Economy

An NPR politics and economics correspondent answers listener questions about the latest from Wednesday's White House briefing, and what to expect from
NPR - 3 hours ago
Struggling small businesses face a difficult day as first-of-the-month bills come due.
NPR - 7 hours ago
The coronavirus pandemic is taking a toll on the nation's factories. Manufacturing activity slumped in March as the virus cut into both supply and dem
NPR - 11 hours ago
As Europe's largest economy gets hit with COVID-19, a German government financial aid program will make up some of the lost income for millions of emp
NPR - 11 hours ago
New orders, production and employment were all down.These are just some of the ways the coronavirus pandemic and the government's effort to address it
NPR - 12 hours ago
Acrobatic dancers from Mumbai's slums performed to a Bollywood song and wowed the audience. Fame may help them out of poverty. NPR's India producer v
NPR - 18 hours ago
The government ordered lenders to let homeowners skip payments if they lost income due to the coronavirus. Landlords, however, can require renters to
NPR - 18 hours ago
NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Michelle Singletary, who writes about personal finance for The Washington Post, about what people can do during the coron
NPR - 18 hours ago
As efforts to slow the coronavirus pandemic temporarily put millions of Americans out of work, forecasters are predicting a record slowdown in the U.S
NPR - yesterday
AAA says the national average is $1.997 per gallon and it's expected to drop further in the coming weeks. In a few places it's less than half that, bu
NPR - yesterday
A Nobel prize-winning economist on what it might take to get our economy growing again.
NPR - 2 days ago
Nearly half of the 850,000 farmworkers in California are undocumented, and labor unions say sometimes they are denied sick leave. Undocumented workers
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Macy's is furloughing most of its tens-of-thousands of employees. Ro Worrall, a Macy's employee in Portland, Ore., for the past five years, is one of
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NPR science and economic correspondents answer questions about Monday's White House briefing and accessing benefits made available in the Congressiona
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The economic rescue package just passed by Congress will push this year's budget deficit above $3 trillion. Such huge levels of deficit spending used
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Citing the pandemic's "heavy toll" on its business, Macy's says it's furloughing the majority of its employees. Its stores have been closed since Marc
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Amazon workers in New York and Instacart workers nationwide plan to walk off their jobs Monday. They want more access to paid sick leave as well as pr
NPR - 3 days ago
Workers from Amazon and Instacart are planning to go on strike. They're asking their companies to do more to keep them safe during the coronavirus out
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A couple in the San Francisco Bay area, who are musicians and music educators, rely on bookings at schools and libraries, which are now closed by coro
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Much of America's economy has been shut down, in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Some say this strategy will work, but President Trum
NPR - 5 days ago