Economy

California has over 500,000 green jobs, with tens of thousands coming directly from state initiatives.

from KCRW Features

Relly Brown’s ground-floor apartment near MacArthur Park still resembles the hotel room it once was: four walls, no kitchen and a mattress that takes up half the floor.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

There is still no progress in the talks between writers and their agents about a new code of conduct.

How the Writers Guild protest could change the industry

There is still no progress in the talks between writers and their agents about a new code of conduct.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Former L.A. Times foreign correspondent Megan Stack talks with NPR about her new book, her relationships with her nannies, and the need to further involve men in conversations about work in the home.

'Women's Work' delves into gender roles at home and relationships with domestic help

Former L.A. Times foreign correspondent Megan Stack talks with NPR about her new book, her relationships with her nannies, and the need to further involve men in conversations about work in the home.

from NPR

Two working in Colorado’s legal cannabis say their jobs cost them their chances for American citizenship. Both are green card holders who applied for permanent citizenship.

Working in the legal cannabis industry costs two people their citizenship

Two working in Colorado’s legal cannabis say their jobs cost them their chances for American citizenship. Both are green card holders who applied for permanent citizenship.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Some TV writers say they’re making less money because their agents have a conflict of interest: they’re acting like producers.

What you need to know about the feud between the Writers Guild of America and their agents

Some TV writers say they’re making less money because their agents have a conflict of interest: they’re acting like producers.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A top House Democrat last week asked the Treasury Department to turn over six years of President Trump’s tax returns, setting a deadline for later this week.

Will President Trump turn over his tax returns if Democrats subpoena them?

A top House Democrat last week asked the Treasury Department to turn over six years of President Trump’s tax returns, setting a deadline for later this week.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Seen mostly on the tech campuses of Silicon Valley, and inside the lobbies of Wall Street, the power vest is part of a recent fashion trend worn by finance and tech bros.

Patagonia wants companies that buy their vests to have a social conscience

Seen mostly on the tech campuses of Silicon Valley, and inside the lobbies of Wall Street, the power vest is part of a recent fashion trend worn by finance and tech bros.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Trump doubled down on his threats to close the US-Mexico border on Tuesday, no matter the impact on the economy. Mexico is a huge trading partner with the U.S.

The possible economic effects of closing the US-Mexico border

President Trump doubled down on his threats to close the US-Mexico border on Tuesday, no matter the impact on the economy. Mexico is a huge trading partner with the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In Silicon Valley, some of the world’s biggest startups are going public. Uber already went public last week. Lyft goes public on Thursday.

Can San Francisco handle more millionaires as several startups go public?

In Silicon Valley, some of the world’s biggest startups are going public. Uber already went public last week. Lyft goes public on Thursday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Diamonds are a finite resource, so companies like De Beers are learning to make their own diamonds.

Diamonds are not forever: The diamond market turns to synthetics

Diamonds are a finite resource, so companies like De Beers are learning to make their own diamonds.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Before he was president, Donald Trump was a failed casino magnate, who defaulted on loans. No bank on Wall Street would lend him money, except one.

Why Deutsche Bank loaned money to Trump even after he defaulted

Before he was president, Donald Trump was a failed casino magnate, who defaulted on loans. No bank on Wall Street would lend him money, except one.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

After years of exclusively private investors, Uber and Lyft are opening up their shares to the public. But they may hit a few speed bumps.

As Uber and Lyft go public, what’s their long term future?

After years of exclusively private investors, Uber and Lyft are opening up their shares to the public. But they may hit a few speed bumps.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Lyft has allowed tipping for years, but Uber didn’t give riders the option until 2017. It’s still unclear how much riders are expected to tip, if at all.

Tipping behavior and etiquette for the gig economy

Lyft has allowed tipping for years, but Uber didn’t give riders the option until 2017. It’s still unclear how much riders are expected to tip, if at all.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The San Francisco Bay Area is known for its love of fine food. It's also increasingly becoming known as an area where it's almost impossible to live on a service-industry wage.

Bay Area's high cost of living squeezes restaurant workers, chefs and owners

The San Francisco Bay Area is known for its love of fine food. It's also increasingly becoming known as an area where it's almost impossible to live on a service-industry wage.

from NPR

President Trump wants to withhold federal funds from colleges and universities if they don’t protect the viewpoints and speech of students, regardless of where they stand politically.

Trump to sign executive order protecting free speech on college campuses

President Trump wants to withhold federal funds from colleges and universities if they don’t protect the viewpoints and speech of students, regardless of where they stand politically.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A lot of app-based companies like Uber, GrubHub, and Doordash like to classify their workers as independent contractors rather than employees.

Should gig economy workers be classified as independent contractors or employees?

A lot of app-based companies like Uber, GrubHub, and Doordash like to classify their workers as independent contractors rather than employees.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Some employers are offering benefits that pay down student loans. They say it's a popular way to recruit younger workers who are struggling with college debt.

A new benefit: some companies help workers pay down student loans

Some employers are offering benefits that pay down student loans. They say it's a popular way to recruit younger workers who are struggling with college debt.

from NPR

Keenan Davis grew up in a household filled with children.

In high demand, but with little pay, day care workers hope to unionize

Keenan Davis grew up in a household filled with children.

from KCRW Features

Gavin Newsom delivered his first State of the State address today.

Takeaways from Gov. Newsom’s first State of the State

Gavin Newsom delivered his first State of the State address today.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand