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NPR Topics: Economy

Volkswagen Faces Uphill Battle In Repairing Tarnished Reputation

Volkswagen faces two enormous repair jobs: fixing its polluting diesel cars and its battered reputation. Both may be much harder to fix than anything other scandal-plagued car companies have faced.

Week In Politics: Speaker Of The House Race, Hillary Clinton On The TPP

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of <em>The Washington Post</em> and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of <em>The New York Times...

'Philadelphia City Paper' Prints Its Final Edition

Philadelphia's award-winning<em> City Paper</em> is the latest casualty among alternative weekly publications, which have struggled in recent years. Steve Inskeep talks to former staff ...

Tracking A Rollercoaster: Sotheby's Offers Clues About Survival Of Tech Bubble

One of the surest signs of an economic bubble that is about to pop is a surge in the stock price of Sotheby's. The global art dealer's stock resembles a rollercoaster, and it has predicted every up...

Orrin Hatch On TPP: Despite Concerns, Fast-Track Authority Was 'Essential'

Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah has reservations on where the Trans-Pacific Partnership landed on patent protection. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to the senator about the GOP reaction to the trade deal.

Volkswagen's U.S. Chief Appears Before House Panel On Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen U.S. President Michael Horn appears before the House Energy and Commerce Committee to answer questions about the emissions scandal.

U.S. Regulators Visit Cuba To Explore Boundaries Of New Trade Opportunities

Officials from the Treasury, Commerce, and State Departments visit Cuba this week to grasp a better understanding of the country's economy. They want to know how far the U.S. can go in doing busine...

TPP Negotiators Reached Agreement With Sticky Compromise On Biologics Drugs

A big sticking point in the negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership involved biologics medicines and vaccines created from living organisms. The dispute centered on patent protection: how m...

'It Was Installed For This Purpose,' VW's U.S. CEO Tells Congress About Defeat Device

Michael Horn testified on the same day German prosecutors raided VW offices at its headquarters in Wolfsburg, seizing documents and records as they investigate the emissions scandal.

Treasury Secretary Keeps Up Pressure To Raise Debt Limit

In an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew spoke about the debt ceiling, raising wages and the new potential faces of the $10 bill.