Economy - Most Recent


Report finds Latinos are underrepresented in the media

Jun 26, 2014
One of the fastest growing ethnic groups is largely absent from American media.
Posted In: Latinos, media
Brooklyn Supermarket

GDP fell, and is rising again

Jun 25, 2014
The U.S. economy contracted 2.9 percent in the first quarter. Severe winter weather drove the decline. Spring has been much rosier for the economy.
Posted In: GDP

Rich politicians emphasize humble beginnings

Jun 24, 2014
Politicians talk about wealth in varying ways: Did you work hard, or was it luck?
Posted In: Congress

The numbers behind the Export-Import bank

Jun 24, 2014
The Export-Import Bank has been in the news this week. But what exactly is it?
Posted In: Kevin McCarthy, Ex-Im Bank

D.C. starts taxing more services, like yoga studios

Jun 24, 2014
Yoga classes, tanning salons and carpet cleaners will all be hit with a new tax.
Posted In: yoga, Taxes, Washington D.C.

Explaining the stock split: Some financial gymnastics

Jun 24, 2014
In the end, stock splits are all about making shares more appealing to investors.
Posted In: stock split, apple

Remembering a Rockefeller and his gift of time

Jun 23, 2014
How Richard Rockefeller created a true sharing economy in Portland, Maine
Posted In: sharing economy, Portland

Weekly Wrap: An almost eerie calm

Jun 20, 2014
Weekly Wrap for Marketplace on June 20, 2014.
Posted In: stock markets, Oil, Iraq

Who sues police departments the most? Police officers

Jun 20, 2014
In New Jersey, millions are spent each year on lawsuits involving police.
Posted In: new jersey, police, lawsuits
Health Clinic

What does pain have to do with econ? Oh, everything

Jun 20, 2014
A pain clinic is a strange place to think about economics. Or is it?
Posted In: pain, personal essays