To find out what's going on with the economy, Rachel Martin talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a contributor to The Wall Street Journal.
Global oil prices have fallen to a 4-year low, confirming hopes and fears, depending on if you're a gasoline consumer or an oilman, that abundant U.S. crude is messing with the world's energy order.
Trains carrying oil from North Dakota pass through American towns daily — and sometimes they derail and explode. The oil industry is now under pressure to make the oil less volatile before shipping.
Doing business in China is getting tougher for some foreign companies. In the past year, Chinese government regulators have raided their offices, claiming to investigate monopoly practices.
The generation now coming of age is spending — and giving — differently. New York-based Charity:Water gets it, and it's been a boon to its cause.
The Nobel committee said Jean Tirole has helped to reshape regulators' policies with his idea that the same rules have different effects –- good and bad –- in different industries.
French economist Jean Tirole, 61, works at the Toulouse School of Economics in France. The economics prize completed the 2014 Nobel Prize announcements.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences says Tirole's work on market power and regulation provides a framework for how governments can deal with and regulate mergers and monopolies.
The PBS program Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is bringing the legacy of Fred Rogers to a new generation of children.
The top contenders for the Nobel Prize in economics are said to be a pair of NYU professors who study entrepreneurship, and a Stanford researcher who did pioneering work into economic sociology.
One of Florida's largest community colleges is trying to reduce the amount of debt its students take on. As part of a federal experiment, it has barred them from taking out any unsubsidized loans.
Shoppers are heading into the heavy-spending season with no new credit safeguards in place. Experts say it'll be at least another year before the U.S. system moves beyond technology from the 1970s.
Texas is in the midst of a fracking boom, which is opening up huge energy reserves and bringing in jobs. But traffic fatalities, some involving inexperienced and fatigued truck drivers, have surged.
Ebola-related stocks have been on the move since confirmation that the virus made its way onto U.S. soil. NPR's Arun Rath talks with journalist Wallace Witkowski at MarketWatch about Ebola investing.