Marketplace Headlines: Economy

Marketplace Headlines: Economy


  • Consumer spending: what we say vs. what we do

    Aug 29, 2014 | 3 min
    Spending is weak but income and consumer confidence are high.
  • Weekly Wrap: 'Confident but careful' and Snapchat

    Aug 29, 2014 | 5 min
    The week that was in business and the economy.
  • Anti-Bloomberg ad signals new political trend

    Aug 29, 2014 | 3 min
    You don't have to be a candidate to be the target of an attack ad.
  • Micro-unit apartments: Tiny and booming

    Aug 29, 2014 | 6 min
    Cities experiment to accommodate the glut of singles and childless couples.
  • How 'American' is your city?

    Aug 29, 2014 | 1 min
    Someone used data to come up with an answer.
  • Summer interns as art installation

    Aug 29, 2014 | 3 min
    An ad agency displays its Instagram-chosen interns like art.
  • Why you've been getting bonuses, not raises, lately

    Aug 29, 2014 | 2 min
    Companies are handing out bonuses, not raises, and that could be bad for you.
  • Immigrants closing gap on homeownership

    Aug 28, 2014 | 2 min
    Immigrants fared better on homeownership than the native-born in the recession.
  • Survey says: People don't trust pollsters anymore

    Aug 27, 2014 | 4 min
    As the way we use our phones changes, pollsters get left behind.
  • Nashville tries to boost civic pride with an investment fund

    Aug 27, 2014 | 3 min
    Having a single share is like buying stock in all of Nashville's public companies.
  • So if millennials aren't using cash, who is?

    Aug 27, 2014 | 2 min
    People living in rural areas, for one. Seniors, too.
  • Here's why the durable goods number is soaring

    Aug 26, 2014 | 3 min
    Today's great durable goods number doesn't necessarily mean that all is well.
  • The credit card delinquency rate is at a 7-year low

    Aug 26, 2014 | 2 min
    Rates are actually "considerably lower" than before the recession hit.
  • Why Americans are less satisfied with their cars

    Aug 26, 2014 | 2 min
    Though car sales are up, people's satisfaction with their cars is at a low.
  • How the sharing industry gets insurance

    Aug 26, 2014 | 3 min
    Getting insurance coverage can be a challenge for sharing companies.
  • What happens when Miley Cyrus blesses your cause

    Aug 25, 2014 | 3 min
    My Friend's Place raised a lot of money in one day, but experts say "don't get used to it."
  • Inversions can hit small investors with a big tax bill

    Aug 25, 2014 | 4 min
    When companies move abroad, some shareholders must pay for a big capital gain.
  • A tale of two Fergusons

    Aug 22, 2014 | 8 min
    Marketplace's Noel King and Lindsay Foster Thomas recap their trip to Ferguson, Missouri and tell us about their experience.
  • This was the lightest trading day of the year so far

    Aug 22, 2014 | 1 min
    Just 2 and a quarter billion shares changed hands.
  • Why Europe loves Yellen's moves

    Aug 22, 2014 | 2 min
    The Fed is likely to stay the course, and other central banks are fine with that.
  • Shocker: Rent is very, very high

    Aug 22, 2014 | 2 min
    A new study from Zillow pegs median rent at $1,18 per month nationwide.
  • School transportation cuts still affect families

    Aug 21, 2014 | 2 min
    Some districts that cut bus service during the recession haven't brought it back.
  • Got a tax credit you can't use? You can sell it

    Aug 20, 2014 | 4 min
    The market for state tax credits is growing. They can even be traded online.
  • More housing starts don't mean more first-time buyers

    Aug 20, 2014 | 2 min
    What’s driving the increase in housing start? Not first-time home buyers.
  • More housing starts don't mean more first-time buyers

    Aug 20, 2014 | 3 min
    What’s driving the increase in housing start? Not first-time home buyers.
  • Equipping police with cameras is not so simple

    Aug 19, 2014 | 2 min
    All that data is difficult and expensive to manage.
  • Behind the indicators: Job quality vs. job quantity

    Aug 18, 2014 | 2 min
    Many indicators regarding job quality are improving slowly — or not at all.
  • Where all those charges on your phone bill come from

    Aug 18, 2014 | 3 min
    A bunch of them are taxes - and a bunch are extra fees that just look like taxes.
  • Owners of franchises may get more control

    Aug 18, 2014 | 2 min
    California may make it harder for companies to break with franchise owners.
  • US housing recovery still uneven

    Aug 15, 2014 | 6 min
    The standard playbook for an economic recovery often means you get the housing market going again. Anjili Raval from FT says we're not quite there yet.
  • Weekly Wrap

    Aug 15, 2014 | 6 min
    Kai discusses the week that was.
  • Deciding when to send in a SWAT team

    Aug 15, 2014 | 2 min
    Since the 16s, more local police departments have added their own SWAT team.
  • End of the reel for old-school movie film?

