A storied American retailer has filed for bankruptcy.
For the first time in years, Delta County in western Colorado is experiencing population growth, one indicator that rural Americans are increasingly feeling optimistic about their economic future.
Amazon and Netflix are trying to take on India. But, so far a Hollywood ending, south-Asian style, has eluded them.
Just because marijuana is now legal in Canada doesn't mean the market for it is easily quantifiable.
The Supplemental Poverty Report provides a more accurate and nuanced picture of poverty in America
Sometimes discoveries derived from patients' medical data become the foundation of new profit-making companies. A fledgling industry wants to help patients get a cut of the cash.
Tyler Cowen rates Nobel prizes, blogs, and the importance of weirdness in conversation
Turns out nothing says 'I'm sorry' like cold, hard cash
In China, if you don't pay back your loans, you could end up on a blacklist. When you're on it, you can't get a credit card or a plane ticket. Today on the show, we talk with someone on the blacklist.
China has a problem: it's economy grew fast and that led to a trust problem. If someone doesn't pay back a loan, there's no real enforcement. But the solution might cause problems of its own.
The reverse stock split is the Iron Lotus of the financial world. It looks complicated and absurd, and it often doesn't end well.
Are you in over your head with debt? NPR wants to hear from you. In a few sentences tell us a bit about yourself, your situation and your major stumbling blocks with getting out of debt.
Today on the Indicator: stolen jobs-day trends ... from our clever jobs-day friends!
The recall addresses the way the cars respond if their hybrid systems run into problems. They're designed to enter a fail-safe or "limp home" driving mode, but in certain conditions they can stall.
The US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement keeps in place the basic NAFTA framework, with a few twists.
General Electric used to be a household name — a pillar of the U.S. economy. Now, it's fighting to survive.
For a growing population of independent workers, the flexibility of contract work comes with the headache of dealing with taxes and other issues that employers would normally handle.
How financial bubbles reflect the particular psychology of the times in which they inflate.
Washington, D.C. is being sued for a billion dollars... for gentrification.
Corn prices are falling, but the price of Fritos in the White House press corps break room is up by 20%. What's going on? Team Indicator is on the case!
Companies are buying back stock from shareholders more than ever. Not everyone thinks that's a good thing.
The U.S. trade war with China escalated this week. The Trump administration might be underestimating how many options the Chinese government has for responding to American tariffs.
The psychological scars wrought by the 2008 financial crisis are taking a long time to heal. We're a lot more cautious, which has serious implications for the economy.
This week in history: Saudi Arabian oil and the creation of Aramco.
Why boom and bust is part and parcel of the emerging economic experience.
A report released Wednesday by the Energy Information Administration announced that African Americans, Hispanics and people with children were most impacted.
We hear a lot about the effects of the financial crisis on the economy and markets, but what about the lasting effects it had on our psyches?
The availability of work — the availability of jobs for people who want a job and even for people who didn't know they want a job — continues expanding.
Clowns and clowning have been suffering from a chronic branding crisis for decades. Can they fix it?
In the midst of a deepening economic crisis, a reporter's dilemma.