Economy

The move comes after failing to agree to a new contract with General Motors over wages, health care and profit-sharing. Nearly 50,000 workers will be
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The price of vanilla is ten times higher than a few years ago. That's bringing unimagined wealth to local villages — and problems as well.
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Another former Republican politician is set to challenge the president in the primaries. And California passed a bill requiring companies to treat the
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Is rent control a tool to help fight a housing crisis? California is taking steps to enact a state-wide cap on rent increases. But, recent studies sho
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When it comes to trade, Trump and the Democrats sound a lot alike. "It's like Donald Trump has co-opted Democratic trade policy," one analyst says. So
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Former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power joins us to talk about a career pursuing idealistic solutions to global problems.
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President Trump has announced he would postpone the increase of certain tariffs on Chinese goods from October 1 to October 15th. This follows a trade
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The average cost of child care is approaching the price of some public college tuition. NPR's Noel King talks to Jorge Elorza, the mayor of Providence
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General Motors will be the first United Automobile Workers target in contract talks. A perfect storm of tariffs, recession fears, slowing sales and au
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The bill, which passed the state Senate and is expected to become law, limits the kinds of workers who can be classified as contractors. It has vast i
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The family that owns the company won't allow their personal fortune to be part of the settlement.
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In the early 1600s there was one stock market with only one company's stock in it, and it didn't take long before someone tried to manipulate the pric
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It's one of the most honest and interesting looks at trade between China and the U.S.
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Twenty percent of American adults are in debt from their — or their children's or grandchildren's — education.
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Both figurative and actual storms occurred on both sides of the Atlantic this week.
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Employers added just 130,000 jobs in August, another sign that the economy is slowing. Job gains for June and July were revised downward. Factories, i
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Attorneys general from eight states and the District of Columbia have launched a probe into Facebook and its market dominance. The Justice Department
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The Labor Department says U.S. employers added 130,000 jobs in August, fewer than private analysts had expected. The unemployment rate was unchanged
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The administration unveiled a plan to reprivatize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that has lending advocates worried. But any changes are likely to be grad
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NPR's Noel King talks to economics journalist Binyamin Appelbaum, whose new book traces what he describes as a revolution in the way we think about th
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