Business and Economy

Shots - Health News
11:58 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Are Pre-Existing Condition Bans For Health Insurance Still With Us?

Cigna's letter to Julie Rovner saying she had no proof of past coverage, so limitations based on pre-existing conditions could apply. (Highlights added.)
Julie Rovner for NPR

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 12:50 pm

"Welcome to Cigna," said the letter, dated May 16, on behalf of my new employer, the Kaiser Family Foundation. The letter also said the insurer was placing me on a one-year waiting period for any pre-existing conditions.

Seriously? Wasn't the health law supposed to end that?

"We have reviewed the evidence of prior creditable coverage provided by you and/or your prior carrier and have determined that you have 0 days of creditable coverage," the letter said.

Read more
Technology
10:48 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Google 'Courageous' For Admitting Diversity Problem, So What Now?

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 11:35 am

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. We want to turn to a topic we've discussed quite a bit over the past few months - diversity in the tech industry. Just recently, one of the biggest names in tech, Google, has started talking openly for the first time about diversity.

Read more
Around the Nation
10:48 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Should Getting High Stop You From Getting Hired?

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 11:35 am

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Read more
The Two-Way
9:02 am
Mon June 2, 2014

EPA Unveils New Proposal Targeting Greenhouse Gases

The EPA is proposing rules that would govern carbon dioxide gas emissions by U.S. power plants. Here, coal is transported via conveyor belt to the coal-fired Jim Bridger Power Plant outside Point of the Rocks, Wyo., in March.
Jim Urquhart Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 10:52 am

New federal regulations announced Monday aim to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent by 2030.

The draft proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency has sparked opposition from industry groups who say the changes would be prohibitively expensive. But the proposal's backers say the rules are needed to cut carbon pollution that scientists say contributes to climate change.

Update at 10:45 a.m. ET: Proposed Rule Published

Read more
Business
6:16 am
Mon June 2, 2014

British Study: Water Is Key To A Perfect Cup Of Coffee

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 6:48 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And today's last word in Business is something of great importance to us here at MORNING EDITION - coffee. A British study says the secret to the perfect cup of coffee is the water.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Read more
Business Intelligence Report
5:03 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Top Business Stories: Homeless Count, Courting Cabela's

Dan Straughan, right, executive director of the Oklahoma City Homeless Alliance, fields questions after presenting the results of an annual survey of the city’s homeless population at United Way headquarters in Oklahoma City on Friday.
Credit Samuel Perry/The Journal Record

The number of homeless people in Oklahoma City appears to be falling, but advocates say they could help more people find a place to live, if they had more workers to help.

A recent survey found about 1,400 homeless people in Oklahoma City. That’s about 380 people less than last year.

The Oklahoma City Homeless Alliance said that it has enough housing for 10 people each month. But it only has enough caseworkers to help two people a month manage the change.

Read more
Business
5:02 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Mickelson Says He's Done Nothing Wrong In Trading Probe

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 6:48 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

NPR's Business News starts with a hazard on the green. If you're like me, you heard this story and your first reaction was - what? The FBI and the Securities Exchange Commission are investing golf pro Phil Mickelson over allegations of insider trading. What's going on here? NPR's Sam Sanders reports.

Read more
Business
4:38 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Commodities Traders: 'The Secret Club That Runs That World'

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 8:42 am

David Greene talks to reporter Kate Kelly about her new book, The Secret Club that Runs the World: Inside the Fraternity of Commodity Traders. The commodities market is a high-stakes place to invest.

NPR Story
4:11 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Even If Keystone Pipeline Rejected, Oil May Still Cross Neb. By Rail

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 10:01 am

The proposed Keystone XL pipeline has generated controversy, especially in Nebraska, where opposition to transporting crude from the oil sands of Canada has delayed a national decision on the project.

The Two-Way
8:56 am
Sun June 1, 2014

Co-Owner Of 'Philadelphia Inquirer' Among 7 Killed In Plane Crash

Businessman Lewis Katz was among the seven people killed in a plane crash in Massachusetts on Saturday.
Matt Rourke AP

Originally published on Sun June 1, 2014 11:57 am

The co-owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer was among seven people killed in a plane crash on Saturday in Massachusetts.

Inquirer editor Bill Marimow told his newspaper that 72-year-old Lewis Katz was on board the Gulfstream IV private jet headed for Atlantic City.

Read more

Pages