Posted: 2020-07-31 09:11:00
New college graduates fortunate enough to land jobs during the pandemic begin their careers under bizarre circumstances — they often haven't met their bosses and coworkers in person....
Posted: 2020-07-30 09:00:00
The coronavirus triggered the sharpest economic contraction in modern history in the second quarter as the pandemic hammered the economy, the Commerce Department said Thursday....
CEOs Of 4 Tech Giants To Testify Before House...

CEOs Of 4 Tech Giants To Testify Before House Panel Hearing


For the first time, CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google will appear together before a House panel Wednesday to answer lawmakers about whether they're using their power to squash compe...
Posted: 2020-07-29 09:04:00
CEOs Of 4 Tech Giants To Testify Before House Panel Hearing
For the first time, CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google will appear together before a House panel Wednesday to answer lawmakers about whether they're using their power to squash compe...
LA Health Official: 'Every Single' ...

LA Health Official: 'Every Single' Person And Business Needs To Help Curb Virus Surge


NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with Barbara Ferrer, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, about how the county has become a hotspot....
Posted: 2020-07-28 09:02:00
LA Health Official: 'Every Single' Person And Business Needs To Help Curb Virus Surge
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with Barbara Ferrer, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, about how the county has become a hotspot....
What's Behind The Coronavirus Case Surge...

What's Behind The Coronavirus Case Surge In Los Angeles County?


NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with Barbara Ferrer, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, about why the county is seeing such sharp racial disparities in the coranavirus...
Posted: 2020-07-28 09:02:00
What's Behind The Coronavirus Case Surge In Los Angeles County?
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with Barbara Ferrer, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, about why the county is seeing such sharp racial disparities in the coranavirus...

Posted: 2020-07-24 10:51:00
A federal eviction moratorium and an extra $600 a week in unemployment payments ends this month. Experts say a tidal wave of evictions will come if Congress doesn't replace or extend the ben...
Posted: 2020-07-22 09:03:00
COVID-19 cases are on the rise across the country, and that's prompting city leaders in some of the hardest hit places — Seattle, Chicago and Atlanta — to consider closing down again....
Tesla Stock Is Soaring. It's Controversi...

Tesla Stock Is Soaring. It's Controversial. And Soon, It Could Be In Your Portfolio


If the electric carmaker enters the S&P 500 index, as is widely expected, Wall Street's most controversial stock would start appearing in even the most mainstream investment accounts....
Posted: 2020-07-20 09:00:00
Tesla Stock Is Soaring. It's Controversial. And Soon, It Could Be In Your Portfolio
If the electric carmaker enters the S&P 500 index, as is widely expected, Wall Street's most controversial stock would start appearing in even the most mainstream investment accounts....
The End Of $600 Unemployment Benefits Will Hi...

The End Of $600 Unemployment Benefits Will Hit Millions Of Households And The Economy


Millions of Americans who lost jobs during the pandemic are in danger of having their incomes cut for a second time. The sudden halt in payments would be felt in households and throughout th...
Posted: 2020-07-20 09:00:00
The End Of $600 Unemployment Benefits Will Hit Millions Of Households And The Economy
Millions of Americans who lost jobs during the pandemic are in danger of having their incomes cut for a second time. The sudden halt in payments would be felt in households and throughout th...
Medical Professionals Still Prescribing Dange...

Medical Professionals Still Prescribing Dangerously High Amounts Of Opioids In U.S.


An NPR investigation found doctors and dentists are still prescribing large amounts of opioids, putting millions at risk of addiction, overdose and death....
Posted: 2020-07-17 09:00:00
Medical Professionals Still Prescribing Dangerously High Amounts Of Opioids In U.S.
An NPR investigation found doctors and dentists are still prescribing large amounts of opioids, putting millions at risk of addiction, overdose and death....

Posted: 2020-07-16 09:00:00
The Department of Veterans Affairs is no longer blocking several for-profit schools the Federal Trade Commission penalized for deceptive advertising from enrolling GI Bill students....
Posted: 2020-07-15 09:02:00
Wednesday is the deadline for Americans to file their tax returns. Thousands of IRS agents are still working from home, and many of the volunteers have been sidelined by the pandemic....
The Customer Is Always Right. Except When The...

The Customer Is Always Right. Except When They Won't Wear A Mask


In the age of COVID-19, most people follow social distancing and mask guidelines when they enter stores and restaurants. But then there are the nightmare customers who won't comply....
Posted: 2020-07-14 09:04:00
The Customer Is Always Right. Except When They Won't Wear A Mask
In the age of COVID-19, most people follow social distancing and mask guidelines when they enter stores and restaurants. But then there are the nightmare customers who won't comply....
Coronavirus Sparks New Interest In Using Ultr...

