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June 9, 2016 Comment

Inside The Battle Raging Over Sumner Redstone And The Future Of Viacom

Ousted board members argue that the 93-year-old Redstone is no longer competent to make major decisions.

June 7, 2016 Comment

Nike Turns To The Courts To Pursue Endorsement Deals

The footwear company has sued Boris Berian, the world indoor 800-meter champion.

June 3, 2016 2 Comments

Economists Caught Off Guard By A Weak Jobs Report

The Labor Department reported just 38,000 new jobs in May, far fewer than most economists predicted.

June 3, 2016 2 Comments

U.S. Economy Adds A Paltry 38,000 Jobs In May

Wall Street fell today upon news of the smallest monthly addition of jobs in almost six years.

May 31, 2016 4 Comments

Striking Verizon Workers Head Back To Work After Deal

The new deal provides for 1,300 new call center jobs and 10 percent raises over four years.

May 30, 2016 Comment

What Is The State Of The Airline Industry?

Airlines netted record profits last year. But concerns remain about terrorism and long security lines.

May 27, 2016 Comment

Facebook And Microsoft Team Up On Undersea Internet Cable

Silicon Valley companies are getting more and more involved in the internet’s infrastructure.

May 23, 2016 3 Comments

Fewer Business Startups Are Based In Small Towns And Rural Areas

New research found that startup growth remains primarily based in areas like California’s Silicon Valley.

May 18, 2016 Comment

Tim Cook Makes His First Visit To India As Apple CEO

Last quarter Apple’s sales in India jumped 56 percent, even while worldwide Apple sales declined for the first time in 13 years.

May 13, 2016 Comment

Apple Backs Uber Competitor In China

Apple is investing $1 billion in a Chinese ride-hailing startup called Didi.

May 13, 2016 10 Comments

Oxfam: Poultry Plant Workers Unable To Take Bathroom Breaks

Inside production plants, employees are subject to inhumane working conditions, like not being able to use the bathroom upon request.

May 9, 2016 9 Comments

Uber, Lyft Suspend Service In Austin After City Votes In Favor Of Regulations

A new law requires the companies to fingerprint drivers as part of the background check process.

May 4, 2016 3 Comments

What Bankruptcies At Aeropostale And Fairway Say About Their Industries

CNNMoney’s Maggie Lake explains the changing customer shopping habits behind the bankruptcies.

May 3, 2016 Comment

Smartphone Cameras Cut Into GoPro Sales

GoPro sales could fall by as much as 17 percent under pressure from Apple and Samsung.

May 3, 2016 4 Comments

Facing Rampant Inflation, Venezuela’s President Hikes Minimum Wage

Critics say the wage increases do little to fight the skyrocketing inflation that has caused economic chaos in Venezuela.

May 3, 2016 31 Comments

To One Shop Owner, Raising The Minimum Wage Means Raising Prices

For small business owners, paying minimum wage employees more might mean cutting jobs, raising prices, or both.

May 2, 2016 145 Comments

Examining The Call For Increasing The Minimum Wage

Here & Now looks at the impact a raise would have on states, the federal government and workers themselves.

April 28, 2016 7 Comments

HBO's CEO On Virtual Reality And ‘Sesame Street’

In the second part of our interview with Richard Plepler, he discusses why the premium cable network picked up “Sesame Street.”

April 28, 2016 5 Comments

Texas Businesses Gear Up To Defeat ‘Bathroom Bills’

Opponents say the measures allow discrimination against people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

April 27, 2016 2 Comments

What Poor Results Mean For Apple, Chipotle And Exxon Mobil

Apple saw its first quarterly drop in earnings in 13 years, Exxon Mobil saw its credit rating drop and Chipotle reported a sales drop.

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June 6 Comment

Introducing A New Here & Now Website

Coming June 9, 2016, Here & Now listeners and visitors will experience our stories and journalism online in a whole new way.

June 3 Comment

Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

June 3 3 Comments

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

Do Meal Kits Provide Great Taste Along With Convenience?

Resident chef Kathy Gunst tested a multitude of meal kits, and gives co-host Jeremy Hobson the inside scoop.