pixel
NPR: Business Story of the Day-logo

NPR: Business Story of the Day

3.4K Favorites

More Information

Location:

Washington, DC

Networks:

NPR

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@nprnews

Language:

English

Contact:

1111 North Capitol St NE Washington, DC 20002 (202) 513-3232


Episodes

California Prepares For An Eclipse Of Its Solar Power

8/18/2017
More
On a sunny day, California gets up to 40 percent of its energy from solar power, so Monday's total eclipse isn't just a scientific spectacle, it's a major concern for the state's power grid.

Duration: 00:03:17


Republicans Try To Move Forward With Their Tax Overhaul Plans

8/17/2017
More
A group of Republicans gathered at President Ronald Reagan ranch in Santa Barbara, California, on Wednesday to plan for overhauling the tax system.

Duration: 00:04:01


Charlottesville Businesses Worry Violent Rally Will Scare Tourists Away

8/16/2017
More
Businesses in Charlottesville, Va., suffered an economic blow after a white nationalist rally turned deadly over the weekend. The violence prompted some to rethink who to welcome through their doors.

Duration: 00:03:26


'Granny Pods' Help Keep Portland Affordable

8/15/2017
More
As rents rise, Portland is making it easier for homeowners to build small houses in their backyard and enable people who would be priced out to stay.

Duration: 00:05:12


In Germany, Churchgoers Are Encouraged To Tweet From The Pews

8/14/2017
More
As it celebrates 500 years since Martin Luther and the Reformation, the Protestant church in Germany is turning to social media to reach those too busy to attend.

Duration: 00:03:42


Replacement Of Conn. Bridge Would Be Disruptive, Businesses Say

8/11/2017
More
A century-old bridge that's crucial to the Northeast Rail Corridor is deteriorating and causing commuter problems. There's tension between state officials and residents over the plan to replace it.

Duration: 00:03:16


Despite Proven Technology, Attempts To Make Table Saws Safer Drag On

8/10/2017
More
It's unclear if the Consumer Product Safety Commission will finally pass a rule requiring all new saws to have an active injury prevention monitoring system built into them.

Duration: 00:04:04


The Financial Crisis, 10 Years On

8/9/2017
More
On Aug. 9, 2007, we witnessed the first tremor of a financial earthquake. Ailsa Chang talks with David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the economy, 10 years later.

Duration: 00:04:35


Google Fires Engineer Who Criticized Diversity Efforts

8/8/2017
More
The software engineer's internal memo created controversy after it was leaked. The memo, called "Google's Ideological Echo Chamber," criticized the company's efforts to diversify its workforce.

Duration: 00:04:47


Efforts Persist To Keep Joint Base Cape Cod Off Pentagon's Closure List

8/7/2017
More
Even as Congress looks to spend more on the military, some communities worry the Pentagon might look to save money by closing their base. Cape Cod wants to be sure its base stays off closure lists.

Duration: 00:04:30


Hyperloop Tests Magnetic Levitation At 192 MPH

8/4/2017
More
David Greene speaks with Hyperloop One co-founder Josh Giegel about the logistical and political challenges involved in building the high speed transportation system in California.

Duration: 00:04:23


Trump Signs 'Seriously Flawed' Russia Sanctions Bill

8/3/2017
More
Ailsa Chang talks to former CIA Russia analyst and White House adviser George Beebe about the impact of the Russian sanctions bill that was signed by President Trump on Wednesday.

Duration: 00:05:57


Germany Holds Summit On Car Pollution

8/2/2017
More
Germany is holding a conference to discuss concrete steps to curb auto pollution, but other issues like collusion and allegations of deception by the German auto industry are likely to dominate.

Duration: 00:04:49


How Steve Jobs Helped This North Korean Defector 'Think Different'

7/31/2017
More
When Kim Hak-min got to South Korea, he saw his first-ever smartphone, the iPhone 4. It changed his life trajectory.

Duration: 00:04:19


Justice Department Argues Sexual Orientation Not Protected By Civil Rights Laws

7/28/2017
More
The Justice Department this week took the position that sexual orientation is not protected under civil rights discrimination laws. That contradicts a circuit court ruling from earlier this year.

Duration: 00:03:55


Electronics-Maker Foxconn Plans Wisconsin Factory

7/27/2017
More
Foxconn, a major electronics manufacturing company based in Taiwan, says it will build a manufacturing plant in Wisconsin. Reporter Todd Frankel of The Washington Post talks with Rachel Martin.

Duration: 00:04:01


U.K. To Ban Diesel And Gas Cars In 2040

7/26/2017
More
In an effort to improve air quality, the U.K. government is set to ban the sale of all diesel and gas cars and vans starting in 2040.

Duration: 00:04:09


Alabama Woman Stuck In NYC Traffic In 1902 Invented The Windshield Wiper

7/25/2017
More
Entrepreneur Mary Anderson thought it made no sense that New York streetcar drivers had to keep jumping off to clean snow from the windshield. She soon won a patent for her "window cleaning device."

Duration: 00:03:32


Auto Industry Benefits For Now From Subprime Loans

7/24/2017
More
A factor in the auto industry's record sales the past 2 years has been the return of loans to borrowers with less than perfect credit. This has led some to worry about a bubble in subprime auto loans.

Duration: 00:04:17


World Faces Global Sand Shortage

7/21/2017
More
The world is running out of sand. So much so that some countries have banned exports of sand, and there is a thriving black market for it. David Greene talks to freelance journalist Vince Beiser.

Duration: 00:04:37

See More