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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
As a businessman, President Trump is known for his towering buildings. Today we tell the story of one of those skyscrapers and what it says about how and with whom Trump does business.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Monday, September 18, 2017
Atlanta, Denver and other cities are making their cases for the online giant to locate its second headquarters in their area. At stake: up to 50,000 well-paying jobs and billions in investments.
Monday, September 11, 2017
Among the devices Apple is expected to launch Tuesday is an iPhone potentially priced at around $1,000. It's expected to include facial recognition and do away with the home button.
Thursday, September 07, 2017
Amazon is setting out to find a location for a second headquarters, which should touch off intense competition among cities. The new HQ will bring along 50,000 high-paying jobs.
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
For 19 months in a row, food prices in America's supermarkets fell compared to a year earlier. This is good news for shoppers but has weighed on the grocery industry and the people who grow our food.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Best Buy's earnings report beat Wall Street expectations, but after weeks of record-highs, the CEO also warned that the growth is "not a new normal." That sent Best Buy shares down by more than 10 percent, as investors weighed whether the electronics retailer can compete with Amazon, Walmart and others.
Friday, August 25, 2017
The world's largest advertising company, WPP, is sometimes viewed as a bellwether for the health of the global economy. This week, it jolted the ad and media industries when it slashed the forecast for its own growth this year. WPP has blamed the unexpectedly steep decline in ad spending by some of the most influential consumer goods companies.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Major tech companies, small websites and many others are making their case Wednesday in support of an open Internet. Most are protesting plans by the Federal Communications Commission to undo net neutrality, or open Internet, rules.