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Sep 18, 2020

U.S. To Bar Downloads Of TikTok, WeChat
As of Sunday, no mobile app store in the U.S. will be allowed to distribute or maintain the popular Chinese-owned apps, the Commerce Department says.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 18, 2020

The Surprising Business Model Behind Guinness World Records
This is the story of how Guinness got into the business of record-breaking, and how one Planet Money intern broke a world record involving the president of Georgia.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 18, 2020

Trump Administration's New Natural Gas Transportation Rule Sparks Safety Concerns
The Trump administration is now allowing liquefied natural gas to be transported by rail anywhere in the country, including major cities. Critics worry about accidents and catastrophic explosions.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 18, 2020

How The Pandemic Is Widening The Racial Wealth Gap
The coronavirus has affected most Americans, but NPR's latest poll shows Black, Latino and Native American households are hardest hit by the financial impact of the crisis.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 17, 2020

Governor Says Most Of Texas Can Loosen Limits On Businesses, But Bars Must Stay Shut
Gov. Greg Abbott is relaxing restrictions on hospitals, nursing homes and certain industries in much of the state, citing an improvement in COVID-19 metrics.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 17, 2020

As Pandemic Stretches On, Revealing Possible Exposure Can Be Costly To Workers
COVID-19 is still spreading in many communities. Test results can be slow. And quarantines are often unpaid. This leaves workers with tough decisions about what to disclose and when to stay home.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 17, 2020

McDonald's Runs Low On Ingredients For Travis Scott Quarter Pounder
The fast food chain's Travis Scott meal is just a Quarter Pounder with the rapper's favorites: cheese, bacon, lettuce, fries, BBQ sauce and a Sprite. The cost is $6.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 17, 2020

Millions Of Gig Workers Depend On New Unemployment Program, But Fear It'll End Soon
Gig workers are now relying on a safety net program that didn't even exist six months ago. It provides unemployment benefits to the growing number who don't have a traditional payroll job.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 17, 2020

Millions Of Gig Workers Rely On A New Federal Lifeline. They Now Fear It Will End
Gig workers are now relying on a safety net program that didn't even exist six months ago. It provides unemployment benefits to the growing number who don't have a traditional payroll job.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 17, 2020

Why Can't America Make Enough N95 Masks? 6 Months Into Pandemic, Shortages Persist
There's just not enough PPE to satisfy demand. Medics are re-using masks and small practices can't even find supplies they can afford. Some domestic manufacturers could help, but it's a risky move.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 17, 2020

U.S. Agency Urges End To Below-Minimum Wage For Workers With Disabilities
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights says a 1938 law created "exploitative and discriminatory" job programs and should be phased out, marking a new milestone in the debate over "sheltered workshops."

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 17, 2020

Workers With Disabilities Can Earn Just $3.34 An Hour. Agency Says Law Needs Change
A 1938 law created "exploitative and discriminatory" job programs and should be phased out, marking a new milestone in the debate over "sheltered workshops," the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights says.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 17, 2020

Trump Casts New Doubt On Any Deal To Keep TikTok Alive In U.S.
Trump also said he's been advised "there is no legal path" for the U.S. to keep a cut of whatever TikTok deal the government approves, an idea he had earlier floated.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 16, 2020

New York City Mayor Announces A Furlough Week As City Faces Shortfall
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he and other staff will take an unpaid furlough week. He faults the federal and state governments for not doing more to ease the financial burden.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 16, 2020

As Economic Recovery Slows, Fed Pledges Full Support At Least Until 2023
The Federal Reserve left interest rates near zero Wednesday and pledged it was ready to use all of its available tools to support an economic recovery that appears to be weakening.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 16, 2020

As Economic Recovery Slows, Fed Sees Many Risks And Pledges Full Support
The Federal Reserve left interest rates near zero Wednesday and pledged it was ready to use all of its available tools to support an economic recovery that appears to be weakening.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 16, 2020

