December 22, 2014 | NPR · From hack attacks to the bottom falling out of oil, 2014 has been a year of big swings at the top and stagnation at the bottom.
December 22, 2014 | NPR · The comic strip Little Orphan Annie was launched during the Great Depression. A remake of the 1987 movie arrives when the income gap between rich and poor is the highest it's been since the 1930s.
December 20, 2014 | NPR · An analyst from GasBuddy.com says 24 states have at least one station with the price per gallon at $1.99 or less.
December 20, 2014 | NPR · In 1990, our commentator visited Africa and fell in love with the energy and dreams of its people. Today he sees a land full of promise. But Ebola has revived the image of Africa in chaos.
December 19, 2014 | NPR · The government has sold its stake in Ally Financial, the last major bank that was involved in the TARP bailout program.
December 19, 2014 | NPR · Many business books try to help you get rich quick. But three of 2014's biggest sellers focused on unfairness and inequality. Economists say expect more: Books on inequality are riding a huge wave.
December 18, 2014 | NPR · President Obama eased restrictions on Cuba this week, including a relaxation of rules barring U.S. banks from doing business there. But banks are awaiting details and are likely to proceed cautiously.
December 18, 2014 | NPR · Environmental groups cheered New York's decision to ban the practice, and some in the industry say when it comes to good-paying jobs, New York's loss is Pennsylvania's gain.
December 18, 2014 | NPR · If you're a charity that wants to help the developing world, you really, really, really don't want to win a "Rusty Radiator."
December 18, 2014 | NPR · In a year-end news conference, the Russian president said the worst-case scenario for his country's economy would involve two more years of unease.