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NPR Topics: Economy

Venezuela Is Running Out Of Beer Amid Severe Economic Crisis

The country's largest beer producer, Empresas Polar, halted operations because the government restricted access to imported barley. But the president has pinned the entire food crisis on Polar.

Low Prices, Foreign Oversupply Hurt U.S. Wheat Growers

The U.S. used to be the leading exporter of wheat but some countries are growing more than enough for themselves and exporting huge quantities. Americans watching gluten have softened demand at home.

Coca-Cola Halts Production In Venezuela Due To Nation's Sugar Shortage

Venezuela just became one of the few countries in the world that does not sell Coca-Cola. Tom Standage of the Economist tells NPR's Rachel Martin what that says about the Venezuelan economy.

'Invest For Who You Are' And More Advice For Millennials' Financial Future

Financial adviser Jude Boudreaux talks with three millennials: Amanda Jones, Kaylie Burns Gahagan and Austin Prater, about how coming of age during the recession impacts their financial plans now.

Barbershop: The Benefits Of Living At Home

Medical blogger Jillian Knowles and writer Alex Hardy have both written about moving back in with their parents. They share their experiences, while NPR's Asma Khalid explains the trend.

Millennials Are Moving Back With Mom And Dad

A new survey finds more young adults now live at home with parents rather than with a spouse or romantic partner. Kim Parker of the Pew Research Center talks about the factors that fuel this trend.

Strikes Across France Paralyze Economy

A dispute over labor law changes in France has escalated to a full-fledged confrontation between the government and influential unions, sparking protests and even violence.

Verizon And Strikers Reach Tentative Agreement

Nearly 40,000 striking Verizon workers reached a tentative agreement with the company Friday. <em>Fortune</em> writer Aaron Pressman explains what the deal means for middle-class workers.

Verizon, Labor Unions Conclude Strike With Tentative 4-Year Contract Deal

After weeks of intense dispute, Verizon and its unions have reached an "agreement in principle." Labor Secretary Thomas Perez mediated the talks, and expects the 40,000 workers to be back next week.

At Century Mark, Indy 500 Sells Out For First Time In Decades

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500. Even though it remains the most famous auto race in the world, it's sold out this year for the first time in decades.