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Yesterday โ€” July 11th 2020NPR Business

Cities Divert Police Budget Funds To Youth Summer Jobs

By Leigh Paterson

Some cities are shifting money from police budgets into summer youth jobs programs. A new challenge is adapting them to be safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • July 11th 2020 at 22:50

Left To Enforce Local Mandates, Front-Line Retail Workers Face Threats

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Rachel Michelin, the president and CEO of the California Retailers Association, about the role of retail workers in enforcing masks within their stores.

  • July 11th 2020 at 22:50

The Racial Justice Reckoning Over Sports Team Names Is Spreading

By Frank Morris
Fans sit in the stands before the start of a game between the New York Giants and Washington Redskins at FedEx Field in 2019 in Landover, Md. The Redskins, and other teams, are reviewing their names.

In the wake of George Floyd's killing, Confederate monuments have fallen, food companies have scrubbed racist imagery from labels, and now, pro sports teams names are under fresh review.

(Image credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

  • July 11th 2020 at 13:00
Before yesterdayNPR Business

NBCUniversal Head Explains His 50% Diversity Challenge

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Cesar Conde, chairman of the NBCUniversal News Group, about the 50% challenge he announced for diversifying hiring and training at the news organization.

  • July 10th 2020 at 21:45

What Will Sanrio's New Leadership Mean For Hello Kitty?

By Ashley Westerman
A display at Hello Kitty

A new CEO is steering a company that's seen years of slumping revenues and whose home market of Japan has an aging population. But "don't count out Hello Kitty," says an author of a book about Sanrio.

(Image credit: Hitoshi Yamada/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

  • July 10th 2020 at 18:22

Disney World Orlando To Reopen Despite COVID-19 Surge In Florida

By Greg Allen

Disney World begins reopening its Orlando theme parks Saturday with distancing enforced and face masks required. Many attractions won't be available but Disney fans have eagerly awaited the restart.

  • July 10th 2020 at 10:58

Foreign Journalists Working For U.S. Government Broadcasters May Lose Visas

By David Folkenflik
Voice of America, part of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, has increasingly been a target of the Trump administration.

The agency that oversees international media such as Voice of America is examining visa renewals "case-by-case." Denial could mean expulsion from the U.S. and a return to hostile home countries.

(Image credit: Andrew Harnik/AP)

  • July 10th 2020 at 09:02

#Goyaway: Calls To Boycott Goya Foods After CEO Praises President Trump

By Alana Wise
Packages of Goya Foods Inc. corn meal sit in a box at the company

Speaking at the White House, the CEO of Goya Foods praises the president as a "builder."

(Image credit: Timothy Fadek/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

  • July 10th 2020 at 03:24

Starbucks Says Customers Must Wear Masks At Its Cafes

By Austin Horn
People gathered outside of a Starbucks coffee shop at Venice Beach in Los Angeles last month. The company

Several states already require people to wear masks in public spaces like coffee shops to slow the spread of the coronavirus, but many still have no such requirement.

(Image credit: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

  • July 10th 2020 at 01:50

Joe Biden Lays Out His Economic Recovery Plan

By Danielle Kurtzleben

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden unveiled his economic recovery plan Thursday. He outlined steps for immediate relief, with a focus on mobilizing manufacturing in the United States.

  • July 9th 2020 at 22:01

Cameo Celebrity App: Will Birthday Wishes From Snoop Dogg Mean A Big Investor Payday?

By Bobby Allyn
Cameo enlists stars to produce short video messages that are paid for by fans. In these videos Snoop Dogg (left) wishes happy birthday to an 18 year old, Lindsay Lohan (center) offers condolences for a postponed bachelorette party, And Lance Armstrong (right) sends greeting from Nantucket.

Cameo has become one of the fastest-growing tech startups by letting anyone pay for birthday wishes and other greetings recorded by celebrities and influencers. But will its Silicon Valley hype last?

