Business and Financial News Find the latest business news with reports on Wall Street, interest rates, banking, companies, and U.S. and world financial markets. Subscribe to the Business Story of the Day podcast.

Business

Members of P.A.I.N. (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now) and Truth Pharm staged a protest on Thursday outside Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn., over its recent controversial opioid settlement. Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images
VCG/VCG via Getty Images

How China Transformed The Luxury Goods Market

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/760651847/760655564" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Microsoft President Brad Smith says governments need to set rules for big technology companies. "Almost no technology has gone so entirely unregulated, for so long, as digital technology," he says. Gary He/Reuters hide caption

toggle caption
Gary He/Reuters

Microsoft President: Democracy Is At Stake. Regulate Big Tech

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/760478177/760642117" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

PG&E says it will pay $11 billion to resolve insurance companies' claims from the 2017 Northern California wildfires and the 2018 Camp Fire. Here, destroyed homes are seen in Paradise, Calif., where the Camp Fire raged last November. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The IndiGator sips on an ice-cold White Claw as they ponder the intricacies of tax policy. Emily Lang hide caption

toggle caption
Emily Lang

The White Claw Tax Law Flaw

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/760312844/760313920" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax is suing CBS, alleging the network didn't fully vet his accusers' claims and omitted information that would exonerate him. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Steve Helber/AP
Malte Mueller/Getty Images/fStop

Finding Meaning At Work: How We Shape And Think About Our Jobs

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/760255265/760280106" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren say corporate America has put profits before workers by shifting jobs to other countries. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Trump Has Stolen Democrats' Playbook On Trade

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/759794812/760264525" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Lyft is under growing pressure to strengthen background checks and adopt better security measures for passengers after dozens of women reported that they had been sexually assaulted by drivers. Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Lawsuits Say Lyft Doesn't Do Enough To Protect Women From Predatory Drivers

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/759876637/760115066" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other senators received a message from business leaders Thursday, urging them to take action on gun violence in the U.S. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Inc via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Inc via Getty Images

United Auto Workers President Gary Jones speaks in Detroit on July 16. The FBI is investigating allegations that Jones and other UAW officials accepted bribes. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Paul Sancya/AP

Anne Wojcicki, chief executive officer and co-founder of 23andMe, speaks during the TechCrunch Disrupt 2018 summit in San Francisco in September 2018. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Female CEOs Blast 'Forbes' List Of Innovative Leaders That Includes Only One Woman

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/759899375/759899376" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images

The Debt That Never Dies: China's Imperial Bonds

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/759960349/759966870" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

T. Boone Pickens founded the company that became Mesa Petroleum and later began a hedge fund focused on energy investments. He died Wednesday at age 91. Larry W. Smith/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Larry W. Smith/Getty Images

T. Boone Pickens, Iconic Oil Tycoon, Dead At 91

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/759874614/759950823" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Illmind's library of beats is sought after by artists from LL Cool J to Bruno Mars. @KofMotivation/Courtesy of Illmind hide caption

toggle caption
@KofMotivation/Courtesy of Illmind

Episode 794: How To Make It In The Music Business

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/759892883/759894257" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript