U.S. Proposes New Tariffs On Chinese-Made Solar Products

China warned new tariffs would worsen trade relations. China previously was able to avoid paying tariffs by having the products assembled and shipped from other countries.

Fed Continues To Ease Up On Economic Stimulus

NPR | July 30, 2014 11:38 a.m.

The Fed announced modest cuts in its bond-buying program and noted that inflation is becoming an issue. But with room to grow in the labor market, the bank is not ready to raise interest rates.

Bolivia Makes Child Labor Legal, In An Attempt To Make It Safer

NPR | July 30, 2014 11:38 a.m.

New legislation in Bolivia will allow children as young as 10 to work. Critics say the law will keep kids out of school, but supporters argue that children are working anyway — and need protection.

Some Loyal Foursquare Users Are Checking Out After Swarm Spinoff

NPR | July 30, 2014 11:34 a.m.

Backlash to the company's move to break its app in two is costing it the users that loved Foursquare the most. "Why do I need two apps when I had one that provided both services?" asked one user.

Sit Down, Plug In And Travel The World Through Sound

NPR | July 30, 2014 10:28 a.m.

You can travel the world without opening your wallet — or your eyes. Sound Transit, a collaborative website, allows users to immerse themselves in the everyday sounds of faraway places.

U.S. Economy Rebounds In Spring With GDP Expanding At 4 Percent Rate

NPR | July 30, 2014 8:51 a.m.

The news from the Commerce Department comes after the economy shrank at a 2.1 percent rate in the first quarter of the year. The numbers raise hope for continued growth in the second half of 2014.

Ruling: McDonald's Can Be Held Liable For Franchises' Labor Violations

NPR | July 30, 2014 5:07 a.m.

The case grew out of a series of strikes by employees demanding higher wages. McDonald's will challenge the ruling, but if it's upheld, it could become easier for U.S. employees to unionize.

France's Nude Models Threaten To Strike

NPR | July 30, 2014 5:07 a.m.

The models say they have no job security or vacation pay and aren't allowed to collect tips. Organizers have said "not just anyone can take their clothes off and hold a pose."

U.S. Judge Sides With Iraq, Blocks Kurds' Attempt To Sell Oil

NPR | July 30, 2014 5:07 a.m.

A U.S. judge has blocked an effort by Iraq's Kurdistan region to sell $100 million worth of crude oil to refiners in the U.S. It's sitting in a giant tanker ship off the coast of Texas. The judge agreed with the Iraqi government that the oil belongs to it and not the Kurds.

How Much Impact Will New Sanctions Have On Russia?

NPR | July 30, 2014 5:07 a.m.

Linda Wertheimer talks with Financial Times reporter Kathrin Hille in Moscow about the economic impact on Russia of accumulating Western sanctions.

NCAA Head-Injury Settlement Includes $70 Million Medical Fund

NPR | July 30, 2014 5:07 a.m.

The NCAA has settled a class-action lawsuit over its head injury policies, pending approval. Supporters laud a $70 million fund for medical monitoring; others say there's no money for injured players.

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