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Today โ€” May 27th 2019NPR Business

Olympic Track Star Rebukes Sponsorship Pay Penalties For Pregnant Athletes

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Olympic track runner Alysia Montano about how sport endorsement companies treat maternity leave.

  • May 26th 2019 at 23:06

Sneaker Designer D'Wayne Edwards Gives Others A Foot In The Door

By Mandalit del Barco

D'Wayne Edwards is a legend in the world of sneakers. He was one of the first black sneaker designers and he created his own academy to give others a foot into the business.

  • May 26th 2019 at 23:06
Yesterday โ€” May 26th 2019NPR Business

Why Suburban Moms Are Delivering Your Groceries

By Alina Selyukh
"I had one day I worked six hours and made $50. It really wasn

After two master's degrees and three children, Hilary Gordon is one of the women who now make up more than half of the contractors at food delivery apps like Instacart. NPR spent a day with her.

(Image credit: Alina Selyukh/NPR)

  • May 25th 2019 at 23:19
Before yesterdayNPR Business

Hispanic Unemployment Has Hit Record Lows. But Does That Mean Progress?

By Jasmine Garsd
The Martinez family stands in front of their home in New Jersey. During a speech at her graduation, Alondra said to her parents: "Mamá, papá, lo logramos." Mom, dad, we made it.

Latino joblessness has dipped to historic lows. But many economists are taking those numbers with caution: There's still a gaping wage difference with white workers.

(Image credit: Mohamed Sadek for NPR)

  • May 25th 2019 at 14:20

Walmart And Homeopathic Medicines

NPR's Scott Simon asks Nicholas Little of the Center for Inquiry about suing Walmart for the way it markets homeopathic medicines.

  • May 25th 2019 at 14:20

In Midst Of Opioid Crisis, FDA May Block New Addiction Drug From Market

By Alison Kodjak
The drug buprenorphine blocks the cravings associated with addiction. It comes in tablets and dissolvable film. The only injectable form available is a drug called Sublocade; a rival drug is ready for market but may be blocked for several years by the FDA.

A quirk in the law gives an older opioid addiction treatment "orphan drug" status — and a period of exclusive market access. That may prevent some new therapies from reaching patients for years.

(Image credit: Tetra Images/Getty Images)

  • May 24th 2019 at 18:12

Leticia Gasca: What Can We Discover When We Talk Openly About Our Failures?

By NPR/TED Staff
Leticia Gasca on the TED stage.

After her business failed, Leticia Gasca didn't talk about it for seven years. But once she finally shared the story with her friends, she realized failure is far more common than she thought.

(Image credit: Ryan Lash/TED)

  • May 24th 2019 at 15:18

WSJ: Harvey Weinstein Reaches $44 Million Deal Over Sexual Misconduct

The Wall Street Journal is reporting a deal in a sexual misconduct case against Harvey Weinstein. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter Corinne Ramey.

  • May 24th 2019 at 13:14

Facebook Removed Nearly 3.4 Billion Fake Accounts In 6 Months

By Vanessa Romo
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, pictured earlier this month in France, told reporters on Thursday that the tech giant is making great strides in fighting hate speech and crime online.

Nearly all the phony accounts were caught by artificial intelligence and a boost in human monitoring. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said breaking up the company would make purging abusive accounts harder.

(Image credit: Francois Mori/AP)

  • May 24th 2019 at 00:58

Abortion Limits Carry Economic Cost For Women

By Scott Horsley
Demonstrators listen to speeches during a rally in support of abortion rights on Thursday in Miami.

More states have adopted new restrictions on abortion in hopes the Supreme Court will revisit Roe v. Wade. That could have profound effects on the economic prospects for women seeking abortions.

(Image credit: Lynne Sladky/AP)

  • May 23rd 2019 at 23:47

6 Years After Japan Launched Its 'Womenomics' Policy Is It Working?

By Pamela Boykoff

Women have long been an untapped economic resource in Japan. Six years ago Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe decided to change that by introducing a policy of "womenomics."

