Uri Berliner

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Holiday Season Seems To Have Helped Struggling Retail Industry

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Americans spent freely over the holidays, making it the best Christmas shopping season in years. Sales picked up as the economy continues to recover, with unemployment down and consumer confidence up. Weather and a favorable shopping calendar also boosted the fortunes of retailers.


How The GOP Tax Plan Will Affect You

Friday, December 22, 2017

Corporations and the wealthy are the largest beneficiaries of the tax cuts passed by Republicans. But big changes are in store for regular people, too.


News Brief: Senate Passes Tax Plan, Puerto Rico Update

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The Senate has passed the Republican tax plan, which goes back to the House Wednesday after a procedural snag. We look at what it means for average Americans. Also, an update on Puerto Rico.


Taxes: What Was Promised And What Was Delivered

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

We look at how the tax overhaul bill that was passed by Senate Republicans is different from what Republicans have promised over the past several years.


Bitcoin's Rising Value Could Be Good News, But Might Not

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

The price of Bitcoin has skyrocketed more than 1,200 percent this year. That's got people talking about the digital currency and wondering why it has climbed so high and whether its rise is a bubble which will burst.


Uber Must Find A New CEO After Travis Kalanick Resigns

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Kalanick reportedly agreed to resign after a shareholder revolt and scandals involving the workplace environment. An ex-Uber engineer had blogged about how her sexual harassment case was mishandled.


Only 98,000 New Jobs Were Created In March, Labor Department Says

Friday, April 07, 2017

After adding more than 200,000 jobs in each of the first two months of 2017, the number of jobs added last month was about half what analysts had expected. The unemployment rate fell to 4.5 percent.


'Democrats Are Good For Gun Sales': Guess What Happened After Trump's Election

Friday, March 31, 2017

Donald Trump won the backing of the NRA and many gun owners by opposing limits to the Second Amendment's right to bear arms, but his election hasn't been good for the gun business.


A Carbon Tax Gains Traction Among Some Conservatives

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A long-shot idea has received recent attention: a plan that would set a price on carbon to encourage energy efficiency and limit the impact of climate change. Even the new CEO of Exxon Mobil backs it.


The Stock Market Is On An Epic Upswing. Here's Why It Probably Hasn't Benefited You

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Dow Jones industrial average passed another milestone today. Here's a little explainer as to why stocks have done so well in recent years — and why it doesn't affect the wallets of most Americans.


What 2017 Holds For Technology News

Monday, January 02, 2017

Technology was front and center in many of 2016's biggest stories; 2017 is likely to hold more of the same. NPR's tech reporters discuss Facebook, data hacks and automation, and other top issues.


As More States Legalize Marijuana, Investors And Marketers Line Up

Sunday, November 20, 2016

The fledgling legal market for marijuana is around $7 billion, and the recent passage of legalization measures in eight states has sparked a surge of interest from investors in an expanding industry.


For The Long Haul, Self-Driving Trucks May Pave The Way Before Cars

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Despite being self-driving, big rigs will still need truckers to ride along and take control of in case of emergency situations. But some say they may be the last generation to do their jobs.


Springfield, Ohio: A Shrinking City Faces A Tough Economic Future

Monday, September 19, 2016

As it transitions away from manufacturing, Springfield relies more on lower-paying service jobs. For many, a middle-class life is out of reach. But some see signs of hope for the local economy.


From Drug-Filled Days On The Cape To The Verge Of The NBA

Friday, June 10, 2016

Nick Minnerath was an unlikely NBA hopeful. He failed off his high school team twice and lost two years to drugs. But a family friend and a coach who gave him a shot renewed his basketball ambitions.


In Basketball's D-League, Player Takes Long Shot At NBA Dream

Saturday, May 21, 2016

John Holland made six figures playing pro basketball in Europe. He traded that for $19,000 and Canton, Ohio, playing on the Cleveland Cavaliers' farm team for a chance to play in the NBA.


For John Holland, Breaking Into The NBA Came Down To One Shot

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The odds are stacked against any minor league basketball player trying to make the NBA. But one remarkable, contested shot helped pave the way for a player named John Holland.


Courtside Seat For Basketball Games Helps Ohio Woman Fight Cancer

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Brenda Newport is an unwavering fan of the minor league basketball team: Canton Charge. She says rooting for the home team and heckling the opposition give her life as she battles cancer.


Live Long And Prosper: Reviving An Idea For Income In Old Age

Friday, November 27, 2015

Some financial experts want to bring back tontines, a retirement planning tool. People pool their cash to buy a bond that makes regular payments. The catch: You have to be alive to collect the payout.


Would You Let A Robot Manage Your Retirement Savings?

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Roboadvisers are online financial managers that are guided by an algorithm, not a broker. Increasingly, millennials are shunning the human touch in favor of these low-cost alternatives.