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NPR news on the U.S. and world economy, the World Bank, and Federal Reserve. Commentary on economic trends. Subscribe to NPR Economy podcasts and RSS feeds.

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AT&T To Buy Time Warner For $85 Billion

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:11:00 -0400

It emerged Saturday that AT&T is set to buy Time Warner for about $85 billion. If approved by federal regulators, the merger would create a mammoth media and telecommunications company.

U.S. Parents Are Sweating And Hustling To Pay For Child Care

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:09:02 -0400

Kids may be little. But the cost of paying for someone to take care of them is really big. Stressed-out parents are pinching pennies, driving for Uber and putting off saving and having more kids .

What A Phillipines Realignment With China Could Mean For U.S. Relations In Asia

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:10:00 -0400

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte announced his "separation" from the U.S. this week. Cornell University Professor Thomas Pepinsky talks to NPR's Scott Simon about the implications.

Migrants Work To Hold Onto Latin Food History In Gentrifying D.C. Neighborhood

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:10:00 -0400

A restaurant in Washington D.C. that has long been a haven for Central American immigrants is adapting to gentrification in the neighborhood.

Breakthrough In Strike By Pennsylvania Professors

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:19:00 -0400

The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties and Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education reached a tentative agreement on the third day of a walkout.

Episode 731: How Venezuela Imploded

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:52:04 -0400

Venezuela has just about every economic advantage a country could ask for: fertile land, good climate, educated population, and oil, lots and lots of oil. So how did it go so wrong?

Debate Check: Could U.S. Economy Grow As Fast As India's Or China's?

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:06:00 -0400

At this week's presidential debate, Donald Trump compared growth rates in the three countries. Here's what the experts have to say.

In Jerusalem And West Bank, Nutella Cafes Offer A Sweet Refuge

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:00:01 -0400

Palestinians are flocking to a string of Nutella cafés that have popped up in the region. The cafes offer a welcome refuge from the realities of living in a conflict zone.

Tesla Has Begun Making All Its New Cars Self-Driving

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:58:00 -0400

Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, says once the technology is fully enabled, the cars will be able to drive with no human input. Musk says previously built Teslas can't be retrofitted with the latest features.

A Woman Named Fortunate Doesn't See Good Fortune Ahead In Zimbabwe

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:51:00 -0400

She sells clothes from the back of her car. But business is dropping. Like many Zimbabweans, she faces a crippled economy, high unemployment and a shortage of cash.

Will Selling Its First Ever Bonds On The International Market Help Saudi Arabia?

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:19:00 -0400

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Gulf Peninsula expert Gregory Gause about Saudi Arabia selling bonds to raise money and what this means for the country in the long run.

Episode 730: Self Checkout

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 21:54:23 -0400

A doctor treating psychiatric patients in an emergency room created the first self-checkout machine in his spare time. Now he can't stand self checkout. So we take him shopping.

Pennsylvania Professors Go On Strike

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:55:00 -0400

Faculty members began a walkout Wednesday after contract talks with the state broke down. The striking union represents educators at 14 of Pennsylvania's public universities.

With Oil Prices Down, Saudi Arabia Turns To The Bond Market For The First Time

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:10:00 -0400

Long synonymous with wealth and luxury, the desert kingdom is looking for ways to plug a growing budget deficit.

Call For Action From A Survivor Of Trafficking (Yes, It Happens To Men)

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:09:00 -0400

Ronny Marty talks about his experience — and the report he helped write as a member of the U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking.