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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 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.

March 29, 2016 5 Comments

In 4-4 Tie, Supreme Court Upholds Union Fees

The tie means public sector unions in about half of U.S. states can continue to collect mandatory fees from workers who do not join.

March 8, 2016 2 Comments

Report Shows Fewer People Playing Golf

Golf is attracting more new players than it has in years, but not many are sticking with it, according to a new report.

March 1, 2016 Comment

Excess Crude In U.S. Now Stored In Railcars

There is such a glut of crude oil right now, that traders are running out of storage options, and they’re turning to empty railcars.

February 22, 2016 7 Comments

Can The Gun Industry Be Held Liable For Sandy Hook?

A judge is grappling with whether the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the gun used in the massacre should be held liable.

February 16, 2016 2 Comments

Saudi Arabia, Russia, Venezuela And Qatar To Hold Oil Output Steady

The freeze in oil output is aimed at stopping the dramatic slide in oil prices, but it’s not a production cut as some had hoped.

January 26, 2016 5 Comments

Federal Reserve Meets Amid Wild Swings In Markets

The Fed raised interest rates last month for the first time in nearly a decade, and some are concerned that may have been a mistake.

January 19, 2016 Comment

Dropping Oil Prices Hit Houston’s Housing Market

Single-family home prices are down nearly 8 percent since the summer, as oil prices hurt what had been a very hot housing market.

January 12, 2016 Comment

American Apparel Gets $300 Million Takeover Offer

The retail chain got a $300 million takeover offer from investors backed by the company’s controversial former CEO Dov Charney.

December 22, 2015 Comment

Martin Shkreli Removed As CEO From Another Drug Company

The former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals is in the news again, after his second ousting, this time from KaloBios Pharmaceuticals.

December 15, 2015 Comment

Howard Stern And SiriusXM Agree To New Contract

The company announced today that Stern will continue to host The Howard Stern Show for five years and develop a new video streaming app.

October 20, 2015 2 Comments

Is There A Chill For Tech Startup IPOs?

Only 14 percent of initial public offerings in the U.S. so far this year were done by tech companies – the lowest level in years.

September 29, 2015 Comment

Turbulence In Markets And Commodities

Shares in the commodities trader Glencore fell nearly 30 percent Monday, as the company struggles with low commodity prices.

August 25, 2015 Comment

Even If U.S. Economy Weathers Chinese Downturn, Emerging Markets May Get Hit

Indonesia, South Africa and Brazil are a few of the countries that depend on Chinese demand for cheap goods and commodities.

June 9, 2015 Comment

World’s Third Largest Bank Looks To Asia For Its Future

HSBC says it is planning a major reduction in its headcount, and will look at moving its headquarters from London to Asia.

June 2, 2015 31 Comments

Transgender Bathroom Access At Work: New Federal Guidelines

The OSHA guidelines say transgender employees should have access to the restrooms that correspond with their gender identity.

May 26, 2015 6 Comments

Movie Theaters Had A Dismal Memorial Day Weekend

It’s typically one of the most lucrative weekends for movie theaters, but box offices had the worst Memorial Day weekend since 2001.

May 19, 2015 Comment

Supreme Court Adds Protections For 401(k) Investors

The Supreme Court ruling on Monday is expected to better protect people invested in 401(k) retirement plans.

May 12, 2015 2 Comments

Verizon To Buy AOL For $4.4 Billion

The merger will create what AOL CEO Tim Armstrong believes is “the largest mobile and video business in the United States.”

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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.

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.