Business News from NPR
May 22, 2017
The White House is unveiling a proposal that aims to eliminate the federal deficit within a decade. It calls for significant cuts to Medicaid and food stamps, and it assumes robust economic growth.
May 22, 2017
Ford has just come off two straight years of record earnings. Its F-150 trucks are the best selling vehicles in America. But none of this was enough to save CEO Mark Fields' job. The career Ford executive has been replaced by a relative newcomer, Jim Hack…
May 22, 2017
Pantries in southwest Virginia — where poverty is rampant and coal jobs are vanishing — will take whatever they can get to stock bare shelves. Some also offer help with health care and job training.
May 22, 2017
In 1980, John Goodenough's work led to the lithium-ion battery, now found in everything from phones to electric cars. He and fellow researchers say they've come up with a faster-charging alternative.
May 22, 2017
India's prime minister recently decided to make almost all of the cash in his country worthless. He said it was meant to stop corruption. It turns out, that idea came from a very surprising source.
May 22, 2017
Ford Motor Company is expected to announce its CEO Mark Fields is leaving, to be replaced by Jim Hackett, who runs the company's work on autonomous vehicles.
May 21, 2017
Ford announced Monday that Jim Hackett, who has overseen Ford's efforts on autonomous vehicles, has taken over as president and CEO.
May 21, 2017
As a candidate, President Trump regularly criticized the Clinton Foundation for taking money from Middle East despots. But these donations are different.
May 21, 2017
After a month of breakdowns and delays at Penn Station, Amtrak will be making major repairs to tracks, but leaders from New York and New Jersey are calling on Amtrak to give up control of the station.
May 21, 2017
The special election in the Atlanta suburbs has become the most expensive U.S. House race in history. Although voters won't weigh in until next month, there's already one clear winner: TV stations.
May 21, 2017
Criticized for being affiliated with the alt-right, the social site Gab now reports 170,000 users. It has found a niche among some conservatives and others who feel stifled by Facebook and Twitter.
May 21, 2017
After decades of working on animal rights, some activists believe the movement has finally hit the mainstream, in part fueled by social media. It's changing American culture and the economy.
May 20, 2017
An EU directive goes into force today, with new rules regulating the tobacco industry. The U.K. is going further: Cigarettes must now be sold in plain green packaging with graphic health warnings.
May 20, 2017
Point your camera at a flower and your phone identifies it. Walk into a store and your phone leads you to the item you're looking for. It's part of a future world blurring the virtual and the real.
May 20, 2017
Awe-inspiring feats of logistics. Incredible strength of community. As the "Greatest Show on Earth" plays its final act, the cast and crew are saying goodbye to more than just a livelihood.