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May 5, 2016 19 Comments

One Breast Cancer Advocate On Why She Hates Fundraising Walks

Karuna Jaggar, who runs a breast cancer organization, expresses her concerns about the impact of large-scale fundraising walks.

May 5, 2016 2 Comments

Zimbabwe Prints Money To Ease Cash Shortage

Zimbabwe’s central bank will print its own version of the U.S. dollar in order to combat a cash shortage.

May 5, 2016 15 Comments

Earning $9 An Hour, Nearing Retirement

We speak with Helen Cheeks, who works as an unaccompanied minor agent at Reagan National Airport.

May 5, 2016 58 Comments

Does Raising The Minimum Wage Hurt Jobs?

We examine how increasing the minimum wage impacts the overall economy and job sector.

May 4, 2016 3 Comments

What Bankruptcies At Aeropostale And Fairway Say About Their Industries

CNNMoney’s Maggie Lake explains the changing customer shopping habits behind the bankruptcies.

May 4, 2016 12 Comments

Home Care Workers Are In Demand, But Poorly Paid

Employees of one of the nation’s fastest growing industries also make some of its lowest wages.

May 4, 2016 16 Comments

Minimum Wage: An Award-Winning Chef’s Solution

In Seattle, some entrepreneurs are embracing the call for a higher minimum wage.

May 3, 2016 4 Comments

Facing Rampant Inflation, Venezuela’s President Hikes Minimum Wage

Critics say the wage increases do little to fight the skyrocketing inflation that has caused economic chaos in Venezuela.

May 3, 2016 31 Comments

To One Shop Owner, Raising The Minimum Wage Means Raising Prices

For small business owners, paying minimum wage employees more might mean cutting jobs, raising prices, or both.

May 2, 2016 2 Comments

Puerto Rico To Default On Debt Payment Monday

The country is in the midst of a financial crisis and Congress is weighing whether to intervene.

May 2, 2016 11 Comments

The Average Millennial Is Nothing Like The Stereotypes

Data shows that the average 29-year-old did not graduate from a four-year university and is living in a suburb.

May 2, 2016 10 Comments

Arianna Huffington Joins The Uber Board

We speak with NPR’s David Folkenflik about what this means for the site’s coverage of the important tech company.

May 2, 2016 Comment

Online Moves To On The Block

While big names like Walmart and Macy’s are closing some brick and mortar stores, other retailers are shifting from online to brick and mortar.

May 2, 2016 145 Comments

Examining The Call For Increasing The Minimum Wage

Here & Now looks at the impact a raise would have on states, the federal government and workers themselves.

April 29, 2016 8 Comments

Puerto Rico Faces Debt Deadline

Most economists believe the island doesn’t have the money to make the May 1st payment deadline in full.

April 29, 2016 Comment

Europe Shows Signs Of Growth, But Just Barely

The 19 countries that use the Euro showed modest growth in the first quarter, according to new data out Friday.

April 28, 2016 2 Comments

U.S. Economy Grows At Slowest Pace In Two Years

The GDP expanded by just 0.5 percent, as consumers cut back on spending and businesses made fewer investments.

April 27, 2016 2 Comments

What Poor Results Mean For Apple, Chipotle And Exxon Mobil

Apple saw its first quarterly drop in earnings in 13 years, Exxon Mobil saw its credit rating drop and Chipotle reported a sales drop.

April 27, 2016 28 Comments

Economist: NAFTA Benefits Economy Despite Job Losses

Gordon Hanson explains his research on the effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement and why he still supports it.

April 25, 2016 2 Comments

With Economic Blueprint, Saudi Arabia Looks Beyond Oil

Saudi Arabia isn’t the first Gulf country to create such a plan, and many countries have struggled to follow through.

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Introducing A New Here & Now Website

Coming June 9, 2016, Here & Now listeners and visitors will experience our stories and journalism online in a whole new way.

June 3 Comment

Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

June 3 3 Comments

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

Do Meal Kits Provide Great Taste Along With Convenience?

Resident chef Kathy Gunst tested a multitude of meal kits, and gives co-host Jeremy Hobson the inside scoop.