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Today โ€” September 20th 2018NPR Business

Indicted Congressman Reverses Course, Says He Will Campaign For Re-Election

By Dave Debo
Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., walks out of a New York courthouse on Aug. 8 after being charged with insider trading. Collins suspended his congressional campaign after the indictment but has decided to resume his re-election bid.

Rep. Chris Collins was indicted on insider trading charges in August and suspended his campaign. Now he is running again, saying "the stakes are too high" to allow a Democrat to win.

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  • September 19th 2018 at 23:33

The Psychological Effects Of The Financial Crisis, Lingering

By Cardiff Garcia
The corporate sign of the defunct Lehman Brothers heads for auction in London, September 2010.

We hear a lot about the effects of the financial crisis on the economy and markets, but what about the lasting effects it had on our psyches?

(Image credit: Kirsty Wigglesworth/ASSOCIATED PRESS)

  • September 19th 2018 at 22:43
Yesterday โ€” September 19th 2018NPR Business

Tech Giant Apple Spared Financial Pain In Latest Round Of Tariffs On China

By Alina Selyukh

With the trade tensions on the rise again, Apple has a lot at stake, with its money-making iPhone assembled completely in China. So far, the tech darling has managed to navigate the dispute unscathed.

  • September 19th 2018 at 22:21

Have A Cool Idea To Help End World Hunger? Pitch It To The U.N.

By Vicky Hallett
A World Food Programme convoy carries humanitarian aid to Aleppo, Syria. Getting food into conflict zones is a major hurdle — and a topic of discussion at the WFP

At the World Food Programme's Innovation Accelerator, teams test out new proposals to stop hunger. Anyone can submit an idea. And September deadlines are coming up.

(Image credit: Cem Genco/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

  • September 19th 2018 at 17:41

Trump Administration Eases Regulation Of Methane Leaks On Public Lands

By Jennifer Ludden
A gas flare at a natural gas processing facility near Williston, N.D. The Trump administration wants to ease regulations on methane emissions from energy production on public lands.

The proposal to reduce limits on methane emissions from oil and gas operations on public land is the latest move to roll back Obama-era climate regulations.

(Image credit: Matthew Brown/AP)

  • September 19th 2018 at 02:17

Soybean Farmers Worry About Tariffs' Impact

By Jim Zarroli

The trade war between Washington and Beijing has dealt a big blow to American soybean farmers, who depend heavily on the Chinese market.

  • September 19th 2018 at 13:17

Tesla Is Under Investigation By The Justice Department

By Sasha Ingber
Tesla is under investigation after its chief executive, Elon Musk, announced that he was considering taking the company private.

Tesla says it handed over documents after CEO Elon Musk announced he would take Tesla private. Investigators might scrutinize the company's accounting practices and whether investors were misled.

(Image credit: Chris Carlson/AP)

  • September 19th 2018 at 03:00

Facebook Allowed Employers To Exclude Women From Job Ads, ACLU Says

By Sasha Ingber
The ACLU, a law firm and a labor union filed a complaint against Facebook Tuesday over what they say were job ads that excluded woman and older people.

The complaint, filed Tuesday, says 10 businesses prevented women from receiving employment opportunities on the website. It also accused Facebook of excluding women in its own company.

(Image credit: Noah Berger/AP)

  • September 18th 2018 at 23:41

To Raise Interest Rates Or To Leave Them Alone? The Federal Reserve Must Decide

By Keith Romer

As the Federal Reserve considers whether or not to raise interest rates, they have a growing complication to factor in: raising interest rates doesn't seem to have the same effect on the economy that it used to.

  • September 18th 2018 at 22:37

Trump Says China Is Intentionally Attacking His Supporters With Its Retaliatory Tariffs

By Jim Zarroli

China is retaliating against the latest round of U.S. tariffs, targeting $60 billion worth of American goods, including agricultural products, chemicals and machinery. China will now be imposing penalties on most of the American products that enter the country.

  • September 18th 2018 at 22:37

Boeing Calls Back Retired Workers To Help Keep Up With Supply Chain

By David Schaper

Unfinished 737s are stacking up on the tarmac outside of a Boeing plant near Seattle as the supply chain struggles to keep up with demand. The company is calling back retired workers to help finish putting the planes together.

  • September 18th 2018 at 22:37

How A Trade War Between The U.S. And China Could Impact Consumers

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with David French of the National Retail Federation, about how the Trump administration's latest round of tariffs will affect consumers and the prices they pay.

  • September 18th 2018 at 22:37
Before yesterdayNPR Business

Work Work Work

By Stacey Vanek Smith
labor indicators

The availability of work — the availability of jobs for people who want a job and even for people who didn't know they want a job — continues expanding.

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  • September 18th 2018 at 22:17

Under Pressure, WeWork Backs Down On Employee Noncompete Requirements

By Yuki Noguchi
People work at tables inside the WeWork co-working space in Washington, D.C., in 2013. The company pioneered the office rental sector known as co-working, where users lease shared workspace by the month.

Under scrutiny by the New York attorney general, the co-working giant, which has 3,300 U.S. employees, got rid of legal language that restricted where former employees could work.

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  • September 18th 2018 at 18:02

China Sets Tariffs On $60 Billion In U.S. Goods, Retaliating Against U.S. Duties

By Anthony Kuhn
Cargo containers are loaded on ships at a port in Qingdao in China

Hours after President Trump announced tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods, Beijing responded with its own levies on $60 billion worth of U.S. products.

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  • September 18th 2018 at 16:12

Assessing The Potential Impacts Of Trump's New Round Of Tariffs On Chinese Imports

Economist David Wessel of the Brookings Institution says that workers in certain industries — like those that depend on steel imports — are "definitely going to feel the pain" of the new tariffs.

  • September 18th 2018 at 15:50

White House Adviser Navarro On Why U.S. Hit China With More Tariffs

The Trump administration is imposing $200 billion in new tariffs on China, which plans to retaliate. Steve Inskeep talks to White House adviser Peter Navarro about the escalating trade war.

  • September 18th 2018 at 13:46

Trump Hits China With Another Round Of Import Tariffs

With President Trump imposing new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods, China has promised to retaliate. Steve Inskeep talks to Jake Parker of the U.S.-China Business Council about what to expect.

  • September 18th 2018 at 11:03

Researchers Explore Gender Disparities In The Art World

By Shankar Vedantam
Christie

Researchers studied nearly 2 million art auction sales and found paintings by women fetched less money than paintings by men. Disparities that plague parts of the economy also affect the art world.

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  • September 18th 2018 at 11:03

U.S. Imposes New Tariffs On $200 Billion In Chinese Imports

By Jim Zarroli

President Trump announced Monday that he is ordering 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion worth of imports from China. It's the latest round of an escalating trade dispute between the two countries.

  • September 18th 2018 at 11:03
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