March 11, 2014 | NPR · It's tax season, and some scam artists are waiting in the wings to get your money. Consumer columnist Sheryl Harris talks about some common tax scams, and how to avoid them.
March 11, 2014 | NPR · The Dow Jones is enjoying the longest bull-market run since 2007. David Greene talks to David Wessel, of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution, about what the market is telling us.
March 10, 2014 | NPR · The soft drink giant is one of the few big U.S. firms with major investments in Russia. And the reasons why say a lot about why the U.S. has less leverage in Russia than it might like.
March 10, 2014 | NPR · A recent study finds that a casino's expansion was associated with an increase in family income in its community. In turn, that increase in household income helped lead to a decrease in childhood obesity.
March 10, 2014 | NPR · Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman first invested against Herbalife, then lobbied politicians to go after the company. Eric Lipton of The New York Times reported on the story, and he has more details.
March 10, 2014 | NPR · After rising sharply in 2013, home prices in many areas are leveling off. An interesting and worrisome development for most Americans because their home is often their most valuable asset.
March 10, 2014 | NPR · Private equity firms have been snapping up properties in many areas hit hard by the recession. Some analysts worry that those bulk purchases will leave middle-class buyers out in the cold.
March 9, 2014 | NPR · After years of selling drugs and serving prison time in Detroit, Isaac Lott now works to help reclaim abandoned homes. He says he is hopeful about his own future, as well as the future of the city.
March 8, 2014 | NPR · American job training programs are failing to turn out enough skilled workers to fill job openings in the U.S. That's puzzling to some Europeans, who have a different system for training workers.
March 8, 2014 | NPR · Just a few years ago, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra was weathering a financial crisis and a bitter labor dispute. Tune in to Weekend Edition on Sunday to hear about its impressive recovery.