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Falling oil prices have been good news for the U.S. But they're causing multiple problems for some exporters. Government budgets are strained. Economies are struggling. Currencies are crashing.
Souq.com, created by U.S.-educated Ronaldo Mouchawar, has a strong presence in the Middle East. Since the boom in cell phones in the region, "you can feel the crescendo" in its tech sector, he says.
Partying with co-workers can lead to awkwardness and worse. And, HR experts say, alcohol is often to blame. "If people used common sense, I wouldn't have a job," says employment attorney Jon Hyman.
The health care law gives subsidies to those whose employers' insurance isn't affordable, but that's based on the cost of worker-only coverage. Adding family to a plan can send prices out of reach.
In a country that strives to protect work-life balance, there are calls to ban employers from sending work email after business hours. Some big companies are already doing that.
Renee Montagne talks to art sociologist and writer Sarah Thornton about how the habits of the 1 percent reverberate across the art world. She is the author of <em>33 Artists in 3 Acts</em>.
Louisiana has been dubbed "Hollywood South" for the high volume of film production there. Producers are lured by generous tax credits — so plentiful, that there's a big market for those tax credits.
Black Friday and the whole holiday season are designed to tap into a very ancient part of our brains. What happens to our brain when we shop during the holidays?
Years in the making, the new rules will require chain restaurants with 20 or more locations to post calorie information on their menus. Even movie theaters and vending machines are covered.
ABC and Univision launched Fusion a year ago. The channel was designed to appeal to young Hispanics who consume content in English. Fusion pivoted immediately, hoping to appeal to all millennials.
A Senate committee has accused major banks including Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase of manipulating commodity prices. Executives from several leading banks rejected the allegations on Thursday.
The McAllen metro area in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas has one of the country's lowest employment rates for millennials. Economists say they will be critical to bringing the area out of poverty.
If you've shopped for meat recently, you no doubt have noticed that beef prices are up. That may be hard on consumers, but the prices are helping ranchers purchase expensive feed and rebuild herds.
A class action lawsuit alleges Ocwen Financial, one of the nation's largest mortgage servicers, charges marked-up and illegal fees. The firm says it will vigorously defend itself against the claims.
A new analysis by the Sunlight Foundation examines corporations that expend the most money in Washington on campaign contributions and lobbying. Defense contractors and finance giants lead the pack.
Two Planet Money listeners had an idea for how to make money off used textbooks. They gathered a year's worth of data to test their theory.
The federal government lost hundreds of millions of dollars when solar panel maker Solyndra and car company Fisker went bankrupt. Now the loan program has made up for early losses and is in the black.
Unlike novelists and musicians, visual artists don't get royalties for their work. New legislation aims to fix this by taxing public sales, but auction houses Christie's and Sotheby's oppose the idea.
Tristan Walker, founder and CEO of Walker & Co. Brands, and J.J. McCorvey, a writer at <em>Fast Company</em>, discuss the tech industry's diversity problem.
At odds are Pacific dockworkers and shipping companies. For months they've been trying to work out a new labor agreement. And now, shippers are accusing dockworkers of deliberately slowing their work.
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