Thrown Out Of Home, At A Time When A Roof Is More Important Than Ever
Despite federal, state and local restrictions barring evictions during the COVID-19 crisis, housing activists say tenants are still being forced out of their homes.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 16, 2020

Celebrities Boycott Facebook And Instagram For A Day Over Disinformation, Hate Speech
Some of the most prominent users of the social media platforms called for a boycott to protest Facebook's failure to control disinformation and hate speech as part of the campaign #StopHateForProfit.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 16, 2020

People Are Spending More On Furniture, Clothes, Restaurants And Bars
But U.S. shoppers spent more prudently in August and retail sales grew a tepid 0.6% from July, after extra federal jobless benefits expired and families faced a confusing back-to-school season.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 16, 2020

Jobs In The Pandemic: More Are Freelance And May Stay That Way Forever
Before the coronavirus hit, many workers chose freelance or contract jobs because they preferred the flexibility and variety it offered. But now millions are turning to freelancing out of necessity.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 16, 2020

Bill Gates Sr., Father Of Microsoft Co-Founder, Dies At 94
"My dad's wisdom, generosity, empathy, and humility had a huge influence on people around the world," Gates wrote in a tribute to his father.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 16, 2020

Congressional Inquiry Faults Boeing And FAA Failures For Deadly 737 Max Plane Crashes
An investigation into the troubled plane's development and certification finds a "disturbing pattern" of Boeing design flaws, management failures and "grossly insufficient oversight by the FAA."

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 16, 2020

College Towns Welcome Students Back But Worry COVID-19 Tags Along
College towns depend on business from the students that attend the school. In places like Ann Arbor, Mich., residents are nervous about returning students bringing the coronavirus with them.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 16, 2020

As Renters Accumulate Housing Bills, Can An Eviction Tsunami Be Held Off?
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with Michelle Singletary — personal finance columnist for The Washington Post — about the widespread risk of evictions due to job loss amid the pandemic.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 16, 2020

News Brief: PPE Shortages, ICE Whistleblower, 737 Max Report
The U.S. still doesn't have enough personal protective equipment. A nurse blows the whistle on an ICE detention center in Georgia. And, lawmakers are out with a damning report on Boeing and the FAA.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 16, 2020

NPR Probes Why Personal Protective Equipment Is Still In Short Supply
Six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. still isn't making enough N95 masks and other PPE to satisfy soaring demand. Smaller domestic manufacturers could help, but they're wary of the risk.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 16, 2020

Poll: Pandemic Worsens Minorities Income And Savings
Besides being hit hard by the pandemic health-wise, a poll by NPR and other organizations finds that the coronavirus has taken a bigger financial toll on minority communities.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 16, 2020

Poll: Pandemic Worsens Minorities' Income And Savings
Besides being hit hard by the pandemic health-wise, a poll by NPR and other organizations finds that the coronavirus has taken a bigger financial toll on minority communities.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 16, 2020

Latinos Report Financial Strain As Pandemic Erodes Income And Savings
An NPR poll finds 72% of Latino households in the United States are facing serious financial problems — double the share of whites who report this. Major health problems are mounting, too.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 15, 2020

Google Says It Doesn't Monopolize Digital Ad Market. Senators Don't Buy It
Senators pressed the tech giant on the scope and scale of its digital advertising business. Republicans repeated long-running allegations of conservative bias.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 15, 2020

Workers In Washington, D.C., Region Likely To Work From Home Until Next Summer
A survey of hundreds of private employers in the region shows most are struggling to bring their employees back into the office. Many firms cited worries about the safety of using public transit.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 15, 2020

Oil Demand Has Collapsed, And It Won't Come Back Any Time Soon
The pandemic massively reduced the world's consumption of oil. Now two influential reports suggest that this state of affairs will continue well into 2021 — if not longer.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 15, 2020

Facebook VP Nick Clegg On New Climate Change Information Hub
Facebook is launching a page focused on climate change facts. Facebook's Nick Clegg talked with NPR about the company's steps to stop misinformation on climate change and other issues.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 15, 2020

