Marilyn Geewax

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Is Pushing Interest Rates To Less Than Zero A Crazy Idea?

Thursday, June 05, 2014

If a bank wants to deposit cash with the European Central Bank, it won't earn interest. In fact, the bank will actually have to pay the ECB for parking cash. It's designed to boost Europe's economy.


Regulators And Airlines Fight Over Fares, Fees And Fairness

Saturday, May 31, 2014

So exactly how much are we paying for an airline ticket? Do you count the fares, the fees and taxes? The government wants airlines to be more up front with passengers about the total cost.


The Economy Takes A Dip, But Analysts Look For It To Snap Back

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The latest U.S. report showed growth shrank in early 2014, but talk of a recession is unwarranted, economists say. They blame a harsh winter and say strong consumer spending signals a rebound.


It's Geithner Vs. Warren In Battle Of The Bailout

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner says the 2008 bank bailout worked well. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says it taught bankers to be reckless because the risks are on taxpayers. Vote for who is right.


Economist Piketty's Work Doesn't Add Up, 'Financial Times' Says

Friday, May 23, 2014

The U.K.-based newspaper says the author of Capital in the Twenty-First Century, a treatise on income inequality, may have gotten some of his data wrong.


Housing Is Perking Up, But Realtors Worry About Young Buyers

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Homeownership rates are depressed for people under 35. Economists say nearly 3 million more young adults are living with their parents, compared with 2007.


Bill Clinton Says His Wife's Brain Is Just Fine, Thank You

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The former president said Republican strategist Karl Rove's recent remarks about Hillary Clinton's health are "just the beginning" of the attacks that are headed her way.


On Income Inequality: A French Economist Vs. An American Capitalist

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Thomas Piketty says governments must impose heavy taxes to break up concentrations of wealth. Edward Conard says governments should cut taxes to encourage wealthy people to pursue even bigger profits.


Gasoline Prices Rise As U.S. Refineries Send More Fuel Overseas

Friday, April 25, 2014

Prices are higher in large part because Gulf Coast refineries are exporting more gasoline to Latin America, analysts say. The average is about 18 cents a gallon more than it was a year ago.


Obama Wants To Sell Exports To Asia, But Critics Aren't Buying

Friday, April 18, 2014

As the president prepares to travel to Asia, the White House says a trade deal would boost U.S. exports. But opponents say the Trans-Pacific Partnership would hurt the environment and U.S. jobs.


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.