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Yesterday β€” June 16th 2019NPR Economy

Tennessee Workers Reject Union At Volkswagen Plant β€” Again

By Bobby Allyn
Workers produce vehicles at Volkswagen

The outcome at the Chattanooga plant is the latest blow against organized labor in the South, where union advocates have tried for years to strengthen representation in auto facilities.

(Image credit: Erik Schelzig/AP)

  • June 15th 2019 at 23:02
Before yesterdayNPR Economy

Target Cash Registers Back Online After Chaotic Nationwide Tech Failure

By Daniella Cheslow
Customers abandoned their carts after the cash registers failed at a Target location in Washington, D.C.

They were reopened after the company resolved a computer problem, but for two hours, shopping carts across the country were stopped in their tracks and Twitter had a field day.

(Image credit: Alina Selyukh/NPR)

  • June 15th 2019 at 21:28

Retailers Ask Trump To Stop Tariff Threats On China

By Amy Scott
Walmart is among the more than 600 companies and trade associations that signed a letter warning the president of the broader impacts of his proposed tariffs.

More than 600 companies — such as retail giants like Walmart, Target, Macy's and Gap — and trade groups fear tariffs will lead to job loss and will harm both consumers and the U.S. economy.

(Image credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

  • June 14th 2019 at 22:43

A Not-So-Thrilling Ride For U.S.-Made Roller Coasters

By Rebecca Ellis
Two white steel pulleys are part of a $16 million ride going up in eastern China

China is a big customer for U.S.-made roller coasters. But since President Trump's trade war, China has imposed steep tariffs on American rides. Some in the industry fear losing a lucrative market.

(Image credit: Rebecca Ellis/KUER)

  • June 14th 2019 at 11:01

Trump Turns Trade Talks Into Spectator Sport

By Scott Horsley
President Trump and China

President Trump plans to hold trade talks with his Chinese counterpart. The administration's rhetoric is not the kind of dry, technocratic language one usually associates with trade negotiations.

(Image credit: Thomas Peter/AFP/Getty Images)

  • June 14th 2019 at 00:01

How Trump's Threats Of Tariffs Could Affect Future Negotiations

NPR's Mary Louise speaks with Wendy Cutler of the Asia Society Policy Institute, and former U.S. trade negotiator, about how President Trump's tariffs threats could affect future negotiations.

  • June 13th 2019 at 23:39

Attacks On Tankers In Gulf Of Oman Send Oil Prices Up, Sharply

By Jim Zarroli

Attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman near the coast of Iran sent oil prices higher and created new uncertainty about the safety of crude shipments in the Middle East.

  • June 13th 2019 at 22:29

Paintbrushes And Deep Pockets: The State Of The Art World

A picture’s worth a thousand words — and these days, it might be worth a million dollars, too.

(Image credit: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)

  • June 12th 2019 at 17:06

Rural Health: Financial Insecurity Plagues Many Who Live With Disability

By Selena Simmons-Duffin
Many Americans with disabilities who live in rural areas of the U.S. said it would be a challenge for them to cover an unexpected $1,000 expense, according to the results of a new poll.

Having to come up with $1,000 unexpectedly can be a challenge for anyone. NPR's recent poll on rural health found that especially true for one group: people with disabilities.

(Image credit: Kim Ryu for NPR)

  • June 12th 2019 at 17:50

VIDEO: The Origin Of Government Cheese

By Bronson Arcuri
A Tale of Government Cheese

The government manages a lot of things: air and water quality, roads and bridges, and, once upon a time, a whole lot of cheese.

(Image credit: NPR)

  • June 11th 2019 at 20:31

Iowa Residents Have Flooding And Trade On The Mind During Trump's Visit

By Scott Horsley

President Trump is visiting Iowa on Tuesday. The swing state has been hard hit by natural disasters and man-made crises. Farmers have also taken a hit from the administration's trade policies.

  • June 11th 2019 at 22:43

Big Tech And Antitrust

By Jacob Goldstein

The government is looking into whether the large tech giants, such as Google and Facebook, are violating antitrust law. We look at the arguments for more regulation.

  • June 9th 2019 at 14:13

Why The Stock Market Went Up After The Labor Department Released Weak Jobs Report

By Scott Horsley

The stock market shot up Friday after the government released a weaker than expected employment report. How is that possible? For an answer we turn our attention to the Federal Reserve.

  • June 7th 2019 at 22:24

Hiring Slows Amid Trade Tensions, With Only 75,000 Jobs Added In May

By Scott Horsley
An F-150 pickup is assembled at a Ford plant in Dearborn, Mich., last year. Manufacturing has been a soft spot in recent months.

The number of jobs added was well below the three-month average. Manufacturing, a key sector that is affected by trade tensions, showed weak growth. But the unemployment rate held steady, at 3.6%.

(Image credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

  • June 7th 2019 at 11:00

Here's Why You May Start Receiving Fewer Robocalls

By Merrit Kennedy
The Federal Communications Commission is pushing phone companies to implement robocall blocking services by default.

The FCC wants phone companies to block robocalls by default. "We think these actions will help consumers ... to get the peace and the quiet that they deserve," said FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.

(Image credit: John Raoux/AP)

  • June 6th 2019 at 23:52

Negotiations To Avert Mexico Tariffs Continue In Washington

Meetings between the White House and Mexican officials did not resolve the conflict over the border, and President Trump repeated his threat to impose tariffs on Mexico Wednesday night.

  • June 6th 2019 at 13:22

U.S.-Mexico Tariff Talks Continue As White House Meeting Ends Without A Deal

By Franco OrdoΓ±ez
Cargo trucks pass the secondary fence that divides the United States and Mexico in Otay Mesa, Calif., on May 31. Vice President Pence held a meeting with Mexican officials on Wednesday over threats to raise tariffs on that country.

The administration is under pressure from Mexico and top Republicans to back off of a threat to impose tariffs on that country if it does not make an effort to curb illegal immigration.

(Image credit: Ariana Drehsler/AFP/Getty Images)

  • June 6th 2019 at 00:52

Negotiations To Avert Mexico Tariffs Continue In Washington

Meetings between the White House and Mexican officials did not resolve the conflict over the border, and President Trump repeated his threat to impose tariffs on Mexico Wednesday night.

  • June 6th 2019 at 13:22

Wang Zhenyao, A Chinese Technocrat, Finds U.S. Education An Asset

A U.S.-educated technocrat is at the forefront of the fledgling philanthropy movement in China. He was inspired to teach China's wealthy how to donate their money after spending time in the U.S.

  • June 6th 2019 at 11:00

NYC Invests In Permanent Housing For Homeless. Will Phase Out Hotel Use

By Sarah Gonzalez

New York City has a law that guarantees everyone a right to shelter, but there aren't enough homeless shelters. The city has turned to renting out hotel rooms.

  • June 6th 2019 at 11:00
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