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One Year After OPM Data Breach, What Has The Government Learned?

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 5:08pm

A year ago, the government said the personal information of millions of employees and others was stolen by hackers. Federal officials say they've boosted cybersecurity, but there's more work to do.

Fed Chair Yellen Says Weak Jobs Report Raises Questions For Economy

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 3:50pm

U.S. employment is one of many uncertainties Federal Reserve officials are weighing as they consider raising interest rates. Overall, Yellen expects ongoing economic recovery and growth to continue.

Who's In Charge? Getting Western States To Agree On Sharing Renewable Energy

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 3:26pm

California has so much solar energy that some days, there's too much. One solution is to join forces across state borders. But in the West, that's sparking some not-so-neighborly opposition.

A Rocky Time In U.S.-China Relations As Leaders Meet In Beijing

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 1:48pm

They are the two largest economies in the world, and increasingly interdependent. But as leaders gather for high-level talks in Beijing, tensions have flared on several fronts.

Swiss Voters Reject Guaranteed-Income Proposal

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 12:43pm

Voters took a dim view of a plan that would have mandated a basic monthly income for all of Switzerland's 8.1 million residents, regardless of employment status.

Beekeepers Feel The Sting Of Stolen Hives

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 8:54am

Beekeepers make money renting out hives to pollinate crops. But in California, thefts are on the rise. That's led to a hive shortage that is driving up demand, costs — and more thefts.

U.S., China Officials Gather For Annual Strategic Meeting

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 4:03am

David Greene talks to Bill Bishop, writer of the Sinocism Chinese Newsletter, about what's on the agenda for this year's U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue.

Seaweed On Your Dinner Plate: The Next Kale Could Be Kelp

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 4:27pm

Why are chefs adopting sea greens in their cuisine? They're tasty and nutritious and growing them is good for the planet. In Maine the budding seaweed business is boosting a declining coastal economy.

Gentrification Pressures Weigh On The Economy

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 6:48am

For this week's Hanging On, NPR's Rachel Martin talks with poet and activist Bobby LeFebre about gentrification in North Denver. LeFebre has watched his neighborhood change over the past 15 years.

Los Angeles Film Festival Highlights Diversity In Film Industry

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 4:19pm

The Los Angeles Film Festival opened this week, showcasing the work of its most diverse roster of filmmakers yet. Film critic Carla Renata offers her take on the festival lineup.

How Should You Look At The Jobs Report? Try These Different Angles

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 7:55am

The latest monthly jobs report showed a sharp slowdown in hiring. Economists, who didn't see the drop coming, suggest reasons ranging from a workers' strike to presidential politics.

Coding While Black: Hacking The Future Of The Tech Industry

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 6:36am

Silicon Valley has a diversity problem, with many tech companies employing a tiny number of African-Americans in key jobs. In Atlanta, black techies are working to diversify the industry's future.

Trump Presses Case That 'Mexican' Judge Curiel Is Biased Against Him

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 5:00am

Donald Trump intensified his attacks on the federal judge presiding over fraud lawsuits against Trump University — saying Indiana-born Gonzalo Curiel is biased against him because "he's a Mexican."

Jobs Growth Slows Dramatically In May

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 4:15pm

The Labor Department says in May, employers added just 38,000 workers to payrolls. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal had forecast the report would show 158,000 new jobs. The unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent, but only because so many people dropped out of the workforce. Forecasters had expected the unemployment rate to hold steady at 5 percent.

Mixed Employment News: Job Growth Slowed In May; Joblessness Dropped

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 8:32am

Job growth was at a crawl in May, according to the government's monthly report released Friday; only 38,000 new jobs were added to payrolls. But unemployment fell to it's lowest level since 2007.

U.S. Economy Adds Just 38,000 Jobs In May, Far Short Of Expectations

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 7:44am

Economists had anticipated 160,000 new jobs, even factoring in a large strike by Verizon employees. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate declined because of people dropping out of the workforce.

In Aircraft Modelers' Friendly Skies, Drones Bring Turbulence

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 7:00am

Drones are the cool new flying toy, and if there's one group enthralled with things that fly, it's airplane modelers. But will the drone find a home in their hobby or lead to a regulatory crackdown?

Is The Economy Adding Jobs At A Steady Clip? Report Will Offer A Clue

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 4:08am

On Friday, the Labor Department releases May's jobs report. It's the final report before the Federal Open Market Committee's next meeting, at which some expect the federal funds rate will be raised.

The Search For Tastier Supermarket Tomatoes: A Tale In Three Acts

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 3:58am

Supermarket tomatoes have a terrible reputation. But the industry is evolving. More than half of supermarket tomatoes now are grown in greenhouses or "shade-houses," and flavor is improving.

New U.S. Ban On Ivory Sales To Protect Elephants

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 6:05pm

New regulation will ban almost all sales of African elephant ivory in the U.S. The changes will allow sale and transport of musical instruments, guns and other items made with small amounts of ivory.

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