March 29, 2015 | NPR · The founder of modern Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, used both free-market principles and strong central planning to transform the tiny former British colony into an economic powerhouse.
March 26, 2015 | NPR · A new Census Bureau report suggests many Americans would rather be driving a golf cart than shoveling a drive. Last year, Florida was home to six of the 20 fastest-growing metro areas in the nation.
March 26, 2015 | NPR · A riot at a private immigration prison in Willacy County, Texas, forced officials to close the facility and relocate 2,800 inmates. But it also left the county with a $2.3 million budget shortfall.
March 25, 2015 | NPR · U.S. Steel is shutting down its Granite City Works in southern Illinois. The plant makes flat-rolled steel for oil companies, which have been hit by lower oil prices.
March 25, 2015 | NPR · The highest minimum wage in the nation just went into effect in Oakland, Calif. But what does that mean for young people and how are businesses making it work?
March 23, 2015 | NPR · The economic expansion makes the country look both attractive for making money and expensive for companies getting started here.
March 23, 2015 | NPR · Germany, which has backed most of the bailout loans to Greece, wants Greeks to stick to austerity measures. The new Greek government says austerity has destroyed the economy.
March 22, 2015 | NPR · New studies show how much a country loses if it discriminates. Not only would the women themselves benefit — to the tune of $9 trillion in developing countries alone — the national economy would, too.
March 21, 2015 | NPR · At San Quentin Prison in California, an inmate nicknamed "Wall Street" has gained a reputation for his stock-picking prowess while serving a life sentence.
March 20, 2015 | NPR · The bills in your wallet have one thing in common: they all feature photos of men. Now, a campaign hopes to replace Andrew Jackson's face on the 20 with someone like Susan B. Anthony or Rosa Parks.