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NPR's top stories about business, money, Wall Street, companies, and the economy that you can't miss. Subscribe to the Business Story of the Day RSS feed.

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Finding Your Lost Bitcoins

1/18/2018
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The digital currency bitcoin used to only be a big deal in small circles of libertarians, but has exploded over the last year. Some early investors are now trying to find bitcoins they lost.

Duration: 00:04:54


Like Florida, Maryland Wants To Be Exempt From Offshore Drilling

1/17/2018
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Now that the Trump administration has excluded Florida from its offshore drilling proposal, other places want the same. They're making their case as the public comment period gets underway.

Duration: 00:03:51


After Several Chaotic Days, Where Does DACA Deal Stand?

1/16/2018
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Lawmakers and President Trump are returning to town after prospects for an immigration deal dimmed at the end of last week. Congress also faces a Friday deadline to avert a government shutdown.

Duration: 00:03:49


After A Year In Office, Questions About Trump's Foreign Deals Go On. And On

1/15/2018
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When preparing to take the oath of office, President Trump promised to make no new foreign business deals. But a year later, ethics experts say the problems have not been solved in any meaningful way.

Duration: 00:03:42


Tesla Faces Complaints Over Harassment And Racial Tensions

1/12/2018
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Tesla has created a cutting-edge image with its bold approach to building electric cars. But it has faced criticism over how it handles complaints about workplace harassment and discrimination.

Duration: 00:04:59


Established Automakers Announce Bold Moves In Electrification

1/11/2018
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Tesla has grabbed headlines for innovating electric cars and driverless technology. Companies such Toyota, GM and Mercedes may not have the trendy cache of Tesla, but they do have deep pockets.

Duration: 00:03:42


Funk Carves Out A Groove At The Funk Music Hall Of Fame In Ohio

1/10/2018
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The Funk Music Hall of Fame and Exhibition Center honors genre greats like the Ohio Players, Issac Hayes, James Brown and more.

Duration: 00:04:00


Hidden Brain: Great Recession Deaths

1/9/2018
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Recessions are painful for a variety of reasons. A new study shows that during the Great Recession, mortality rates declined faster in areas where the unemployment rate grew faster.

Duration: 00:03:05


When The Cash Register Doesn't Take Cash

1/8/2018
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A handful of restaurants around the country are giving up on cash. Paying for your meal with a credit card or electronically makes for better and faster service, they say.

Duration: 00:03:44


U.S. Bakeries Grab A Slice Of A Latin American Tradition: 3 Kings Cake

1/5/2018
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In some Latin American countries, Three Kings Day — Jan. 6 — is a bigger deal than Christmas. As the U.S. Latino population grows, so does interest in the holiday's signature cake, rosca de reyes.

Duration: 00:04:09


Robust Apprenticeship Program Key To Germany's Manufacturing Might

1/4/2018
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Every year, about half a million young Germans enter the workforce through apprenticeship training programs. They provide a steady stream of highly qualified industrial workers.

Duration: 00:05:11


How Germany Wins At Manufacturing — For Now

1/3/2018
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Manufacturing accounts for 24 percent of the German economy. In the U.S., it's only 11 percent. What makes German manufacturing so strong and resilient?

Duration: 00:07:24


China's Most Popular Mobile Game Charges Into American Market

1/2/2018
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Tencent's Arena Of Valor faces challenges coming into the U.S. market, including unbundling from the company's popular social app and American gamers' less-intense focus on mobile.

Duration: 00:05:08


Minimum Wage Goes Up In 18 States On New Year's Day

1/1/2018
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Those hikes in the minimum wage range from just four cents in Alaska, to a full dollar in Maine. Advocates argue that's good for low-wage workers, but skeptics say it will cost jobs.

Duration: 00:03:29


New Wave Of Electric 2-Wheelers Hits U.S. City Streets

12/29/2017
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As battery technology improves and cities get denser, some West Coast companies are targeting millennial and Gen X consumers by producing cheaper and greener mopeds, scooters and e-bikes.

Duration: 00:03:55


Walmart Tests Personal Shopping Services

12/28/2017
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Walmart is hiring for a New York City-based "highly personalized shopping experience" run by the former co-founder of Rent the Runway. The company wants to expand beyond its traditional customer base.

Duration: 00:04:13


New Tax Overhaul Law Has Serious Implications For Non-Profits

12/27/2017
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Noel King talks to Larry Lieberman of the organization Charity Navigator, who explains why the increase to the standard deduction could cause a drop in charitable giving.

Duration: 00:04:02


Recently Signed Tax Overhaul Bill Provides Challenges To The IRS

12/26/2017
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NPR's Rachel Martin talks to tax lawyer Greg Jenner about how the IRS will translate the tax bill into actual rules that individuals and businesses can follow in order to properly file their taxes.

Duration: 00:05:22


Retro-Games And Consoles Are The Latest Craze In The Gamer World

12/25/2017
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Many gamers are spending big money on retro-games and their consoles, even as new games and consoles are released. What's with this craze to keep the past alive?

Duration: 00:03:24


Business Owners Face Complicated Choices With Republican Tax Plan

12/22/2017
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The measure presents a lot of complicated choices for American business owners who want to take advantage of a lowered corporate tax rate. The bill lowers the corporate tax rate from 35 to 21 percent.

Duration: 00:03:53

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