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NPR Topics: Economy

Part-Time Work, Unpredictable Schedules: What's The Fix?

Many part-time workers have to manage unpredictable hours and schedules, which can take a toll on employees. Host Michel Martin learns about how some government officials are addressing the concern.

Congress And Biden Aim For Job Training That Actually Leads To Jobs

The vice president has been traveling the country to learn about the best ways to train workers. He announced the results Tuesday as the president signed a workforce training bill into law.

Inflation Came In Low Again, But Are There Bubbles?

If inflation were to flare up, Fed policymakers would have to push up interest rates. Tuesday's consumer price report suggests inflation is low, but some say the data isn't capturing asset "bubbles."

Money Markets: Easy To Ignore, Occasionally Dicey

Money market accounts are so dull that many people use them like checking accounts. But they're riskier than checking accounts, and federal regulators are proposing new rules to deal with those risks.

Telecommuting Didn't Work Out For One Transplanted Worker

All summer, we're talking with out-of-work young adults about how they're making ends meet. Chrystina Gastlelum, 32, moved to Maine from New York City and tried to keep doing her job remotely.

GOP Marks Dodd-Frank's 4th Birthday With Calls For Repeal

It's been four years since Dodd-Frank Act was signed into law. On the anniversary of this sweeping overhaul of financial regulations, Republicans have released a report that argues the law falls sh...

Rubio: Small Government Can Help Fix Economic Inequality

The Florida Republican, with one eye on the White House, tells NPR's <em>Morning Edition</em> that there's a role for government to play in opening access to higher education and job tr...

Next To Silicon Valley, Nonprofits Draw Youth Of Color Into Tech

Programs like Hack the Hood try to help young people in Oakland, Calif., find a gateway into the high-tech industry — and out of "dead-end" jobs.

The Youth Unemployment Crisis Hits African-Americans Hardest

Hidden economic forces like job-specific segregation are keeping young minorities out of the job market.

Temporary Tenants Give Luxury Homes A Lived-In Look

A home-staging company fills vacant properties to make them more attractive to prospective buyers. The occupants pay for the privilege of living the high life — even for a short while.