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'I'm A Student-Debt Slave.' How'd We Get Here?

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 6:07am

This election season, the student debt crisis has finally gotten the attention it deserves. A look at how we got here, who has profited and just a few of the lives affected.

Stakes Are Raised In Sexual Harassment Suit Against Fox News Chief Ailes

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 3:53am

Roger Ailes has filed counter motions against the sexual harassment suit brought by ex-anchor Gretchen Carlson. Other women, however, have detailed what they say are similar allegations against Ailes.

Hassle Of Being A Patient Can Turn Into A Crisis Without Sick Leave

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 3:31am

A new NPR poll shows about a third of working adults have no sick leave, even as more people are living with chronic health problems that require regular care.

Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Barred From Operating Labs For Two Years

Sat, 07/09/2016 - 8:46am

Theranos aimed at disrupting the blood testing industry by using only a few drops of blood. But now, regulators say they will bar the company's dynamic CEO from owning or running a lab for two years.

Post-Brexit, Ireland Faces Economic And Political Downturn

Sat, 07/09/2016 - 7:30am

Ireland is not happy with Britain's decision to leave the EU. Correspondent Frank Langfitt tells NPR's Lynn Neary that the country faces economic uncertainty and border issues with Northern Ireland.

We Could All Use A Vacation Right Now; And Firms Are Staffing Up To Help

Sat, 07/09/2016 - 4:44am

Travel experts had been predicting that summer 2016 would bring out our desire to take vacations and have fun. The latest jobs report confirms it: Employers are hiring to help you enjoy the season.

U.S. Economy Adds 287,000 Jobs In June

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 3:34pm

Hiring bounced back in June, according to the Labor Department's monthly jobs report. Employers added 287,000 jobs last month. The unemployment rate went up a bit to 4.9 percent, but that was because more job seekers were drawn into the labor force.

Irish Economy Likely To Falter In Wake Of Brexit

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 3:34pm

The United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union is expected to hit the Irish economy hard. Ireland has a close trading relationship with the UK and relies heavily on British tourism.

Bodybuilders Beef Over A Workout Supplement — And A Stanford Patent

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 3:34pm

Two bodybuilders go at it in a legal battle that reveals how university patents for federally funded research can end up in unexpected places.

Dallas Shooting Adds To Pessimism On Social Media

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 11:29am

Rachel Martin talks with Gene Demby of NPR's Code Switch team about reaction on social media to the killing of five police officers in the wake of police shootings of black men earlier this week.

U.S. Hiring Bounces Back In June After Dismal May

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 10:59am

The Labor Department released its monthly jobs figures, and there's a glimmer of positive news. Hiring experienced a pretty strong rebound in June, with 287,000 jobs added to the economy.

Senate Passes A GMO Labeling Bill That The Food Industry Likes

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 8:43am

The Senate has passed a bill that requires food companies to reveal whether their products contain GMOs. But those companies are pleased, because they won't have to print "GMO" on food packages.

With Rates Down, It's Time For Many To Refinance Again. Thanks, Brexit

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 7:53am

With the Federal Reserve keeping rates low and Treasury yields dropping after the Brexit vote, mortgage rates are down too. That's spurring a boomlet in applications and refinancings.

U.S. Economy Adds 287,000 Jobs In June, Exceeding Expectations

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 7:40am

The U.S economy added 287,000 jobs in June, according to the monthly report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Analysts had expected the economy to add some 170,000 jobs.

Getting To Know Ivanka Trump

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 4:18am

Rachel Martin talks to Gabriel Sherman of New York Magazine about Ivanka Trump's role in her father's bid for the presidency. Sherman recently wrote about Ivanka Trump for the magazine.

Fact Check: Clinton's Speech On Trump And Atlantic City, Annotated

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 1:03pm

Hillary Clinton blasted Donald Trump's business record in the Atlantic City area. NPR's politics team breaks down Clinton's claims.

A Portrait Of America's Middle Class, By The Numbers

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 10:35am

For some, "middle class" means never wanting for anything. For others, it means watching your budget. But economists agree that the middle class is shrinking, with more moving up than falling behind.

Brexit Bargains Abound As Loans And Gas Get Cheaper. Is That Good For Us?

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 7:00am

By voting to exit the European Union, Britons increased fears of recession. That has caused many prices to fall. Now economists aren't sure whether cheaper goods and loans will help or harm Americans.

Even In Rich Countries, Jobs Have Returned Only At A 'Painful' Pace

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 6:00am

Throughout the developed world, the economic recovery has been a disappointment for workers, according to a new report. It finds many rich countries still suffer with double-digit unemployment.

How Will Emissions Scandal Affect The Future Of VW's Vehicles?

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 4:05am

The $15 billion price tag for Volkswagen's diesel deception won't put VW out of business but it will greatly hamper the company's position in the global marketplace.

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