Coronavirus Sparks New Interest In Using Ultraviolet Light To Disinfect Indoor Air


Germicidal ultraviolet light technology has a proven track record against indoor transmission of tuberculosis and other airborne viruses. It's now being used in some restaurants and on subwa...
Posted: 2020-07-13 05:58:00
Coronavirus Sparks New Interest In Using Ultraviolet Light To Disinfect Indoor Air
Germicidal ultraviolet light technology has a proven track record against indoor transmission of tuberculosis and other airborne viruses. It's now being used in some restaurants and on subwa...
How Does Dumping Beer Help British Pubs Survi...

How Does Dumping Beer Help British Pubs Survive The Pandemic?


Pub owners in the United Kingdom have to deal with all the beer that became dated during the lockdown. When disposed of properly, suppliers will give them credit for beer that wasn't sold....
Posted: 2020-07-13 09:08:00
How Does Dumping Beer Help British Pubs Survive The Pandemic?
Pub owners in the United Kingdom have to deal with all the beer that became dated during the lockdown. When disposed of properly, suppliers will give them credit for beer that wasn't sold....

Posted: 2020-07-09 09:00:00
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 Bun...
Posted: 2020-07-08 09:01:00
The government's paycheck protection program was intended to help small businesses during the pandemic keep workers on staff. But a lot of the recipients weren't exactly small businesses....
Surge In Coronavirus Cases Could Short-Circui...

Surge In Coronavirus Cases Could Short-Circuit Economic Recovery


Restaurants, retail shops, and other service industries are starting to bounce back from the deep recession. But those gains could be jeopardized by a rise in new coronavirus infections....
Posted: 2020-07-07 09:04:00
Surge In Coronavirus Cases Could Short-Circuit Economic Recovery
Restaurants, retail shops, and other service industries are starting to bounce back from the deep recession. But those gains could be jeopardized by a rise in new coronavirus infections....
How The Recession Has Benefited The Richest O...

How The Recession Has Benefited The Richest Of The Rich


While much of the country is mired in economic hardship, a small group has emerged richer. They've benefited from a buoyant stock market and tax code changes that have favored the wealthy....
Posted: 2020-07-06 09:00:00
How The Recession Has Benefited The Richest Of The Rich
While much of the country is mired in economic hardship, a small group has emerged richer. They've benefited from a buoyant stock market and tax code changes that have favored the wealthy....
Monthly Unemployment Numbers: Job Market Reco...

Monthly Unemployment Numbers: Job Market Recovering Slowly During Pandemic


The Labor Department issues its monthly report on employment and unemployment Thursday. The job market is slowly recovering from a tidal wave of layoffs triggered by the coronavirus pandemic...
Posted: 2020-07-02 09:00:00
Monthly Unemployment Numbers: Job Market Recovering Slowly During Pandemic
The Labor Department issues its monthly report on employment and unemployment Thursday. The job market is slowly recovering from a tidal wave of layoffs triggered by the coronavirus pandemic...

Posted: 2020-07-01 09:00:00
A big advertising boycott of Facebook officially kicks off on Wednesday. What brands are pausing spending, what do they want, and what impact is this having on the world's biggest social net...
Posted: 2020-06-30 09:05:00
Carmen Quintero couldn't get tested for COVID-19, but ended up with a huge bill for trying to. She also was told to self-isolate and had no choice but to use vacation time to stay home from ...
How Coronavirus Could Widen The Gender Wage G...

How Coronavirus Could Widen The Gender Wage Gap


Women have slowly made economic gains over the last half-century, and the gender wage gap is as narrow as it has ever been. But coronavirus could reverse those gains, and motherhood is a big...
Posted: 2020-06-28 12:19:00
How Coronavirus Could Widen The Gender Wage Gap
Women have slowly made economic gains over the last half-century, and the gender wage gap is as narrow as it has ever been. But coronavirus could reverse those gains, and motherhood is a big...
Activists Are Pushing For Consumers To Suppor...

Activists Are Pushing For Consumers To Support Black Businesses. Is It Sustainable?


During a time of increased racial awareness in America, there's a big push to support Black-owned businesses. But can these efforts live past the moment and create lasting change?...
Posted: 2020-06-26 08:58:29
Activists Are Pushing For Consumers To Support Black Businesses. Is It Sustainable?
During a time of increased racial awareness in America, there's a big push to support Black-owned businesses. But can these efforts live past the moment and create lasting change?...
Amid The COVID-19 Pandemic, Consumers Aren�...