    Aug 14, 2014 | 3 min
    Digital projection is a tough sell to arthouses and discount theaters.
  • Sales tax holidays: A lot of hype for a little saving

    Aug 13, 2014 | 2 min
    They're bad for budgets, but Americans love our state sales tax holidays.
  • Why isn’t the American consumer spending?

    Aug 13, 2014 | 3 min
    Retail sales stalled last month. They're at their weakest reading since January.
  • Yes, the icebucketchallenge is raising money

    Aug 13, 2014 | 2 min
    The national ALS association says that social media campaign? It's working.
  • Fixing an aging infrastructure can cost billions

    Aug 12, 2014 | 2 min
    Crises like the water-main break at UCLA expose faults in city infrastructure.
  • Photographing the wage gap over time

    Aug 11, 2014 | 6 min
    Jim Goldberg compares two economic classes through his collection of photographs.
  • Getting my Fortune read

    Aug 11, 2014 | 3 min
    How an article from 148 on business and ethics is timely, and somehow prescient.
  • Big banks fail their financial checkup

    Aug 8, 2014 | 7 min
    Is it too late to regulate 'too big to fail' banks?
  • Local mismanagement, dry conditions causing a global freshwater crisis

    Aug 8, 2014 | 19 min
    The drought is impacting more than just water.
  • Weekend Brunch: 'Too big to fail'

    Aug 8, 2014 | 5 min
    Joe Weisenthal from Business Insider and NY Mag's Jessica Pressler discuss the economic issues out there. Plus, it's the weekend...
  • Why Are More People Joining Credit Unions?

    Aug 8, 2014 | 2 min
    Credit unions have seen a spike in membership since 211.
  • Luring talent with more than just a basketball

    Aug 8, 2014 | 2 min
    The NCAA has voted to give schools with the biggest sports programs more leeway.
  • Corporate earnings: up. Hiring: not so much.

    Aug 8, 2014 | 2 min
    Corporate America shows profit growth, but global troubles cloud the future.
  • Wall Street tobacco deals left states in billions of debt

    Aug 7, 2014 | 6 min
    Politicians wanted upfront cash from a victory over Big Tobacco, and bankers obliged.
  • President Obama is about 5 hours behind schedule

    Aug 7, 2014 | 1 min
    The Washington Post added up how late he's been through 214.
  • Why, for many, the price of homes is too damn high

    Aug 7, 2014 | 2 min
    One third of counties are less affordable now than they have been in 14 years.
  • Can a rebuilt Gaza build an economy?

    Aug 6, 2014 | 3 min
    Repairing the damage will cost billions. But Gaza still won't have an economy.
  • Banks' 'living wills' aren't looking so good

    Aug 5, 2014 | 1 min
    Banks still don't have realistic plans for an "orderly failure."
  • Wasn't the US going to start using the metric system?

    Aug 5, 2014 | 5 min
    John Bemelmans Marciano says the U.S has basically gone metric, if not officially.
  • States raise transportation taxes after federal cuts

    Aug 5, 2014 | 2 min
    We look at how states are looking at upping taxes to fill the holes in our roads.
  • In Portugal, a 'bad bank' saves the day

    Aug 4, 2014 | 3 min
    Portugal uses a good bank/bad bank strategy to rescue Banco Espirito Santo.
  • 'quotMini'quot muni bonds — double your money, help your city

    Aug 4, 2014 | 3 min
    Denver hopes to attract a whole different class of bond buyers.
  • Weekly Wrap: Jobs Friday

    Aug 1, 2014 | 5 min
    The week that was.
  • More jobs, but wages stay flat

    Aug 1, 2014 | 3 min
    More Americans are working, but average wages aren't keeping up with inflation.
  • As housing recovers, a shortage of skilled workers

    Aug 1, 2014 | 2 min
    During the housing downturn, construction workers moved to other industries.
  • Meet the baseball player who invented the high five

    Jul 31, 2014 | 4 min
    Mike Jacobs on Grantland’s short documentary, " for : The High Five".
  • Thanks for the economy, Boomers

    Jul 31, 2014 | 3 min
    Blaming the economy on a whole generation, with Chris Farrell.
  • Women, divorce, and long-term finances

    Jul 30, 2014 | 4 min
    Higher divorce rates can lead to money woes for older women.
  • What the time of day says about your earnings report

