Jim Zarroli

Jim Zarroli appears in the following:

Exxon Mobil, Chevron Shareholders Reject Resolutions Aimed At Battling Climate Change

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

But shareholders at Exxon Mobil approved one resolution that could make it easier to one day nominate an environmentalist to the board.


Monsanto Calls Bayer's $62 Billion Takeover Offer 'Financially Inadequate'

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

But the St. Louis-based seed company makes clear it's still willing to negotiate with the German chemical and pharmaceutical giant.


Bayer Makes $62 Billion Play For Monsanto

Monday, May 23, 2016

Germany's Bayer corporation says Monsanto is worth $62 billion. That works out to a 37 percent premium over Monsanto's stock price from a few days ago. Bayer is sending a signal it is serious about taking over Monsanto, and it's willing to take on a lot of debt in order to do so.


Golfer Phil Mickelson Is Named In Insider Trading Case

Thursday, May 19, 2016

U.S. officials say the former chairman of Dean Foods passed inside information to famed gambler Billy Walters, who then tipped off Mickelson. The SEC wants Mickelson to turn over $931,000.


Reality Check: What Donald Trump Has Said About Taxes And The Wealthy

Friday, May 13, 2016

Trump issued a reasonably detailed tax plan last year that included cuts for the middle class and wealthy. But some of his recent statements have left people pretty confused about his real intentions.


The Empire State Building And The Art Of Trump's Deal

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

In the 1990s, Donald Trump famously tried to acquire control of the Empire State Building. He lost โ€” but ultimately won a nice profit, especially considering he put no money into the building.


'John Doe' Offers To Turn Over Original Panama Papers Documents To Prosecutors

Friday, May 06, 2016

But the anonymous source behind the document dump wants immunity from government prosecution first.


Politics In Real Life: What Wage Stagnation Looks Like For Many Americans

Thursday, May 05, 2016

How the economy feels can be key in an election, and because of wage stagnation, the economic recovery doesn't feel real to many Americans, including Jennifer Kaiser of Indianapolis.


As Factory Jobs Slip Away, Indiana Voters Have Trade On Their Minds

Monday, May 02, 2016

The state has been steadily losing manufacturing jobs for years. The issue is already playing a big part in the presidential campaign, and it could drive a lot of people to the polls on Tuesday.


3 Years Later, Bangladeshi Survivors Remember The Collapse Of Rana Plaza

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Those who were injured or lost loved ones in the building's collapse say those responsible haven't been brought to justice.


Federal Regulators Propose Tougher Rules Governing Wall Street Bonuses

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Executives who get their firms in legal trouble could be forced to pay back bonuses retroactively.


EU Files New Antitrust Charges Against Google Over Android Apps

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

It's the latest case against big U.S. companies by European regulators, who have also targeted Apple, Starbucks, Amazon and Intel.


Breaking Up The Banks May Be More Complicated Than It Seems

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Bernie Sanders says one of his first acts as president would be to begin the process of breaking up big banks. But there's a problem: The president doesn't really have any direct authority to do so.


Want To Set Up A Shell Corporation To Hide Your Millions? No Problem

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Panama Papers showed just how easy it is to stash your money in a place where regulators can't find it. It's not illegal to set up these corporations, and the business of creating them is booming.


Goldman Sachs Will Pay $5 Billion For Misleading Investors On Mortgage Assets

Monday, April 11, 2016

U.S. officials say the firm sold mortgage-backed securities based on loans that were a lot riskier than they were supposed to be.


Life Expectancy Study: It's Not Just What You Make, It's Where You Live

Monday, April 11, 2016

A study of Social Security and tax records says poor people live longer in some cities than in others, and it's not clear why.


4 Fed Chairs Talk Publically For The First Time About The Job

Friday, April 08, 2016

One of the most powerful and controversial jobs is head of the Federal Reserve. What the Fed chair does has an impact not just in the United States but around the world.


Pfizer Calls Off $150 Billion Merger With Allergan

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

U.S. drug company Pfizer announced it has terminated its merger agreement with Ireland-based Allergan. Pfizer says the decision was driven by anti-inversion rules introduced by the U.S. Treasury.


How Will Trump The Brand Survive Trump The Candidate?

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

There's some evidence Trump is losing favor with the high-end customers his businesses target.


How Might Donald Trump's Campaign Affect His Brand?

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Much of Donald Trump's success in business comes from his ability to leverage his name as a luxury product. He doesn't actually own some of the products attached to him; instead he leases his name to other investors. NPR explores how the current campaign might affect his brand.