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NPR Shopping Cart Economics: How Prices Changed At A Walmart In 1 Year

Monday, September 16, 2019

Since August 2018, NPR has been tracking about 80 items sold at a Georgia Walmart with an eye toward products caught in the trade war. On average, prices rose 3%. Tariffs are one of many factors.


What's In Your Shopping Cart? A Battleground For Global Trade

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

As a trade war brews between the U.S. and its major trading partners, we looked into the carts of back-to-school shoppers to see how global trade might show up in their baskets


No Teen Lifeguard On Duty: Summer Jobs Are No Longer An Attraction

Thursday, July 26, 2018

More teens have shifted away from typical summer jobs in recent years, opting to spend time with family instead, or take unpaid internships.


From Egg Freezing To Tuition Reimbursement, Company Perks Are Up In Tight Labor Market

Monday, July 02, 2018

With unemployment down, companies are experiencing a shortage of workers. Some are offering a new array of incentives beyond higher pay to lure employees.


More Oil From OPEC May Not Mean Relief At The Gas Pumps Anytime Soon

Friday, June 22, 2018

Drivers might be cheering OPEC's decision to increase oil production, but analysts say the extra supply isn't expected to drive gasoline prices down in time for summer vacation season.


Stock Markets Drop Amid Escalating Tariff Threats

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Global stock markets fell in response to President Trump's threats to add another layer of tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods. Trade tensions are leaving investors uncertain, analysts say.


Say Goodbye To Some Paper Investment Reports

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Investors and retirees who now get lengthy paper reports on how their mutual funds are doing will have to go online for the same updates. The change is frustrating consumer watchdogs.


Apple Aims To Help Parents Crack Down On Kids' iPhone Use

Monday, June 04, 2018

Apple will allow users to get reports on how much their kids are using particular apps on their iPhones and iPads. The announcement follows pressure from shareholders about the overuse of technology.


The Most Surprising Number In Friday's Jobs Report

Friday, June 01, 2018

Black unemployment fell to a record low 5.9 percent, suggesting that African-Americans are benefiting from the booming economy. And the gap between white and black unemployment has never been smaller.


Opioid Crisis Takes A Toll On Economic Outlook For Many Americans, Fed Says

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

One out of five Americans say they personally know someone who has been addicted to opioids or prescription painkillers, according to a new report about the economic well-being of U.S. households.