After receiving complaints that a billboard ad included an image resembling Adolf Hitler, JC Penney has reportedly taken the sign down. The move comes after images of the billboard in California's Culver City spurred an online controversy. The retailer says any resemblance is unintended.
Hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones sparked a firestorm of debate after he said motherhood was a career killer in his industry. Host Michel Martin discusses the backlash and new information about women in the workplace with the journalists and commentators of the Beauty Shop: NPR's Jennifer Ludden, Time Magazine's Rana Foroohar, and policy analyst Michelle Bernard.
A Chinese meat producer plans to buy the U.S. meat company Smithfield, the world's largest pork producer, for $4.7 billion. The Shuanghui company is enticing Smithfield's shareholders by offering $34 a share, about 30 percent more than Smithfield's current stock price.
The makers of Smithfield Ham, an icon on America's culinary scene for decades, are selling the company to Shuanghui International Holdings Limited, for nearly $5 billion in cash. The deal also includes an exchange of debt.
The Justice Department is at a standoff with Fox News over whether it informed the cable channel and its parent company News Corp. of a wide-ranging subpoena for a Fox reporter's phone records. Fox said it was taken by surprise. But the Justice Department said it told News Corp. by email, fax and certified letter of the subpoena — and told reporter James Rosen directly.
Alan Krueger, the chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, says he will step down to return to Princeton to resume his post as a professor of economics. Krueger, who has served as CEA chairman for the past two years, will return to Princeton in time for the beginning of the fall term.
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