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Small Business Owners Face Pressures Of Minimum Wage Bumps In Big Cities

Sun, 10/23/2016 - 7:24am

Minimum wages are on their way to $15 an hour in New York and California. Workers look forward to the bump. But some small businesses are bracing for a hit to their bottom line.

The Next Generation Of Local, Low-Power FM Stations Expands In Urban Areas

Sun, 10/23/2016 - 7:24am

The next wave of low power FM stations is coming on the air. Initially restricted to rural areas because of interference concerns, nearly 2,000 new stations have been approved — many in urban areas.

AT&T To Acquire Media Giant Time Warner For More Than $85 Billion

Sun, 10/23/2016 - 7:24am

AT&T and Time Warner agreed Saturday to an $85 billion merger that, if approved by federal regulators, would create a mammoth media and telecommunications company.

TIMELINE: AT&T's Merger With Time Warner Follows Decades Of Industry Deals

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 8:37pm

The $85.4-billion merger of a telecom and a media giants is the latest in the web of consolidation, spurned offers and spin-offs that are increasingly interlinking the two industries.

AT&T To Buy Time Warner For $85 Billion

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 4:11pm

It emerged Saturday that AT&T is set to buy Time Warner for about $85 billion. If approved by federal regulators, the merger would create a mammoth media and telecommunications company.

Reports: AT&T Will Buy Time Warner For More Than $80 Billion

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 1:48pm

AT&T has agreed to terms with Time Warner to buy the media giant for more than $80 billion, according to both The Wall Street Journal and Reuters.

With Food, Central American Migrants Work To Hold Onto History In Gentrifying D.C. Neighborhood

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 7:10am

A restaurant in Washington D.C. that has long been a haven for Central American immigrants is adapting to gentrification in the neighborhood.

Voice Actors Strike Against Video Game Companies

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 7:10am

The strike of the SAG-AFTRA union went into effect Friday after failed negotiations between the union's voice actors and video game employers, particularly over compensation and secrecy.

Video Game Voice Actors Strike To Demand Restructured Contracts For Today's Industry

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 7:10am

The video game industry faces a strike by actors who provide voices for characters. Scott Simon talks to voice actor Jen Hale about her frustration with the way voice actors are currently paid.

What A Phillipines Realignment With China Could Mean For U.S. Relations In Asia

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 7:10am

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte announced his "separation" from the U.S. this week. Cornell University Professor Thomas Pepinsky talks to NPR's Scott Simon about the implications.

MetLife Splits With Snoopy And The Peanuts Gang To Adapt To Current Insurance Market

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 7:10am

Metlife is firing Snoopy. The insurance company is saying goodbye to Snoopy and the Peanuts characters as its mascots, ending a three decade relationship.

Episode 731: How Venezuela Imploded

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 5:52pm

Venezuela has just about every economic advantage a country could ask for: fertile land, good climate, educated population, and oil, lots and lots of oil. So how did it go so wrong?

What's Up With The Internet Today? Websites Lag, Don't Load For Many In U.S.

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 2:20pm

A hacking attack against a major Internet infrastructure company, Dyn, has prompted intermittent disruptions across numerous sites, including Twitter and Spotify.

In Jerusalem And West Bank, Nutella Cafes Offer A Sweet Refuge

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 6:00am

Palestinians are flocking to a string of Nutella cafés that have popped up in the region. The cafes offer a welcome refuge from the realities of living in a conflict zone.

Cyber Aggression Takes A Back Seat To Other Presidential Campaign Issues

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 4:09am

The White House says it plans to retaliate against Russia for cyberattacks. Cybersecurity has been a constant issue on the campaign trail. No candidate professes to have expertise in this policy area.

Former Wells Fargo Employees Join Class Action Lawsuit

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 4:09am

In the ongoing scandal engulfing Wells Fargo, the bank says it fired wrongdoers. But some workers say they were trying to blow the whistle and that Wells Fargo fired them. Some ex-employees are joining a class action lawsuit against the bank.

Lawmakers Question Price Hikes For Leukemia Drug

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 7:35pm

The pharmaceutical company Ariad raised the price of a leukemia drug multiple times during a four-year period even as reports of serious cardiovascular side effects mounted.

Tesla Has Begun Making All Its New Cars Self-Driving

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 6:58pm

Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, says once the technology is fully enabled, the cars will be able to drive with no human input. Musk says previously built Teslas can't be retrofitted with the latest features.

Self-Checkout Could Soon Be Checking Out

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 3:19pm

Those self-checkout machines in the supermarkets and other stores have remained pretty much unchanged since the 1990s. They still don't work very well. Why can't they get better? We take a shopping trip with the inventor who describes the issue as a cognitive problem and a shoplifting problem.

Will Selling Its First Ever Bonds On The International Market Help Saudi Arabia?

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 3:19pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Gulf Peninsula expert Gregory Gause about Saudi Arabia selling bonds to raise money and what this means for the country in the long run.




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