Business

RSS Feed
NPR

World Economic Growth Points To More Planes In Asian Skies

Airbus, the second-largest aircraft-maker, says that in 20 years China will overtake the U.S. as the world's top aviation market. The estimates are similar to projections issued by Airbus' bigger rival, Boeing, earlier this year.
NPR

Home Prices Rise At Best Pace In Seven Years

The housing sector remains one of the U.S. economy's bright spots. In major cities across the nation, prices in July were up a bit more than 12 percent on average from a year ago.
NPR

Sen. Durbin Wants Budget Showdown To End Quickly

The Senate is considering a bill to keep funding the federal government past next Tuesday. The measure was passed last week by the Republican-controlled House, and it includes language to defund the Affordable Care Act. To discuss what is the path forward, Steve Inskeep talks to Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois.
NPR

Small Businesses: Big Concerns And High Hopes

The neighborhood hardware store, the cozy diner, the independent bookstore — they have seen customers leave in droves for Lowe's, Starbucks and Amazon.com. After shrinking dramatically during the Great Recession, small businesses are starting to grow again. But they still face plenty of headwinds.
NPR

Volkswagen To End VW Van Production

Sao Paulo, Brazil, is the last place where the iconic vehicle is manufactured. Production is scheduled to stop at the end of the year. In Brazil, many the vans are turned into food trucks or school buses.
NPR

Deal Would Take Ailing BlackBerry Private

The $4.7 billion deal comes just days after BlackBerry announced a nearly $1 billion quarterly loss, and that it was shedding about 40 percent of its workforce. David Greene talks to Bloomberg Technology Columnist Rich Jaroslovsky about the deal to sell BlackBerry.
NPR

Chrysler Announces Initial Public Offering

The automaker's stock is set to go on sale to the public in mid-November. But that sale could be as much about brinksmanship as it is an IPO.
NPR

In Vermont, During Fall, Money Grows On Trees

Fall foliage, it's not just a bunch of pretty colored leaves. In some Northeastern states, it's key to the tourist trade between summer and winter. But the timing has to be just right to take advantage of the long Columbus Day weekend.
NPR

Sen. Cruz Battles To Regain Trust Of GOP House Members

Texas Senator Ted Cruz won the ire of House Republicans last week. They managed to get House leaders to agree to a plan to defund Obamacare. But after that, Cruz announced he wouldn't be able to move the idea in the Senate. Cruz now has to deal with the proposal as it comes to the Senate floor.
NPR

When It Comes To Businesses, How Big Is Small?

Small businesses are celebrated and exalted as the hard-working, most deserving members of the political economy. They get tax breaks, and they're touted as the engines of job creation. But it turns out that when trying to figure out what a small business is, there is no one definition.

Pages