The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 879 points. That's on top of Monday's drop, when the Dow tumbled more than 1,000 points.
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Japan rethought the bathroom. Why hasn't America?
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U.S. markets fell sharply amid widening concern that the continuing spread of cases could lead to a global pandemic. The Dow Jones Industrial Average had its worst performance in more than 2 years.
U.S. stocks fell sharply Monday as investors worried about a growing number of coronavirus infections outside China, and possible fallout for the global economy.
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With rising home prices, many young people think they can't afford homes. But there are alternatives to the traditional 20% down payment, giving more people the opportunity of homeownership.
Under a system like "Medicare for All," there are questions about job loss and older insurance workers. Studies show that job retraining is less effective for older workers.
The notion of a shorter workweek might sound crazy to overworked Americans, but around the world, companies and even governments are starting to embrace it. The key is fewer meetings and distractions.
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The coronavirus outbreak in China continues to have ripple effects on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. Many multinational companies depend on China for both supplies and sales.
When the US needed a spy plane and an invasion, it hired the economist Richard Bissell.
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President Nicolás Maduro has allowed the use of U.S. dollars to revive Venezuela's collapsing economy, jumpstarting business and consumption for those with greenbacks. Those without may go hungry.
Italy's young workers have been leaving for decades. One of them worked for Planet Money last winter. Here's what it's like to leave a stagnant economy in a country you love.
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San Bernardino County, Calif., is creating a commuter train that reaches the small city of Redlands. While good for the environment, some residents worry it will undo the city's slow growth measures.
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NPR's Scott Simon talks with Annie Lowrey of the Atlantic about what she calls the Great Affordability Crisis. She says the cost of housing and health care is bleeding some American families dry.
A budget airline helped open up Iceland to the masses and add to the nation's economic growth. The airline's collapse has had an equally profound impact on Iceland's economy.
One of President Trump's nominees to the Federal Reserve board of governors fielded tough questioning at her confirmation hearing Thursday. Judy Shelton has drawn criticism even from GOP senators.
States are getting more aggressive claiming abandoned property to use for state purposes, a process known as escheat. But sometimes the holdings don't feel so abandoned to the people who own them.
Credit card debt hit a new all-time high and delinquencies are rising sharply for younger people. Fortunately, most Americans are in much more solid financial shape than before the Great Recession.
William Hoagland, who for years helped shape GOP budget policy, says the public just doesn't see rising deficits as a major issue at a time when the economy is doing well.
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President Trump's proposed budget forecasts economic growth. NPR's David Greene talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution, about the U.S. economy.
The coronavirus outbreak is creating turmoil for businesses — and not just those in China. In some Chinatowns in the U.S., many business owners say the normal flow of customers has evaporated.