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Last Build Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:46:09 -0400

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The 30th Anniversary Of Black Monday: A Day That Made Wall Street Quake

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:46:09 -0400

On Oct. 19, 1987, Wall Street had its single worst trading day ever. Even after three decades, Black Monday still marks the biggest one-day crash, and its impact continues to reverberate.

Efforts To Rewrite NAFTA Not Going Well; Next Round of Talks Delayed

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:55:22 -0400

For months, the United States, Canada and Mexico have been trying to rewrite terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement. But White House demands have led to frustrations that may threaten NAFTA.

Dow Jones Industrial Average Briefly Climbs Over 23,000 Points

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:59:00 -0400

Stock prices have continued to rise to record levels. On Tuesday, the Dow Jones industrial average was sent above the 23,000 milestone, but it didn't last long.

Top Global Cities Face Increased Risk Of A Real Estate Bubble

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:03:00 -0400

Toronto leads this year's UBS Wealth Management list as the city with the biggest housing bubble risk. Real estate in several U.S. cities, including New York and Boston, is considered fair value.

The Father Of Microfinance Has A Plan To Fix Capitalism

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:18:30 -0400

He started a revolution in lending … now he's hoping to create a new financial system based on altruism.

Dow Crosses Another Milestone, Topping 23,000 For The First Time

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:08:00 -0400

The Dow Jones industrial average topped 23,000 for the first time, crossing another milestone amid better-than-expected earnings reports and concerns that stocks are approaching another bubble.

Today Is The Day To End Poverty (Literally)

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:06:30 -0400

Nearly 11 percent of the world's population lives on less than two dollars a day, according to the World Bank.

Piece By Piece: The End Of Obamacare

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:06:30 -0400

With the enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act fast approaching and the president pushing forward on his promise to dismantle it, what's at stake?

Cities Dream Of Landing Amazon's New HQ And They're Going To Great Lengths To Show It

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 04:54:00 -0400

Retail giant Amazon is looking for a second home, and many cities are trying to land the HQ2 project. At stake are 50,000 jobs and a new economic anchor for the winner. It has led to a lot of stunts.

As Trump Moves To Renegotiate NAFTA, U.S. Farmers Are Hopeful But Nervous

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:02:00 -0400

Farmers say exports are a crucial part of their business and they're warily watching as the Trump administration pushes to remake the long-standing trade agreement with Canada and Mexico.

What Affordable Care Act Rollback Means For The Health Care Insurance Industry

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 19:12:03 -0400

Health insurance providers have already raised rates in anticipation of reduced government subsidies. NPR's Michel Martin talks with health policy analyst Robert Laszewski about how the industry might fare.

Hurricane Maria Takes A Toll On Businesses In Puerto Rico

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:57:00 -0400

Puerto Rico's economy was depressed even before Hurricane Maria. Now the island faces an especially dire future, and many small businesses don't see immediate prospects for recovery.

Equifax Hack Brings Renewed Attention To The Credit Reporting Industry

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:28:00 -0400

Companies like Equifax, Experian and TransUnion know virtually every piece of our financial lives. The Planet Money team set out to understand where this multi-billion dollar industry came from.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:06:30 -0400

This week, we saw an executive order on health care, a shift in immigration strategy and a step forward on disaster relief.

Northern California Wildfires Destroy Thousands Of Businesses

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:08:28 -0400

In much of the area burning in Northern California, agriculture is the main industry. And in the Sonoma and Napa counties, wine is the big player. It's worth billions and employs a 100,000 workers.