Economy

Princeton economist Alan Krueger, who served in the Obama White House, has died. Krueger's research interests included the minimum wage, the opioid ep
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It's Match Week, when med students apply for residencies. An economist argues this residency system is a key reason why U.S. doctors are paid around t
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More than 60 percent of parents said it was difficult to find affordable, high-quality child care in their community in a 2015 survey.
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NPR's Morning Edition wants to hear from retail workers across the country as part of an upcoming series.
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The president's budget is expected to propose drastic cuts to government programs. But NPR has learned it will also call for increased spending on chi
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David Wessel, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, joins NPR's Michel Martin to discuss what the trade deficit and jobs numbers tell us about
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Washington Post columnist Catherine Rampell discusses the latest economic news with Scott Simon, including jobs numbers and what it means that the U.S
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Labor uncertainty in Erie County, Pa. — a county that narrowly flipped for Donald Trump in 2016 — may now be impacting how voters in the region fe
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The government's February employment report shows that employers added 20,000 jobs — falling far below expectations. But, the unemployment rate fell
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The economy added far fewer jobs than expected last month, a slowdown from much stronger gains in December and January. But the jobless rate fell to 3
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Steve Inskeep talks to Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, about the global economy, and the need to leverage the
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NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Zimbabwe's Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube about his mission to turn around his country's crumbling economy.
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The trade deficit is wider despite the objectives of President Trump's trade policies. Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins C
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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 o
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President Trump has pushed tariffs to cut the trade gap. But the United States bought more from other countries than it sold to them last year, pushin
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China's government plays a large, powerful role in how its businesses operate — giving them preferential treatment over their rivals. That's a big s
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The president announced he is removing preferential trade status for India because he says that country does not provide the U.S. with reasonable acce
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Oregon just passed a rent control law. Economists have seen this movie before—and they are not eager to see the sequel.
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NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the seizure of 90,000 bottles of Russian vodka destined for North Korea's elite. A look at what this means for the regim
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Elizabeth Warren has proposed a wealth tax. It's an idea that's been tried in Europe. We look at why it failed there and its prospects in the U.S.
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