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FCC Takes Another Step Toward Repeal Of Net Neutrality

Thursday, February 22, 2018

The agency has formally published the order to undo net neutrality rules, which opens the door for lawsuits by state attorneys general and others. Congress could also decide to block the repeal.


Teenagers Are Still Eating Tide Pods, But Don't Expect A Product Redesign

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The pace of poisonings in the so-called Tide Pods Challenge continues to grow. The candy-like appearance of the packets draws easy criticism. Procter & Gamble says it's not planning a new design.


'Don't Think A Robot Could Do This': Warehouse Workers Aren't Worried For Their Jobs

Thursday, January 25, 2018

A new NPR/Marist poll found that 94 percent of American workers think it's unlikely they would lose jobs to automation. At a New Jersey warehouse, many workers say they're confident in their future.


Walmart Tests Personal Shopping Services

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Walmart is hiring for a New York City-based "highly personalized shopping experience" run by the former co-founder of Rent the Runway. The company wants to expand beyond its traditional customer base.


Are Worker Bonuses Promised As A Result Of The Tax Bill Just A PR Move?

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Companies across the country are announcing bonuses and wage increases for their employees after Congress passed the tax bill. Analysts say it's a good public relations move to get out in front of demands to share the tax break with workers.


Why Silicon Valley Is Hiring Ex-Federal Agents

Monday, December 18, 2017

Major tech companies have been growing internal crime-fighting cyber teams, often staffing them with former law enforcement agents. NPR gets a look inside one of these units.


FCC Repeals 'Net Neutrality' Rules For Internet Providers

Thursday, December 14, 2017

After a brief security evacuation, the agency voted to undo Obama-era regulations that prohibit cable and telecom companies from blocking access to websites and apps or influencing how fast they load.


News Brief: Senate And House Republicans Agree On Tax Bill, FCC To Repeal Net Neutrality

Thursday, December 14, 2017

House and Senate Republicans have hammered out details of a final tax overhaul bill. Also, the FCC is set to repeal net neutrality rules, and an update on Tanzanian U.N. peacekeepers who were killed.


What The CVS And Aetna Merger Has To Do With Amazon

Monday, December 04, 2017

The $69 billion merger of the drug store chain CVS with insurer Aetna is about several things. Depending on whom you ask, it's about transforming the pharmacy store experience, getting a stronger foothold in lucrative sales of specialty prescription drugs — or about preparing for a future threat from Amazon.


Analysts Expect Cyber Monday To Set Sales Records

Monday, November 27, 2017

Cyber Monday is slated to be a record-setting shopping day, when Americans are expected to spend some $6 billion. At least that's the number being forecast by Adobe Analytics.


'Just Time Together': For Some Workers, A Thanksgiving Off Is A Rare Treat

Thursday, November 23, 2017

For millions of Americans working in retail, Thanksgiving is the start to the most intense stretch of the year. One woman shares the story of her first Thanksgiving without a work shift in 23 years.


Trump Organization Cuts Ties To Controversial SoHo Hotel

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The part hotel, part condo building, from which the president had continued to profit as president, potentially linked him to murky financing arrangements and allegations of fraud.


FCC Unveils Plan To Repeal Net Neutrality Rules

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The FCC will vote Dec. 14 on a plan to undo rules that prevent Internet providers from blocking or slowing websites and apps. The plan would require broadband providers to disclose their practices.


Department Of Justice To Sue To Block AT&T, Time Warner Merger

Monday, November 20, 2017

It was slated to be a massive merger of a telecom and a media company — a deal worth $85 billion. As the case heads to court, this could set up one of the biggest antitrust showdowns in many years.


Justice Department Sues To Block AT&T's Merger With Time Warner

Monday, November 20, 2017

DOJ's case against the merger argues that the companies would control so much of both what people watch and how they watch it, that it could mean higher prices for both consumers and competitors.


As Amazon Looks To Unlock Your Door, Taking Stock Of Meaning Of Privacy

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Amazon is rolling out "Key," a WiFi-connected camera linked to a smart door lock to allow package delivery inside your home. Privacy experts say Key will tell us a lot about our trust in corporations.


Understanding How Trump Does Business And Who He Does It With

Monday, November 06, 2017

One of President Trump's signature projects during his days as a businessman was Trump SoHo in Manhattan. Now the Mueller investigation is reportedly looking into the finances of that project, developed by a firm called Bayrock. NPR's Embedded podcast looked at the checkered history of the Bayrock Group and one of its key figures, Felix Sater.


'A Major Distraction': Is A Megadeal Like Amazon's HQ2 Always Worth It?

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Amazon's unmatched promise of 50,000 well-paying jobs has red carpets rolling out across the U.S. — but also some soul-searching. How much should communities subsidize wealthy American corporations?


Dow Jones Industrial Average Briefly Climbs Over 23,000 Points

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Stock prices have continued to rise to record levels. On Tuesday, the Dow Jones industrial average was sent above the 23,000 milestone, but it didn't last long.


Discount Grocers Aldi And Lidl Give U.S. Stores A Run For Their Money

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The grocery industry is in an intense price war. Two German competitors — Aldi and Lidl — are a major driving force. They're known for very low prices, and they're planning scores of new U.S. stores.