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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:51:00 -0400She sells clothes from the back of her car. But business is dropping. Like many Zimbabweans, she faces a crippled economy, high unemployment and a shortage of cash.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:19:00 -0400NPR'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.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 21:54:23 -0400A doctor treating psychiatric patients in an emergency room created the first self-checkout machine in his spare time. Now he can't stand self checkout. So we take him shopping.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 21:09:00 -0400Subaru's sales had been slumping for years. So the car company took a big risk and targeted a group of consumers that just about everyone else was ignoring.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:54:00 -0400Despite being self-driving, big rigs will still need truckers to ride along and take control of in case of emergency situations. But some say they may be the last generation to do their jobs.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 18:01:00 -0400How we got from mealy, nasty apples to apples that taste delicious. The story starts with a breeder who discovered a miracle apple. But discovering that apple wasn't enough.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 16:32:00 -0400Sunil Puri arrived from Mumbai in 1979 with $150 and a high school diploma to his name. He worked his way through college and now he is a real estate developer who contributes heavily to charities and political campaigns.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 05:10:00 -0400Tens of millions of Americans live in poverty, yet the issue has received scant attention on the presidential campaign trail. We examine the candidates' plans to address poverty.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 16:29:00 -0400A federal appeals court ruled the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau must be restructured because its current setup is unconstitutional. The decision will require an immediate agency restructure.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 16:38:00 -0400NPR's Ari Shapiro meets with Peter Liebhold, curator for work and industry at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, to discuss the "stuff" — consumer goods, home and car ownership, debt or a college education — that defines what it means to be middle class as part of "The New Middle" series.
Sat, 08 Oct 2016 17:04:21 -0400Valerie Wilson of the Economic Policy Institute and Adia Harvey Wingfield of Washington University in St. Louis discuss a new study finding a greater racial wage gap in 2015 than in 1979.
Sat, 08 Oct 2016 08:29:00 -0400A recent accident in a gold mine in South Africa has brought attention to the growing practice of illegal mining. The legal mining operations have been on a decades-long decline but illegal miners are thriving.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 21:55:02 -0400We take you inside the headquarters of Wells Fargo bank. It's a place where a bunch of young, stressed-out workers were rewarded for doing some very bad things.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 05:04:00 -0400Free trade is taking a beating in this election year. But the man who created the free-trade world we live in now, thought free trade was the way to world peace. He even won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 16:34:00 -0400Many companies are auditing their payroll to find if the pay men and women differently for doing the same work. But, analyzing the information and handling the results can be tricky.