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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.

Last Build Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:53:02 -0500

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Do You Work A Side Gig On Top Of Your Full-Time Job?

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:53:02 -0500

NPR is interested in hearing from people who work side jobs on top of their full-time positions.

Kimberly-Clark Announces Layoffs, Along With $3.3 Billion In Operating Profit

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:43:00 -0500

Kimberly-Clark plans to cut up to 5,500 jobs — about 13 percent of its workforce — and get rid of 10 manufacturing plants, as its CEO cites "a challenging environment."

Who's Trading Bitcoin? South Korea Wants To Know

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:25:00 -0500

Seoul announced that beginning next week, all trading in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ether must be traceable. Authorities also say digital currency exchanges in South Korea will be taxed.

Have We Ever Had It So Good?

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:06:30 -0500

It depends on who you are.

World's Most Influential People Gather For Davos Economic Forum

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 05:03:00 -0500

From Switzerland, Washington Post foreign affairs writer Ishaan Tharoor talks to Rachel Martin about what entrepreneurs, politicians, artists and thinkers are talking about this year.

Will Work For No Benefits: The Challenges Of Being In The New Contract Workforce

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 05:02:00 -0500

A new NPR/Marist poll shows that more than half of contract workers don't get employee benefits. "We really don't have much of a social safety net, and that's terrifying," freelancer Matt Nelson says.

Trump Slaps Tariffs On Imported Solar Panels And Washing Machines

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 21:18:23 -0500

The move has met with both praise and criticism from the solar energy industry. Manufacturers lobbied for the tariffs, while solar installers warned that American jobs will be lost.

Is The Partial Government Shutdown Painful? It Depends Who You Ask

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:31:00 -0500

The federal shutdown could affect millions of Americans, including hundreds of thousands of U.S. employees who will stop getting paid from the Defense Department to the Internal Revenue Service.

A Close Up Look At Contract Workers

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 05:04:00 -0500

An NPR-Marist poll sheds light on a fast-growing workforce sector: contract workers. One out of every five jobs is held by a contract worker. While many enjoy the flexibility, the jobs are unsteady.

Voices Of America's Contract Workers: It's 'Feast Or Famine'

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 05:00:54 -0500

One in five American workers identifies as a contract worker, according to a new NPR/Marist poll. The titles, salaries and locations vary, but the joys — and fears — are similar.

Freelanced: The Rise Of The Contract Workforce

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 05:00:00 -0500

One in five workers is a contract worker, according to a new NPR/Marist poll. Within a decade, contractors and freelancers could make up half of the workforce, a shift with far-reaching implications.

The Economic Impact Of A Government Shutdown

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 18:16:07 -0500

The federal government has been in a partial shutdown for two days. NPR's Michel Martin talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the economic impact of shutdown.

How America Has Changed During Trump's First Year In Office, By The Numbers

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:00:53 -0500

The economy has improved, health insurance prices continued to climb, and far fewer people have been stopped at the southwestern border. However, not all of it is the president's doing.

U.S. Set To Decide In Trade Dispute Threatening Booming Solar Industry

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:17:25 -0500

President Trump is facing a Jan. 26 deadline to decide whether to impose tariffs on solar imports. While tariffs could help level the playing field for U.S. manfacturers, they could also raise prices.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:06:30 -0500

If you think your to-do list is long, consider your Senators'.