March 2, 2015 | NPR · When it comes to buying cars, there has been a growth in lending to people with sub-prime credit. Lenders are also extending loan terms. But both could be signs of danger.
March 2, 2015 | NPR · Shelling out dough at the grocery store can often feel painful. But Americans on average actually spend far less on food relative to their income than they did 50 years ago.
March 2, 2015 | NPR · A Commerce Department report shows paychecks are fatter, prices are leaner and Americans are saving more. Meanwhile, prices fell by 0.5 percent. That's helping consumers on the rebound from recession.
March 2, 2015 | NPR · The NASDAQ composite index returned to territory it hasn't seen since the heyday of the dot-com boom, closing above the 5,000 mark Monday.
March 2, 2015 | NPR · People with household incomes of less than $25,000 a year say in a new poll that the lack of cash really hurts their health. Low-quality food and dangerous housing are two reasons why.
March 2, 2015 | NPR · The unemployment rate in Lincoln, Neb., is one of lowest in the U.S., thanks to a well-educated workforce. The focus now is on finding workers and keeping young people from leaving.
February 27, 2015 | NPR · Only 1 in 5 Ph.D.s in science, engineering and health end up with faculty teaching or research positions within five years of completing their degrees. But universities keep churning them out.
February 27, 2015 | NPR · The U.S. economy has been doing well. That's pushed the value of the U.S. dollar up — relative to other currencies. A strong dollar sounds like good news, but there are winners and losers.
February 26, 2015 | NPR · Something very unusual is happening in the U.S. economy. Traditionally, workers lose buying power to rising prices. But lately, paychecks and prices have been heading in opposite directions.
February 24, 2015 | NPR · In Washington on Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen delivered an upbeat assessment of the U.S. economy to members of the Senate Banking Committee.