From moon missions and space shuttles to public-private partnerships.
Sanctions have become an increasingly common foreign policy tool for the U.S. How effective are they?
Colleges and universities are finding creative ways to make money.
Marilyn Cohen talks bonds, rating agencies and the yield curve, in overrated, underrated.
As major wildfires increase in California, some firefighters are being pushed to the point of exhaustion — and overtime costs are soaring.
Shoppers on Black Friday spoke of enjoying the "vibe" of the mall, despite online retail making increasing strides into the holiday market.
The stock market has been on a wild ride lately. Today, the Indicator looks at what's going on and whether we should worry for the economy.
We talk turkey with the American Farm Bureau about changes in the price of Thanksgiving Dinner.
The minimum wage is a contentious issue. Some claim it's a job killer. But what does the research show?
There was a bloodbath in tech stocks. Companies like Apple depend on foreign markets and there are signs trade tensions are slowing growth in Europe and China. Apple and Facebook stocks have fallen.
Wondering whether we're poised to tip into a recession? The jobs market may point the way.
Are we heading into a recession? The Conference Board's Leading Indicator has ten ways to tell.
Australia hasn't had a recession in 27 years. Good policy? Or just good luck?
The decline in the oil price since the end of October has been stunning in its depth and speed, and follows more than a year of climbing. What changed?
Women pay more than men for many consumer products. Today on the show: Why some economists still think that's a good thing.
The next global economic downturn could be even harder to reverse than the last one.
The 401(k) retirement plan turned 40 this week! Today on the show, we chronicle the rise of the 401(k), the fall of the pension, and talk to the man who started it all.
How one bank gave a whole new meaning to the term "mobile banking."
You may not know it, but companies are silently scoring you... and using that score to figure out how to treat you.
We answer questions from our listeners and issue a couple of mea culpas.
Taxes get a bad reputation, but they were central to the formation of representative government, says financial historian William N. Goetzmann.
In many parts of the country it's actually gotten a bit easier, though not any cheaper, to buy a house. Housing sales are down nationwide, and the market is cooling off.
Wage growth has (finally) been accelerating, but what else are companies doing to bid for workers?
One of our youngest listeners asked us why Ecuador changed its currency to U.S. dollars, so we found out!
Horror movies are good business. Scary good. They are more likely to be profitable than any other kind of movie. Today on the show, we look at why.
Weekly, biweekly, or every month — which payday makes the most sense?
Municipalities are increasingly going to the bond market to pay their court settlement costs.
We assume that winning the lottery will make us happier. In some ways it does, in others — not so much.
The deficit normally shrinks when the economy is strengthening, but not now.
In just six years, robots could achieve parity with humans in the workplace, with machines working the same number of hours as people.