Marketplace Headlines: Economy

Marketplace Headlines: Economy


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • More workers get crammed into less space

    Jul 1, 2014 | 2 min
    Businesses have added back jobs since the recession, but not office space.
  • The economics behind a celebrity's book

    Jul 1, 2014 | 2 min
    Sales of “Hard Choices” slipped significantly after its first week on sale.
  • Why Bob McDonald is a big departure for the VA

    Jun 30, 2014 | 3 min
    Most Veterans Affairs' Chiefs had lots of experience in the military, government.
  • New York City extends paid sick days to more workers

    Jun 30, 2014 | 2 min
    Most workers save their sick days for when they're most needed.
  • Are European banks feeling more heat than U.S. ones?

    Jun 27, 2014 | 6 min
    Reports that BNP Paribas will pay almost $ billion in penalties.
  • Space tourism: Still for the future, New Mexico learns

    Jun 27, 2014 | 6 min
    Virgin Galactic hopes to bring space and terrestrial tourists to New Mexico.
  • Quit your job! It proves the economy's getting better

    Jun 27, 2014 | 5 min
    After plummeting in the recession, the rate of voluntary job-quitting is slowly rising. But it's not high enough to show the job market is healthy, yet.
  • Why bank loans are getting riskier

    Jun 26, 2014 | 3 min
    Banks are relaxing the terms in their loans. And that makes them riskier.
  • Report finds Latinos are underrepresented in media

    Jun 26, 2014 | 3 min
    One of the fastest growing ethnic groups is largely absent from American media.
  • GDP fell, and is rising again

    Jun 25, 2014 | 2 min
    The U.S. economy contracted 2. percent in the first quarter. Severe winter weather drove the decline. Spring has been much rosier for the economy.
  • The numbers behind the Export-Import bank

    Jun 24, 2014 | 3 min
    The Export-Import Bank has been in the news this week. But what exactly is it?
  • D.C. makes the case for taxing more services

    Jun 24, 2014 | 3 min
    Yoga classes, tanning salons and carpet cleaners would all be hit with a new tax.
  • Who sues police departments the most? Police officers

    Jun 20, 2014 | 7 min
    In New Jersey, millions are spent each year on lawsuits involving police.
  • Detroit's revamped pension plan may set new precedents

    Jun 20, 2014 | 2 min
    Why the California state pension system cares about Detroit's bankruptcy.
  • Foreign investors may be behind your paycheck

    Jun 20, 2014 | 2 min
    Foreign-owned U.S. businesses employ 5.6 million American workers.
  • The 214 primary season has been expensive

    Jun 19, 2014 | 5 min
    Outside groups are pouring more money into races, earlier.
  • Should the U.S. take in more refugees?

    Jun 19, 2014 | 3 min
    Why accepting more refugees could be a win-win investment for the U.S.
  • What does the Majority Leader do?

    Jun 18, 2014 | 2 min
    Job number 1 is to keep the majority. To do that, you need money. Lots of it.
  • San Francisco losing black residents, black businesses

    Jun 18, 2014 | 4 min
    A bookstore closes shop because so many African-Americans have left San Francisco.
  • Fed grapples with rising prices and slow growth

    Jun 18, 2014 | 2 min
    Questions on stimulus and interest rates are subject of Federal Reserve meeting.
  • Why the Fed sees inflation differently than you

    Jun 17, 2014 | 3 min
    The latest Consumer Price Index indicates inflation is up.
  • Drought in the Midwest gives cattle farmers an edge

    Jun 17, 2014 | 4 min
    The Midwest drought helped Ken Lenox's cattle farming business increase profit.
  • How the U.S. pays for its involvement in Iraq

    Jun 17, 2014 | 3 min
    What does the defense budget already have covered?
  • A rogue Greenpeace trader wreaks havoc

    Jun 16, 2014 | 1 min
    He made $5.2 million worth of bad bets.
  • A mall in the middle of (what used to be) nowhere

    Jun 16, 2014 | 3 min
    Williston, North Dakota, is in the middle of an oil boom, but it doesn't have many stores or restaurants for a growing population.
  • IMF chief wants U.S. to raise the minimum wage

    Jun 16, 2014 | 11 min
    Also, what Christine Lagarde and Janet Yellen discuss over salad.
  • Donald Rumsfeld on Iraq

    Jun 13, 2014 | 7 min
    The former U.S. defense secretary shares lessons on politics and business.
  • Is Friday 1th an economic drag? Probably not

    Jun 13, 2014 | 2 min
    Is it really true the economy loses hundreds of millions every Friday the 1th?
  • A new landscape in the House after Cantor falls

    Jun 11, 2014 | 5 min
    Eric Cantor will resign as Majority Leader after a primary loss. That'll cost.
  • Trivia: Who was the last PhD economist in Congress?