Amid The COVID-19 Pandemic, Consumers Aren't Buying Despite States Reopening


In areas that have seen a spike in coronanvirus cases, consumers are getting more cautious about spending money – a reminder that the best way to help the economy is to get control of the ...
Posted: 2020-06-26 08:58:00
Amid The COVID-19 Pandemic, Consumers Aren't Buying Despite States Reopening
In areas that have seen a spike in coronanvirus cases, consumers are getting more cautious about spending money – a reminder that the best way to help the economy is to get control of the ...

Posted: 2020-06-24 09:06:00
Water utilities were already struggling before the pandemic shutdown, and now some smaller ones worry they may not survive. But that might actually be good for customers....
Posted: 2020-06-22 09:01:00
Bolton was reportedly paid a $2 million advance for the book, and could receive even more in royalties. But a judge says Bolton made a risky bet by publishing it without government approval....
Trump Freezes Green Cards, Many Work Visas Un...

Trump Freezes Green Cards, Many Work Visas Until End Of Year


The White House says pausing immigration and a variety of temporary work visas will help respond to job losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic....
Posted: 2020-06-20 05:59:00
Trump Freezes Green Cards, Many Work Visas Until End Of Year
The White House says pausing immigration and a variety of temporary work visas will help respond to job losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic....
Police Fines Fund City Budgets, But At A Cost...

Police Fines Fund City Budgets, But At A Cost


NPR's daily economics podcast The Indicator from Planet Money investigates how the fees and fines that make up city budgets disproportionately target low-income communities and communities o...
Posted: 2020-06-19 09:02:00
Police Fines Fund City Budgets, But At A Cost
NPR's daily economics podcast The Indicator from Planet Money investigates how the fees and fines that make up city budgets disproportionately target low-income communities and communities o...
The Rich Have Stopped Spending And That Has T...

The Rich Have Stopped Spending And That Has Tanked The Economy


While retail sales bounced back in May after a deep drop in March and April, the wealthiest Americans are not spending as freely as they did before the pandemic. And that could limit the rec...
Posted: 2020-06-17 09:00:00
The Rich Have Stopped Spending And That Has Tanked The Economy
While retail sales bounced back in May after a deep drop in March and April, the wealthiest Americans are not spending as freely as they did before the pandemic. And that could limit the rec...

Posted: 2020-06-16 09:11:00
The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of workplace protections for the LGBTQ community. The decision said they're covered under civil rights legislation that bans discrimination on the basis ...
Posted: 2020-06-15 09:03:00
Oregon's governor put a one-week pause on reopening due to a growth in COVID-19 cases. Arizona's governor, despite a big spike of cases in his state, is defying requests to slow reopening....
Supermarket Prices Still Climbing Amid Corona...

Supermarket Prices Still Climbing Amid Coronavirus Pandemic


Even as restaurants start to re-open, analysts say we're likely to keep eating more of our meals at home for some time to come, which is affecting grocery prices....
Posted: 2020-06-13 11:59:00
Supermarket Prices Still Climbing Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
Even as restaurants start to re-open, analysts say we're likely to keep eating more of our meals at home for some time to come, which is affecting grocery prices....
Dow Dives 1,800 Points On Worries Of 2nd Coro...

Dow Dives 1,800 Points On Worries Of 2nd Coronavirus Wave


In one of the worst one-day point drops in history, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell close to 7% Thursday. The plunge comes amid reports of a second wave of coronavirus cases in Sunbelt...
Posted: 2020-06-12 09:03:00
Dow Dives 1,800 Points On Worries Of 2nd Coronavirus Wave
In one of the worst one-day point drops in history, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell close to 7% Thursday. The plunge comes amid reports of a second wave of coronavirus cases in Sunbelt...
Thousands Of Workers Say Their Jobs Are Unsaf...

Thousands Of Workers Say Their Jobs Are Unsafe As Economy Reopens


In places ranging from chicken processing plants to hair salons, workers say employers aren't doing enough to protect them from getting sick. Advocates blame a lack of mandatory federal safe...
Posted: 2020-06-11 09:00:00
Thousands Of Workers Say Their Jobs Are Unsafe As Economy Reopens
In places ranging from chicken processing plants to hair salons, workers say employers aren't doing enough to protect them from getting sick. Advocates blame a lack of mandatory federal safe...