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Election Officials Worry Postal Changes Could Affect Voting By Mail

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Service cuts at the U.S. Postal Service have some election officials concerned that the dramatic pandemic-induced expansion of vote by mail could face delays as ballots are being returned.


NYC To Crack Down On Mystery Fireworks That Are Fraying Nerves And Disrupting Sleep

Sunday, June 28, 2020

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has formed a task force aimed at halting the illegal sale of fireworks that have prompted thousands of complaints.


'We'll Get Through This': Living In New York City During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Saturday, April 04, 2020

Politicians give speeches and scary headlines fill the news, but somehow life pushes on for New Yorkers.


Postal Workers Say They Lack Supplies, Training To Protect Themselves From Virus

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The USPS says that employee safety is its highest priority. But some workers still fear becoming carriers of another kind — catching and spreading the virus themselves.


Clothing Retailers Explore An Alternative To Fast Fashion: Rentals

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Buy or rent? That's becoming a question for manufacturers of more and more types of products. Now, fast fashion brands like H&M are trying to get in on the movement too.


Gender Bias Reveals Consequences For Female Artists

Friday, January 24, 2020

Art by women and men is valued differently. Fine art by women, on average, is valued much less than men's pieces, and are routinely left out of major museums.


Planet Money: Single Women Are Shortchanged In The Housing Market

Friday, January 17, 2020

A new study from Yale School of Management found a gender bias in the housing market means single women often lose out, whether they're buying a home or selling one.


'Curbside Pickup' Gains Steam In Grocery Shopping

Thursday, December 05, 2019

"Curbside pickup" is quickly gaining traction in online grocery shopping, and it may be preferable to delivery.


Why All Those Criticisms About Millennials Aren't Necessarily Fair

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Lazy. Coddled. Afraid of Adulthood. These adjectives are often used to describe millennials. But are they accurate?


Why More Online Retailers Are Opening Brick-And-Mortar Locations

Thursday, September 26, 2019

E-commerce set out to change the way we shopped. But increasingly, online stores are opening up physical stores as a way to attract more sales. This new trend is called clicks to bricks.


Amazon Opens Brick-And-Mortar Stores Meant To Emphasize Convenience

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Amazon is opening new stores — in the real world. And in true Big Tech fashion the experience is meant to emphasize convenience. All you need to do is walk in, grab your stuff, and go.


Graduate Students Are Increasingly Shouldering The Country's Student Debt

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Graduate students are increasingly shouldering the country's student debt. NPR's The Indicator takes a look at how that came to pass and what it might mean for the economy.


Cornhole And Other Less Traditional Sports Gather More Attention

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Niche sports, such as cornhole, axe throwing and even professional arm wrestling, are beginning to attract interest and money. These less traditional sports are gaining sponsors.


Amazon Shuts Down Food Delivery Service

Thursday, July 04, 2019

One of the largest companies in the world, Amazon, just shuttered its food delivery service, Amazon Restaurants. But Amazon's fails are a bit different.


In Tight Labor Market, Blue-Collar Employers Turn To Non-Compete Clauses

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Long a feature of white-collar employment agreements, non-compete clauses are increasingly showing up in blue-collar job contracts. That move may be hurting the economy.


Examining The Price Disconnect Percolating In The Coffee Business

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

The cost of coffee beans is going down. So why is a cup of coffee becoming more expensive? We break down what it costs to serve you a cup of coffee in the morning.


Lab-Grown Diamonds Shake Up The Diamond Industry

Thursday, March 28, 2019

A lot of money is pouring into the global diamond industry, but demand for diamonds has been less than lustrous of late. A new player might be changing up the industry – diamonds grown in labs.


Coffee? Thank U, Next

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Your average cup of coffee is getting more expensive — but the price for coffee beans is going down. How can that be?


Saying 'I Do' To Lab-Grown Diamonds

Thursday, March 14, 2019

A lot of money is pouring into the global diamond industry, but demand for diamonds has been less than lustrous of late. But, at the same time, money has been pouring into the industry. Why?


A Lesson In Classic Fair Division Problems And The Solutions

Friday, February 01, 2019

Fairly dividing goods is one of the hardest problems economists face. NPR's Planet Money talks to economists about how best to solve it.