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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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List Of Charities Shunning Trump's Mar-A-Lago Resort Keeps Growing

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 19:25:00 -0400

Many of the groups cited controversy about recent comments by President Trump that "both sides were to blame" for the violence that occurred during a white supremacists' rally in Charlottesville, Va.

In Illinois, This College Town Won't Be Eclipsed By August's Celestial Event

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:48:00 -0400

A town of 26,000 will more than double in size as the Great American Eclipse takes place in August. From the local state university to longtime bakery, people are getting ready for it to get dark.

How To Buy A Goat When You're Really Poor? Join A 'Merry-Go-Round'

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:00:20 -0400

Skeptics say if you hand cash to the impoverished, they'll mismanage it. But it turns out, many poor people are great at saving — thanks to this ingenious system.

At NAFTA Kickoff, U.S., Mexico And Canada Already Show Signs Of Disagreement

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:23:00 -0400

While ministers from Canada and Mexico praised NAFTA, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer emphasized the negative and said the deal "needs major improvement."

Negotiations Begin On Trump's Campaign Promise To Rework NAFTA

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:39:00 -0400

Ailsa Chang talks to Leo Gerard, president of the United Steelworkers Union, about President Trump's promise to fix NAFTA. The 23-year-old deal is being reworked with Canada and Mexico.

They Got Hurt At Work — Then They Got Deported

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:00:00 -0400

A joint investigation by NPR and ProPublica shows how a loophole in Florida law has led to the arrest and even deportation of undocumented immigrants after they suffer legitimate injuries on the job.

More Business Leaders Leave Trump's Manufacturing Council

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:17:00 -0400

"Racism and murder are unequivocally reprehensible and are not morally equivalent to anything else that happened in Charlottesville," says Campbell Soup CEO Denise Morrison.

Trump's NAFTA Makeover Not So Extreme

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 05:01:00 -0400

The Trump administration begins renegotiating NAFTA this month. Despite the rhetoric of the campaign and talk of tearing it up, the administration's actual plans appear less dramatic than expected.

'Granny Pods' Help Keep Portland Affordable

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 04:52:00 -0400

As rents rise, Portland is making it easier for homeowners to build small houses in their backyards and enable people who would be priced out to stay.

Trump Turns To 43-Year-Old 'America First' Trade Law To Pressure China

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:47:00 -0400

President Trump asked his top trade adviser to determine whether to launch a probe into Chinese trade practices, particularly those forcing U.S. companies in China to turn over intellectual property.

Bitcoin Streaks To $4,300 Mark, Continuing Meteoric Rise

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:54:00 -0400

The U.S. exchange rate for bitcoin rose to a record $4,300 on Monday — nearly $1,000 above its rate one week ago.

Popular Pesticides Keep Bumblebees From Laying Eggs

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:41:00 -0400

A new study is adding to evidence that a popular class of pesticides can harm wild bees, like bumblebees.

Work Can Be Stressful, Dangerous And Sometimes Great

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:58:00 -0400

America's workers are subject to more physical harm and emotional stress than you might think, but many of these challenges can be mitigated by a good boss and good friends.

North Korea Has Markets Nervous But Not Panicked

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:55:06 -0400

Heightened tensions between the U.S. and North Korea sparked a sell-off this week on global stock markets, but the drop is less you might have expected given the potential stakes.

Error Briefly Makes Chinese Education Firm World's Most Valuable Company

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 09:01:00 -0400

For less than 10 minutes on Thursday, a company that operates eight private schools could claim a market capitalization of $5.14 trillion.