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Today โ€” April 21st 2019NPR Economy

WalletHub CEO: Growing Credit Card Debt Is An Economic Warning Sign

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Odysseas Papadimitriou, CEO of WalletHub, about growing credit card debt and what it means for the economy.

  • April 21st 2019 at 13:46
Yesterday โ€” April 20th 2019NPR Economy

'Physically And Mentally Draining': The Economic Hardships U.S. Dairy Farmers Face

Penny Berg and her son, Mark Berg, tell NPR's Scott Simon about the current economic difficulties facing American dairy farmers.

  • April 20th 2019 at 13:10
Before yesterdayNPR Economy

Revised NAFTA Deal Would Offer Modest Economic Benefits, Report Says

By Jim Zarroli

The renegotiated trade pact among the U.S., Mexico and Canada would modestly boost the U.S. economy, most notably in the auto industry, according to the International Trade Commission's report.

  • April 19th 2019 at 11:00

In 2008, 3 Officials Were On The Frontline Of The Financial Crisis

Steve Inskeep talks to ex-Fed Chair Ben Bernanke, former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and ex-President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Timothy Geithner, about their book and the economy.

  • April 19th 2019 at 11:00

Trump's Trade War Forces Volvo To Shift Gears In South Carolina

By Camila Domonoske
Tremaine Smalls (center) attaches parts to an engine at Volvo

The Chinese-owned Swedish automaker was originally planning to ship U.S.-made luxury sedans out of the Port of Charleston and send them to China. Trump's trade war threw a wrench in those plans.

(Image credit: Camila Domonoske/NPR)

  • April 16th 2019 at 23:21

A Guardian of Global Capitalism Warns Capitalism Has A Problem

By Greg Rosalsky
Pedestrians walk past the International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The IMF finds companies are getting increasingly powerful. Here's why that's bad for consumers and for the whole economy.

(Image credit: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

  • April 16th 2019 at 13:30

Tax Troubles, Tax Triumphs

We talk about the other certain thing — you know, the one that's not death.

(Image credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • April 16th 2019 at 16:05

Watch The Throne(s)

The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones starts on April 14.

(Image credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • April 15th 2019 at 16:06

On Tax Day, The IRS Is Short Of Money

By Scott Horsley
The IRS budget has been cut sharply over the past decade, but President Trump has suggested spending an extra $362 million on tax enforcement next year.

The agency's budget has been cut sharply over the past decade. That means fewer audits. The Trump administration says those cuts may have gone too far and it's seeking more money for tax enforcement.

(Image credit: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

  • April 15th 2019 at 13:28

President Trump Tells Asylum-Seekers That 'Our Country Is Full.' Is It?

Trump said, referring to immigrants from Latin America to the U.S., "We can't take you. Our country is full." David Greene asks David Wessel, director of the Brookings Institution, how true that is.

  • April 15th 2019 at 11:00

To Turn Turkey's Economy Around, Erdogan May Have To Loosen Control

By Peter Kenyon

After some stinging losses in local elections, Turkey's ruling party is trying to revive the economy. But that'll be difficult as long as President Erdogan doesn't want to share power.

  • April 15th 2019 at 11:00

Is The Country Really 'Full'?

Conservative writer David Frum thinks that liberals need to step up on immigration enforcement.

(Image credit: ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • April 11th 2019 at 16:06

In Alaska, Shrinking Oil Revenues May Mean Severe Cutbacks To State Ferry System

By Nat Herz
The ferries Malaspina and LeConte are docked near Juneau at sunrise. Both ships are part of Alaska

For decades, Alaska has collected enough revenue from the oil industry to run government and pay each resident a cash dividend. Now, with oil revenue dwindling, there isn't enough money for both.

(Image credit: Nat Herz/Alaska Public Media)

  • April 10th 2019 at 22:25

Bags Of Cash, Armed Guards And Wary Banks: The Edgy Life Of A Cannabis Company CFO

By Yuki Noguchi
Tom DiGiovanni

Being chief financial officer in a pot business requires lots of workarounds, including hiring heavily armed guards. Few financial firms are willing to service a market that remains federally illegal.

(Image credit: Devan Schwartz for NPR)

  • April 10th 2019 at 18:39

Johnson Publishing Company Files For Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Protection

By Karen Grigsby Bates

The Chicago publishing giant that launched Ebony and Jet magazines, and made them a touchstone in African-American life, is closing its doors. It plans a court- supervised sale of its assets.

  • April 10th 2019 at 11:08

Bank Of America Raising Its Minimum Wage To $20 An Hour

By Jim Zarroli
People walk past a branch of Bank of America in New York City in 2015. The bank announced Tuesday that it

The wage increase, which will be phased in by 2021, comes as the strong economy means employers are competing to fill open positions.

(Image credit: Mark Lennihan/AP)

  • April 9th 2019 at 19:30

U.S. Warns Of New Tariffs On Europe Over Airbus Subsidies

By Scott Horsley
A new Airbus A320neo aircraft is presented by the Spanish airline Vueling at Barcelona

The Trump administration is preparing tariffs on billions of dollars in imports from Europe in retaliation for subsidies of Airbus jets. The levies would hit products ranging from aircraft to wine.

(Image credit: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images)

  • April 9th 2019 at 17:47

Are Plastic Bag Bans Garbage?

By Greg Rosalsky
Plastic bags in a grocery cart.

A national movement to ban plastic bags is gaining steam, but these restrictions may actually hurt the environment more than help it.

(Image credit: Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)

  • April 9th 2019 at 14:04

Tariffs' Complex Ripple Effects Hit Appliance Shoppers And Makers

By Alina Selyukh
Overall, prices of major appliances tracked by the consumer price index are starting to tick down month-to-month. But they are still higher than they were last year. Washing machines, dryers and other appliances are seen for sale at a Lowe

Prices on appliances are slowly ticking down after posting their biggest increase in about five years. One tariff was a boon to U.S. manufacturers. But other tariffs hiked costs for the industry.

(Image credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

  • April 9th 2019 at 11:03

Government Watchdog Flips On Dollar Coin

By Scott Horsley
A pile of newly minted $1 coins honoring former President Thomas Jefferson are unveiled by the U.S. Mint in Washington, D.C., in 2007. In a turnaround, congressional analysts are no longer recommending a phaseout of paper dollars in favor of a dollar coin.

In a turnaround, congressional analysts are no longer recommending a phaseout of paper dollars in favor of a dollar coin. Paper money is lasting longer because of cashless transactions.

(Image credit: Jim Young/Reuters)

  • April 8th 2019 at 23:26
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