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A new bill could reduce the fees shop owners are charged when customers swipe a card
Retailers have long complained about so-called "swipe fees" on credit cards. And now there's a showdown in Congress that pits retailers against the credit card industry. What's at stake for shoppers?
Here's one potential winner from the UAW strike: Non-union auto workers in the South
If the UAW strike leads to a win for the union, southern auto workers believe that will lead to a pay up at plants like Nissan and Mercedes.
UAW strike may be pivotal to raise workers' living standards, Sen. Sanders says
NPR's A Martinez talks to Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who supports the UAW's strike as a fight for fair wages, but also against growing inequality and corporate greed.
As the Fed prepares to meet, many economists say another rate hike is unlikely
The Federal Reserve is widely expected to hold interest rates steady on Wednesday. But investors will be on the lookout for any signals about what comes next.
Working from home is so 2020. The next big trend may be working from the gym
Some people now want work to come with a workout. A man in Fairfax, Va., works two days a week at a co-working space in a rock climbing gym. The gym's marking director says it promotes productivity.
Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu to meet Elon Musk amid antisemitism controversy
NPR's A Martinez speaks with Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt about Israel's prime minister meeting with Elon Musk to talk about antisemitism on X, which is formerly known as Twitter.
An economist explains what the data says about how the U.S. economy is doing
NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks with economist Betsey Stevenson about Bidenomics and the latest economic data.
The latest from the UAW strike
The UAW continues its strike at three auto plants in the Midwest with rallies, picket lines and lots of uncertainty.
New batch of IPOs is another sign of growing confidence in markets and the economy
The IPO market is starting to heat up. Shares of the microchip designer Arm started trading Thursday on the Nasdaq, and some household names, including Instacart, are waiting in the wings.
The threatened strike by United Auto Workers nears deadline
The Big 3 automakers and members of the United Auto Workers scramble to settle on a new contract by 11:59 p.m. ET Thursday, or face a major strike.
4 reasons why your car insurance premium is soaring
The cost of car insurance has jumped more than 19% in the last year, far outpacing overall inflation. There are several reasons why that's happening.
Twinkies are sold — J.M. Smucker scoops up Hostess Brands for $5.6 billion
Hostess, the maker of snacks such as Twinkies and HoHos, is being sold to J.M. Smucker in a cash-and-stock deal worth nearly $6 billion. (Story aired on All Things Considered on Sept. 11, 2023.)
Autoworkers are the latest union members to fight for an eye-popping raise
Big union demands — bolstered by a tight labor market and frustration throughout the COVID pandemic — are paying off in some sectors with significant raises for workers.
Why the McFlurry machines at McDonald's are always broken
How McFlurry machines got caught up in a battle between copyright law and a growing repair-it-yourself movement.
Mines for climate-friendly technologies face growing water scarcity in the West
The push for climate solutions means the U.S. is seeking copper, lithium, and other metals to use in green technologies but new mines in the West threaten scarce water supplies.