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NPR Topics: Economy

Greece's Left-Wing Prime Minister Takes Charge

Alexis Tsipras, who led Syriza to an improbable win in parliamentary election, was sworn in today amid fears about what his win means for the country's bailout agreements with the European Union.

Greek Voters Usher Leftist Party Into Office

Greece's radical left Syriza party is the first anti-austerity party to win elections in Europe, throwing into doubt whether the troubled country stays the course on an international austerity plan.

Anti-Austerity Leftists Win Greek Election

The leftist Syriza party, which has vowed to roll back EU-mandated austerity measures, have edged out the ruling center-right party of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.

Foe Of 'Fiscal Waterboarding' Leads Going Into Greek Election

If elected on Sunday, Syriza would be the first anti-austerity party to come to power in the Eurozone. But it would still have to pay off Greece's debt and help the country out of a deep depression.

Auto Loan Surge Fuels Fears Of Another Subprime Crisis

Dealers are extending loans to a growing number of people with weak credit, and more of them are having trouble making payments. The situation is evoking comparisons to the subprime mortgage boom.

European Central Bank To Try Its Hand At Quantitative Easing

The European Central Bank will begin buying up Eurozone country government bonds in a bid to stimulate Europe's flagging economy. The Federal Reserve implemented a similar program after the 2008 fi...

Obama's Big Bid To Change Sick-Leave Laws May Hinge On Small Business

The president's call for mandatory paid sick days starred in his State of the Union address. But forget the big speech: It may be small businesses — and state lawmakers — that decide this debate.

How Much More (Or Less) Would You Make If We Rolled Back Inequality?

What would incomes look like for U.S. families today if the income distribution were the same as it was in 1979?

European Central Bank Launches Stimulus Plan

The ECB will begin buying up eurozone member government bonds in a bid to stimulate Europe's flagging economy. America's Federal Reserve had a similar program that aided recovery from its 2008 crisis.

Conservatives Disagree With Obama's Social Spending Proposals

Steve Inskeep talks with David Frum, senior editor at <em>The Atlantic</em>, about what, if anything, Republicans can work with in President Obama's State of the Union address.