018 at 11:03

Stock Markets Mostly Recover After Plunging Amid Escalation Of U.S.-China Tensions

By Jim Zarroli

Stock prices fell sharply on Thursday as hopes for a lasting trade truce between the U.S. and China faded.

  • December 6th 2018 at 23:35

John Bolton: U.S. Won't 'Turn A Blind Eye' To China's Trade Practices

By Scott Horsley
National security adviser John Bolton

The arrest and possible extradition of a Chinese business executive highlights trade practices that national security adviser Bolton says will be a major focus of U.S.-China trade talks.

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  • December 6th 2018 at 22:47

U.S. Unemployment Holds At 3.7 Percent As Economy Adds 155,000 Jobs

By Avie Schneider
A worker installs a roof on a home being built in San Diego in 2017. The housing market has been softening, with sales of new single-family homes falling in October to the lowest level in more than 2 1/2 years.

The jobless rate remained the lowest in nearly 50 years last month as employers added fewer jobs than expected. Meanwhile, wages grew 3.1 percent over the past 12 months, the same as in October.

(Image credit: Mike Blake/Reuters)

  • December 6th 2018 at 22:20

Report: Facts About Migrants Don't Always Match What The Headlines Say

By Joanne Silberner
A migrant receives medical attention at a former paper factory in Greece that has been turned into a makeshift camp.

'The Lancet' looks at everything from the potential spread of infectious diseases to the impact on the economy of the country where migrants and refugees have arrived.

(Image credit: Menelaos Michalatos/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

  • December 6th 2018 at 19:51

Audit! At The Pentagon

There are five sides to every story.

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  • December 6th 2018 at 16:38

Stocks Rebound After Tumbling Amid Worries Over U.S.-China Tensions

By Avie Schneider
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. Stocks plunged for the second trading day in a row but recovered late in the day.

Stock markets recovered most of their losses late in the day, with the Dow closing down 79 points. Earlier, stocks slid after a Chinese tech executive was arrested, escalating U.S.-China tensions.

(Image credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

  • December 6th 2018 at 15:53

Huawei Finance Chief's Arrest Threatens To Inflame U.S.-China Tensions

By Rob Schmitz
Visitors pass a Huawei marquee in Barcelona during the Mobile World Congress last year. The daughter of the Chinese telecommunications giant

Canadian authorities have arrested Meng Wanzhou, the company's CFO and daughter of its founder, at the request of the U.S. And Chinese officials have made quite clear they're not happy about it.

(Image credit: Lluis Gene/AFP/Getty Images)

  • December 6th 2018 at 13:18

What Is Inflation Targeting And Why Does It Matter?

By Darian Woods

There's a number you could call the most important number for the economy. It's the Federal Reserve's inflation target. The story of how it came to be is a bit random, and begins in New Zealand.

  • December 6th 2018 at 11:11

Dow Drops 799 Points, As Topsy-Turvy Interest Rates Boost Recession Fears

By Jim Zarroli
Stock and bond markets have been roiled by concerns about trade tensions and the economy.

The bond market is worried the trade war, slowing global growth and a drop in oil prices are signs the economy is slowing and may be heading for a recession. Nervousness spilled over into stocks too.

(Image credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

  • December 4th 2018 at 20:53
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