Economy at a glance

Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen participates in a discussion on global finance during a conference May 6, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

Weekly Wrap: The stock market, oil and Janet Yellen

Aug 28, 2015
Nela Richardson and Sudeep Reddy join Kai Ryssdal to recap the week in business and finance.
Posted In: Janet Yellen, Oil, stock markets
A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Oct. 15 in New York City. Stocks remain on a downward trajectory amid growing fears of Ebola and a global slowdown.

How fear plays a role in our finances

Aug 28, 2015
It was the first reaction many people had when the stock market dropped this week.
Posted In: psychology, Science, fear
Fast-food restaurants are concerned what the NLRB ruling will mean for them.

NLRB decision pushes 'employee' debate

Aug 28, 2015
Franchising and subcontracting labor haven't always been the norm.
Posted In: NLRB, labor, fast food

Just how strong are those fundamentals?

Aug 27, 2015
Even though the markets are roiled, the U.S. economy is solid. Right?
Posted In: stock market, GDP, U.S. economy

Fed hosts meeting of banking leaders

Aug 27, 2015
Investors are listening for clues about interest rates
Posted In: Federal Reserve

'Don't panic' is good advice even if you're retiring

Aug 27, 2015
Are you 65? Don't put your savings in stock, but don't sell at the bottom, either.
Posted In: Retirement, Financial advisers, finance

How volatile is the market? Let's consult the VIX

Aug 26, 2015
We ask Robert Whaley, the father of the index, what all that 'noise' is about.
Posted In: VIX, stock market, market volatility

No, the economy is not like a roller coaster

Aug 26, 2015
Comedian and Buzzfeed writer Sam Weiner on stopping the simile in its tracks.
Posted In: stock market, economic downturn, crash
Wages aren't going up because of potential workers who have given up looking for a job.

Blame low wages on slack

Aug 26, 2015
The CBO is refining its thoughts on why American wages seem to be stuck.
Posted In: congressional budget office, wages, employment
A screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows market numbers towards the close of the day on Monday in New York City. The Dow Jones industrial average briefly dropped over 1,000 points in Monday morning trading.

Getting caught up in Wall Street's safety nets

Aug 26, 2015
Volatility puts safeguards to the test.
Posted In: stock market, circuit breakers, rule 48, retail investors
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