Business http://wrkf.org en Raw Milk Producers Aim To Regulate Themselves http://wrkf.org/post/raw-milk-producers-aim-regulate-themselves A growing number of Americans are buying raw milk. That's milk that has not been pasteurized to kill bacteria.<p>As we've reported, the legal treatment of raw milk varies state by state. In some places like California, it's sold in stores. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 07:17:00 +0000 editor 29005 at http://wrkf.org Raw Milk Producers Aim To Regulate Themselves A 'Lost Generation Of Workers': The Cost Of Youth Unemployment http://wrkf.org/post/lost-generation-workers-cost-youth-unemployment It makes some sense that young people might work less than their older counterparts. They are figuring out their lives, going in and out of school and making more short-term plans.<p>But a whopping 5.8 million young people are neither in school nor working. It is "a completely different situation than we've seen in the past," says Elisabeth Jacobs, the senior director for policy and academic programs at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth.<p>"It's a big deal. ... Wed, 02 Jul 2014 08:11:00 +0000 Will Stone 28808 at http://wrkf.org A 'Lost Generation Of Workers': The Cost Of Youth Unemployment How Many Companies Will Be Touched By Court's Contraception Ruling? http://wrkf.org/post/how-many-companies-will-be-touched-courts-contraception-ruling When the Supreme Court ruled Monday that "closely held" corporations <a href="file:///C:/Users/aschneider/Documents/My%20Documents/326926331">don't have to pay for workers' contraception</a>, you may have assumed the decision applied only to family-owned businesses.<p>Wrong. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:41:00 +0000 Marilyn Geewax 28753 at http://wrkf.org How Many Companies Will Be Touched By Court's Contraception Ruling? For Tipped Workers, A Different Minimum Wage Battle http://wrkf.org/post/tipped-workers-different-minimum-wage-battle The federal minimum wage for tipped workers has been $2.13 since 1991. That pay rate tends to get lost in the larger debate over whether to raise the national minimum wage for nontipped workers, which is $7.25 an hour.<p>In theory, the money from tips should make up the difference in pay — and then some. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 22:45:00 +0000 NPR Staff 28702 at http://wrkf.org For Tipped Workers, A Different Minimum Wage Battle Some Of Us Sacrifice More To Stay In Home Sweet Home http://wrkf.org/post/some-us-sacrifice-more-stay-home-sweet-home If it seems like we talk about housing a lot on Code Switch, it's because we do. But the fact is it's really hard to talk about all the ways race correlates to different outcomes — in health or education, say— without talking about where people live. Take household wealth, for example: The major reason whites have so much more of it is because of how much likelier they are not just to own homes, but to own homes in places where that property might appreciate in value. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 18:41:00 +0000 Gene Demby 28344 at http://wrkf.org Some Of Us Sacrifice More To Stay In Home Sweet Home Insight: Entrepreneurial Spirit, Numbers, and Good Stories http://wrkf.org/post/insight-entrepreneurial-spirit-numbers-and-good-stories <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On June 30, </span>WRKF<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is bringing the daily business show </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.marketplace.org" target="_blank">Marketplace</a>&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">back to the air, weekdays at 5:30 p.m. And you’ll hear the </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Marketplace Morning Report</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at 51 minutes past the hour during </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Morning Edition</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on weekday mornings.</span></p><p>The return of <em>Marketplace </em>gives us an excuse to talk with host, <a href="http://www.vanityfair.com/business/2013/11/kai-ryssdal-marketplace-profile" target="_blank">Kai Ryssdal</a>, about how Louisiana fits in to the bigger economic picture.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 09:43:00 +0000 Amy Jeffries 28270 at http://wrkf.org Insight: Entrepreneurial Spirit, Numbers, and Good Stories In The Making Of Megafarms, A Mixture Of Pride And Pain http://wrkf.org/post/making-megafarms-mixture-pride-and-pain It seems that everybody, going back at least to <a href="http://www.monticello.org/site/jefferson/quotations-agriculture">Thomas Jefferson</a>, loves small family farms.<p>Yet those beloved small farms are becoming increasingly irrelevant. Big farms are taking over.<p>According to the <a href="http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/">latest census of American agriculture</a>, released this year, there are two million farms in America. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 21:29:00 +0000 Dan Charles 28096 at http://wrkf.org In The Making Of Megafarms, A Mixture Of Pride And Pain Brewers Have Been All Bottled Up, But Now They're Canning It http://wrkf.org/post/brewers-have-been-all-bottled-now-theyre-canning-it You may have noticed a trend clinking around on the shelves of your local liquor store: More and more fancy craft beer is showing up in aluminum cans.<p>For decades, canned beer was the stuff you bought cheap — the PBR or Natural Ice — bottom-shelf beer. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 20:46:00 +0000 editor 27809 at http://wrkf.org Brewers Have Been All Bottled Up, But Now They're Canning It Supreme Court Rules BP Must Keep Paying For Spill http://wrkf.org/post/supreme-court-rules-bp-must-keep-paying-spill Under a legal settlement, BP has been sending money to businesses affected by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill. The company said the terms of the settlement are being misinterpreted. The court disagreed. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:39:00 +0000 editor 27779 at http://wrkf.org OTB Parlors Criticize Hike In Horse Racing Simulcast Rates http://wrkf.org/post/otb-parlors-criticize-hike-horse-racing-simulcast-rates Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Tomorrow is a big day in horse racing - the Belmont Stakes, the last race in the Triple Crown. California Chrome has a chance to complete the Triple Crown for the first time in 36 years, having already won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, of course. That's the excitement in the foreground. In the background, a quiet war is raging. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 09:08:00 +0000 editor 27639 at http://wrkf.org