Freelance Economy Expands During The Coronavirus Pandemic
The pandemic has put some workplace trends into overdrive. Some employers are converting full-time jobs into freelance positions. In some white-collar occupations, freelancing may become the norm.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 15, 2020

American Incomes Were Rising, Until The Pandemic Hit
Median household income rose sharply last year, while poverty declined, the Census Bureau says. The report shows the fruits of the long economic expansion that ended abruptly when the pandemic struck.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 15, 2020

Netflix CEO Embraces 'No Rules,' But Work Is Anything But Chill
In his new book No Rules Rules, Reed Hastings argues that in order for a creative workplace to succeed, it needs as few policies and rules as possible. Others say the culture is demoralizing.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 15, 2020

Collect Data, Influence Votes: 'If Then' Traces The Genesis Of Data-Driven Politics
In If Then, historian Jill Lepore tells the story of Simulmatics. Founded in 1959, the company's "people machine" used a computer program to predict the impact of various political messages.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 15, 2020

Should We Kill The $100 Bill?
It feels like cash has disappeared. But there's more paper money out there than ever. That might be a problem.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 15, 2020

With Theaters Still Closed, 136-Year-Old 'Playbill' Does A Quick Online Pivot
The magazine given out at theaters isn't just a program, it's a cherished souvenir. The publication has doubled down on its digital offerings, and to almost everyone's surprise, it's doing quite well.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 14, 2020

'We Had To Take Action': States In Mexico Move To Ban Junk Food Sales To Minors
"The damage of this kind of diet is even more visible because of the pandemic," says a Oaxaca legislator who spearheaded a law against the sale of junk food and soda to minors. The idea is spreading.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 14, 2020

Long Before Cambridge Analytica And Facebook, Simulmatics Linked Data And Politics
In If Then, author and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore unearths Simulmatics' story and makes the argument that the company paved the way for our 21st-century obsession with data and prediction.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 14, 2020

Oracle's Deal For TikTok May Not Include A Purchase
Oracle says it's ready to be a "trusted technology provider" for the hit video-sharing app. A bid for TikTok's U.S. operations by tech giant Microsoft has been rejected.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 14, 2020

Microsoft, Oracle Lose Bids For TikTok, According To China State TV
In a surprise move, ByteDance rejected a bid made by tech giant Microsoft to acquire the U.S. assets of hit video-sharing app TikTok. The company also spurned Oracle.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 14, 2020

As Auto Industry Roars Back, Worker Shortages Throw Up Roadblocks
The U.S. auto industry has an absenteeism problem. The word might bring to mind people playing hooky, but during a pandemic there are lots of good reasons people might not show up to work.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 14, 2020

ByteDance Rejects Offers For TikTok's U.S. Operations
With its deadline to sell or be banned in the U.S. fast approaching, Chinese tech giant ByteDance said it will not sell TikTok to either Microsoft or Oracle. That's according to China state TV.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 14, 2020

Despite A New Federal Ban, Many Renters Are Still Getting Evicted
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ordered a nationwide eviction ban for people who can't pay rent and have no place to go. It's helping some, but many others are getting evicted anyway.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 12, 2020

AstraZeneca Resumes Its COVID-19 Vaccine Trials In The U.K.
The company had placed its worldwide vaccine trials on hold for several days. It now says a safety review by regulators and reviewers is complete. No word on when studies in the U.S. might resume.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 12, 2020

D.C.'s Twin Jazz Club Closes After More Than Three Decades
A small jazz club in Washington D.C. has closed down after more than 30 years. It was founded by twin sisters — immigrants from Ethiopia — who knew nothing about jazz but grew to love it.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 12, 2020

Mall Company Simon Property Group Saves Another Retailer From Bankruptcy
Malls are saving another retailer. J.C. Penney is the fourth bankrupt chain this year getting sold to a venture with its landlords, including the biggest U.S. mall company.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 11, 2020

More Groceries, Less Gas: The Pandemic Is Shaking Up The Cost Of Living
Consumer prices rose 0.4% in August and 1.3% over the last 12 months. Some economists say that official measure understates inflation, because the pandemic has changed both what and how we buy.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 11, 2020

A Mining Company Blew Up A 46,000-Year-Old Aboriginal Site. Its CEO Is Resigning
In May, mining giant Rio Tinto blasted through two ancient rock shelters in Western Australia in order to mine iron ore. The company has been under rising pressure to hold executives accountable.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 11, 2020

COVID-19 Is Changing The Way We Spend Money, Affecting Inflation
The pandemic has changed how people are shopping in ways that are not reflected in official measurements like the Consumer Price Index, due out Friday morning. Lived inflation is probably even higher.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 11, 2020

News Brief: U.S. Wildfires, Coronavirus Relief Bill, Russian Election Hackers
Fires continue to rage in the West Coast. The Senate failed to advance another COVID-19 relief bill. And, Microsoft says the Russian hackers who disrupted the 2016 election are back.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 11, 2020

How The Pandemic Has Affected The Latino Community In L.A.
The latest NPR poll finds 70 percent of Latinos in Los Angeles have experienced serious financial problems because of the job losses and other economic impacts during the pandemic.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 11, 2020

Parts Of America See Housing Boom During The COVID-19 Pandemic
The lopsided housing market reflects two Americas: one living in booming "Zoom Towns" and one on the brink of eviction.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 10, 2020

Fortnite Fight: CEO Explains Why He Launched War Against Apple, Google
The Epic Games CEO tells NPR that the tech titans are abusing their power and exploiting developers by demanding a 30% cut of every app purchase made on a smartphone or tablet.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 10, 2020

Fortnite Maker Tim Sweeney On Apple and Google: 'These Monopolies Need To Be Stopped'
The Epic Games CEO tells NPR that the tech titans are abusing their power and exploiting developers by demanding a 30% cut of every app purchase made on a smartphone or tablet.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 10, 2020

57 People Face Federal Charges Of Defrauding Coronavirus Relief Program
Prosecutors say those charged attempted to steal more than $175 million from the Paycheck Protection Program, which is meant to provide relief to small businesses impacted by the pandemic.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 10, 2020

Economic Impact Of Coronavirus Shutdown On NYC
New York City has gotten the coronavirus under control much more successfully than most parts of the U.S. But now it's dealing with severe economic consequences of the shutdown, according to a poll.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 10, 2020

Twitter's New Rules Aim To Prevent Confusion Around The 2020 Vote
Twitter will label or remove posts that spread misinformation. Social media companies are under pressure to curb the spread of false claims and prevent interference from foreign and domestic actors.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 10, 2020

Another Crack In The Glass Ceiling: Citigroup's Next CEO Is A Woman
Jane Fraser, who now heads Citigroup's retail banking division, will succeed Michael Corbat in February. She will be the first woman ever to head a major U.S. bank.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 10, 2020

Venezuela's Fuel Shortage Upends Longtime Colombian Border Gas Smuggling Trade
Motorists near Colombia's border with Venezuela used to opt for cheaper, smuggled gas from the neighboring country. Now the tables have turned.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 10, 2020

Water Taxi Helps Walleye Enthusiasts Reach Resorts Economically Hit By Pandemic
The only road to Minnesota's Northwest Angle is cut off because of Canada's closed border, threatening the area's only industry: fishing resorts. One man hopes to save the day with a water highway.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 10, 2020

Airline Workers Brace As Federal Aid Runs Out This Month
Flight attendants, pilots and other airline employees hope a deadlocked Congress will agree to extend a federal payroll relief program and prevent mass layoffs.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 10, 2020

Pandemic Financially Imperils Nearly Half of American Households, Poll Finds
There are dividing lines when it comes to how families are weathering the pandemic: Those living in big cities, those making less than $100,000 a year, and Latino and Black families are faring worst.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 10, 2020

