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Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:00 -0500NPR's Scott Simon talks to economist Michael Hicks about how most of the manufacturing jobs lost in this country are due to increased use of technology and not outsourcing to foreign countries.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:23:00 -0500We look at the remarkable findings from a new study of Kenya's M-PESA system, out in 'Science.'
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:40:00 -0500New economic research shows Americans are no longer as likely to make more than their parents did at the same age. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to New York Times columnist David Leonhardt about what he calls the "Index of the American Dream."
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:33:00 -0500The dairy industry runs 24/7, but federal law excludes its workers from overtime pay. A new class-action lawsuit in Washington state is the latest challenge to that law.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:39:00 -0500"It's basically a coin flip as to whether you'll do better than your parents," a Stanford economist says.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:40:00 -0500NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, about how she convinced companies to stay in the state during the economic recession by offering a package of tax incentives and other perks.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:24:00 -0500The chief executive of CKE Holdings, the parent company of Hardee's and Carl's Jr., is an outspoken critic of raising the minimum wage and increasing overtime and workplace safety regulations.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:58:00 -0500Blue Seal ice cream was launched after World War II for American soldiers stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Today, it's a fusion of American and Okinawan tastes that's loved by locals and tourists alike.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:01:00 -0500President-elect Donald Trump is already addressing trade issues. We hear from Jared Bernstein and Peter Morici, economists on the left and the right, about Trump's economic vision for America.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:08:54 -0500All types of companies are struggling with burnout. Many try to fix it. Most of them fail. One exception: A 26-year-old call center manager, with stress balls and costumes in her arsenal.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 03:42:00 -0500The White House and other government agencies are not required to follow the Fair Labor Standards Act when it comes to paying interns. Many interns struggle to survive in the nation's capital.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:09:00 -0500The sparsely populated nation of nomadic herders rode China's booming economy by supplying it with coal. But as China's economy slows and commodity prices drop, Mongolia's economy is crashing.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:00:00 -0500President-elect Trump has interests in hundreds of businesses. Many government agencies and policies could affect his profits. Here's a look at some of his businesses, and the possible conflicts.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:41:29 -0500It's not GoFundMe or Crowdrise but megadonors who are behind the rise in charitable giving. NPR's Ailsa Chang hears from Chuck Collins of the Institute for Policy Studies about the downside to this.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:41:00 -0500Talking about money with family can be tricky. Michelle Singletary, personal finance columnist for the Washington Post, shares tips with NPR's Ailsa Chang and answers listener questions.