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NPR Topics: Economy

Black Friday Crosses The Pond

Black Friday has crossed the Atlantic to the UK. Ari Shapiro talks with Rahul Sharma of Neev Capital about how the shopping event took hold there and how it compares to the states.

Revisiting The Stories Told In Murrow's 'Harvest of Shame'

Elizabeth Blair visits Belle Glade, Fla., where Edward R. Murrow's film crew recorded migrant farm workers. (This piece was originally broadcast on <em>Weekend Edition Saturday </em> on...

Despite Cold Weather And Protesters, Shoppers Seek Black Friday Sales

Shoppers flocked to the malls on Thanksgiving, but the rush didn't impede Black Friday sales. Protesters are also trying to put a mark on this day, but their actions haven't taken a bite out of sales.

Immigration Policy May Mean Better Jobs, But Impact On Labor Unclear

President Obama wants to give temporary work status to millions of undocumented workers now living in the U.S. That would mean better jobs for many, but its impact on the labor market is less certain.

America's Black Friday Craziness Has Crossed The Pond

The wild discount shopping that once was only a U.S. phenomenon has caught on in the U.K. and elsewhere, thanks largely to online retail giant Amazon.

Experts Predict Low Oil Prices Through Next Year

Following a decision by OPEC ministers not to cut production, crude prices had fallen to a four-year low before rebounding slightly.

AFL-CIO Supports Black Friday Strikes Against Walmart

Since 2012, Our Walmart, an employee labor group, has been staging strikes on the day after Thanksgiving. The group wants workers to get more full-time jobs and make a living wage of $15 an hour.

WTO Members Approve Historic Trade Deal

The World Trade Organization's 160 members unanimously approved a first-ever multilateral trade deal which the group believes will boost global commerce by $1 trillion annually.

Oil Prices Tumble After OPEC Holds Firm On Output

Ministers of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries meeting in Austria could not agree to cut production in an effort to stabilize global crude prices.

Energy Boom Helps Texas Commuter School Launch Football Program

The University of Texas Permian Basin is in Odessa, home to the football team featured in the movie <em>Friday Night Lights</em>. It's hoped that football will bring more students and m...