    Jul 30, 2014 | 2 min
    We look at the reasons some companies report earnings when they do.
  • Our big fat American refrigerators

    Jul 29, 2014 | 1 min
    American refrigerators are bigger, cost more and they're making us fat.
  • Gag rules: illegal, but alive and well

    Jul 29, 2014 | 5 min
    Nancy Koehn of Harvard Business School on the NLRA.
  • Detroit turns off taps of delinquent residents, mainly

    Jul 28, 2014 | 3 min
    Residents say they get less opportunity to negotiate when water shut-off looms.
  • Housing and Urban Development gets a new head

    Jul 28, 2014 | 2 min
    Former mayor Julian Castro faces challenge with budget-minded Congress.
  • Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on rural America

    Jul 25, 2014 | 4 min
    On the Farm Bill, infrastructure and chemicals.
  • Booming markets haven't translated to big profits on Wall Street

    Jul 25, 2014 | 4 min
    Lean days for Wall Street workers?
  • Have red light cameras reached the end of the road?

    Jul 25, 2014 | 3 min
    Has the automated red light camera system failed to live up to its promise?
  • No deluge of campaign cash after limits end

    Jul 24, 2014 | 5 min
    Lobbyists are among the small number of donors affected by the decision.
  • Some bond insurers oppose Detroit's bankruptcy plan

    Jul 24, 2014 | 2 min
    Companies that insured Detroit's debt also made other bad bets.
  • Why it's so difficult to break the glass ceiling

    Jul 24, 2014 | 2 min
    New study shows women and minority leaders are discouraged from hiring diversity.
  • ‘Economic patriotism’: Rhetorical, not economic, policy

    Jul 23, 2014 | 4 min
    Politicians love to say it, but what does it actually mean?
  • Little banks swing (and miss) at the big guys

    Jul 23, 2014 | 2 min
    People hate big banks, but small banks are struggling to win them over.
  • High cotton and southern language

    Jul 23, 2014 | 4 min
    Finding economic history in Southern expressions.
  • Inflation: A 'sweet spot' for consumer prices

    Jul 22, 2014 | 3 min
    The latest inflation numbers show prices are not too hot and not too cold.
  • Turning a new leaf is elusive in tobacco-built South

    Jul 22, 2014 | 6 min
    Mullins, South Carolina is a small town with a big past and a long memory.
  • Jobs, like water, always seem to run downhill

    Jul 22, 2014 | 4 min
    A cautionary tale about the end game of offshoring.
  • Other cities feel sting of Detroit bankruptcy

    Jul 22, 2014 | 2 min
    If one city doesn't pay up in full, does bond money dry up for everybody else?
  • Long-term unemployed suffer shaky re-employment

    Jul 22, 2014 | 3 min
    The difficulty of adjusting to a new job after a long time out of the workforce.
  • Humans make a house for sale feel more like home

    Jul 21, 2014 | 4 min
    Straight out of "Arrested Development": Moving in real people helps homes sell.
  • Summer fun for future Fed chiefs? Maybe.

    Jul 21, 2014 | 3 min
    At Fed camp, kids play games about personal finance and build economic knowledge.
  • Republicans have a birthday card for Dodd-Frank

    Jul 21, 2014 | 2 min
    A look at the progress of the Dodd-Frank Act four years in.
  • SIB spells a way for financiers to do social good

    Jul 21, 2014 | 3 min
    SIB's, or social impact bonds, let investors do good and make money
  • Weekly Wrap: Duck hunting and the Fed

    Jul 18, 2014 | 5 min
    John Carney from the Wall Street Journal and Nela Richardson from Redfin
  • 'quotBad'quot housing numbers might reflect good news

    Jul 17, 2014 | 3 min
    Or maybe a chilly spring in North Carolina. Experts are still puzzling it out.
  • Don't blame millennials. Blame the middle-aged!

    Jul 17, 2014 | 2 min
    Young Americans are buying houses at the same rate as they did in the 1's.
  • California farms pumping water to make up for drought

    Jul 16, 2014 | 3 min
    Farmers face stark cutbacks in irrigation water but are pumping their own
  • Pardon my (economic) language

    Jul 16, 2014 | 1 min
    Here's a new economic indicator for you: The frequency of CEO profanity.
  • Dallas Fed Chair: Time to lose monetary 'quotbeer goggles'quot

    Jul 16, 2014 | 9 min
    Chairman Richard W. Fisher says the nation's monetary policy needs to sober up.
  • Bank of America could shell out as much as $1 billion

    Jul 16, 2014 | 2 min
    A look at how much Bank of America has set aside for mortgage settlements.
  • If California were divided into six states...

