Economy

  • 2:35pm Jun 20, 2013
    Science Science Economy Environment

    The Business And Politics Of Air Quality Regulation

    In a speech in Germany Wednesday, President Barack Obama said it's time to take "bold action" on climate change. Many believe that major changes to policies on carbon emissions lie ahead, which would mean a host of new regulations for businesses.
  • 11:20am Jun 20, 2013
    Economy Economy

    Will Work For Free? The Future Of The Unpaid Internship

    A New York Federal District Court judge ruled that Fox Searchlight Pictures broke the law by not paying two interns for work on the film Black Swan. As a result, private employers may be considering revising their internship programs, or scrapping them altogether.
  • 7:07am Jun 20, 2013
    Economy Economy

    Fed Warns Stimulus Package Will Be Ratcheted Down

    Investors have been nervous about the Federal Reserve's intentions after hints that it might reduce its massive bond buying program. Amid volatile markets, traders and investors complained they wanted more clarity. Chairman Ben Bernanke obliged on Wednesday after a regular two-day meeting of Fed policymakers.
  • A woman tries on a jacket at a Zara store in Madrid. Zara's parent company, Inditex, was among Spanish companies to sign fire and building safety agreements for their factories in Bangladesh following a deadly factory collapse in April, though Inditex was
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    2:35pm Jun 19, 2013
    World News World News Economy

    Fashion's Victims: An Artist's Focus On Garment Workers

    More than 1,000 people were killed in the factory collapse in Bangladesh in April. Spanish companies were among those whose clothes were made at the facility. But there's a clash between the allure of low-cost fast fashion and consumer awareness of working conditions. A Spanish artist is doing her bit: She's drawing attention to workers' plight.
  • 1:52pm Jun 18, 2013
    World News World News Economy

    European Aviation Firms Spotlighted At Paris Air Show

    The world's premier commercial and military aviation and space trade fair is underway. The Paris Air Show is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The competition between European and U.S. plane makers Airbus and Boeing is a staple of the show.
  • 1:13pm Jun 17, 2013
    World News World News Economy

    Poor Economy Encourages Scientists To Leave Spain

    More than 40,000 scientists in Spain have signed a petition calling on their government to freeze budget cuts blamed for an exodus of the country's best and brightest researchers. As the Spanish government struggles to avoid a bailout, it has cut the number of university jobs and research grants.
  • 1:13pm Jun 17, 2013
    Economy Economy

    Long-Term Interest Rates Start Moving Higher

    The bond market has pushed interest to the highest levels in 15 months, and that includes mortgage rates. David Greene talks to David Wessel, economics editor at The Wall Street Journal, about rising interest rates.