October 29, 2014 | NPR · Melissa Block talks to Neil Irwin, senior economic correspondent for The New York Times, about the leadership style of Janet Yellen, the chair of the Federal Reserve.
October 29, 2014 | NPR · Federal Reserve policymakers voted Wednesday to end a giant bond-buying stimulus program that's been in place in one form or another for the last six years.
October 29, 2014 | NPR · Voters say the economy is uppermost on their minds this election season. But are the candidates speaking to Americans' pocketbook concerns?
October 29, 2014 | NPR · The Fed has been buying up bonds by the trillions since the financial crisis started in 2008. Today, it affirmed that it was going ahead with plans to end its third round of stimulus.
October 28, 2014 | NPR · Federal Reserve officials are expected to announce the end to quantitative easing. The Fed started buying bonds and mortgages six years ago in an effort to revive a faltering economy. David Greene speaks with David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the practice.
October 27, 2014 | NPR · The Charlotte, N.C.-based company traces its roots to the 1870s, when American entrepreneurs brought bananas to U.S. consumers from the Caribbean.
October 26, 2014 | NPR · The total shortfall was measured at €24.6 billion, or around $31.2 billion. Officials say that some banks have already made up the shortfall, which is based on a snapshot of data taken last December.
October 23, 2014 | NPR · All around the country, drivers are seeing signs that gas prices are depressed. Those drops helped hold down the latest consumer price index. But economists worry about too much of a good thing.
October 22, 2014 | NPR · Most retailers are feeling optimistic as analysts forecast rising sales over this long shopping season. They are hoping Halloween will give them a good bounce into the peak spending time of the year.
October 21, 2014 | NPR · Female executives are a rarity in the energy industry. But Lynn Good, CEO of Duke Energy, took the helm of the utility giant just as it was grappling with some very public challenges.