Marilyn Geewax

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Frustrated With Congress, IMF Heads Leave D.C. With Budding Idea

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The U.S., the IMF's most powerful member, has refused to sign off on reforms. On Saturday, global leaders suggested the IMF would turn to other options if Congress doesn't act by year's end.


On 'Draft Day,' A Coach Faces His Own Big Game

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Like the glitz of the day itself, Draft Day tries to win over audiences with big names, the power of the NFL and tons of money. But as football fans know, these elements don't always mean a win.


German Fears About U.S. Spying Could Hurt Trade Deal

Thursday, April 10, 2014

In a poll conducted by the Pew Research Center, Germans overwhelmingly said they prefer EU data privacy standards to those of the U.S.


Wonk Week In Washington: When Briefings Are Better Than Blossoms

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Let the tourists stare at the cherry blossoms. This week, with its World Bank and IMF meetings, is for the true, serious wonks who just can't get enough of lecture halls and soggy hors d'oeuvres.


Turmoil in Ukraine Clouds The Region's Economic Outlook

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The developed part of Europe is perking up, but the other part of the continent is anything but steady these days, the International Monetary Fund and World Bank say.


21st Century Energy Outlook: Quite Similar To The Last Two Centuries

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Anthony Alexander, the chief executive of FirstEnergy Corp., says coal and nuclear energy will continue to play a central role in this country's energy future.


Expecting A Spring Thaw, Shops And Restaurants Warm To Hiring

Friday, April 04, 2014

Employment and wages are increasing, along with hopes for more consumer spending, analysts say.


Stocks Or The Mattress? Winning The Retirement Championship

Friday, March 28, 2014

How well will the economy perform? If you wager well, you can have a much more comfortable retirement. Take a quiz and see how different economic scenarios could affect your nest egg.


Women And Wealth: Local To Global Money Lessons

Thursday, March 27, 2014

In the weeks leading up to Tax Day on April 15, NPR will explore the topic of women and wealth. The stories and conversations will cover working, investing and sharing lessons about money.


After Winter's Chill, Economists Predict A Warming Trend

Monday, March 24, 2014

A cold, snowy winter in most of the country hurt economic growth, but forecasters see conditions improving for the rest of the year.


Paying For College: No Easy Answers For Many Families

Monday, March 17, 2014

After adjusting for inflation, the cost of tuition more than tripled between 1973 and 2013. That reality has been forcing more and more students to take on staggering debts.


Overtime Pay Proposal Triggers A New Debate About Wages

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Economists are divided about the White House plan to boost overtime pay for workers. Some say the change would spur consumer demand, while others see a coming downward spiral for job creation.


Don't Run Out For Caviar Yet, But Wages Are Heading Higher

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Hourly wage gains of 2.2 percent are exceeding the annual inflation rate, raising hopes that Americans will soon be able to spend more at retailers, car dealers and other businesses.


Obama's Budget: Magic Wand Or Club?

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Under the president's plan, wealthier Americans would be paying more in taxes, while poorer ones would be getting new tax credits. Republicans, on the other hand, prefer a different approach.


Marching Into Spring, Realtors' Hopes Rise

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Economists say strong home sales this spring could drive job creation, as well as boost personal wealth and consumer confidence.


Will Ukraine Do What It Takes To Unlock International Aid?

Monday, February 24, 2014

Three months of protests have taken a toll on a Ukrainian economy that was already in distress. But many worry that as in the past, corruption and a lack of political will prevent meaningful reform.


After A Weak Holiday Season, Wal-Mart Profits Shrink

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Wal-Mart sales and income slumped in the past year. The retail giant says its customers are being hurt by cuts in government benefits, higher taxes and rising health care costs.


U.S. Government Will Back Loans For Nuclear Power

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The $6.5 billion in federal loan guarantees will help build the first new U.S. nuclear power plants in more than three decades. The announcement brought quick criticism from some environmentalists.


CBO: Minimum Wage Hike Could Boost Paychecks – And Cut Jobs

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Both backers and opponents of a higher federal minimum pay rate are latching on to different findings in a new Congressional Budget Office report on the proposal's effects. We list the report's pros and cons.


Many Flights Canceled, But Fewer Fliers Stranded On Tarmac

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A fliers' revolt on Valentine's Day in 2007 led to stiff fines against airlines that kept passengers waiting for too long. The delays still happen, but new technology and better planning are making them less inconvenient.