Business Story of the Day
Dec 2, 2013 — The book lists the tax that importers have to pay on approximately every single thing in the universe — and raises a key question about the Planet Money T-shirt.
Dec 5, 2013 — Wal-Mart has opened its first two stores in Northwest Washington D.C., earning cheers from the Mayor and residents who said they'd be happy to shop in the city and not in the suburbs. But there have been months of debate over the wages the big box store pays its employees. Some activists and lawmakers say employees aren't being paid enough.
Dec 4, 2013 — On Thursday, Ford will unveil the new generation of its iconic pony car in the U.S. and cities around the world. The Mustang is eagerly awaited in Europe, where it hasn't been sold since 1979.
Dec 3, 2013 — Renee Montagne talks to Michelle Singletary, financial columnist for The Washington Post, about what consumers need to understand about putting income aside for retirement. Investment company Charles Schwab recently did a survey that showed most people feel like they don't know what they are doing with their retirement funds.
Dec 2, 2013 — Starting Monday, gay marriage is legal in Hawaii. The state has long been a destination for weddings and honeymoons. And now state officials, as well as hotels and restaurants, are hoping the latest marriage-equality law will spur a new market for wedding tourism.
Nov 29, 2013 — It's not an uncommon experience for smartphone owners: You're out for lunch or running errands, you suddenly realize your phone battery is low, and you panic. A Philadelphia entrepreneur thinks he's found the solution, and it's supposed to help phone owners and stores.
Nov 28, 2013 — Looking for a deal on electronics, clothing or anything for that matter? Then welcome to Gray Thursday, when Black Friday intrudes into Thanksgiving. Mark Ellwood, author of Bargain Fever, talks about whether it's worth leaving your turkey in the oven to go shopping.
Nov 27, 2013 — Shopping centers across the country are trying to adjust to fierce competition with the rise of online retail. High-end malls are offering amenities like meditation rooms and VIP sports lounges as they try to keep customers coming through the doors.
Nov 26, 2013 — Crowdfunding is popular among musicians, filmmakers and artists looking for a way to finance their next project. Now the Securities and Exchange Commission is considering rules that would allow small companies to solicit investments over the Internet and sell shares to the public.
Nov 25, 2013 — American studios are working hard to play well in China's gigantic — and growing — movie market, all while negotiating complex rules and competing with popular domestic films.