(Image credit: Cameo/Screenshot by NPR)

  • July 9th 2020 at 21:42

Black Lives Matter Gets Indians Talking About Skin Lightening And Colorism

By Lauren Frayer
A package of Fair & Lovely skin-lightening cream at a shop in India. In response to calls for racial justice around the world, the product name is being changed to Glow & Lovely.

The American call for racial justice has led to a heated debate over attitudes about skin tones — and caused some lightening creams, like Fair & Lovely from Unilever, to change their names.

(Image credit: Amit Dave/Reuters)

  • July 9th 2020 at 20:32

Biden Counters Trump's 'America First' With 'Build Back Better' Economic Plan

By Asma Khalid
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden discusses his economic policy Thursday at McGregor Industries in Dunmore, Pa.

The presumptive Democratic nominee's proposal includes a $700 billion investment in procurement and research and development for new technologies.

(Image credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

  • July 9th 2020 at 18:39

Supreme Court Says Trump Not 'Immune' From Records Release, But Hedges On House Case

By Nina Totenberg
The president swiftly responded to the Supreme Court rulings on Twitter saying the legal battle, which has not been put to rest, is "not fair to this Presidency or Administration!"

In two 7-2 rulings written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the court allowed a subpoena in a New York criminal case but told a lower court to consider separation of powers when it comes to Congress.

(Image credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

  • July 9th 2020 at 16:38

'Devastated': As Layoffs Keep Coming, Hopes Fade That Jobs Will Return Quickly

By Scott Horsley
United Airlines says it plans to furlough up to 36,000 employees as the pandemic continues to batter the travel industry and much of the economy.

Applications for jobless benefits are up again. "What we're seeing now is that lots more people who are unemployed are going to be unemployed for a longer period of time," economist Nick Bunker says.

(Image credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

  • July 9th 2020 at 11:00

The Economy May Be Losing Its Impact On Presidential Elections

By Danielle Kurtzleben
President Trump speaks as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (right) and Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council, listen during a news briefing on July 2.

Conventional wisdom (and some logic) says that a bad economy will hurt President Trump in November. But growing polarization may be severing the tie between economic health and voters' choices.

(Image credit: Bloomberg via Getty Images)

  • July 9th 2020 at 11:00

U.S. Broadcasting Agency Will Not Extend Visas For Its Foreign Journalists

By David Folkenflik
U.S. Agency for Global Media CEO Michael Pack dismissed the heads of all its broadcasters when he took office in June.

Dozens of foreign nationals working in the U.S. for Voice of America may have to leave the country, putting some at risk of retribution from their nations' governments.

(Image credit: U.S. Agency for Global Media)

  • July 9th 2020 at 10:25

United Airlines Tells 36,000 Employees They Might Lose Their Jobs

By David Schaper
United Airlines planes at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. Company executives call the COVID-19 pandemic the worst crisis in the airline

With bookings down and cancellations on the rise amid a surge in new COVID-19 cases, United's furloughs will be a "gut punch" to employees when federal coronavirus relief funding runs out.

(Image credit: Seth Wenig/AP)

  • July 8th 2020 at 23:04

Report Slams Facebook For 'Vexing And Heartbreaking Decisions' On Free Speech

By Shannon Bond
The civil rights experts Facebook hired to review its policies faulted CEO Mark Zuckerberg

A two-year investigation concludes the social network's leaders made decisions that were "significant setbacks for civil rights."

(Image credit: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images)

  • July 8th 2020 at 18:11

New Yorkers Look To Suburbs And Beyond. Other City Dwellers May Be Next

By Uri Berliner
Until recently, Steven Kanaplue and Miriam Kanter were living in a one-bedroom apartment on Manhattan

Now that so many are working from home, more people are considering moving out of the city. The pandemic has sent enough New Yorkers to the exits to shake up the area's housing market.

(Image credit: Norman Kanaplue )

  • July 8th 2020 at 17:51
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