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Short Shrift For Short Sellers
10/22/2018 9:07 PM
Short sellers get a bad rap. Sometimes with good reason. But overall, they're an inevitable and useful part of a healthy financial system.
Costco Builds Nebraska Supply Chain For Its $5 Rotisserie Chickens
10/22/2018 8:31 PM
Costco is building a facility in Nebraska to process chickens from hundreds of nearby farms for sale as rotisserie chickens. The warehouse retailer sells 60 million rotisserie chickens each year.
Facebook, Exploited By Influence Campaigns, Tries To Clamp Down With 'War Room'
10/22/2018 8:02 PM
The social networking behemoth says a new command center at its Silicon Valley headquarters will let it respond more quickly to foreign disinformation operations ahead of Election Day.
The State We're In: Collective Bargaining
10/22/2018 3:06 PM
After Janus vs. AFSCME, what proposals involve collective bargaining on the state level?
Thousands Of Swedes Are Inserting Microchips Under Their Skin
10/22/2018 2:48 PM
Proponents of the chips say they're safe and largely protected from hacking, but one scientist is raising privacy concerns around the kind of personal health data that might be stored on the devices.
Cramped Legroom On Flights Unlikely To Change, Despite Congressional Mandate
10/22/2018 2:24 PM
Frequent flyers have often complained of shrinking legroom on flights. Now Congress has ordered the FAA to establish minimum seat widths and pitch ? but that's unlikely to result in more space.
Taiwan's Foxconn And Wisconsin Farmers Bond Over Ginseng
10/22/2018 9:04 AM
While Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn builds a factory in Wisconsin, it's also looking to use its resources to modernize the state's ginseng crop, which Wisconsin farmers sell to Asian markets.
Can't Find An Affordable Home? Try Living In A Pod
10/21/2018 3:34 PM
Co-living projects are popping up in cities where housing costs are too expensive for middle-income residents. It's dorm-life for adults, with shared kitchens and bathrooms, and it doesn't come cheap.
Sears Is Fading, But Memories Of Its Mail-Order Homes Endure
10/20/2018 2:01 PM
In the early 1900s, Sears sold thousands of homes around the U.S. through its mail-order catalogs. Many of those houses are still around and their owners are saddened by the retailer's bankruptcy.
Tears For Sears
10/19/2018 8:25 PM
A storied American retailer has filed for bankruptcy.
After ICE Raid, A Shortage Of Welders In Tigertown, Texas
10/19/2018 11:14 AM
In August, immigration officials hauled off 150 workers from a northeast Texas plant ? one of ICE's largest operations in a decade. Now the employer is pushing back.
Examining The Close Ties Between Saudi Arabia And Silicon Valley
10/19/2018 9:07 AM
Steve Inskeep talks to writer Anand Giriharadas about the relationship between Silicon Valley and Saudi Arabia. The presumed killing of a Saudi journalist raises concerns about the investments.
A Rural Colorado Coal County Was Struggling. Then A Tech Company Brought New Jobs
10/19/2018 8:51 AM
For the first time in years, Delta County in western Colorado is experiencing population growth, one indicator that rural Americans are increasingly feeling optimistic about their economic future.
StarKist Pleads Guilty To Price Fixing In Alleged Collusion In Canned Tuna Industry
10/19/2018 8:03 AM
Three companies ? StarKist, Chicken of the Sea, and Bumble Bee ? are accused by the government of conspiring to keep their canned tuna prices high.
Sears And The Future Of American Malls
10/18/2018 9:32 PM
The Sears bankruptcy highlights the struggle that many suburban malls face, especially when an big anchor retailer shuts down. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with former Sears Canada CEO Mark Cohen about malls in the post-Sears era.





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