There was a time when a strike at General Motors shocked the economy. In an era of global competition and changing tastes, neither GM nor the United Auto Workers are as powerful as they once were.
As the GM strike continues, we return to the Lordstown plant in Ohio that made Chevy Cruzes before being closed. What do workers there think about the role their former plant plays in negotiations?
The quarter-percentage-point cut will lower borrowing costs for households and businesses. The move is an effort to prolong the decade-old economic expansion in the face of rising headwinds.
Lancaster, Pa., is changing as only about a third of the fast-growing religious group there still farm. Most Amish heads of household work in businesses and construction these days.
Since August 2018, NPR has been tracking about 80 items sold at a Georgia Walmart with an eye toward products caught in the trade war. On average, prices rose 3%. Tariffs are one of many factors.
People in Boston, England’s heaviest Brexit-voting town, think Britain should still leave the European Union, but they have no illusions that Brexit will fix their community’s problems.
NPR’s Rachel Martin talks to Mike Isaac of The New York Times about lawmakers in California who passed a bill curbing the use of independent contractors. Is this a blow to app-based companies?
A new NPR investigation finds that the government has spent billions of dollars maintaining the military court in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and will continue to spend billions more.
While most states are embracing green energy plans, Ohio appears to be doing the opposite. A new law props up struggling coal plants and trims support for renewable energy forms.
A group of state attorneys general negotiating with members of the Sackler family says they expect Purdue Pharma to file for bankruptcy “imminently,” according to an email obtained by NPR.