Business

2:00am

Thu December 1, 2011
Business

Boeing, Machinists Union Reach Tentative Deal

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Boeing announced a surprise deal with its machinists' union yesterday. It tentatively extends the workers' contract for four years. The company also promises to build a new version of its popular 737 in union-friendly Washington State.

From Seattle, NPR's Martin Kaste reports.

MARTIN KASTE, BYLINE: The International Association of Machinists also got pay raises and more pension benefits. Local president Tom Wroblewski calls it a new day.

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3:03pm

Wed November 30, 2011
Business

Colorado Farmers Fight Proposed On-Farm Child Labor Laws

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Colorado farmers are upset with the Obama Administration over a proposal to change child labor laws for kids under the age of 18 who work in agriculture; a move that's stemmed from several high-profile accidents involving kids on farms around the country.

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2:00pm

Thu November 24, 2011
Business

Colorado Ski Resorts Hoping for a Strong Year

Winter Park was one of a dozen Colorado resorts that were open or planned to open by Thanksgiving weekend.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Thanksgiving weekend typically marks the unofficial start to the ski season, according to Colorado ski industry officials.  That's because in the days ahead of the holiday, resorts start seeing their bread and butter show up.  Think:  the out of state, package holiday crowd.

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2:28pm

Wed November 23, 2011
Planet Money

Boom Town, U.S.A.

Originally published on Wed November 23, 2011 4:12 pm

Brandi and Kaylee plan to open a truck repair shop when they graduate from high school.
Robert Smith NPR

In the small-town of Elko, ambition looks like high-heel suede booties on the floor of the auto shop at the local high school.

Brandi and Kaylee look like the Olsen twins. And they're the best auto-shop students at Elko High. The girls have a plan. Everyday out the school window, they see trucks heading up to the gold mines. Day and night. So, the girls figure, why not open a truck repair shop after they graduate?

"In Elko we've been really blessed and really lucky to actually have a good economy," Kaylee says. "We can actually have our hopes and dreams."

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2:00am

Tue November 22, 2011
Economy

Siemens Discovers Hiring Vets Is 'Good For Business'

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are winding down. That means more troops will be coming home. Jobs are tough to find these days for anyone, but especially for veterans. Yesterday President Obama signed into law a plan meant to get more vets hired. NPR's Rachel Martin has more.

RACHEL MARTIN, BYLINE: The unemployment rate for veterans is around 12 percent - that's close to four points higher than for everyone else. President Obama says it's time to do something about it.

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