November 26, 2014 | NPR · Researchers have learned the frenzy and excitement of the holiday season makes us all a little crazy. But that might not be a bad thing for our financial lives.
November 26, 2014 | NPR · Ebola has made it harder for the prostitutes who issue a come-hither "hiss" along Lumley Beach. Customers are hard to find, pay is down, and, like everyone, the women are scared of the deadly virus.
November 26, 2014 | NPR · The U.S., Europe and Japan are seeing prices and wages rise more slowly than the 2 percent target that their central banks have set. Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution.
November 25, 2014 | NPR · This problem exists nationwide, but in the nation's capital, there are more requirements and restrictions. For example, D.C. limits the maximum resale price and makes homeowners wait before they sell.
November 24, 2014 | NPR · Leading companies are keeping tight-lipped about what they're doing to protect customers from similar attacks that have hit Target, Home Depot and other major retailers.
November 24, 2014 | NPR · The University of California system recently approved a 5 percent tuition hike, annually, for up to five years. Students at UC Berkeley have taken the lead in protesting the measure.
November 24, 2014 | NPR · More people will be driving and flying this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Gasoline isn't the only thing that's cheaper. Turkey is too, along with its companions, stuffing and cranberries.
November 21, 2014 | NPR · The actions do make it easier for people with work visas to move between jobs. But they don't address something employers have long pushed for: an increase in visas for low- and high-skilled workers.
November 20, 2014 | NPR · Nearly a third of us are overweight, and some of the worst rates of obesity are in the developing world. All this corpulence takes a huge economic toll.
November 20, 2014 | NPR · The ultimate aim of Japan's effort to revive the economy is to give consumers the confidence to start buying again. Weak consumer confidence has hit big-ticket purchases hardest.