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Higher Wages And Easy Credit Likely To Spur Holiday Sales, Retailers Say

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 5:24pm

The National Retail Federation's economist and many other analysts say shoppers are in good shape to spend more this holiday season. Sales are expected to jump 3.6 percent.

Google Goes All-In On Hardware With 'Pixel' Phone, Home Assistant, VR Headset

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 3:30pm

The tech giant has been outmaneuvered in consumer products, namely by Amazon's Echo and Apple's iPhone. Google is now betting on its artificial intelligence progress to stage a comeback.

On Your Mark, Give Birth, Go Back To Work

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 3:30pm

Tricia Olson gave birth to her son and was back on the job just three weeks later. Like 40 percent of working Americans, she has no family leave at all — paid or unpaid — and few options.

International Monetary Fund Lowers Its Outlook For U.S. Economic Growth

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 1:19pm

The U.S. economy is projected to see 1.6 percent growth this year, down from the 2.2 percent that the IMF had previously forecast. Globally, growth is seen essentially moving sideways in 2016.

Mom Sues JetBlue After Her 5-Year-Old Was Delivered To Wrong City

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 5:44am

It's not uncommon for an airline to lose luggage in transit. It's less common to lose children. But that's exactly what happened to Maribel Martinez. Her son was sent to Boston rather than New York.

Is It Fair That Businesses Get To 'Carry Forward' Their Losses?

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 5:00am

A developer such as Donald Trump can use a net operating loss "carryforward" to lower his taxes. That may sound weird, but the law has been in place for nearly a century, and experts say it's fair.

Former Wells Fargo Employees Describe Toxic Sales Culture, Even At HQ

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 4:04am

The Wells Fargo scandal involving employees opening as many as 2 million accounts without their customers' consent wasn't just a few bad apples, as some in the company have suggested. It goes all the way to the bank's headquarters.

September Figures Show U.S. Car Sales Plateau

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 5:07pm

After six years of growth, car sales are beginning to show signs they may have peaked. That could mean consumers will get good deal but it could be bad for auto workers.

Air Traffic Controllers And Pilots Can Now Communicate Electronically

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 3:57pm

Texting has long become a common way for people to talk with each other. Now text-based messaging is becoming a way for air traffic controllers to communicate with aircraft pilots.

Bass Pro Shops To Reel In Cabela's For $5.5 Billion

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 10:19am

The two U.S.-based outdoor companies that sell hunting and fishing equipment are joining forces in a deal expected to close in the first half of 2017.

Donald Trump, Those Taxes And 'The New York Times'

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 8:09am

The Times' story revealing Trump's huge losses two decades ago relies on documents sent anonymously to the newspaper. No criminality by Trump was alleged, but critics of the Times say it broke laws.

Trump's Financial Moves In The '90s: 'Genius' Or 'Colossal Failure'?

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 5:00am

The 1990-91 recession was catastrophic for Donald Trump's empire. A tax document published by The New York Times shows as late as 1995, he was reporting an annual loss of $916 million. What happened?

AP: 'Apprentice' Staff, Contestants Say Trump Demeaned Them

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 4:11am

Associated Press investigative reporter Garance Burke talks with Renee Montagne about what more than 20 insiders from the reality TV show described as inappropriate behavior by Donald Trump.

Leaked Tax Documents Show Trump May Have Legally Avoided Liability. How?

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 4:11am

The New York Times published some of Donald Trump's income tax returns from 1995 in which Trump reported over $900 million in loses. That could have legally relieved his tax burden for up to 18 years.

FDA Is Redefining The Term 'Healthy' On Food Labels

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 4:11am

Last year, the FDA told the maker of Kind bars some of its nut-filled snacks couldn't be labeled as "healthy." Now the agency is rethinking what healthy means, amid evolving science on fat and sugar.

How Donald Trump Could Have Not Paid Income Taxes For 18 Years

Sun, 10/02/2016 - 12:31pm

Recent revelations about Donald Trump's taxes raise the possibility that he was able to not pay any income taxes for years. And it could have been done legally.

Hanging On: The Struggles Of The Financially Invisible

Sun, 10/02/2016 - 7:34am

What do you do if you don't have a credit score, bank account, or credit card? José Quiñonez tells NPR's Rachel Martin about his organization that helps people become "financially visible."

British PM Theresa May Says UK To Begin Formal Brexit Process By March

Sun, 10/02/2016 - 7:34am

Theresa May announced that the United Kingdom will begin the formal process of leaving the European Union by the end of March 2017. That means the U.K. will likely be out of the EU by spring of 2019.

How, If At All, Will Trump's Tax Records Sway The Race?

Sun, 10/02/2016 - 7:34am

How will Trump respond to his 1995 tax records being out in the open? And when the vice presidential candidates meet on the debate stage will the echo their running mates?

Latest On 'The New York Times' Investigative Report On Trump's Tax Returns

Sun, 10/02/2016 - 7:34am

The New York Times has reported that Trump declared a $916 million loss on his 1995 income tax returns. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Russ Buettner, one of the reporters who investigated the story.




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