Under new federal rules, pork companies can hire workers to do some tasks currently reserved for federal inspectors in hog slaughterhouses. Critics say it's a move toward privatization.
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GM's decision to close five North American facilities has left some striking workers worrying if theirs may be next. Plants making cars have been hardest hit.
As corporate America seeks to redefine its mission as a force for social good, new studies in economics are showing that there are self-serving reasons why they'd want to do that.
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NPR's David Greene talks to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey about why she opposes the agreement with Purdue Pharma that settles the company's role in the opioid epidemic.
NPR's David Greene talks to New York Times reporter Steven Greenhouse, author of Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present and Future of American Labor, about the strike, and the future of unions.
NPR's Noel King talks to Ellen Wald, author of Saudi, Inc., which explores Aramco and the history of the Saudi energy industry. Before the weekend drone attack, bankers were working on Aramco's IPO.
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro about a proposed settlement with Purdue Pharma that he says fails to hold it accountable for its role in the opioid crisis.
The movie ticket subscription service startup was popular with subscribers. It may have ultimately failed as a business, but some say it succeeded in disrupting the movie theater business model.
Saudi Arabia had been planning to sell off a slice of its state-owned oil company, Saudi Aramco, in a massive IPO. But last weekend's aerial attacks on Saudi oil facilities may scare off investors.
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Brian Rothenberg, spokesperson for United Auto Workers. The union is leading a strike of over 49,000 workers against General Motors.
Nearly 50,000 General Motors workers are on strike. They're protesting contract issues such as wages, health care and other benefits at a time when their union is under investigation for corruption.
Boeing's board of directors will soon receive recommendations aimed at making the company's planes safer. This comes after two 737 MAX jets crashed, killing all passengers and crew.
Oil prices jumped on Monday in response to a weekend strikes in Saudi Arabia that crippled more than half the country's oil production. It was the single-largest daily surge in crude prices in years.
What are the challenges workers face today, and what challenges are waiting in the wings?
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The bankruptcy follows the Sackler family, which owns Purdue, agreeing to surrender control of the company and offering $3 billion in cash to opioid-hit communities.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state will issue an emergency regulation banning certain flavored products. The move comes amid advances toward a similar federal ban.
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Picket lines began forming outside GM plants after the United Auto Workers voted Sunday to begin a strike at midnight. Nearly 50,000 workers are affected by the work stoppage.
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NPR's David Greene talks to Michigan Radio reporter Tracy Samilton and Kristin Dziczek at the Center for Automotive Research about workers striking after a new contract wasn't reached.
United Auto Workers go on strike against General Motors. Oil refineries in Saudi Arabia are hit by drone strikes. And, Purdue Pharma, accused of fueling the opioid crisis, files for Chapter 11.
Since August 2018, NPR has been tracking about 80 items sold at a Georgia Walmart with an eye toward products caught in the trade war. On average, prices rose 3%. Tariffs are one of many factors.
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