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April 15, 2015 7 Comments

Reporters’ Notebook: The Business Stories We Should Be Thinking About

CNN’s Maggie Lake, CBS’s Jill Schlesinger and The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson discuss the most important stories they’re covering.

April 6, 2015 2 Comments

Facing A Payment Deadline, Greece May Turn To Russia

Greece may be turning to Russia following difficult negotiations with European leaders over loan terms.

March 23, 2015 3 Comments

Millennials Are Avid, ‘Accidental’ News Consumers

A new report finds Millennials rely on their social media feeds for news, rather than seeking it out on news sites.

March 16, 2015 2 Comments

Republicans Debate Defense Spending

The debate within the Republican party over defense spending is threatening the party’s ability to advance a budget blueprint.

March 9, 2015 30 Comments

As Scott Walker Signs ‘Right-To-Work’ Bill, What Is Status Of Unions?

Wisconsin has become the 25th state in the country to ban contracts that require private sector workers to pay union dues.

February 20, 2015 31 Comments

Why Would Giuliani Say Obama Doesn’t Love America?

Derek Thompson of The Atlantic takes a closer look at the former New York mayor’s claim, and why he may have made it.

February 9, 2015 17 Comments

Parsing The Politics Of The Middle Class

How is America’s middle class faring, and how will the 2016 presidential race change things?

February 5, 2015 2 Comments

Staples And Office Depot Merger: What Does It Say About Office Supply Business?

Regulators say the merger could eliminate competition, but the two companies argue that the deal would only keep them competitive.

January 29, 2015 10 Comments

McDonald’s CEO Steps Down Amid Falling Sales

The change in CEO comes after the fast food chain recently reported a 21 percent drop in global profit for its latest quarter.

January 22, 2015 3 Comments

European Central Bank Announces New Stimulus Plan

The bond-buying program is more massive than many analysts had expected, and is an attempt to reverse economic stagnation.

January 16, 2015 Comment

Swiss Franc Way Up, Euro Down After Switzerland Removes Currency Cap

Within minutes of the announcement, the Swiss franc jumped 30 percent against the euro, and many traders suffered huge losses.

January 8, 2015 Comment

Football May Be More Popular — And Shameful — Than Ever

Derek Thompson of The Atlantic discusses how football is becoming both more controversial and more popular at the same time.

January 1, 2015 6 Comments

What Factors Influence The Gender Pay Gap?

The gender pay gap changes based on industry, generation and location. It’s almost nonexistent for entry level jobs but grows as women ascend the corporate ladder.

December 25, 2014 Comment

New Census Tool Allows For Searching Cities By Demographics 

Did you know that Provo, Utah has the highest concentration of young workers in the U.S. or that McAllen, Texas has the most minorities?

December 19, 2014 Comment

What Christmas Does (Or Doesn’t Do) For the Economy

Is Christmas good for the economy? That’s the conventional thinking, but we examine the arguments from economists who say otherwise.

December 18, 2014 35 Comments

Anger, Worry In Hollywood As Sony Cancels ‘The Interview’

U.S. officials now believe with “99 percent certainty” that the North Korean government was behind the hacking attack on Sony.

December 4, 2014 3 Comments

Study: Office Workers Spend Less Than Half Of Working Hours On Main Job Duties

Employees at large companies reported spending 40 percent of their time on meetings, administrative tasks and “interruptions.”

November 27, 2014 8 Comments

Budweiser Shifts Focus To Millennials, Moves Away From Clydesdales

Instead of trotting out the horses, its main holiday advertising campaign will feature hip twenty-somethings and a Twitter hashtag.

November 21, 2014 Comment

Can A Computer Compose The Music Of The Future?

What will the music of the future sound like? New Hampshire composer Greg Wilder is hoping to build the machine that writes it.

November 20, 2014 2 Comments

Are We Making Pop Music More Bland?

Derek Thompson of The Atlantic argues that today’s data-driven record industry is making pop music more repetitive.

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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.

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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.