Uri Berliner

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Inflation won't win Thanksgiving: Here's NPR's plan to help you save on a meal

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Turkey, stuffing, pie — it's all way more expensive this year. But you don't have to let inflation spoil your meal, if you're willing to get creative.


Mortgage rates are now above 7% on average nationally

Thursday, October 27, 2022

It's harder to afford a home than it's been in decades as a steep run-up in prices, both during the pandemic and interest rates now, hit buyers from both sides.


Adidas cuts ties with Ye after he made anti-Semitic comments

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Following pressure, Adidas cut ties with Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, after he made anti-Semitic comments.


Why even environmentalists are supporting nuclear power today

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Environmentalists advocating for nuclear power have led a push to extend the operating life of Diablo Canyon, California's last nuclear power plant. Japan and Germany consider similar extensions.


Encore: A toy monkey that escaped Nazi Germany and reunited a family

Friday, December 24, 2021

The father of NPR's Uri Berliner packed a stuffed monkey when he fled the Nazis as a child. He kept the toy for decades before donating it to a museum, an act that led to a remarkable discovery.


A Shortage On Starter Homes Is Keeping Many Young Americans From Owning A House

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

For generations, Americans have built wealth by purchase a no-frills starter home. But these entry level homes have become scarce and it's preventing many young people from becoming homeowners.


The Housing Shortage Is Significant. It's Acute For Small, Entry-Level Homes

Saturday, September 04, 2021

The American dream of owning a small home with a backyard is being put on hold. In 1982, 40% of houses built were entry-level homes. By 2019, the annual share had fallen to 7%.


Standoff Between Farmers And Tractor Makers Intensifies Over Repair Issues

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Some farmers are in a bruising battle with John Deere and other tractor makers over what they are allowed to repair on the equipment they own.


Bitcoin: Mother Of All Bubbles, Or Revolutionary Breakthrough

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

From 21st century carmaker Tesla to 170-year-old life insurer MassMutual. From banks to the auction house Christie's. They have all opened their doors to cryptocurrency, bringing it to the mainstream.


The Latest In The GameStop Wall Street Stock Battle

Saturday, January 30, 2021

GameStop share prices surged again yesterday, after the trading app Robinhood allowed limited buys of heavily shorted stocks. It's the latest in a week where on-line traders freaked out Wall Street.


Should The Government Pay People To Get Vaccinated? Some Economists Think So

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci says the country will likely need a vaccination level of between 70% and 90% to reach herd immunity. Right now, that math doesn't quite add up.


Should People Be Compensated For Getting A COVID-19 Vaccine?

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

With so many people wary of the COVID-19 vaccinations, should the government pay people to get the shots? Some economists and politicians think it might be necessary. Others say it could backfire.


You Want To Move? Some Cities Will Pay You $10,000 To Relocate

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Some cities and regions in the heartland want to bring energy and vitality to their towns by attracting dynamic workers. The programs are getting a lot of attention during the pandemic.


Some Cities In America's Heartland Offer To Pay Remote Workers For Moving There

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Some cities and regions in the U.S. heartland are offering thousands of dollars to remote workers willing to move there. Interest in these programs has picked up during the pandemic.


Forgive Me, For I Have Sinned ... Against The English Language

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Corporate jargon endures, even thrives. I'll loop you in. Deep dive. Best practice. Moving forward. The use of such phrases can often be tied to where people stand in a social hierarchy.


Why Corporate Jargon Never Seems To Go Away

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Corporate gobbledygook is widely ridiculed. But it's pervasive in the American workplace and never goes away. There's new research into who uses jargon and why.


Jobs In The Pandemic: More Are Freelance And May Stay That Way Forever

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Before the coronavirus hit, many workers chose freelance or contract jobs because they preferred the flexibility and variety it offered. But now millions are turning to freelancing out of necessity.


Freelance Economy Expands During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The pandemic has put some workplace trends into overdrive. Some employers are converting full-time jobs into freelance positions. In some white-collar occupations, freelancing may become the norm.


'Nothing Feels Tangible': Virtual Is New Reality For Grads Starting New Jobs

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Postings for entry-level positions popular with new college grads fell by 73%, compared with before COVID-19 hit. And for those in the class of 2020 who have landed jobs, it's been a strange journey.


Members Of The Class Of 2020 Face A Brutal Job Market

Friday, July 31, 2020

New college graduates fortunate enough to land jobs during the pandemic begin their careers under bizarre circumstances — they often haven't met their bosses and coworkers in person.