    Jul 15, 2014 | 1 min
    In which direct democracy shoots itself in the foot.
  • 'Stopgap' government frustrates feds and businesses

    Jul 15, 2014 | 3 min
    Governing by crisis makes the federal government wasteful and inefficient.
  • Highway spending slowed by gridlock in Congress

    Jul 15, 2014 | 2 min
    Some states are already moving forward with their own infrastructure funding.
  • When is joining a bull market asking for trouble?

    Jul 14, 2014 | 3 min
    People who sat out the years-long bull market are joining in. Is that a bad sign?
  • What brings people to cities with unhappy residents?

    Jul 14, 2014 | 2 min
    A study suggests residents of Rust Belt cities tend to say they aren't happy.
  • The U.S. Highway Trust Fund is running low on cash

    Jul 11, 2014 | 8 min
    What happens to our roads and bridges?
  • Weekly Wrap: The most interesting man at the Fed

    Jul 11, 2014 | 5 min
    Another European debt crisis and dueling speakers at the Federal Reserve.
  • A Venezuelan airport is charging for air. Yes, air.

    Jul 11, 2014 | 1 min
    The international airport in Caracas, Venezuela, is now charging for air.
  • 7-11-14 Mid-day Update - Making money off Instagram

    Jul 11, 2014 | 6 min
    Interest rates. How brands hook up with social media personalities.
  • Wells Fargo, other big banks could see lower profits

    Jul 11, 2014 | 2 min
    Wells Fargo has 17 quarters of positive earnings, but that might change on Friday.
  • The dangers of temp work

    Jul 10, 2014 | 3 min
    Why temp workers could be at greater risk for injury.
  • U.S. companies shell out more for business travel

    Jul 9, 2014 | 2 min
    As a sign of confidence in the economy, businesses are spending more on travel.
  • Older workers struggle for cred in new economy

    Jul 8, 2014 | 5 min
    Workers over 55 are less likely to be laid off but more likely to stay unemployed.
  • Economy is booming... for now

    Jul 8, 2014 | 5 min
    Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talks to New York Times's Neil Irwin about his recent piece "Welcome to the Everything Boom, or Maybe the Everything Bubble."
  • Why Americans spend less of their budgets on food

    Jul 7, 2014 | 3 min
    Food prices are rising, but Americans still spend less of their disposable income on food than people in other countries.
  • Failing deals: a trend, or temporary?

    Jul 7, 2014 | 3 min
    The repo market under strain
  • Congress could hit dead end with highway funding

    Jul 7, 2014 | 2 min
    The Highway Trust Fund could be slashed in August, unless Congress acts soon.
  • Big Ideas: Jeremy Rifkin and the internet of everything

    Jul 4, 2014 | 7 min
  • 7-4-14 Mid-day Update - European banks leery of Bitcoin

    Jul 4, 2014 | 7 min
    Bitcoin in the EU. Gas prices and mass transit. And, food waste in India.
  • President Obama's job in 1 words

    Jul 3, 2014 | 1 min
    Can you answer the question that stumped CEOs, corporate heads and the President?
  • Bank risk-taking 'unfinished piece of business': Obama

    Jul 3, 2014 | 18 min
    The president says work remains to "re-balance the economy sensibly".
  • Finding a job isn't just a young person's problem

    Jul 3, 2014 | 3 min
    Workers over 55 are finding difficulty returning to the work force.
  • Homeowners brace for another foreclosure wave

    Jul 2, 2014 | 4 min
    Interest rates cut in the housing crisis will start to rise again this year.
  • Meet the other undocumented immigrants

    Jul 2, 2014 | 6 min
    -4 percent of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. entered the country legally.
  • What does the Fed chair worry about? Slack

    Jul 2, 2014 | 3 min
    Janet Yellen is concerned about the lack of jobs for un-and-underemployed workers.
  • Why don't we count all the unemployed?

    Jul 1, 2014 | 3 min
    What does it mean to be "actively" looking for work?
  • As banks prepare for end of draw, consumers should too

    Jul 1, 2014 | 3 min
    HELOCs are coming due in the next two years - and the economy should take heed.
  • The economics behind a celebrity's book

    Jul 1, 2014 | 2 min
    Sales of “Hard Choices” slipped significantly after its first week on sale.
  • More workers get crammed into less space

    Jul 1, 2014 | 2 min
    Businesses have added back jobs since the recession, but not office space.
  • When the 'quotsharing economy'quot doesn't play fair

    Jul 1, 2014 | 3 min
    The sharing economy maintains some of the same problems as traditional businesses.

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