NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Chicago-based commodities trader Jack Scoville about this wild day for the markets. He says he hasn't seen anything quite like it in the near 30 years he's been trading.
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to three NPR correspondents about the state of the global economy, including Frank Langfitt in Shanghai, Corey Flintoff in Moscow, and Lourdes Garcia-Navarro in Rio de Janeiro.
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with David Kotok, chairman and chief investment officer of Cumberland Advisors, about what the sell-off means for retirement investments.
Laura Martinez defied many skeptics when she opened up her Chicago restaurant, La Diosa, this year. It helps that she used to work for the late Charlie Trotter, one of the city's most acclaimed chefs.
With stocks plummeting around the world, the Federal Reserve has a monumental decision to make about interest rates at its September meeting. Some Fed watchers say it won't dare raise rates for fear of adding to jitters about a global slowdown. But others say abandoning plans to raise rates this year would send an even worse signal.
Unlike 2008, the current turmoil didn't originate in the U.S., economist Austan Goolsbee notes. And this time, the economy is growing, banks aren't in danger and there's no credit crunch, he says.
China's Shanghai Composite Index fell 8.5 percent Monday prompting a global sell-off. When trading opened in the U.S., the Dow and S&P 500 plummeted, then recovered, then fell again.
When you answer your phone and there's no one on the other end, it could in fact be a computer that's gathering information about you and your bank account. Here's how.
Despite the hacking attack that extracted personal information about millions of its users, Ashley Madison seems to have added nearly 2 million more users to its service.
The vice president may be seeking out the progressive hero's support, years after fighting one of her signature causes.
China's benchmark Shanghai composite index closed 8.5 percent lower and in Europe stocks were down 4 percent in the early afternoon.
Investors were surprised by the triple-digit loss in U.S. stocks. Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution.
Stock markets around the world plunged this week as investors absorbed more evidence that China's economy is slowing. In the US, the Dow suffered its worst week since 2011.
Stock investors have to decide if the August downturn is just part of a normal zigzag pattern in any bull market, or the start of a bear market that could last for years.
Audiences love to mock campy, low-budget horror movies, but by one very important metric, they are the smartest movies around.
The massive company has sold off two major media companies as it doubles down on education.
Research indicates companies with owners from countries that have been shown to have higher levels of corruption are more likely to evade taxes in the United States.
Our "Planet Money" team was puzzled when they discovered that by one measure the most profitable movie made in the last five years is also widely considered to be one of the worst.
Student loan debt is turning into a major campaign issue, and one solution many candidates can agree on is allowing graduates to refinance their student loans. But it may not be the best way to help.
Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, the area still had no grocery store. So, using his savings, Burnell Cotlon opened one himself. "If there's a problem," he says, "somebody's got to make a move."