Can The Peer Economy Deliver Profits?

Postmates is among a group of app-powered services popping up around the U.S., with a simple promise: deliver food or merchandise in as little as an hour. But can they succeed where didn't?

When Being Pregnant Also Means Being Out Of A Job

NPR | April 17, 2014 5:06 p.m.

Thirty-six years after Congress passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, employers still have very different interpretations of what they're required to do to accommodate expectant mothers.

Who's Crazy Enough To Start A Newspaper In 2014? Ask LA Register

NPR | April 17, 2014 5:06 p.m.

The Los Angeles Register is a newspaper that just launched this week. Despite dropping newspaper sales, Ben Bergman of KPCC reports that the publisher thinks there's still an audience for print.

BP Exec Who Led Cleanup Settles On Charges Of Insider Trading

NPR | April 17, 2014 3:59 p.m.

Keith A. Seilhan, who was the incident commander directing the company's cleanup effort, allegedly sold $1 million in BP stock based on non-public information about the extent of the spill.

Got A Hobby? Might Be A Smart Professional Move

NPR | April 17, 2014 3:19 p.m.

Workers who have a creative outlet outside the office are more likely to be creative problem solvers on the job, a study suggests.

How Long Would You Have To Work To Buy A Burger In Your City?

NPR | April 17, 2014 1:49 p.m.

How long does the average person have to work to buy a burger in his or her neighborhood? Here's the answer for six cities across the country.

Weekly Jobless Claims Stay Near 7-Year Low

NPR | April 17, 2014 10:42 a.m.

The 304,000 applications filed last week means they were close to the lowest level since May 2007. Analysts say the news is another sign that the economy continues to grow.

You've Served Your Country, Now Get To Class

NPR | April 17, 2014 9:38 a.m.

Government benefits enable military veterans to attend college, but accessing them is complicated. So how can veterans pay for higher education?

Man Reaches For The Sun For A Solution To Pakistan's Gas Crisis

NPR | April 17, 2014 7:46 a.m.

A plan to replace imported oil with domestic natural gas has led to fuel shortages and long lines in Pakistan. A businessman has spent $500,000 of his own money to develop an affordable solar car.

Episode 532: The Wild West Of The Internet

NPR | April 17, 2014 6:58 a.m.

Most websites end in .com, .gov or .edu. But a bunch of new domains have just been added. Now there's .ninja, .bike, .plumbing and .cool. In all, over 1000 new top-level domains will be added.

When Divorce Leads To A Happily Ever After For A Small Business

NPR | April 17, 2014 6:03 a.m.

Most often, when married business owners divorce, both relationships sour. But that's not always the case. Some couples have figured out a way to make their companies succeed even after they've split.

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