Business | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Business

RSS Feed
NPR

Drop In Productivity Paints 'Mixed Picture'

While in the past such a decline has signaled that hiring might soon pick up, that may not be the case this time around.
NPR

'Little Worry' At Federal Reserve About Another Recession, 'WSJ' Says

Policymakers at the central bank aren't convinced that things have gotten significantly worse recently.
NPR

Why Does Airline Food Taste So Bad?

It turns out it's tough to make food that tastes good at 35,000 feet. The decreased humidity in the cabin dries out your nose, and the increased cabin pressure numbs taste buds. So what's an airline chef to do? Chef Clifton Lyles of Alaska Airlines wants to change the perception of airline food.
NPR

'Happy Days' Cast Battles For Unpaid Royalties

Several cast members are asking for millions of dollars they say is their fair share of revenues from T-shirts, DVDs and other Happy Days merchandise. The lawsuit was sparked when one of the actors saw the show's characters' on slot machines at a casino. CBS and Paramount tried to dismiss the claim, but a judge has cleared the way for the case to go to trial.
NPR

States End Extended Benefits Despite Dismal Outlook

So far this year, 25 states have ended the extended benefits that allowed the long-term unemployed to continue getting benefits. With more states ending the program, it might appear that the economy is improving. But in some state, it just shows things haven't gotten that much worse.
NPR

Romney Keeps Auto Industry Bailout Hot Button Issue

Republican Mitt Romney told the Detroit News, that if he's elected president, he would make sure the government sells its stake in General Motors — even if it's for a loss. Romney says President Obama is delaying the sale to avoid an embarrassing loss to taxpayers. A White House spokesman said Romney isn't credible on the auto industry since he opposed the bailout that rescued GM and Chrysler.
NPR

Spain's Industrial Output Falls In April

Spanish factory and mine production had its worst month in more than two years — dropping by more than 8 percent. Spain is in its second recession since 2009, and eurozone nations are concerned its troubled banks might need a capital boost. This anxiety is causing headaches for banks in Germany. Six German banks had their credit ratings cut by Moody's Wednesday.

Pages