'I Try So Hard Not To Cry': Nearly Half Of U.S. Households Face A Financial Crisis
There are dividing lines when it comes to how families are weathering the pandemic: Those living in big cities, those making less than $100,000 a year, and Latino and Black families are faring worst.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 09, 2020

New York City To Resume Indoor Dining, With Restrictions, Later This Month
After being delayed in July, reopening is set for Sept. 30, with capacity of only 25%. Patrons must wear masks except while seated and provide information for contact tracing.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 09, 2020

Oregon Business Owner On The Holiday Farm Fire
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Chris LaVoie, whose Oregon business and home were destroyed in the Holiday Farm Fire. LaVoie is the owner of McKenzie River Mountain Resort in Blue River.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 09, 2020

AstraZeneca Pauses COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Due To Volunteer's Illness
NPR's Noel King talks to Paul Offit of the Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, about the coronavirus vaccine trial developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 09, 2020

Michigan Gets Attention From Presidential Candidates Biden, Trump
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer about Joe Biden's visit to the swing state, and what her constituents face as the pandemic continues. President Trump visits the state Thursday.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 09, 2020

Escape The Pandemic: Summer Camps Offer COVID-19-Free Bubbles This Fall
Some camps that managed to successfully keep the virus at bay this summer are now offering a refuge from the virus — to those who can afford it — where students can live and attend classes remotely.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 09, 2020

Class Without Coronavirus: Students Take Schoolwork To Sleepaway Camp
Some camps that managed to successfully keep the virus at bay this summer are now offering a refuge from the virus — to those who can afford it — where students can live and attend classes remotely.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 09, 2020

Economic Pain From Pandemic Is Much Worse Than Expected, NPR Poll Finds
Many of the serious financial problems are concentrated among Black and Latino households in America's four biggest cities, according to the poll, which gathered responses from July 1 through Aug 3.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 09, 2020

NPR Poll: Financial Pain From Coronavirus Pandemic 'Much, Much Worse' Than Expected
In the largest U.S. cities, at least half of all households have seen a serious financial loss such as lost job, wages or savings. Many problems are concentrated in Black and Latino households.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 08, 2020

Attorney Hired to Probe VOA's Coverage Has Active Protective Order Against Him
The CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, Michael Pack, has accused executives of hiring practices that imperil national security. The investigator Pack hired has a protective order against him.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 08, 2020

Egg Prices Skyrocket During The Pandemic
The price of eggs skyrocketed at the start of the pandemic. That had some states crying foul — and filing suits against egg companies.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 08, 2020

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy: Economic Impact Has Been 'Staggering Across The Board'
The governor, a Democrat, holds out hope that Congress can come up with another round of pandemic relief. He discusses the measures he's taking in the meantime to shore up the state's finances.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 08, 2020

Tech Stocks Are In A Mood, And They're Dragging The Market Down With Them
Stocks are down sharply for the third day in a row, partly because a decline in oil prices is hurting energy companies.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 08, 2020

House Democrats Investigating Postmaster General Over Campaign Finance Allegations
House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney calls on Louis DeJoy to be suspended amid allegations that he might have violated rules on political donations. DeJoy denies any wrongdoing.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 08, 2020

9 Drugmakers Sign Safety Pledge In Rush To Develop Coronavirus Vaccine
The pledge comes one month after a survey found that only 2 in 5 Americans said they planned to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 08, 2020

Amid A Deep Recession, Outdoor Equipment Is Flying Off The Shelves
Kayaks and bicycles are now almost impossible to find in stores across the country. People who were able to keep their jobs and those who got expanded unemployment benefits have been driving demand.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 08, 2020

Zoom Towns And The New Housing Market For The 2 Americas
One America is living in a housing boom. The other needs support from the government or family for an affordable place to live.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 08, 2020

What Is Money? Jacob Goldstein's Book Explains 'Shared Fiction'
NPR's Noel King talks to Planet Money's Jacob Goldstein about his book, Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing. He addresses technology, historic advances, and hustlers who made money what it is.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 08, 2020

