Features by Bridget Bodnar

Dr. Ben Carson on the economy, taxes and debt

In one of his only in-depth interviews about the economy, Carson laid out his plan.
Posted In: Ben Carson, debt, Taxes, government

Fred Savage on-screen again for 'The Grinder'

The actor turned director-producer talks about the four pillars of his work ethic.
Posted In: Entertainment Industry, television
The Environmental Protection Agency says that Volkswagen had installed software into tens of thousands of its diesel cars to manipulate emissions test results.

The Volkswagen scandal is bigger than we thought

Dan Neil weighs in on the emissions hack of 11 million diesel vehicles.
Posted In: Volkswagen, hack, cars, car recalls
 A view of downtown Detroit.

American Futures from Detroit to Fresno

The Fallows have been on a road trip across the country to learn what it's like in small towns.
Posted In: american futures, James Fallows, Detroit, Fresno, great plains, montana
David Maraniss in front of the home in which he spent the first six years of his life. It's now a pile of rubble.

Detroit: Then and Now

A new book looks at how Motor City shaped American culture.
Posted In: Detroit, bankruptcy, cities, Music
Small oil companies are feeling the squeeze of falling prices, too.

It's not just big oil that's struggling

Smaller companies are getting by plugging wells for customers.
Posted In: barrel of oil, oil industry, oil well

The Banker's Almanac: A guide to interest rates

One comedian makes some predictions about the Fed's decision.
Posted In: interest rates, weather, Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve
Syrian refugees and migrants walk along a highway on Tuesday on their way to the border between Turkey and Greece in the northwestern Turkish city of Edirne.

Refugees bring in big business in Europe

The mass migration has created unlikely opportunities.
Posted In: migrants, refugees, Europe, syria, lebanon, Greece
The headquarters of Freddie Mac in McLean, Virginia.

U.S. mortgage giants under the microscope

What's the deal with our strange relationship with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?
Posted In: mortgage crisis, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
Denby High School in Detroit, Michigan.

How Detroit students experienced the city's bankruptcy

The NYT video series looks high schoolers' optimism despite their surroundings.
Posted In: Detroit, bankruptcy, high school, gentrification


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