Business

5:23pm

Mon July 13, 2015
It's All Politics

Shrinking Paychecks: Hillary Clinton Takes On 2016's Toughest Economic Question

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 10:32 am

Danielle Kurtzleben NPR

In a Monday speech, Hillary Clinton focused on a trend that millions of Americans know all too intimately: declining incomes.

The Clinton campaign is calling the phenomenon of stagnant wages "the defining economic challenge of our time," and as debates and primaries draw ever closer, it's becoming clear that jump-starting Americans' wages is going to be the defining challenge of the election. Candidates are furiously trying to differentiate themselves on how to deal with unstoppable phenomena.

A Recent, Scary Problem

Read more

5:14pm

Mon July 13, 2015
Business

Fiat Chrysler Eyes GM For An Unlikely Merger

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 7:03 pm

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has asked his counterpart at General Motors to consider a merger.
Bill Pugliano Getty Images

This spring, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne fired off an email to the CEO of another major automaker, General Motors' Mary Barra, asking her to consider a merger between his company and hers.

Publicly, GM politely declined the opportunity. Now, Marchionne is trying to get investors to force a shotgun wedding.

Michael Ward, an investment analyst with Sterne Agee, says the answer is a no-brainer.

"Chrysler merger with GM makes absolutely no sense," he says. "Zero sense."

Read more

4:43pm

Mon July 13, 2015
Remembrances

Nintendo CEO Iwata: 'In My Heart I Am A Gamer'

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 11:42 am

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Transcript

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

The chief executive officer of Nintendo has died. As NPR's Laura Sydell reports, Satoru Iwata was known for his accessibility to fans, and he's being remembered for a playfulness unusual among big company CEOs.

Read more

3:49pm

Mon July 13, 2015
All Tech Considered

#RaceOnTech: How An Early Love Of Math Led Her To The Role Of CEO

Originally published on Fri July 17, 2015 10:03 am

Dr. Lisa Dyson is the CEO of Kiverdi, a next-generation sustainable oil company that converts CO2 and waste carbon gases into oils using biotechnology.
Maurice Dean Courtesy of Lisa Dyson

2:37pm

Mon July 13, 2015
The Two-Way

Land Rover Recalls 65,000 Vehicles Over Unlatching Doors

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 3:15 pm

The 2013 Land Rover Range Rover is among the SUV models included in a new recall over the vehicles' keyless entry software. The automaker says an update will fix a problem in which doors can unexpectedly open.
PR NEWSWIRE

Concerns over the safety of drivers and passengers has prompted Land Rover to issue a recall of more than 65,000 recently made SUVs. The problem stems from keyless entry software that can allow seemingly latched doors to open.

"Some customers have reported that one door has opened while the vehicle was in motion," the company said in an initial report on the flaw in June.

Read more

7:03am

Mon July 13, 2015
All Tech Considered

Follow #RaceOnTech, Explore Diversity In Tech And Science

Originally published on Fri July 17, 2015 9:44 am

Follow the #RaceOnTech hashtag on Twitter to participate in a conversation about diversity in STEM fields.
Mary McLain NPR

Silicon Valley admits it has a diversity problem. Companies from Google to Facebook to Twitter have reported that a majority of their employees are white males.

Read more

5:24am

Mon July 13, 2015
Europe

Greeks React To Deal With Relief, Frustration

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 12:48 pm

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Read more

3:56am

Mon July 13, 2015
The Two-Way

Greece, Eurozone Leaders Reach Agreement On A New Bailout

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 9:26 am

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (front left) leaves after a meeting of eurozone heads of state Monday at the EU Council building in Brussels. The summit reached a tentative agreement with Greece for a bailout program that includes "serious reforms," removing an immediate threat that Greece could collapse financially and leave the euro.
Francois Walschaerts AP

In a news conference early Monday morning, eurozone leaders announced that they would give Greece another bailout — as long as the government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras manages to implement a round of austerity measures in the coming days, says European Council President Donald Tusk.

The new deal estimates that Greece will need up to $96 billion in emergency funding in the next three years, Jake Cigainero reports for NPR. Lawmakers in Athens by Wednesday will need to pass pension overhauls and sales-tax increases that voters overwhelmingly rejected in a recent referendum.

Read more

3:37am

Mon July 13, 2015
The Salt

A Crime Of Passion: When The Love Of Yogurt Burned Too Bright

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 12:48 pm

Adolfo Valle for NPR

Two years ago, in the middle of the night, a fire broke out in a commercial building on the northern edge of the city of Dallas. It destroyed a small yogurt company called Three Happy Cows.

Two months later, Edgar Diaz, the founder of Three Happy Cows, confessed that he'd set the fire. Yet people who knew Diaz, and had worked with him, could not believe it.

"I was like, Edgar did that? No way! No way. No way," says Ruth Cruz, who worked at Three Happy Cows.

"No. No. It was his baby. Couldn't imagine," says Don Seale, who supplied milk to the factory.

Read more

11:17pm

Sun July 12, 2015
The Two-Way

Nintendo Chief Satoru Iwata Dies At 55

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 8:05 am

Satoru Iwata, seen here at a press conference in Tokyo in 2009, helped lead Nintendo back to ascendancy in the early 2000s.
Toru Yamanaka AFP/Getty Images

Satoru Iwata, the president and CEO of Nintendo for more than a decade, has died at the age of 55.

"Nintendo Co., Ltd. deeply regrets to announce that President Satoru Iwata passed away on July 11, 2015 due to a bile duct growth," the video game company announced Sunday night in a very brief statement.

Read more

Pages