Thursday, June 19, 2014
By Janet Babin : Economic Development Reporter, WNYC News
What good is affordable housing without good jobs too? Not good at all, say advocates.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
In January, Etsy will start to allow sellers with approval to partner with manufacturers to produce their products.
Friday, October 25, 2013
KnowTheChain.org is an online resource that lists which businesses have a policy against human rights abuses in their supply chains. Lori Bishop, director of investments at Humanity United, says its the first step in a long-term strategy to engage businesses in a dialogue about human trafficking. Also on the market: apps that allow consumers to examine a company's ethical practices before making a purchase. Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC's New Tech City, joins The Takeaway to discuss these apps.
Friday, September 06, 2013
This morning the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the August jobs report, which shows the economy added 169,000 jobs last month. In addition to adding jobs, the unemployment rate dipped, though only to 7.3 percent. WNYC's Business and Economic Editor, Charlie Herman, joins The Takeaway to explain what these numbers mean and how the Fed might react.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
By Ilya Marritz
Paulson & Co., a hedge fund that made a fortune betting against the housing market, is now putting a bet on Steinway, the 160-year old piano maker.
Friday, May 10, 2013
There was a time when ships launched from the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
By Ilya Marritz
Dozens of laborers killed in the collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh last week were laid to rest Wednesday in a mass funeral.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
For the manufacturing sector to bounce back in the U.S. after years of shrinking, one thing that will come in handy is a directory for domestic manufacturers and small businesses to find one another. A New York City startup is now hoping to bridge that gap.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Politicians for years have been calling for the U.S. to end its dependence on foreign oil. Well, that time could be fast approaching. Now what?
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Friday, February 08, 2013
The rising cost of labor in China, high-tech robots, and even 3D printing are bringing manufacturing operations back to the United States. But will it guarantee more jobs for American workers?
Friday, November 23, 2012
Grey is the new black when it comes to post-Turkey shopping. In a growing phenomenon known as "Grey Thursday," more of the largest U.S. retailers are opening on Thanksgiving Day, offering consumers deals a day earlier than Black Friday.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Ohio is on the economic mend — the Lordstown GM plant is humming, along with a brand new billion-dollar steel plant and the discovery of shale natural gas — but can Obama claim credit? Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich talked with workers and undecided voters on this battleground to find out.
Friday, October 19, 2012
On March 5, 1853 a German piano maker named Henry Steinway (né Steinweg) founded Steinway & Sons at 85 Varick Street in New York City, barely five blocks from the present-day WNYC studios. Less than three months later another, much younger German piano maker named Helmuth Kranich would also arrive at these shores. Little did he suspect that one of his children would someday work at a competing form of entertainment: radio, specifically WNYC.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The revival of American manufacturing has been a constant refrain in presidential campaigns, and 2012 is no exception. But does American manufacturing have a future? In a new book, "Producing Prosperity: Why America Needs a Manufacturing Renaissance," Harvard Business School professors Gary Pisano and Willy Shih argue that it must — and that manufacturing is the key to American innovation.