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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:28:00 -0400It has been a common belief that low-emissions vehicles, like hybrids and electric cars, are more expensive than other choices. But researchers at MIT have found otherwise.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:53:00 -0400Regulators say millions of unapproved credit card and bank accounts were opened for Wells Fargo customers. A big question is how to compensate those whose credit scores were hurt by what the bank did.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 06:00:00 -0400From jobs and taxes to health care and immigration, there are a host of issues that will come up Monday night. Here's what you should know to get smart quick.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:53:00 -0400How will the economy provide economic opportunities if employers need fewer workers in the future? A growing number of people in Silicon Valley are saying the only realistic answer is a basic income.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:57:00 -0400A study by AAA found 16.5 million Americans buy premium gas when their cars don't need it. Director of Automotive Engineering Greg Brannon says drivers waste money when they unnecessarily use premium.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:45:00 -0400Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump talk about increasing opportunities for coming generations. Some analysts say boosting economic growth would help, but the way there is complicated.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:26:00 -0400A new study found that a major reason for the gap in wages between black and white workers is what's left over after controlling for variables like education and experience.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:52:00 -0400The growing gap between America's rich and poor plagues many cities, including Boston, where the economy is flourishing. But a legacy of racial discrimination has left a huge wealth divide.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:17:00 -0400Fed Chair Janet Yellen says that although job growth is rebounding, she sees no inflation threat and no hurry to raise rates. The Fed is not likely to do so before the presidential election.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 10:49:00 -0400The IRS limits health plans linked to health savings accounts from covering most care until the deductible is paid off. Proposed legislation would expand what's allowed before that happens.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 17:21:01 -0400Tennis star Venus Williams is a backer and Sallie Krawcheck heads a new investment company aimed at women. They talk about why they think a platform like this is needed.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 06:18:00 -0400NPR's series, A Nation Engaged, takes a deeper look at economic opportunity in 21st century America. Is the middle class still shrinking, and what can political leaders do to help?
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:30:00 -0400Some employees are suing their employers to get better deals on their 401(k) options. It seems like a wonky version of ambulance chasing. But when employees at an investment firm that creates funds got on the trend, it became a chance to understand what makes a raw deal on a 401(k) fee.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 16:14:00 -0400The internet was supposed to get rid of middlemen--but instead they are taking over the global economy.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 16:10:00 -0400This week, the U.K. introduced a polymer 5-pound note that's designed to be waterproof, tear-resistant and chewable. The Bank of England still doesn't recommend setting it on fire.