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NPR Topics: Economy

How Much Impact Will New Sanctions Have On Russia?

Linda Wertheimer talks with <em>Financial Times</em> reporter Kathrin Hille in Moscow about the economic impact on Russia of accumulating Western sanctions.

As Pharma Jobs Leave N.J., Office Space Ghost Towns Remain

In the last 20 years, New Jersey went from having more than 20 percent of U.S. pharmaceutical manufacturing jobs to less than 10 percent. That means offices, labs and warehouses have gone dark.

New York Skyscraper's Separate 'Poor Door' Sparks Outrage

A developer got tax breaks for creating affordable units in its luxury high-rise, but those tenants will have to use a separate entrance. Officials vow to review zoning laws that allowed the design.

Widely Used Insecticides Are Leaching Into Midwest Rivers

Researchers found that a class of chemicals similar to nicotine and used on corn and soy farms has run off into streams and rivers in the Midwest. There they may be harming aquatic life, like insects.

Chances Are Pretty Good That's A Bill Collector Calling

About 77 million adults in the U.S. have at least one debt in the collection process, according to a study released by the Urban Institute.

Obama Announces New Sanctions On Russia

Obama said further sanctions against Russia's defense, banking and energy sectors were "closely coordinated" with action taken by European allies.

White House Says Delayed Action On Climate Change Could Cost Billions

The White House says the cost of inaction outweighs the cost of implementing more-stringent regulations on greenhouse gas emissions.

It May Be Summer, But For Economists, This Week Feels Like Christmas

Each day this week will bring new decisions and reports that could have a big impact on the nation's economy.

In Times Of Transition, Get Practical About Your Finances

Life transitions, from expanding families to job losses and promotions, can be financially stressful. Host Michel Martin speaks with money coaches about what to do when you are facing big changes.

More Than Half Of Spaniards In Their 20s Are Unemployed

Even though Spain's economy is out of recession, youth unemployment has hit 57.7 percent. Economists say it could be years before jobs return. By then, many will have missed a decade or more of work.