On Friday, the stock markets took a dive for the first time in months. NPR's Eric Westervelt asks The Wall Street Journal's Erin McCarthy whether the mounting global conflicts had something to do with it.
Despite the economy adding more than 200,000 jobs last month, unemployment ticked up and incomes have stayed stagnant. For many people, stretching every dollar is still an economic necessity.
The daily grind isn't everyone's style. Around the nation, young people are hard at work at offbeat jobs — like tracking bats in the dark of night or wandering a museum in a 75-pound dinosaur costume.
Under new sanctions imposed this week, Russia will no longer be able to buy technology from Western companies to develop its oil fields. Still, the sanctions are limited, and Russia has vast reserves.
In this week's roundup of digital culture headlines, the hardcore Foursquare users have a problem with Swarm. Twitter got a big boost. And why buy shoes when you can print your own?