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Thursday, July 16, 2020
Black-owned financial institutions are a shrinking part of the U.S. financial system. NPR's podcast The Indicator from Planet Money looks at what that means for America's racial disparities.
Friday, July 03, 2020
The coronavirus crisis has left many companies with huge budget shortfalls and some have turned to borrowing. There is a new strategy that some companies have adopted to control their debt.
Friday, February 21, 2020
When it was first introduced, solar power was so expensive that it was a punchline in the energy business. Since then prices have fallen, and today solar power is cheaper than coal.
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
A new crop of young entrepreneurs are looking to capitalize on the latest food trend: eating bugs. The protein source is showing up on shelves at grocery chains.
Friday, November 29, 2019
Toys R Us has reopened just two stores after a painful bankruptcy. This Black Friday will be its first under new ownership.
Monday, November 25, 2019
The mobile phone carrier is serious about the color associated with its brand. Now, a legal dispute involving T-Mobile's parent is raising the question: Is it possible to own a color?
Monday, November 25, 2019
A legal dispute involving the parent company of T- Mobile is raising the question: Is it possible to own a color?
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
The boom that helped make the U.S. the world's largest oil producer could be ending. Oil prices are down amid weak demand, and investors no longer seem willing to write the industry a blank check.
Thursday, November 14, 2019
The leather industry hit a peak in 2014. Retailers were forced to find cheaper, artificial alternatives. Now, leather is struggling to regain the market share it lost. The trade war is not helping.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Makeup was once thought to be the exclusive realm of women, but more and more men are experimenting with cosmetics — and the industry is taking notice. A reporter gives it a try.
Monday, September 23, 2019
A growing subculture of savvy consumers is finding new ways to game credit card points. But it's not a game for everyone.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Is rent control a tool to help fight a housing crisis? California is taking steps to enact a state-wide cap on rent increases. But, recent studies show that rent control may actually drive up rents in the long run.
Tuesday, September 03, 2019
The price of gold is at its highest in six years. "Gold bugs" — that is, die-hard gold investors — swear by the commodity as a certain bet. But are they right?
Thursday, July 18, 2019
The governor of California wants cities in his state to build more housing, but some of them don't appear to be moving fast enough. The state has taken Huntington Beach to court.
Thursday, April 25, 2019
New York City is rolling out a new solution to the problem of congestion, but questions remain about who exactly will foot the bill.
Monday, April 22, 2019
New York will soon charge drivers to enter the most crowded parts of the city. Congestion pricing: Does it work? Who's doing it? And is it coming to a city near you?
Monday, April 15, 2019
The cost of a measles outbreak - to individuals, families, communities, and the country - is high.
Thursday, April 11, 2019
The hazelnut business is in a bind. Demand is rising, supply is tight, and a deadly fungal disease is constraining production. But one man may have found a solution.
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Global demand for hazelnuts is growing, thanks to the popularity of products like Nutella. So it should be a great time to be in the hazelnut business... but there's one big problem.
Thursday, February 07, 2019
The dedicated officers of the epidemic intelligence service are foot soldiers in a relentless battle against infectious disease.