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The former deputy governor for the Bank of England says central banks like the Federal Reserve have held too much sway since the 2008 financial crisis.
Lack of access to something as basic as eyeglasses is one of the many ways that poverty itself serves as a barrier to economic mobility, writes Danya Keene.
North Korea summit canceled. The GOP-only FBI briefing. Gun safety summit in Texas. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
The cities with the largest increase between July 2016 and July 2017 include San Antonio, Dallas and Forth Worth.
The Commerce Department released a statement saying it's begun investigating whether auto imports pose a national security threat.
Comcast is preparing a rival offer for the entertainment properties that 21st Century Fox has agreed to sell to Disney.
It's worrying "how rapidly we have forgotten" the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, financial journalist Diana Henriques says following a House vote to undo part of the banking regulations.
Las Vegas hotel and casino workers want a bigger share of casino profits, and protections against the use of robots and AI to automate service jobs.
Gas prices are going up and so are interest rates; are we now in a "normal" economy?
According to a new analysis from the loan comparison website LendingTree.com, by the end of this year, our debt could reach a record $4 trillion.
New Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered his first major foreign policy address Monday, strongly criticizing Iran and its behavior on the world stage.
China's President Xi Jinping is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx, writes Rich Barlow, but he doesn't really believe in the communist philosopher's teachings.
Forget the top one-percenters, it’s the top 9.9 percenters who are holding everyone else down. Hear the case.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Fox News on Sunday that the U.S. was "putting the trade war on hold" with China.
Chinese tech giant ZTE is becoming a key factor in U.S.-China trade talks. We'll talk about the latest from Trump's trade deals.
A year after President Trump said coal is back, NPR’s Kelly McEvers goes deep inside coal country for the podcast “Embedded.”
Mexico's economic minister said this week that it is unlikely the U.S. and Mexico will reach a deal on revising the trade agreement by Thursday.
The Jim Brooks Act was the last gasp of a three-year-long effort to enact changes in Boston’s rental laws to cope with what advocates call an “eviction crisis” in the...
Monday's Supreme Court ruling to strike down a federal ban on sports gambling means that states are now able to legalize it.
A General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio, is preparing to lay off workers and reduce shifts starting next month. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill.