Zoe Chace appears in the following:
Thursday, December 05, 2013
The business that transformed the nation is the product of an obscure but hugely influential trade deal — and a cultural struggle over Korean food.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Bangladesh is the cheapest place in the world to make a T-shirt. But this month, the minimum wage there will rise from $39 a month to $68 a month. That's got some factory owners nervous about whether Western retailers there will pull out.
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
The rise of factory jobs in Bangladesh has brought profound cultural changes to the country — and to the lives of two sisters who made the Planet Money T-shirt.
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
One thing Twitter has that other social networks don't: Users who talk about the world in real time. That could be worth a lot.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Thicke wants the court to rule that his song, "Blurred Lines," doesn't infringe on Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up."
Friday, August 16, 2013
In this "Planet Money" report, we learn about a man many call an outlaw. His crime? Growing raisins and then selling them all. For the last 10 years, he's violated the law and gone against the Raisin Administrative Committee.
Friday, August 09, 2013
In most industries, competitors getting together and conspiring to control supply of a product is illegal. But in the raisin world, the law actually says competitors have to work together. It's going against your competitors that can get you in trouble.
Friday, July 26, 2013
U.S. citizens who want to buy stuff from North Korea have to send a letter to the government asking for special permission. We got copies of those letters.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The Beige Book — a big, official report — is mostly a bunch of stories gathered by talking to businesses around the country.
Friday, July 05, 2013
The price of a ride in a New York City pedicab is notoriously unpredictable. "The whole business is based on hustling," one driver says. That's about to change.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
The White House is revoking special trade status for Bangladesh, a move apparently meant to send a message to the Bangladeshi government after April's horrific garment factory collapse. Small problem. The move by the White House in no way affects the garment industry.
Friday, June 14, 2013
"I understand that I'll probably end up paying a lot," one customer says. "But right now, I need the tires."
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
The popular comedian Marc Maron, who works out of his garage in California, faces off with a patent holder who claims to have invented podcasting.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
It goes back to a single page in a report written decades ago by U.S. consultants, and funded by the U.S. State Department.
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
It might be up to the government to decide whether foreign workers are the most qualified applicants for for jobs at private companies.
Sunday, May 05, 2013
Planet Money's Zoe Chace reports that the immigration overhaul bill proposes doubling the number of skilled-worker visas available to companies that want to hire foreign workers. But the application process is a challenge in itself. (This piece initially aired May 2, 2013, on Morning Edition.)
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Much of the focus on the immigration overhaul bill has been on what to do about the millions of people working illegally in the U.S. But things might change for a smaller subset of immigrant workers. The bill proposes doubling the number of skilled worker visas available to companies that want to hire foreign workers.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Candy makers and sugar farmers have been fighting for years in Congress. The sugar farmers are winning.
Friday, April 12, 2013
It wasn't insurance or federal relief that brought Coney Island back to life. It was something much smaller and closer to home.
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
The demand from American companies for highly skilled immigrants seems to be up this year. And that could mean something is about to change for the overall economy.