Chris Arnold appears in the following:
Thursday, August 27, 2015
The aerospace giant is moving to settle a suit accusing it of mishandling its plan. The case is part of a legal assault by an attorney to stop firms from offering workers high-cost retirement plans.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Panicked selling after stocks have already crashed in value is a lousy investment strategy. But our human brains send us all kinds of bad impulses when it comes to investing.
Monday, August 24, 2015
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.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
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.
Friday, July 31, 2015
Some trucking companies are having trouble finding enough interstate drivers. They say cutting the minimum driving age from 21 to 18 is a fix, but critics worry such a move would be a safety disaster.
Friday, July 24, 2015
One of the world's oldest and most famous newspapers is changing hands. The Financial Times, based in London, will be sold to Nikkei Inc. of Japan for $1.3 billion dollars.
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
The result of Sunday's Greek referendum was a resounding "no" to plans for more austerity as a way out of the country's debt crisis. European leaders meet Tuesday to resume talks on a rescue package.
Monday, July 06, 2015
Greeks in Athens react to the resounding no vote on a bailout plan. Many are proud to have poked Europe in the eye after years of austerity, but the banks remain closed, hurting many local businesses.
Sunday, July 05, 2015
Greek voters turned down a bailout offer from European leaders on Sunday. Both before and after the votes were counted, Greeks were divided over how the outcome would affect the country's future.
Sunday, July 05, 2015
Greeks voted Sunday in a referendum that could decide whether the country stays in the eurozone. NPR's Chris Arnold talks about the decisive vote against an austerity package from European leaders.
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Greek voters on Sunday face a referendum on further austerity measures in exchange for bailouts. But the unstated question is whether Greece should give up the euro.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
After a two-day meeting with policymakers adjourned Wednesday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the economy is moving in the right direction but continues to recover.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
When it comes to improving the standard of living for Americans, the middle class could use some help. One Harvard economist says the help is underground, in the form of oil and natural gas.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Home prices are on the rise again. Overall though, with sales and new construction still at ho-hum levels, the recovering remains choppy at the national level and inconsistent from market to market.
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Oil hit a new high for the year — closing at just under $61 a barrel. But some analysts say the global economic slowdown and the rise of alternative energy will mean less demand and lower prices.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
The Nasdaq has closed at a new high. It last peaked just before the dot-com crash, and "Nasdaq 5,000" soon became code for stock market bubble. Does the record hold any of the same warnings today?
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Proposed federal rules are designed to make sure that financial advisers put their clients' interests ahead of their own. But experts worry that loopholes may weaken those consumer protections.
Friday, April 10, 2015
The sprawling conglomerate General Electric is radically paring down its business, ditching most finance and real estate operations.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
John Hancock announced a new program promising discounts for policyholders who wear a fitness tracker, exercise more and go to the doctor. But privacy advocates worry about the electronic monitoring.
Friday, April 03, 2015
Some big U.S. employers are giving their lowest-paid employees a raise. That's helped make low-wage workers one of the few segments of the workforce seeing an increase in pay.