Bloomberg has ranked the best and worst companies to retire from, and some of the results are surprising: ConocoPhillips provides some of the most generous retirement benefits to employees, while Whole Foods and Facebook are ranked near the bottom.
Bloombergâ€™s Michael Regan joins Here & Nowâ€™s Meghna ChakrabartiÂ to explain how the publication calculated the rankings.
At a New England grocery store, employees are protesting labor changes â€” but itâ€™s not what youâ€™re expecting. Market Basketâ€™s 25,000 employeesÂ donâ€™t have a problem withÂ their own working conditions. Rather,Â they want ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas put back in his position.
For a window into everything about this family-owned business that has been successful â€” despite deep divisions at the top â€” you just have to go online.Â From our own WBUR to Buzzfeed, countless publications are writing about the New England grocery store chainâ€™s ongoing employee protests and resulting empty shelves.
"Make it work," the fashion guru tells designers on Project Runway. But life hasn't always "worked" for Gunn. He talks with Terry Gross about being bullied, being gay in the '60s and '70s, and how his mother thinks he should "dress more like Mitt Romney."
Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 12:52 pm
Pope Francis has accepted an invitation to visit Philadelphia in September 2015, a trip that would mark his first to the U.S. as pontiff.
Catholic News Service quotes Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi as saying that the pope has expressed "his willingness to participate in the World Meeting of Families" in Philadelphia, and that he's also received invitations to visit New York, the United Nations and Washington, D.C., which he's considering.
Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 12:01 pm
Indonesia's president-elect is making good on a campaign promise to be a new kind of leader â€” starting with his Cabinet, which he's asking ordinary people to help him choose.
Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, was named president on Tuesday following July 9 polls, the results of which were contested by rival Prabowo Subianto. In the final count approved by the country's election commission, Jokowi secured 53 percent to Prabowo's 47 percent.
What would you do if you could access 100 percent of your brain's potential processing power? Reverse climate change? Pick up new languages while you sleep? Pay your rent on time? Invent an iPhone capable of making and receiving telephone calls?
Two items that are essential to most Indian households are a bucket and a pitcher. They are to Indians what showers are to Americans, an integral part of the daily ritual of bathing. In a country where you can't count on running water, the vast majority of people bathe using a bucket of water and a plastic pitcher to pour the water over your head and body.
Like every other Indian I know, I grew up with bucket bathing. But by the time I was 10, indoor showers had started to become more common in bathrooms, as did a regular water supply, at least in urban India.
This week's guest Quizmaster is Sam Fogarino, drummer for the band Interpol. The group is set to release its latest album, El Pintor, in September. It's Interpol's first new record since 2010's self-titled release. Can you identify the songs he selected from just a few seconds of drumming?
As always, if you know a fill (or intro) or drummer you'd love to see featured in this game, let us know in the comments section, or via Twitter @allsongs, #drumfillfriday. Good luck, careful listeners!
Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 11:53 am
Updated at 11:10 a.m. ET.
The Netherlands and Australia â€” countries that lost large numbers of citizens in last week's downing of Flight MH17 â€” are planning to send police to eastern Ukraine to help secure the debris field there.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called reports that Israel's government had rejected a U.S. truce in Gaza "a mischievous leak" and said he's confident a deal can be reached.
Referring to earlier reports by Israeli TV that a seven-day cease-fire had been unanimously rejected, Kerry, speaking at a news conference in Cairo, said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had assured him that the report is "an error and inaccurate.