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Saturday, June 15, 2019
They were reopened after the company resolved a computer problem, but for two hours, shopping carts across the country were stopped in their tracks and Twitter had a field day.
Saturday, June 01, 2019
President Trump's proposed tariffs on nearly all goods coming across the border from Mexico escalate quickly and are expected to push up prices on consumer goods in the U.S.
Friday, May 31, 2019
Fewer Chinese tourists have been visiting Hawaii, Arizona and other population destinations in recent years. The strong dollar has made travel more expensive, just as political tensions have grown.
Saturday, May 25, 2019
After two master's degrees and three children, Hilary Gordon is one of the women who now make up more than half of the contractors at food delivery apps like Instacart. NPR spent a day with her.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Nike, Adidas and other shoe brands told President Trump that proposed tariffs China imports would have a "catastrophic" effect on Americans. This is the latest in the escalating trade war with China.
Monday, May 13, 2019
President Trump is considering expanding the latest round of tariffs to virtually all Chinese imports. That's going to be difficult for shoppers to ignore. The retail industry is bracing for impact.
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Justin Kelley was among workers who learned their jobs as greeters would be cut. As the Floridian waited 49 days to hear if he could stay with Walmart, he worried he would have to give up his dream.
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
Prices on appliances are slowly ticking down after posting their biggest increase in about five years. One tariff was a boon to U.S. manufacturers. But other tariffs hiked costs for the industry.
Thursday, March 07, 2019
Amazon is closing more than 80 of its small kiosk pop-up stores, which have been selling Amazon devices and products inside malls and other stores.
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
It's the Democrats' latest attempt to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 from $7.25 by 2024. Amazon and several presidential candidates support the bill, though it faces high hurdles in the Senate.
Friday, March 01, 2019
Store managers are told to make "every effort" to offer new job options as the greeter position goes away. Workers and their families tell NPR about chaos and anxiety of being in limbo.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Gap also said it plans to close about 230 stores over the next two years. The moves are the latest signs of turmoil in the retail industry, as Sears and other chains struggle to stay afloat.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
News of Walmart's decision to get rid of door greeters continues to rock communities that advocate for workers with disabilities.
Monday, February 25, 2019
NPR has found that Walmart is changing the job requirements for front-door greeters in a way that appears to disproportionately affect workers with disabilities.
Friday, February 22, 2019
Kraft Heinz shares went down nearly 30 percent Friday after an announcement of disappointing fourth quarter results. The company did a $15 billion write down on the value of two marquee brands.
Friday, February 15, 2019
President Trump says he will sign a border funding compromise to avert a shutdown, but will also declare a national emergency in order to build a border wall. Also, Amazon cancels plans for New York.
Friday, February 15, 2019
Amazon says it will abandon plans to open one of its headquarters in New York. The announcement came abruptly, after New York leaders spent months campaigning for the facility.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
An Amazon spokeswoman told NPR that this decision is not reversible, and the company plans no further negotiations. The company will not search for a new HQ location.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
The denim company, which patented bluejeans in 1873, is planning to go public in one of the most high-profile IPOs of the year. Still controlled by Strauss descendants, it has been private since 1985.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Ed Stack is a gun owner who was a longtime Republican donor. A year after Dick's Sporting Goods became an unlikely corporate face of gun control, it sees the fallout from its policy and lobbying.