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

New York Times media columnist Ben Smith argues Ronan Farrow stretches his claims beyond the facts. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Farrow says his critics are missing the larger picture. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

Fish Tales Bar & Grill, a restaurant in Ocean City, Md., tries out "bumper tables." Designed by an event production company, they're meant to allow diners to practice social distancing. Katie Kirby/Revolution Event Design & Production/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Katie Kirby/Revolution Event Design & Production/AP

Maryland Restaurant Floats Social Distancing Dining Plan: Inner Tube Tables

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/860682281/860682282" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Alabama opened public beaches on May 1. Gov. Kay Ivey is letting casinos, museums, zoos and amusement parks open Friday afternoon. Maranie Staab/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Maranie Staab/Bloomberg via Getty Images
TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images

Stocks Are Up But The Economy's Down

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/861331371/861340994" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

People load their vehicles with boxes of food at a Los Angeles Regional Food Bank earlier this month in Los Angeles. Food banks across the United States are seeing numbers and people they have never seen before amid unprecedented unemployment from the COVID-19 outbreak. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Food Banks Get The Love, But SNAP Does More To Fight Hunger

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/859853877/860829967" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

President Trump listens as Scott Turner, executive director of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council, speaks during a meeting with African American leaders in Michigan on Thursday. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Alex Brandon/AP

White House Looks At 'Opportunity Zone' Extension In Wake Of COVID-19

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/859697610/860682314" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Some of the last tourists to visit the Universal Studios theme park in Orlando, Fla., in March before the coronavirus crisis shut the resort down. Plans are in place for Universal and other parks to reopen. Susan Stumme/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Susan Stumme/AFP via Getty Images
Medical University of South Carolina

Waiting For A Surge

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/860573959/860574816" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Launched during the Great Depression, the unemployment insurance system has seen unprecedented strain during the coronavirus crisis. Olivier Douliery AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Olivier Douliery AFP via Getty Images

How A Decades-Old Unemployment Insurance System Is Measuring Up In The Pandemic

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/860457210/860475372" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A man walks past mannequins in the windows of a Macy's store in Boston on April 15. The company said its online sales started growing in April, but they "only partially offset" the losses from its stores. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Charles Krupa/AP

Blood collection tubes sit in a rack on the first day of a free COVID-19 antibody testing event at the Volusia County Fairgrounds in DeLand, Fla., on May 4. Paul Hennessy/Echoes WIre/Barcroft Media via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Paul Hennessy/Echoes WIre/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

Getting An Antibody Test For The Coronavirus? Here's What It Won't Tell You

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/857961304/860475366" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Bartolomé Perez of Los Angeles has cooked at McDonald's for 30 years. He helped stage a walkout at his restaurant in April after a coworker tested positive for COVID-19. Courtesy of the Fight for $15 and a Union hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the Fight for $15 and a Union
PM Images/Getty Images

Never Pay An Unnecessary Fee Again

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/683983397/860044058" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript