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NPR Topics: Economy

WTO Members Approve Historic Trade Deal

The World Trade Organization's 160 members unanimously approved a first-ever multilateral trade deal which the group believes will boost global commerce by $1 trillion annually.

Oil Prices Tumble After OPEC Holds Firm On Output

Ministers of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries meeting in Austria could not agree to cut production in an effort to stabilize global crude prices.

Energy Boom Helps Texas Commuter School Launch Football Program

The University of Texas Permian Basin is in Odessa, home to the football team featured in the movie <em>Friday Night Lights</em>. It's hoped that football will bring more students and m...

Don't Feel Guilty — The Holidays Are A 'Macroeconomic Cheat Day'

Researchers have learned the frenzy and excitement of the holiday season makes us all a little crazy. But that might not be a bad thing for our financial lives.

Hissing And Sighing: The Lament Of Sex Workers In Sierra Leone

Ebola has made it harder for the prostitutes who issue a come-hither "hiss" along Lumley Beach. Customers are hard to find, pay is down, and, like everyone, the women are scared of the deadly virus.

Why Fed Officials Are Concerned About Too Little Inflation

The U.S., Europe and Japan are seeing prices and wages rise more slowly than the 2 percent target that their central banks have set. Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution.

Bureaucratic Hoops Make D.C. Affordable Housing Units Hard To Sell

This problem exists nationwide, but in the nation's capital, there are more requirements and restrictions. For example, D.C. limits the maximum resale price and makes homeowners wait before they sell.

As Hackers Hit Customers, Retailers Keep Quiet About Security

Leading companies are keeping tight-lipped about what they're doing to protect customers from similar attacks that have hit Target, Home Depot and other major retailers.

California College Students Walk Out Of Class To Protest Tuition Hikes

The University of California system recently approved a 5 percent tuition hike, annually, for up to five years. Students at UC Berkeley have taken the lead in protesting the measure.

The Economics Of Thanksgiving 2014

More people will be driving and flying this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Gasoline isn't the only thing that's cheaper. Turkey is too, along with its companions, stuffing and cranberries.