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NPR Topics: Economy

GDP Posts Strong 3.5 Percent Growth Rate In 3rd Quarter

The economy performed better than expected in the July-September period, after making a 4.6 percent jump in the second quarter of the year.

Keep On Drillin'? Santa Barbara Prepares To Vote On Oil Future

Measure P in California's Santa Barbara County asks voters to ban controversial oil and gas drilling methods such as hydraulic fracturing. To date, the oil industry has spent $7 million to defeat it.

After The Waves, Staten Island Homeowner Takes Sandy Buyout

Stephen Drimalas fled his home as the storm hit, and it was badly damaged. Now he and some of his neighbors are selling their property to the state, which hopes to get people out of flood-prone areas.

Janet Yellen Brings A Different Leadership Style To The Fed

Melissa Block talks to Neil Irwin, senior economic correspondent for <em>The New York Times</em>, about the leadership style of Janet Yellen, the chair of the Federal Reserve.

Federal Reserve Votes To End Quantitative Easing

Federal Reserve policymakers voted Wednesday to end a giant bond-buying stimulus program that's been in place in one form or another for the last six years.

Stagnant Wages Could Drive Voters At The Polls Next Week

Voters say the economy is uppermost on their minds this election season. But are the candidates speaking to Americans' pocketbook concerns?

Federal Reserve Stays The Course, Ends Most Recent Stimulus Program

The Fed has been buying up bonds by the trillions since the financial crisis started in 2008. Today, it affirmed that it was going ahead with plans to end its third round of stimulus.

What Is Quantitative Easing And Why Is It Likely To End?

Federal Reserve officials are expected to announce the end to quantitative easing. The Fed started buying bonds and mortgages six years ago in an effort to revive a faltering economy. David Greene ...

Chiquita Fruit Company Is Bought By Two Brazilian Firms

The Charlotte, N.C.-based company traces its roots to the 1870s, when American entrepreneurs brought bananas to U.S. consumers from the Caribbean.

EU Stress Test Finds 25 Banks Need To Shore Up Reserves

The total shortfall was measured at €24.6 billion, or around $31.2 billion. Officials say that some banks have already made up the shortfall, which is based on a snapshot of data taken last Decem...