Business Story of the Day
Apr 18, 2014 — Kelly McEvers talks to sociologist Leta Hong Fincher about her new book, Leftover Women. It's about the resurgence of social and economic discrimination against women in China.
Apr 17, 2014 — Once status symbols for newly minted millionaires, horses are now the voiceless victims in Spain's economic crash. Two sisters are adopting horses that might otherwise end up in the food supply.
Apr 16, 2014 — After years of circulation declines and painful staffing cuts, this year's two Pulitzer Prizes are especially sweet. David Greene talks to Marty Baron, the executive editor for The Washington Post.
Apr 15, 2014 — A tablet computer assembled in Port-au-Prince makes the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation the latest player on the high-tech stage. Economists hope such jobs help grow Haiti's middle class.
Apr 14, 2014 — A new wave of high-mileage cars is making its way to the U.S. market. Full-size cars that routinely get 40, even 50, miles per gallon on the highway have been on sale for years in Europe.
Apr 11, 2014 — In his goodbye speech, James Kidney said the SEC didn't do enough to take down Wall Street during the Great Recession. David Greene talks to Kidney about his candid speech and his years at the SEC.
Apr 10, 2014 — What's the etiquette around using your laptop in public? If you stop for lunch at the August First Bakery in Burlington, Vt., keep your computer in your bag. The cafe is banning screens.
Apr 9, 2014 — As a new tornado season begins, Illinois officials say they need more help from the federal government, and Sens. Kirk and Durbin have reintroduced a bill proposing changes to the disaster formula.
Apr 8, 2014 — A study shows that women can be great negotiators, just not when they're asking for themselves. When women negotiate pay on behalf of a friend, they bargain just as hard as the guys.
Apr 7, 2014 — Re/code is a new tech site that doesn't charge its readers or expect to make much from ads. Instead, it has a successful conference business. Other media also see potential profits in conferences.