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How Presidents Can Help Boost American Economic Mobility

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 3:35pm

As part of our series "A Nation Engaged," NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Berkeley economist Enrico Moretti about what it takes to increase economic mobility — the ability of people to get better jobs and make more money — and how that could change under a President Clinton or President Trump.

As Saudi Arabia Diversifies, A Texas Oil Refinery May Be In Its Future

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 2:08pm

Analysts say Saudi Arabia's national oil company may be trying to buy a refinery in the U.S. It's part of an effort to build an economy that goes beyond oil exports.

'You Should Resign': Watch Sen. Elizabeth Warren Grill Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 1:04pm

"If one of your tellers took a handful of $20 bills out of the crash drawer, they'd probably be looking at criminal charges," Sen. Warren tells Wells Fargo's CEO.

Tax Catch Limits Care For Chronic Ills Under High-Deductible Health Plans

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 9:49am

IRS rules limit health plans linked to health savings accounts from covering most care until the deductible is paid off. Proposed legislation would expand what's allowed before that happens.

Wells Fargo CEO To Address Accounts Scandal Before Senate Panel

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:26am

CEO John Stumpf is expected to apologize for betraying customers' trust when he appears before the Senate Banking Committee to answer questions about employees opening unauthorized customer accounts.

Transportation Officials To Issue Rules For Self-Driving Vehicles

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:02am

In an unprecedented move, federal safety regulators on Tuesday will issue guidelines for self-driving cars. That means the federal government will be in charge of oversight for the booming industry.

'Planet Money' Oil Makes The Trip From Tanker To Pipeline

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:02am

NPR's "Planet Money" team has gotten its start in the oil business after buying 100 barrels of crude oil. We follow the oil as it makes its way to the refinery, where it will get turned into gasoline.

Drivers In The Southeast Feel The Effects Of Gas Pipeline Leak In Alabama

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:02am

A 1960s era gasoline pipeline that sprung a leak in Alabama continues to create trickle-down problems in many southeastern states. Some gas stations are out of fuel as crews rush to fix the pipeline.

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf To Appear Before Senate Banking Committee

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:02am

Earlier this month, regulators fined the bank after it was discovered employees created at least 2 million fake accounts. David Greene talks to Sen. Sherrod Brown, chairman of the banking committee.

Administration Aims To Fight Crime With Job Training

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:00am

The Labor Department is handing out $5 million in grants to fund job centers for people coming out of jail. The program is part of a broader effort to reduce recidivism.

Gas Shortages, Price Spikes Seen Across The South Following Pipeline Spill

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 12:49am

The pipeline's operator plans to have a workaround in place by the end of the week, but in the meantime prices are up 20 to 30 cents per gallon and some stations are running dry.

Feds To Set Rules On Self-Driving Vehicles

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 7:29pm

Transportation officials say they will unveil a sweeping plan to make sure the federal government is involved in ensuring the safety of self-driving vehicles.

A Diversified Economy Cushions Columbus, Ohio, From Downturns

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 5:23pm

Being the state capital, home to Ohio State University and attractive to younger workers has made Columbus, a nearly recession-proof economic hub of Ohio. Can its success be replicated elsewhere?

Planet Money Explores The Value Of Crude Oil

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 3:34pm

NPR's Planet Money team embarked on a quest to buy, transport and refine crude oil, and met all the people who make gasoline possible.

What Happened When Planet Money Bought 100 Barrels of Crude Oil

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 12:48pm

It's pretty easy to buy a tank of gasoline. It's not so easy to buy a tanker of crude oil. Here's what happened when a team of radio reporters tried it.

How Luck And Intuition Helped To Build Instagram

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 4:07am

David Greene talks to Guy Raz — host of the new NPR podcast "How I Built This" — about how the founders of the photo-sharing app Instagram got their business off the ground.

'Planet Money' Team Heads To Kansas To Get Into The Oil Business

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 4:07am

NPR's Planet Money team embarks on a quest to buy, transport and refine crude oil. We'll meet all the people who make our gasoline possible.

Springfield, Ohio: A Shrinking City Faces A Tough Economic Future

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 3:59am

As it transitions away from manufacturing, Springfield relies more on lower-paying service jobs. For many, a middle-class life is out of reach. But some see signs of hope for the local economy.

The Night Instagram Launched, It Crashed, But Didn't Burn

Sun, 09/18/2016 - 11:01pm

Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger launched their photo-sharing app with a server that crashed every other hour. Despite a chaotic start, Instagram became one of the most popular apps in the world.

Venus Williams And Sallie Krawcheck Want Women To Invest

Sun, 09/18/2016 - 4:21pm

Tennis star Venus Williams is a backer and Sallie Krawcheck heads a new investment company aimed at women. They talk about why they think a platform like this is needed.




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