Some networks of hospitals, doctors and medical services are now so dominant in their region that they can hike their prices and force patients to waive the right to sue when things go wrong.
Economists expect the report to show about 175,000 new jobs created last month.
The White House announced it is establishing 48 corridors on America's highways for charging electric vehicles.
Silicon Valley billionaire investor Peter Thiel told two of his classmates at Stanford that he thought South Africa's former apartheid system of government was "a sound economic system."
With less than a week to go to voting day for the presidential election, and the race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton tightening, financial markets are starting to get the jitters. With the election almost upon us, the stock market is paying close attention — and that's unusual. Markets don't usually move too much based on who wins the presidency. But this time around it's a different story, and as Donald Trump's prospects have improved, stocks have been falling.
Wall Street doesn't exactly love Hillary Clinton, but it knows what to expect from her. That's not true of Trump. This election will be "a very big deal economically," Dartmouth's Eric Zitzewitz says.
The country's central bank decided to lift controls and let the pound float freely. The move is designed to take aim at the black market and is likely to cause prices to jump.
Hundreds of food companies have promised to keep their suppliers from cutting down forests. A global coalition of environmental groups is watching to see if the companies are keeping their promises.
The lower premiums that come with bronze plans, plus Obamacare's caps on out-of-pocket spending, can make these plans the best deal for people who have very few medical expenses — or very many.
Half of the 13,000 residents of Clarkston, Ga., are foreign born – many of them resettled refugees. A nonprofit food truck helps them get job training, work experience and network with neighbors.
Earlier this year, the U.K. voted to leave the European Union. Now the country's prime minister is working to make that happen — but a court says she can't do it unilaterally.
At the Dakota Access Pipeline site, officers used pepper spray against demonstrators on government land. The protesters say the pipeline would violate sacred Indian lands and could cause pollution.
On today's show, Planet Money's economist-approved fake candidate makes his first ads. Then we nervously watch to see what a focus group thinks of them.
The luxury department store is well known for its opulent offerings, but the vegetable dish is drawing scorn and ridicule for its price and has inspired the hashtag #GentrifiedGreens.
This comes after years of litigation in the invasion of privacy lawsuit involving Gawker's publication of a sex tape featuring Bollea and a former friend's wife. The case drove Gawker to bankruptcy.
Venezuela has one of the worst economies in the world with food shortages and massive inflation. NPR's Planet Money team explains how it got so bad.
"There's an obligation for authorities to show restraint," in their handling of people protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline, President Obama said in an interview with the news organization Now This.
Federal Reserve policymakers finished meeting Wednesday, less than a week before Election Day. They left interest rates unchanged but said the case for more expensive loans is strengthening.
The candidates diverge sharply on Obamacare but both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump see opportunities to improve health care through the tax code.
In recent weeks, U.S. corporations have announced multi-billion-dollar deals in a huge wave of mergers. Economists say that can hurt consumers, workers and savers, but also can strengthen the economy.