Takata this month recalled 3.3 million airbags, expanding the largest car recall in U.S. history. The national highway traffic safety administration says it expects to recall more airbags by 2020. NPR's Ailsa Chang and consumer union David Friedman talked about why the recall was so long. AILSA CHANG, host: The biggest...
According to Douglas Irwin, a steelworker left a factory at the end of his job in Bethlehem, pa., in 1947. Employment in the sector is down 80 per cent from its peak 60 years ago. Hulton Archive/Getty Images. President trump's tariffs on imported steel are not the first time the U.S....
Many of the people who worked at Renaissance fairs had no health insurance. So the staff developed a system to help. RACHEL MARTIN, host: Driving America's health care system can feel like a medieval torture device, especially in finance. Therefore, the people working at the Renaissance exhibition proposed a solution, which...
Exercising at the gym requires a lot of energy - both for the sponsor and the gym itself. Now, new machines are being developed to capture it. A seattle-based company has developed a motion device that sends the resistance of all kinetic energy back to the grid. The "green...
A sister Shared the "terrible and wonderful" memory of her brother's life and death. The writer Stephanie Wittels Wachs, who received a phone call from her loving and successful brother Harris three days before the wedding, Shared some surprising news. How was it before? "He told me he was a drug...
Markets are nervous about the u.s.-china trade war. Update at 4:27 PM est. Worries and uncertainty about China's growing trade dispute continued to affect investors on Wednesday, when markets opened sharply lower and resumed early in the afternoon. The main U.S. stock indexes -- the dow, the s&p 500 and the nasdaq...
As vermont's milk industry continues to fall, the Canadian dairy industry is booming. Low milk prices forced the closure of Jacques Rainville, a vermont dairy farmer. Although vermont's dairy farmers are experiencing some of the most recent and difficult times, their Quebec counterparts are thriving. The reason is a complex system...
Atlanta is trying to fulfill MLK's legacy in health care. Despite the public safety commissioner bloom connor's 1963 dogs attacked the Alabama Birmingham civil rights demonstrators, but Martin Luther King's hometown of Atlanta, leaders are honing their "the city is too busy to hate" reputation. Fifty years after the death of...
British aid analysis of Leland. The government's rescue of the auto giant is not a new development - the British cooperated with Leland in 1974. Galerith, director of the automotive industry research centre at Cardiff school of business in wales, talks about the company's history. Host: Robert siegel. The distressed company is...
The goal of the new technology is to remove sugar from ice cream - not taste. Ice cream ice cream is not just magic. This is math. "You have to respect that," emphasizes the bologna Carpigiani senior instructor at the university of Gelato Gianpaolo Valli, he spent decades of time, in...