[Contact]

Daily breaking news

๐Ÿ”’
โŒ About FreshRSS
There are new available articles, click to refresh the page.
Today โ€” September 18th 2019NPR Business

USDA Offers Pork Companies A New Inspection Plan, Despite Opposition

By Dan Charles
An employee handles sides of pork on a conveyor at a Smithfield Foods Inc. pork processing facility in Milan, Mo.

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.

(Image credit: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

  • September 17th 2019 at 22:29
Yesterday โ€” September 17th 2019NPR Business

GM Workers Worry That Plant Shutdowns May Not Be Over

By Frank Morris

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.

  • September 17th 2019 at 22:29

Does It Pay For Companies To Do Good?

By Greg Rosalsky
Corporate Social Responsibility: More than just virtue signaling?

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.

(Image credit: Pixabay)

  • September 17th 2019 at 12:31

States Are Split Over Purdue Pharma's Opioid Settlement

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.

  • September 17th 2019 at 11:09

How UAW's Strike Against GM May Affect Ford And Fiat-Chrysler

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.

  • September 17th 2019 at 11:09

Investors Are On Edge After Drone Attack Hits Saudi-Owned Aramco

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.

  • September 17th 2019 at 11:09
Before yesterdayNPR Business

Penn. AG: How Proposed Settlement With Purdue Pharma Falls Short

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.

  • September 16th 2019 at 22:22

MoviePass Shuts Down

By Vincent Acovino

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.

  • September 16th 2019 at 22:22

Saudi Arabia May Rethink IPO For State-Owned Oil Company After Attacks

By Jackie Northam

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.

  • September 16th 2019 at 22:22

UAW Workers On Strike At General Motors

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.

  • September 16th 2019 at 22:22

General Motors Workers Begin Nationwide Strike

By Sarah Cwiek

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.

  • September 16th 2019 at 22:22

Boeing Report To Include Overhaul Of Safety Procedures

By Chris Arnold

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.

  • September 16th 2019 at 22:22

World Oil Prices Spike After Saudi Facilities Attacked

By Scott Horsley

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.

  • September 16th 2019 at 22:22

The State Of American Labor

What are the challenges workers face today, and what challenges are waiting in the wings?

(Image credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

  • September 16th 2019 at 16:06

Purdue Pharma, Accused Of Fueling Opioid Crisis, Files For Chapter 11

By Bobby Allyn
Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn, shown last week. The company, which makes OxyContin and other drugs, filed court papers in New York on Sunday seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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.

(Image credit: Frank Franklin II/AP)

  • September 16th 2019 at 08:01

New York Set To Join Michigan In Banning Some Electronic Cigarettes

By Scott Neuman
A man exhales while smoking an e-cigarette. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state will issue an emergency regulation banning certain flavored products amid a health scare linked to vaping.

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.

(Image credit: Robert F. Bukaty/AP)

  • September 16th 2019 at 07:23

UAW Goes On Strike Against General Motors

By Bobby Allyn
United Auto Workers President Gary Jones speaks during the opening of contract talks with General Motors in Detroit in July. Union officials allowed their contract to lapse over the weekend after both sides failed to agree on a new contract.

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.

(Image credit: Paul Sancya/AP)

  • September 15th 2019 at 17:02

United Auto Workers Go On Strike Against General Motors

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.

  • September 16th 2019 at 13:17

News Brief: UAW Strike, Attacks On Saudi Oil, Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy

By David Greene

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.

  • September 16th 2019 at 11:02

NPR Shopping Cart Economics: How Prices Changed At A Walmart In 1 Year

By Alina Selyukh
Products that have changed in price from August 2018 to August 2019.

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.

(Image credit: Daniel Wood/NPR)

  • September 16th 2019 at 11:02
โŒ