  • May 23rd 2019 at 22:47

Global Aviation Regulators Meet To Consider Timetable For Boeing's 737 Max

By David Schaper
A Boeing 737 Max 8 jetliner being built for Turkish Airlines takes off on a test flight in Renton, Wash., on May 8. Passenger flights remain grounded worldwide as investigations continue into two fatal crashes involving the 737 Max aircraft.

Global aviation safety officials are meeting in Fort Worth to discuss how they will certify Boeing's 737 Max as airworthy and how soon the troubled plane can fly again.

(Image credit: Ted S. Warren/AP)

  • May 23rd 2019 at 19:21

Former Inmates Are Getting Jobs As Employers Ignore Stigma In Bright Economy

By Jasmine Garsd
Ichard Oden works at an apartment complex under construction in Westland, Mich.

People convicted of felonies often have difficulties getting hired. But many employers say they're suffering a labor shortage, and attitudes toward hiring people with criminal records are changing.

(Image credit: Elaine Cromie for NPR)

  • May 23rd 2019 at 22:25

In This Town, You Apply For A Job And You Get It

By Jim Zarroli
Tanisha Cortez waits on a table at a restaurant in Ames, Iowa. When the previous restaurant she worked for closed, Cortez applied to others and had job offers right away. Jobs are plentiful in Ames, a small city of more than 65,000 residents tucked amid farm fields north of Des Moines.

Ames, Iowa, has an unemployment rate of 1.5%, making it the tightest job market in the country. That's great for workers — but a challenge for those looking for them.

(Image credit: Olivia Sun for NPR)

  • May 23rd 2019 at 21:25

A Decade Ago, Suicides Rocked A French Telecom Firm. Now Its Execs Stand Trial

By Jake Cigainero
Union members gather in front of a Paris courthouse on May 6, as several former senior employees of the then-named company France Télécom go on trial for alleged "moral harassment," a decade after a series of suicides occurred at the firm between 2008 and 2009.

Prosecutors accuse executives and managers at the former France Télécom of "moral harassment" or complicity during a major restructuring.

(Image credit: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images)

  • May 23rd 2019 at 20:30

To Reduce Food Waste, FDA Urges 'Best If Used By' Date Labels

By Allison Aubrey

Confusion over whether a food is still safe to eat after its "sell by" or "use before" date accounts for about 20% of food waste in U.S. homes, the FDA says. The new wording aims to clear that up.

  • May 23rd 2019 at 19:00

White House Announces $16 Billion In Aid To Farmers Hurt By China Trade Dispute

By Bobby Allyn
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced on Thursday $16 billion in aid to help farmers hurt by the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute.

The U.S. agricultural sector has been hit hard by the trade conflict with China. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says some of the aid money will be used to build markets elsewhere.

(Image credit: Andrew Harnik/AP)

  • May 23rd 2019 at 17:19

Protests Over Sexual Harassment At McDonald's Grow As Shareholders Meet

By Yuki Noguchi
Demonstrators march to McDonald

Protesting workers were joined by Democratic presidential hopefuls in some of the 13 cities where employees staged rallies against low pay and the company's handling of alleged sexual harassment.

(Image credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

  • May 23rd 2019 at 16:06

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Says New $20 Bill Won't Come Out Until 2028

By Don Gonyea

Steven Mnuchin confirmed Wednesday that an Obama-era plan to put the image of anti-slavery campaigner Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, would not be enacted during the Trump administration.

  • May 23rd 2019 at 11:02

Trump Loses Another Bid To Prevent Congress From Seeing His Financials

By Jim Zarroli

A federal judge in New York has rebuffed President Trump's request to block Deutsche Bank, his longtime bank, from handing over financial records to two House committees.

  • May 23rd 2019 at 11:02
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