Some states are experiencing major budget deficits and several Republican governors are opting to increase taxes to make up for the shortfall. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder talks to Robert Siegel.
Poverty is the backdrop to so many discussions about learning. But do we have a good way to measure it in schools?
Renee Montagne discusses the state of Russia's economy with Sergei Guriev, a former economic adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Guriev is now living in exile in Paris.
Our Planet Money team talks to a well-known short seller who tells the story of one stock he bet against. He made a bunch of money, betting against a stock a lot of people liked.
Drexel University is taking a hands-on approach to redeveloping one of Philadelphia's poorest neighborhoods with a new center designed to serve not just students but mainly local residents.
A new report finds the expanding income gap between most American workers and the top one percent persists. Even in a state with good wage growth, elite incomes climb faster.
The across-the-board spending cuts, known as the sequester, reduced defense and domestic budgets by hundreds of millions each. Republicans are expected to fiercely defend that plan.
Most people don't bet that stocks will fall in value, and we wondered why. So we decided to short something ourselves.
CEO Don Thompson is leaving struggling McDonalds. His successor is Steve Easterbrook, the company's chief brand officer.
The plunge in gasoline prices is expected to save the average household about $750 this year. For rural families and others who drive a lot, the savings will likely be even greater.