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April 27, 2016 12 Comments

HBO CEO Talks ‘Game Of Thrones’ And The Future Of Streaming

Richard Plepler discusses how the company is going after millennials and what he sees as the future of HBO and television.

April 26, 2016 2 Comments

Gannett Ready To Pay $815 Million For Tribune Publishing

The media giant is trying to acquire the parent company of the Los Angeles Times and eight other daily newspapers.

April 26, 2016 35 Comments

Boycott Pledge Takes Aim At Target’s Bathroom Policy

Target released a statement welcoming transgender people to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity.

April 26, 2016 6 Comments

Prince, Beyoncé And The Business Of Streaming

As fans react to the death of Prince and Beyoncé’s latest album drop, is paying for music “in” again?

April 22, 2016 Comment

Uber Settlement Keeps Drivers As Independent Contractors, Not Employees

The settlement also calls for Uber to pay as much as $100 million to about 385,000 drivers represented in the cases.

April 21, 2016 4 Comments

What Would Happen If Saudi Arabia Sold Its U.S. Assets?

Saudi Arabia warns that it will sell its U.S. investments if Congress passes a bill allowing victims of terror attacks sue foreign governments.

April 21, 2016 5 Comments

A Look Back At The Brief History Of Trump Airlines

In 1989, Trump bought the Eastern Air Lines Shuttle, which ran hourly flights between Boston, New York and Washington, D.C.

April 20, 2016 5 Comments

Commerce Secretary Pritzker On China’s Resistance To A Steel Deal

The steel glut has caused prices to go down and jobs to disappear, but China, one of the world’s largest producers, won’t agree to a deal.

April 19, 2016 13 Comments

Troy, New York: A Former Steel Town Makes A Comeback

When industry left Troy, a sadness settled over the region and stayed. We heard the city was undergoing a renaissance, so we drove up.

April 18, 2016 3 Comments

No Compromise At OPEC, So Oil Prices Keep Falling

Prices on crude oil dropped Monday as OPEC members failed to reach an agreement on freezing oil production.

April 14, 2016 8 Comments

Aglow In The Dark? AMC Open To Texting In Theaters

The head of AMC Entertainment says he’s open to allowing texting inside movie theaters. But will moviegoers revolt?

April 14, 2016 55 Comments

As Coal Falters, Wind Energy Is Soaring

More wind power was added last year than any other electricity source in the U.S., according to the American Wind Energy Association.

April 13, 2016 Comment

Tech Billionaire Sean Parker Puts $250 Million Into Cancer Research

The entrepreneur is specifically exploring immunotherapy treatment – getting the body’s own immune system to attack cancer cells.

April 13, 2016 4 Comments

Coal Giant Peabody Energy Files For Bankruptcy

The announcement comes as a result of an “unprecedented industry downturn.”

April 13, 2016 2 Comments

Verizon Is More Than A Phone Service Company

Verizon’s purchase of AOL in 2015 gave it content providers like TechCrunch and the Huffington Post. It’s also preparing to bid for Yahoo.

April 13, 2016 4 Comments

Union Rep. Explains Why 40,000 Verizon Workers Are On Strike

The workers went on strike after eight months without a new contract. The unions and Verizon have been unable to reach an agreement.

April 12, 2016 Comment

Starbucks Joins Other Companies In Changing Its Rewards Program

The popular coffeehouse chain will now reward customers based on how much they spend, rather than how often they visit.

April 12, 2016 Comment

Facebook Sees Its Future In Chatbots, Live Video

Facebook is expected to discuss two new products, Facebook Live and chatbots, at its annual developer conference called F8.

April 12, 2016 7 Comments

In 20 Years Of Equal Pay Day, Has The Pay Gap Narrowed?

NPR’s Marilyn Geewax discusses women’s fight for equal pay, and how things have changed since the observance began in 1996.

April 12, 2016 3 Comments

Lyft Co-Founder Shares His Vision For The Future Of Ride-Sharing

John Zimmer discusses how Lyft differentiates itself from Uber, plans to expand and how ride-hailing apps should be regulated.

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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.