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NPR Topics: Economy

Amid Housing Shortage, Berlin Bans Short-Term Rentals

The Berlin government has imposed a ban on short-term rentals using sites like Airbnb. They say rentals are causing a housing shortage and high rents — but renters say they are being scapegoated.

'Brexit' Sentiments Hang Over Spanish Elections For Voters Wanting Change

Spaniards head to the polls today after the previous election failed to produce a government. While some voters want change, others are worried that Brexit-like discontent will cause more instability.

'Brexit': Global Economic Aftershocks

The decision by voters in the United Kingdom to exit the European Union has already had a profound effect on global financial markets. Here's a preview of what to expect in the coming days in the U.S.

Clinton And Trump Channel 'Brexit' Reactions Into Campaign Messaging

The presidential campaigns were quick to weigh in on Britain's vote to leave the European Union. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with correspondent Mara Liasson about what we learned and what's ahead.

EU Leaders To Meet At Emergency Summit To Discuss 'Brexit' Next Steps

European leaders gather this week to negotiate what will be Britain's complicated divorce from the EU. Can it be undone? Two million Britons have signed a petition calling for a re-vote on Brexit.

After Voting Against 'Brexit,' Wales Weighs In On EU Business Uncertainty

While the U.K. voted to leave the European Union, a majority of voters in Wales voted to leave. NPR's Linda Wertheimer discusses the Brexit decision with Wales' First Minister Carwyn Jones.

The View From The Northeast Corridor: Deep Divisions Ahead Of 2016 Election

Despite a history of Democratic electoral solidarity, a trip through the Northeast finds Republicans hoping to make inroads in November and Democrats pushing for the voting power of immigrants.

President Obama Acknowledges 'Brexit' To Silicon Valley Crowd

President Obama delivered a speech Friday at Stanford University, and remarked on the Brexit vote in front of a crowd of young, tech-forward, pro-globalization attendees from 170 countries.

Brexit Created Many Losers, But Some Winners Too. Which Are You?

Uncertainty generated by Brexit caused many investments to head south. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 3.39 percent. Still, there were some winners, like homebuyers seeking low-interest loans.

United Kingdom To Face Economic Costs In Leaving The EU

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator at the <em>Financial Times</em>, about the outcome of the Brexit vote.