    Jun 11, 2014 | 1 min
    Win our political dork happy hour.
  • GDP: Oil Patch Booms While Northeast Lags

    Jun 11, 2014 | 2 min
    The Bureau of Economic Analysis reports on state-by-state GDP growth in 21.
  • 6-1-1 Mid-Day Update – Turning blue collar 'quotgreen'quot

    Jun 10, 2014 | 7 min
    The state of part-time, turning jobs "green," and how Radio Shack fixes itself
  • What Donald Duck tells us about the economy

    Jun 9, 2014 | 3 min
    Donald Duck was in a good generation to be an American.
  • Hey, 2-Somethings: Quit Your Job!

    Jun 9, 2014 | 3 min
    When people quit jobs to pursue new paths, it's a sign the economy is improving
  • Weekly Wrap: A surprise-free 217,

    Jun 6, 2014 | 6 min
    Jo Ling Kent of Fox Business and Felix Salmon of Fusion on the week's news.
  • The South is more likely to hand out corporate subsidies

    Jun 6, 2014 | 3 min
    The Atlanta Braves' new stadium will be funded in large part by taxpayer dollars.
  • 6-6-14 Mid-Day Update – 217, new jobs

    Jun 6, 2014 | 7 min
    The jobs report for May, the worth of California Chrome, and what business can learn from soccer
  • It's jobs day, so here's a picture of a career fair

    Jun 6, 2014 | 5 min
    With 217, additional jobs in May, a look at what it looks like to hunt for a job
  • May Jobs Report likely to show moderate hiring

    Jun 6, 2014 | 2 min
    Has normality returned to the labor market after winter weather distortions?
  • The strategy behind Hillary Clinton's book release

    Jun 6, 2014 | 3 min
    The planning on the release of Hillary Clinton’s fifth book has been downright military grade
  • Fewer homeowners drowning in mortgage debt

    Jun 5, 2014 | 2 min
    New data shows the number of American homeowners underwater continues to decline.
  • Sprint and T-Mobile eyeing $2 billion merger

    Jun 5, 2014 | 2 min
    A look at the pros and cons of Sprint potentially purchasing T-Mobile
  • 8-1-1 Mid-Day Update – Sprint/T-Mobile merger

    Jun 5, 2014 | 7 min
    European Central Bank makes moves to avoid deflation, the possible Sprint/T-Mobile merger, how vocal fry affects men and women
  • Women are feeling the effect of vocal fry prejudice

    Jun 5, 2014 | 3 min
    A new study shows the effect of vocal fry on those looking to get hired
  • This summer's most boring read

    Jun 4, 2014 | 5 min
    The Fed's Beige Book is as bland as the color of its cover, and it's on purpose.
  • 6-4-1 Mid-Day Update - The man behind the FHFA

    Jun 4, 2014 | 8 min
    The man behind Fannie and Freddie, Chip and PIN credit cards from Sam's Club, and the blue collar protesters at Tiananmen Square
  • While more secure, Chip and PIN technology is costly

    Jun 4, 2014 | 2 min
    A look at what is slowing the change to Chip and PIN technology
  • The man behind Fannie and Freddie

    Jun 4, 2014 | 3 min
    In the world of real estate, few people are more powerful than Mel Watt.
  • EPA gives states flexibility in cutting carbon emissions

    Jun 3, 2014 | 2 min
    More on the EPA's aim to cut power plants' carbon emissions % by 2
  • The Secret Service wants sarcasm detection software

    Jun 3, 2014 | 1 min
    The Secret Service wants someone to create software that will detect sarcasm.
  • The death of manufacturing is greatly exaggerated

    Jun 3, 2014 | 10 min
    A look at how one Mississippi town is bringing factory job back from overseas.
  • 8-1-1 Mid-Day Update – Chicken wars

    Jun 3, 2014 | 7 min
    The war for Jimmy Dean's, the creation of green-jobs, and the effort to make more home-grown products in the UK
  • Reduce carbon, create jobs?

    Jun 3, 2014 | 4 min
    The EPA says reducing carbon emissions will cost billions but create energy jobs.
  • Small businesses create new jobs for autistic adults

    Jun 3, 2014 | 3 min
    Small business models across the U.S. ease young people with autism into work.
  • 6-2-14 Mid-Day Update – Seattle's new minimum wage

    Jun 2, 2014 | 7 min
    More on the EPA's new rule, Seattle's $15 minimum wage, and why HELOCs (a form of second mortage) are on the rise
  • The South is more likely to hand out corporate subsidies

    Jun 2, 2014 | 4 min
    The Atlanta Braves' new stadium will be funded in large part by taxpayer dollars.
  • Businesses in Seattle advocate for higher minimum wage

    Jun 2, 2014 | 2 min
    Seattle expected to approve $15 minimum wage, the highest for any large U.S. city
  • As home prices recover, banks resume offering HELOCs

    Jun 2, 2014 | 2 min
    HELOCs, a form of second mortgage, are waking up from hibernation. And they're hungry.
  • Weekly wrap: Numbers, nudging

    May 30, 2014 | 5 min
    There was a lot to talk about in the economy this week.
  • The still looming problems at the VA

    May 30, 2014 | 3 min
    Limited resources, political pressure, and the future of the VA.
  • 5--14 Marketplace Mid-day Update: A $2 billion bank shot for the Clippers

    May 30, 2014 | 7 min
    A look at the markets, Clippers big sale and the EPA's new carbon rules.
  • Why the GDP got revised downward

    May 29, 2014 | 3 min
    Revised GDP figures showed economic contraction, while other indicators seemed OK.
  • 5-2-14 Marketplace Mid-day Update: The cost of concussions

    May 29, 2014 | 7 min
    A look at the markets, the challenge of reducing concussions and more from our LearningCurve series.
  • The cost of concussions

    May 29, 2014 | 2 min
    There is plenty of demand for technology to reduce concussions.
  • The Sochi Effect and the unwanted Olympics

    May 29, 2014 | 3 min
    Hey, who wants to host the 222 Winter Olympics? Not Poland, Sweden, or Germany.
  • Solving Detroit's blight, one scary poster at a time

    May 28, 2014 | 4 min
    Houses having been sitting empty for three to five years, and they are not getting any better.
  • 5-28-14 Marketplace Mid-day Update: Is it smart for employers to dump workers onto the ACA exchanges?

    May 28, 2014 | 7 min
    A look at the markets, ACA stipends and a new Marketplace series about the intersection of tech ' education.
  • Employers must treat ACA stipends as taxable income

    May 28, 2014 | 2 min
    If companies stop offering health insurance they must treat the stipends as taxable income…or face fines of more than , dollars a year per worker.
  • Contemporary art: A terrible investment?

    May 27, 2014 | 5 min
    It's not just the art, it's the spectacle and the production surrounding it.
  • 5-27-14 Mid-day Update - Women and minorities ignored by VC

    May 27, 2014 | 7 min
    Too often, minority and women innovators miss out on venture capital funding.
  • Rising risk in mortgage market

    May 27, 2014 | 2 min
    A stress test for new mortgages reveals higher chances for a market correction.
  • Where have all the first time home buyers gone?

    May 26, 2014 | 3 min
    One answer: nearly half of all home sales go to all-cash buyers
  • 5-26-14 Mid-day Update - Comcast's massive lobbying push

    May 26, 2014 | 7 min
    To secure a merger with Time Warner Cable, Comcast has launched a lobbying blitz.
  • What do John Wayne and Dracula have in common?

    May 23, 2014 | 1 min
    The Marketplace Datebook for Monday, May 26, 214.
  • Why gas stations are disappearing

    May 23, 2014 | 4 min
    There are only gas stations left in Manhattan, echoing a national trend.

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