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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.
Friday, February 08, 2019
Jeff Bezos' Medium post accusing the National Enquirer's publisher of extortion continues. Bezos said American Media Inc. demanded Bezos drop a private investigation, or deal with embarrassing photos.
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Gillette has become the latest brand to face backlash for taking a stand on a heated social issue with a new ad spotlighting the #MeToo movement and calling out toxic masculinity.
Tuesday, January 01, 2019
Big mainstream consumer brands, which have owned our cupboards and closets, face a turning point: a time to evolve or wither. The Internet and the echoes of the recession have changed us as shoppers.
Friday, December 21, 2018
It's the holiday edition of everyone's favorite trope! A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll tracks cultural changes in shopping and celebrating. But why not keep attributing them to generational whims?
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Sundar Pichai faced a Republican barrage on allegations of anti-conservative bias. He also was questioned on Google's data collection and its work on a censored search tool for China.
Monday, December 10, 2018
Growing awareness of privacy scandals and the spread of misinformation on social media may mean our love affair with technology has ended, and a new era of regulation is about to begin.
Thursday, December 06, 2018
In a rough year for tech, Microsoft unseated Apple as the most valuable company. It's cultivated an image as Silicon Valley's elder statesman, urging regulation for technologies it's still developing.