Subscribe: NPR Topics: Business
Preview: NPR Topics: Business

Business : NPR

Find the latest business news with reports on Wall Street, interest rates, banking, companies, and U.S. and world financial markets. Subscribe to the Business Story of the Day podcast.

Last Build Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:03:00 -0400

Copyright: Copyright 2018 NPR - For Personal Use Only

Uber Say It Will Cooperate With Investigation After Pedestrian Killed In Arizona

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:03:00 -0400

Uber says it is cooperating with an investigation into a fatal accident involving one of its self-driving vehicles over the weekend. A woman in Tempe, Arizona, was struck and killed as she was crossing a street outside of a crosswalk, according to police.

Research Shows Black Boys Are Most Likely To Be Stuck In Cycle Of Poverty

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:40:00 -0400

Black boys raised in America, even in the wealthiest families, still earn less as adults than white boys with similar backgrounds. That's according to a new study from the Equality of Opportunity Project, which looked at U.S. Census data to study the lives of 20 million children.

The Reinvention Of The IPO

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:23:50 -0400

Having disrupted the music business, Spotify is trying the same trick with the stock market.

Uber Suspends Self-Driving Tests After Pedestrian Is Killed In Arizona

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:38:00 -0400

A self-driving car operated by Uber struck and killed a pedestrian walking her bicycle in Tempe, Ariz. The incident could be the first pedestrian death involving a self-driving vehicle.

Venezuelan City Launches Its Own Currency Amid Cash Crunch

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:15:00 -0400

The city of Elorza is selling its own bills featuring the image of an independence leader from the area. Venezuela's national currency has lost the vast majority of its value in just the last year.

After Years Of Violence, Chef Offers Colombian Farmers Pride And Profit

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:15:00 -0400

A food activist aims to show the value of traditional agriculture to rural, mainly indigenous people and transform the way they plant, sell and prepare their goods — as well as capture the global eye.

Some Retailers Are Holding Your Returns Against You

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:40:00 -0400

Some major retailers use consumer shopping behavior to determine whether they are a risk or should be authorized to make returns.

In Push For Convenience, Walmart Wants To Help Shoppers Assemble Furniture, Mount TVs

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:00:00 -0400

Walmart has partnered with the app Handy to link customers with home-services professionals. Major retail companies are in a big movement, trying to become more than just places that sell you things.

Kushner Cos. Profited By False Filings On NYC Real Estate, Report Says

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 05:39:00 -0400

The Associated Press, working with New York's Housing Rights Initiative, has uncovered dozens of cases in which false applications were filed for building permits in rent-controlled properties.

More Than A Job: Home Care For A Mom With Alzheimer's Disease

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 18:02:00 -0400

Celina Raddatz worked in eldercare for about 30 years, until her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and she quit her job to take care of her. Now Raddatz works as a paid caregiver for her mother.

Report: Cambridge Analytica 'Harvested Private Information'

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 08:03:26 -0400

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Matthew Rosenberg of The New York Times about Cambridge Analytica, which allegedly harvested information from millions of Facebook users without their permission.

Snapchat's Stock Sinks After Rihanna Denounces Domestic Violence Ad

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 19:40:18 -0400

The ad asked would you rather "slap Rihanna" or "punch Chris Brown." Snapchat pulled the ad, but its stock prices were still down by week's end.

Steel Tariffs Could Crunch Foreign Carmakers In The U.S. South

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 17:59:58 -0400

Mercedes Benz USA showed off its new headquarters in Atlanta — all in the midst of a possible trade war that could affect the car industry in the South, which has become a truly global car market.

Facebook Suspends Political Data Firm Used In Trump Campaign

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 15:18:00 -0400

Cambridge Analytica concedes it improperly received Facebook users' personal information but denies using it for the campaign. Facebook said the company may not have deleted the data as promised.

Some Economists See A Plus Side In Eliminating Term Limits For China's Xi Jinping

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 08:00:00 -0400

While this month's constitutional reform stirred political controversy, some economists say it could have a positive flip side for the global economy.