Boston Pub Struggles To Stay In Business As Other Establishments Stay Closed
A go-to for generations of students — and faculty — at Boston University, the family-owned pub has been counting on the back-to-school crowds to help survive the pandemic.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 08, 2020

News Brief: Fed Chair Interview, California's Creek Fire, Cohen Releases Book
How will the U.S. economy recover after the pandemic? Firefighters attempt to rescue hundreds of people trapped by a wildfire. And, Michael Cohen, President Trump's former attorney, publishes a book.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 08, 2020

Kentucky City Enjoys Booming Economy Amid Pandemic As Rest Of Country Reels
Owensboro, Ky., has enjoyed the closest thing to a V-shaped recovery of any city in the country. Its jobless rate soared in April but by June was back to pre-pandemic levels.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 07, 2020

Pandemic DIY Projects Help Construction Materials Industry Flourish
Americans have launched a surge of DIY projects during the pandemic, transforming their homes and yards — and causing shortages of treated lumber and other supplies.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 07, 2020

Farm Workers Face Double Threat: Wildfire Smoke And COVID-19
Farm workers in California are facing the double health threat of working during the coronavirus pandemic and fire season. Wildfire smoke often makes the air quality dangerous for harvesting produce.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 06, 2020

AFSCME President On The Political Influence Of Labor Unions
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with AFSCME president Lee Saunders about the political power of labor unions this election year.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 06, 2020

The State Of The American Worker During A Pandemic
Ahead of Labor Day, NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Erica Smiley, executive director of Jobs With Justice, about the state of the American worker amid a global pandemic.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 05, 2020

Master P Launches Food Line To Bring Diversity To Packaged Food
NPR's Michel Martin talks to rapper and entrepreneur Percy Miller, aka Master P, about why he's jumping into the packaged food business as many companies reexamine their racist imagery.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 05, 2020

The Pandemic's Ripple Effect On Northern California Businesses
The coronavirus pandemic has devastated many businesses, including a small creamery in Northern California that's selling less cheese and buying less milk.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 05, 2020

How Landlords Are Affected By COVID-19 Eviction Moratoriums
NPR's Scott Simon talks to Katrina Bilella, who owns a rental home in Chicago, about how eviction moratoriums are putting landlords like her into financial hardship.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 04, 2020

Transcript: NPR's Full Interview With Fed Chairman Jerome Powell
In an interview on Friday with NPR's Steve Inskeep, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell took questions about the current financial crisis, income inequality and about economic recovery.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 04, 2020

The U.S. Adds 1.4 Million Jobs In August, But Job Growth Is Slowing Down
U.S. employers added 1.4 million jobs in August, but job growth has slowed since June. In an interview with NPR, however, Fed Chair Jerome Powell said the economic recovery is stronger than expected.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 04, 2020

How People Are Scraping By After Expiration Of Federal Unemployment Aid
NPR checks back with three people who lost their jobs during the pandemic to see how they are managing after federal unemployment assistance lapsed this summer.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 04, 2020

Fed's Jerome Powell: Jobless Rate Better Than Expected; Recovery To Take A Long Time
In an interview with NPR, Powell says it may take years before the economy has fully recovered. He says practicing social distancing and wearing masks is essential for the economy to rebound.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 04, 2020

President Trump's New COVID-19 Advisor Is Making Public Health Experts Nervous
Doctor Scott Atlas is a radiologist from Stanford with some unorthodox ideas about managing the pandemic. The White House says his thinking is just what's needed, but scientists aren't so sure.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 04, 2020

President Trump's New COVID-19 Adviser Is Making Public Health Experts Nervous
Dr. Scott Atlas is a radiologist from Stanford with some unorthodox ideas about managing the pandemic. The White House says his thinking is just what's needed, but scientists aren't so sure.

NPR Topics: Business
Sep 04, 2020

Job Gains Slowed Again In August As Employers Added 1.4 Million Jobs
Fewer jobs were added to the economy last month even as the unemployment rate fell to 8.4%. Job growth has slowed since June in a sign of what could be a long and painful recovery from the recession.

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