David Greene talks to economist Mohamed El-Erian, chairman of President Obama's Global Development Council, about recent turmoil in the stock market despite good employment numbers.
His proposed "speculation tax" — a small levy on every stock, bond or derivative sold in the U.S. — would fund higher education. Estimates of how much revenue it might raise vary greatly.
North Dakota's fortunes have taken an abrupt turn for the worse. The state was recently a destination for thousands of people seeking a better life and high paying jobs in the Bakken oil field. But...
Stock markets around the world were down again Thursday. In the U.S., the Dow and the S&P were down about 2 percent at mid-day. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is on Capitol Hill briefing la...
Planet Money tries to find out how low oil prices will change Saudi Arabia economically and culturally.
The investment bank, agreeing that it misrepresented the risk and value of mortgage-backed securities, reached the settlement deal with state and federal authorities.
David Greene talks with David Wessel of the <em>Wall Street Journal</em> and the Brookings Institution about the causes and effects of the ongoing slide in global markets.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen made clear in congressional testimony Wednesday she sees an economy that faces increased risk. Her assessment was sufficiently downbeat to practically remove the ...
Testifying for the first time since the Federal Reserve raised interest rates, Janet Yellen says volatility in the global markets means that "as is always the case, the economic outlook is uncertain."
When you pull up to the gas pump, low oil prices may make you smile. Low prices are wreaking havoc in oil states. We check in with a big oil field services firm based in Texas to assess the damage.