Streams

 

 

Business Story Of The Day

Morning Edition

Congressional Republicans Take Another Swing At Obamacare

Thursday, January 08, 2015

The House passed a bill Thursday that would make a change in the Affordable Care Act. It would raise the law's definition of full-time work from 30 hours to 40 hours a week.

Comment

Morning Edition

Greek Opposition Party Seizes On Anger Over Austerity Measures

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

We've been hearing a lot about economic anxiety in Europe lately. Much of that anxiety centers on Greece. Steve Inskeep talks to economist Platon Tinios about what's happening in Greece.

Comment

Morning Edition

Euro's Drop Raises Questions About Its Long-Term Prospects

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

The Euro fell to a nine-year low against the dollar on Monday as investors worried about Europe's economic doldrums. Linda Wertheimer talks to Callum Williams of The Economist.

Comment

Morning Edition

How Driver's License Suspensions Unfairly Target The Poor

Monday, January 05, 2015

Losing your driver's license is a serious penalty, but often it's for nothing to do with unsafe driving. Without one, many who can't afford to pay the fines have a hard time finding or keeping a job.

Comments [1]

Morning Edition

Why Buy When You Can Borrow? App Connects People And Stuff

Friday, January 02, 2015

Millions of people use apps to share their homes and their cars. Now Peerby, an app developed in the Netherlands, helps people to share things like power drills and bicycle pumps with people nearby.

Comments [1]

Morning Edition

Why Cutting A CEO's Pay Can Be Very Difficult

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Lots of people talk about CEO pay. But you almost never hear about someone actually trying to cut the pay of a sitting CEO. Our Planet Money team has the story of someone who did.

Comments [1]

Morning Edition

Sanctions Intensify Russia's Free Fall Into Economic Crisis

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Russian economy took a big hit in 2014. The U.S. and other countries imposed economic sanctions after Russia annexed Crimea, but it was falling oil prices that really hurt the country.

Comment

Morning Edition

Political Crisis Hammers Greece's Financial Markets

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Markets in Greece were hit hard after the country called early elections. But this time, the problems in Greece are not spreading to markets in the rest of the eurozone.

Comment

Morning Edition

Nevada's Tesla Battery Factory Triggers Wave Of Follow-Up Business

Monday, December 29, 2014

Tesla Motors recently chose Nevada to build its factory in exchange for an incentives package. It'll be built in a rural area East of Reno with little infrastructure and years of high unemployment.

Comment

Morning Edition

As Uber Expands, It Asks Cities For Forgiveness Instead Of Permission

Friday, December 26, 2014

In 2014, Uber became one of the most valuable privately held companies on Earth. It expanded to more than 200 cities, but criticism and legal battles have ballooned in parallel with its revenues.

Comment

Morning Edition

Pittsburgh Tries To Attract Enterprising Immigrants And Refugees

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Pittsburgh is the latest Rust Belt city hoping to lure high-skilled immigrants into its labor force by helping refugees and other immigrants land the kind of jobs they held back home.

Comment

Morning Edition

The Year In Air Travel: Packed Planes And More Perks — For A Price

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Commercial airlines earned nearly $20 billion in profits this year. They're using the cash to buy new planes, update facilities and add amenities — but not all of those new comforts will be free.

Comment

Morning Edition

We Go Underground To Tour London's Crossrail Project

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Crossrail touts itself as the biggest infrastructure project in Europe. It's made up of 10 new train stations and 26 miles of tunnels below London. It's due to open in 2018.

Comment

Morning Edition

Treasury Nomination Sparks Fight Among Democrats

Monday, December 22, 2014

When Congress returns in 2015, it will consider the nomination of Antonio Weiss to be undersecretary of Treasury for domestic finance. The nomination is causing a fight within the Democratic Party.

Comment

Morning Edition

Tourism Industry Gears Up For Lifting Of Cuban Travel Ban

Friday, December 19, 2014

Obama says normalizing ties with Cuba will eventually mean relaxing rules on travel to Cuba. It may take some time for the new rules to take effect but travel agents are already getting phone calls.

Comment

Morning Edition

Rapprochement With Cuba: What It Includes And Excludes

Thursday, December 18, 2014

President Obama's move to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba does not lift the trade embargo. That jurisdiction belongs to Congress, but do the upcoming changes all but undermine the embargo?

Comment

Morning Edition

Fed Officials May Be Closer To Raising Interest Rates

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Federal Reserve is expected to drop the phrase that says it will keep interest rates low for "a considerable time." Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution

Comment

Morning Edition

'Reshoring' Trend Has Little Impact On U.S. Economy, Study Finds

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

"Reshoring," or bringing U.S. jobs back from overseas, is not as prevalent as has been reported, a consulting firm's research finds. The study found a total of 300 cases from 2013.

Comment

Morning Edition

Lockheed Martin Case Puts 401(k) Plans On Trial

Monday, December 15, 2014

The aerospace company is being sued for choosing retirement funds that were poorly managed and charged high fees in a case that tests the limits of a company's responsibilities to its employees.

Comment

Morning Edition

After Law Requires Payments To Papers, Google News Shuts Down In Spain

Friday, December 12, 2014

In a victory for Spain's news outlets, aggregators are now required to pay the sites for linking to their content. But Google's choice could hurt the sites, limiting their global reach and influence.

Comment