Economy - Most Commented


How a secret meeting on Jekyll Island led to the Fed

Oct 20, 2015
Author Lowenstein explains the 'patriotic conspiracy' behind the central bank.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, bank, conspiracies, great depression

Planes, Trains and Automobiles ... and Drones

Oct 20, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Tuesday.

Introducing Crash Course Economics

Oct 19, 2015
Marketplace's Adriene Hill co-hosts Crash Course Economics.
Posted In: stock markets, happiness

Canadians head to the polls with oil economy in mind

Oct 19, 2015
Some 36,000 people have lost jobs in Alberta’s energy sector this year.
Posted In: Canada, cheap oil, energy
Director Catherine Hardwicke attends the premiere of her film "Miss You Already" at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

Women in Hollywood want their chance to direct

Oct 19, 2015
Female movie directors are rarely behind the camera on the most successful films.
Posted In: film, filmmaking, women, gender
 Boxes move along a conveyor belt at an Amazon fulfillment center in Tracy, California.

Gimme five ... and I'll write you a rave review

Oct 19, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Monday.

Small businesses fight against proposed Minnesota laws

Oct 16, 2015
Minneapolis mayor's plan for fair scheduling reform has hit roadblocks.
Posted In: Minneapolis, labor laws, sick pay

New York Judge shakes up the bail system

Oct 16, 2015
Thousands of people are kept in jail pre-trial because they can't make bail.
Posted In: bail system, jail
Bottles of beer and cider produced by Belgian-Brazilian group Anheuser-Busch InBev, (Budweiser, Corona, Stella and Beck's) and British brewer SABMiller (Bulmers and Peroni) line a shelf.

Weekly Wrap: Interest rates, inflation and mergers

Oct 16, 2015
Leigh Gallagher and Felix Salmon join Kai Ryssdal to recap the week that was.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, inflation, Twitter, mergers
A person in economic difficulty holds a homemade sign asking for money along a Manhattan street in New York City.

Gimme Shelter

Oct 16, 2015
Quartz and Marketplace look at the state of homelessness starting in the 1970s.
Posted In: homeless, exercise, pills