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Today โ€” December 14th 2019NPR Economy

A Break In The U.S.-China Trade War

By Jim Zarroli

The United States and China say they will sign the first phase of an agreement addressing some of the trade frictions between them.

  • December 14th 2019 at 14:04
Yesterday โ€” December 13th 2019NPR Economy

The News Roundup - International

Elections around the world, Greta Thunberg is TIME's person of the year and a jacket, purchased and returned.

(Image credit: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

  • December 13th 2019 at 17:06

The News Roundup - Domestic

After weeks of public and private deliberation, the articles of impeachment are here.

(Image credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

  • December 13th 2019 at 16:06

Reports: U.S. Reaches Trade Deal With China

U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators have reportedly reached a preliminary deal. NPR's Noel King talks with Scott Kennedy of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

  • December 13th 2019 at 11:08

News Brief: Conservatives Win Big In U.K. Election, Impeachment Vote, China Trade

By Frank Langfitt

The British people have handed Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party a big victory, all but ensuring Brexit. Also, planned votes on two articles of impeachment were delayed.

  • December 13th 2019 at 11:08

Reports Of Possible U.S.-China Trade Deal

By Scott Horsley

President Trump tweeted Thursday that the U.S. is "very close" to striking a trade deal with China. That would be a relief to businesses, bracing for another round of tariffs this weekend.

  • December 12th 2019 at 23:12
Before yesterdayNPR Economy

French Prime Minister Unveils Pension Plan As Strike Continues To Paralyze Paris

By Laurel Wamsley
Protestors chant and sing against President Emmanuel Macron during a rally in Paris as thousands take to the streets to protest against pension reform on Tuesday.

The plan calls for a shift from 42 distinct pension plans into one universal scheme. The new system will be based on the principle of giving each pensioner the same rights for each euro they pay in.

(Image credit: Kiran Ridley/Getty Images)

  • December 11th 2019 at 20:38

U.S., Mexico And Canada Sign Updated Trade Deal

By Carrie Kahn

The agreement signed Tuesday in Mexico City revises the old pact with stronger labor and environmental provisions, especially when it comes to Mexican worker rights.

  • December 11th 2019 at 11:09

A Q&A With Esther Duflo, Who Wins Nobel Prize Today

By Greg Rosalsky
CAMBRIDGE, MA - OCTOBER 14: Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee, who share a 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics with Michael Kremer, answer questions during a press conference at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Esther Duflo is the first female economist to win the Nobel Prize. Planet Money talks to her about her win, the state of gender inequality in economics, and her new book.

(Image credit: Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

  • December 10th 2019 at 12:30

Student Loans A Lot Like The Subprime Mortgage Debacle, Watchdog Says

By Chris Arnold
Mike Calhoun talks about how student loans are forcing younger Americans to delay homeownership at a housing conference in September.

Mike Calhoun rang the alarm bell early on about the subprime mortgage debacle — before reckless lending drove the economy into recession. These days, he's sounding the alarm about student loans.

(Image credit: Bridgett Turner/Courtesy of the Center for Responsible Lending)

  • December 9th 2019 at 22:37

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker Dies

By Rachel Martin

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker has died. He was 92 years old and served as Federal Reserve Chairman to Presidents Carter and Reagan. Later he was an adviser to President Obama.

  • December 9th 2019 at 15:54

Former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker Dies At 92

By Yuki Noguchi
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul Volcker listens to a question as he appears before the Senate Banking Committee in Washington, D.C., in 1980.

Volcker took the top job at the Federal Reserve in 1979, at a time when inflation was spiraling out of control. He is credited with taming it.

(Image credit: Chick Harrity/AP)

  • December 9th 2019 at 15:44

The News Roundup - International

A viral video showed world leaders appearing to mock President Trump, a rising death toll in Iran and more.

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  • December 6th 2019 at 17:06

The News Roundup - Domestic

The next phase of the impeachment process begins. A Democratic contender drops out of the presidential race. And the Attorney General weighs in on protests against police.

(Image credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

  • December 6th 2019 at 16:06

Job Market Surges As Employers Add 266,000 Jobs In November

By Scott Horsley
An employee stocks the toy section of a Walmart on Black Friday in King of Prussia, Pa.

U.S. employers added a better-than-expected number of jobs last month, boosted in part by the return of General Motors workers who had been on strike in October. The unemployment rate fell to 3.5%.

(Image credit: Sarah Silbiger/Reuters)

  • December 6th 2019 at 14:40

How Hard Are Tariffs Hitting The Economy? It Depends On Who You Ask

By Scott Horsley
U.S. farmers have suffered a one-two punch of bad weather, which makes it hard to grow crops, and tariffs, which make it hard to sell what they grow.

The U.S. economy is still growing, but trade tensions have taken a toll — especially on factories and farms. The trade war's impact on the overall economy is being debated.

(Image credit: Michael Conroy/AP)

  • December 6th 2019 at 11:00

GM And LG Chem Plan $2.3 Billion Electric Battery Venture In Ohio

By Bill Chappell
GM and LG Chem say they

The two companies expect to create more than 1,100 jobs in northeast Ohio. The new plant will be built near GM's Lordstown facility that was shuttered earlier this year.

(Image credit: Alan Freed/Reuters)

  • December 5th 2019 at 21:07

Why America's 1-Percenters Are Richer Than Europe's

By Scott Horsley
Over the last four decades, incomes in the United States have grown much less equal. Inequality is less pronounced in Western Europe.

The share of total income of the top 1% of earners in the U.S. more than doubled over four decades. But in Europe, the gains were less dramatic. What accounts for the difference across the Atlantic?

(Image credit: Mike Segar/Reuters)

  • December 5th 2019 at 19:47

Despite Job Boom, More Men Are Giving Up On Work

By Jim Zarroli
The long economic recovery has brought unemployment to historic lows. But the number of men in the labor force during their prime working age has dropped significantly over the past 50 years.

The long economic recovery has brought unemployment to historic lows. But the number of men in the labor force during their prime working age has dropped significantly over the past 50 years.

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  • December 5th 2019 at 13:25

Leaving The Workforce

By Jim Zarroli

Hidden behind reports of low unemployment are Americans who have given up and stopped looking for work altogether. A significant number of them are men in the prime of life in rural America.

  • December 5th 2019 at 11:07
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