Economy

From mechanics to CEOs, employees of the nation's airlines are pleading for an extension of pandemic relief funding. Without a deal, workers are facin
NPR - yesterday
Federal unemployment money has been cut off for nearly two months. Congress hasn't worked out a deal to send more help, and the fight over a Supreme C
NPR - 2 days ago
Workers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York are being pressured to return to work, in person. They're afraid of catching the coronavirus but
NPR - 2 days ago
One in six households reported missing or delaying paying bills just so they could buy food in a new NPR poll. And many are having trouble paying the
NPR - 2 days ago
Citigroup estimates the economy would see a $5 trillion boost in the next five years if the U.S. were to tackle key areas of discrimination against Af
NPR - 2 days ago
Citigroup estimates the economy would see a $5 trillion boost in the next five years if the U.S. were to tackle key areas of discrimination against Af
NPR - 2 days ago
The latest poll looking at the racial wealth gap during the pandemic shows that Black and Latino households are two times more likely than white house
NPR - 2 days ago
President Trump plans to announce his Supreme Court pick on Saturday. The pandemic continues to hurt minority households. And, the U.S. officially exi
NPR - 3 days ago
Big furniture companies have relied on a century-old model for selling desks and chairs. It doesn't work in the age of the home office.
NPR - 3 days ago
The federal loans were meant to help hospitals survive the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet they're coming due now — at a time when many rural hospitals are s
NPR - 4 days ago
The Midwestern chain Hy-Vee says DSW shoe outlets are opening in six of its supermarkets in Minnesota. Grocery shoppers will be able to try on shoes,
NPR - 4 days ago
Stocks plunged Monday amid new worries about the strength of the economic rebound. There's also talk of a new coronavirus lockdown in Britain.
NPR - 4 days ago
The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls nearly 800 points as new Chinese regulations pose potential threats to U.S. tech firms, which have been leading
NPR - 4 days ago
As people stay at home, they are putting out more trash, from pizza boxes to cardboard delivery boxes. That's putting a big strain on residential garb
NPR - 5 days ago
It's been almost two months since the federal unemployment has been cut off. But Congress hasn't worked out a deal to extend additional help, leaving
NPR - 7 days ago
This is the story of how Guinness got into the business of record-breaking, and how one Planet Money intern broke a world record involving the preside
NPR - 7 days ago
The coronavirus has affected most Americans, but NPR's latest poll shows Black, Latino and Native American households are hardest hit by the financial
NPR - a week ago
Gov. Greg Abbott is relaxing restrictions on hospitals, nursing homes and certain industries in much of the state, citing an improvement in COVID-19 m
NPR - a week ago
Serious financial problems have disproportionately impacted people of color during the pandemic, according to a new NPR poll. NPR follows two Chicago
NPR - a week ago
Gig workers are now relying on a safety net program that didn't even exist six months ago. It provides unemployment benefits to the growing number who
NPR - a week ago