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May 25, 2019
NPR's Scott Simon asks Nicholas Little of the Center for Inquiry about suing Walmart for the way it markets homeopathic medicines.
May 25, 2019
Latino joblessness has dipped to historic lows. But many economists are taking those numbers with caution: There's still a gaping wage difference with white workers.
May 24, 2019
A quirk in the law gives an older opioid addiction treatment "orphan drug" status — and a period of exclusive market access. That may prevent some new therapies from reaching patients for years.
May 24, 2019
After her business failed, Leticia Gasca didn't talk about it for seven years. But once she finally shared the story with her friends, she realized failure is far more common than she thought.
May 24, 2019
The Wall Street Journal is reporting a deal in a sexual misconduct case against Harvey Weinstein. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter Corinne Ramey.
May 23, 2019
Nearly all the phony accounts were caught by artificial intelligence and a boost in human monitoring. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said breaking up the company would make purging abusive accounts harder.
May 23, 2019
More states have adopted new restrictions on abortion in hopes the Supreme Court will revisit Roe v. Wade. That could have profound effects on the economic prospects for women seeking abortions.
May 23, 2019
Women have long been an untapped economic resource in Japan. Six years ago Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe decided to change that by introducing a policy of "womenomics."
May 23, 2019
People convicted of felonies often have difficulties getting hired. But many employers say they're suffering a labor shortage, and attitudes toward hiring people with criminal records are changing.
May 23, 2019
Ames, Iowa, has an unemployment rate of 1.5%, making it the tightest job market in the country. That's great for workers — but a challenge for those looking for them.
May 23, 2019
Prosecutors accuse executives and managers at the former France Télécom of "moral harassment" or complicity during a major restructuring.
May 23, 2019
Global aviation safety officials are meeting in Fort Worth to discuss how they will certify Boeing's 737 Max as airworthy and how soon the troubled plane can fly again.
May 23, 2019
Confusion over whether a food is still safe to eat after its "sell by" or "use before" date accounts for about 20% of food waste in U.S. homes, the FDA says. The new wording aims to clear that up.
May 23, 2019
The U.S. agricultural sector has been hit hard by the trade conflict with China. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says some of the aid money will be used to build markets elsewhere.
May 23, 2019
Protesting workers were joined by Democratic presidential hopefuls in some of the 13 cities where employees staged rallies against low pay and the company's handling of alleged sexual harassment.