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Greek Voters Usher Leftist Party Into Office01/26/15
Greece's radical left Syriza party is the first anti-austerity party to win elections in Europe, throwing into doubt whether the troubled country stays the course on an international austerity plan.
Foe Of 'Fiscal Waterboarding' Leads Going Into Greek Election
If elected on Sunday, Syriza would be the first anti-austerity party to come to power in the Eurozone. But it would still have to pay off Greece's debt and help the country out of a deep depression.
Auto Loan Surge Fuels Fears Of Another Subprime Crisis
Dealers are extending loans to a growing number of people with weak credit, and more of them are having trouble making payments. The situation is evoking comparisons to the subprime mortgage boom.
NPR: 01-23-2015 Economy
Stories: 1) Illinois' Financial Condition Is Dire, Gov. Rauner Warns 2) Standard & Poor's Settles In SEC Ratings Fraud Case 3) Tired Of Paying For Checked Baggage? You're Actually Getting A Good Deal 4) Middle Class Economics Dominate Obama's State Of...
NPR: 01-20-2015 Economy
Stories: 1) Lower Gas Prices, Faster Economy Float Boating Industry 2) Falling Oil Prices: Good For Drivers, Bad For Banks 3) Obama's Trouble Articulating The State Of The Economy 4) White House Rolls Out Tax Proposals Before State Of The Union Address
NPR: 01-16-2015 Economy
Stories: 1) Not So Wicked Smaht: Boston's Olympic Hopes 2) In Brazil, A Once-High-Flying Economy Takes A Tumble 3) Dollar's Rise Is Good News For The U.S., For Now 4) Businesses Try To Stave Off Brain Drain As Boomers Retire
NPR: 01-13-2015 Economy
Stories: 1) Congressional Budget Watchdogs Change The Way They Keep Score 2) Employment Is Up. Paychecks, Not So Much 3) 'Kings When It's Good': Oklahoma Braces For Possible Crude Crash 4) Consumer Agency Launches Tool To Help You Find A Cheaper...
NPR: 01-09-2015 Economy
Stories: 1) Greek Opposition Party Seizes On Anger Over Austerity Measures 2) Should Minnesota Bid Adieu To The Midwest, Hello North? 3) Euro Falls To 9-Year Low Against U.S. Dollar 4) Unemployment, Deflation Felt Acutely In Spain
NPR: 01-06-2015 Economy
Stories: 1) How Driver's License Suspensions Unfairly Target The Poor 2) U.S. Credit Cards Tackle Fraud With Embedded Chips, But No PINs 3) Euro's Drop Raises Questions About Its Long-Term Prospects 4) Trend Of Falling Gas Prices Expected To Continue
NPR: 01-02-2015 Economy
Stories: 1) Sanctions Intensify Russia's Free Fall Into Economic Crisis 2) More States Raise Minimum Wage, But Debate Continues
NPR: 12-30-2014 Economy
Stories: 1) Comcast-Time Warner Deal Tops A Year Of Corporate Mergers 2) ICYMI 2014: Soccer Field Standoff Highlights Gentrification Tension 3) Economist: This Recovery Is Broad-Based And Stable 4) Nonprofit Fights Illiteracy By Getting Books To Kids...
NPR: 12-26-2014 Economy
Stories: 1) The Year In Air Travel: Packed Planes And More Perks — For A Price 2) Despite Some Clouds, U.S. Economic Forecast Looks Sunny 3) Lower Oil Prices Drain Value Of Russians' Money 4) Lower Gas Prices Add Fuel To U.S. Economic Recovery
NPR: 12-23-2014 Economy
Stories: 1) Government Sells Last Major Stake In A Bank Post-Financial Crisis 2) For Updated 'Annie', The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow 3) A Year Later, Delivery Services Up Their Holiday Game 4) A Backlash Brews Against Low Pay On The Factory Floor
NPR: 12-19-2014 Economy
Stories: 1) Is Russia's Currency On Its Way To Collapse? 2) Ruble's Drop Has Implications For Global Economy 3) Fed Officials May Be Closer To Raising Interest Rates 4) Obama Expected To Impose New Sanctions On Russia
NPR: 12-16-2014 Economy
Stories: 1) Low Gas Prices Expected To Continue As Crude Oil Drops To $58 A Barrel 2) Mortgage Giants Ease Down Payments For First-Time Homebuyers 3) When Grandma's House Is Home: The Rise Of Grandfamilies 4) 'Warning Shot': Sen. Warren On Fighting...
NPR: 12-12-2014 Economy
Stories: 1) Cheap Crops Mean Tight Times For Midwest's Fledgling Farmers 2) 'Cromnibus' Spending Bill Passes, Just Hours Before Deadline 3) Controversial Budget Bill Would Roll Back Dodd-Frank Provision 4) Iceland Experiments With A Jubilee Of Debt...
NPR: 12-09-2014 Economy
Stories: 1) 'Blockbuster' Jobs Report Shows 321,000 Added To Payrolls 2) Labor Secretary: Job Growth Is Good, But Wages Need Help 3) Getting Your 'Shine On Is Becoming Increasingly Legal 4) 'A Universe Beneath Our Feet': Life In Beijing's Underground
NPR: 12-05-2014 Economy
Stories: 1) For World's Oil Exporters, Falling Prices Have A Domino Effect 2) A Burger Joint Pays $15 An Hour. And, Yes, It's Making Money 3) November Jobs Report Expected To Show Solid Job Growth
NPR: 12-04-2014 Economy
Stories: 1) Millennials Might Be 'Generation Twin.' Is That A Bad Thing? 2) Despite Low Employment, Millennials Hold Key To Reviving South Texas 3) Despite Job Growth, Voters Focus On Stagnant Wages 4) 'Flying Doughnuts': Airbus Files Patent For A New...
NPR: 11-12-2014 Economy
Stories: 1) Beyond The Unemployment Rate: Look At These 5 Labor Indicators 2) 'Grand Bargain' Will Help Save Detroit — And Its Art 3) Liberia's 'Flags Of Convenience' Help It Stay Afloat 4) Bankruptcy Judge: Detroit Deal Nearly Miraculous
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