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Friday, February 03, 2023
Artificial intelligence has advanced enough to create a seemingly original artwork in the style of living artists within minutes. Some artists argue that these AI models breach copyright law.
Friday, December 16, 2022
A standard way to decide whether buy or sell stocks is to look at a company's fundamentals. Others decide trades by taking a ruler to a stock or bond price chart and drawing some shapes.
Friday, December 02, 2022
As California considers new heat safety regulations for indoor workers one economist argues that it would be a win-win for both employees and their employers.
Friday, December 02, 2022
Elon Musk bought Twitter for $44 billion, but almost a third of it was in bank loans. He used a leveraged buyout strategy, which means Twitter, not Musk, is on the hook to pay back the loans.
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
A look at how the collapse of one of the world's largest crypto exchanges is casting doubt on the decentralized finance model that so many early adopters of crypto embraced.
Friday, November 11, 2022
The Federal Reserve meets regularly and sets a target interest rate to keep inflation low and jobs high. But what if an equation could do all the work — and even do a better job?
Friday, October 21, 2022
Every time you swipe a credit card, you produce data. Now, a new tool could help the financial industry use that data to identify suspicious gun purchases. But will they want to use it?
Friday, October 14, 2022
The U.S. stock market is down this year. When that happens, bonds typically go up. But right now, both stocks and bonds are down.
Friday, September 30, 2022
The Federal Reserve has been extremely aggressive in its attempt to bring inflation down by quickly raising interest rates. Some economists continue to wonder whether it's too much too fast.
Friday, September 16, 2022
Argentines are partying hard in Buenos Aires' bustling bars, despite inflation. Across the pond, German companies are switching gears in response to high gas prices, as Russia shuts off its supply.
Friday, September 09, 2022
California is home to some of the country's strictest environmental regulations. Those standards can sometimes spread to other states and beyond. It's known as the "California Effect."
Sunday, August 28, 2022
NPR's Books We Love includes dozens of recommendations for new books. Today, we hear about "The Last Slave Ship," "The Power Law," and "The Letters of Oscar Hammerstein."
Friday, August 26, 2022
Here's an open secret: IPOs, Initial Public Offerings, aren't actually public. Insider investors buy all the shares the night before. Spotify tried to change that.
Friday, July 22, 2022
Food prices in the United Kingdom are going through the roof, and wages are stagnating. Can the next prime minister who will take over for the departing Boris Johnson handle the heat?
Thursday, July 07, 2022
The monthly jobs report will be released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. To help put this critical economic indicator together, hundreds of people work the phones.
Friday, June 24, 2022
Inflation has reached levels not seen since 1981. Could the Federal Reserve have acted sooner? One former Fed official points to some human errors he says led to the inflation mess we're in today.
Friday, June 10, 2022
Ah, college — the classes, the parties, the debt. Is it still worth it? While most schools have seen enrollment declines during the pandemic, there's been a jump in applications at "elite" schools.
Friday, June 03, 2022
20 million tons of grain are trapped in Ukraine because of a Russian blockade of its ports. Getting the grain out by rail or truck is proving to be a huge logistical challenge.
Thursday, May 05, 2022
With inflation over 8.5%, it's perhaps time for a long-ignored investment option to shine: the I-bond. It's a U.S. Treasury savings bond, and its interest payments are linked to inflation.
Friday, April 22, 2022
China has enforced strict regulations on its tech platforms over the past year. But this crackdown has sparked such instability in financial markets that the government may be having second thoughts.