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April 25, 2016 7 Comments

When Americans Used To Save Money, And Why That Changed

During the Reagan administration, the poorest 90 percent of American households saved 10 percent of their income.

April 12, 2016 7 Comments

In 20 Years Of Equal Pay Day, Has The Pay Gap Narrowed?

NPR’s Marilyn Geewax discusses women’s fight for equal pay, and how things have changed since the observance began in 1996.

April 11, 2016 7 Comments

Goldman Sachs Forced To Pay Up Over Mortgage-Backed Securities

The Justice Department says Goldman Sachs will pay $5 billion to settle probes into its activities leading up to the 2008 financial crisis.

April 6, 2016 4 Comments

Zingerman’s Offers Sandwiches And A Unique Business Strategy

Employees at the store have access to data about the company and each staff member had the chance to purchase the first shares of company stock.

April 1, 2016 2 Comments

Rooftop Solar Gets A Scare In Southwest

After a rate hike for customers with solar panels was announced in Nevada, the state lost a number of jobs and small companies.

April 1, 2016 Comment

Jobs Explainer: U.S. Adds Jobs, But Unemployment Rate Goes Up

The U.S. economy expanded by 215,000 jobs in March, but the unemployment rate increased slightly, from 4.9 to 5 percent.

April 1, 2016 Comment

What States And The Federal Government Are Doing To Help Americans Save For Retirement

If your employer doesn’t offer a retirement savings plan, a new federal program and emerging state programs offer an alternative.

April 1, 2016 7 Comments

When It Comes To Retirement, How Does The U.S. Stack Up Against Other Countries?

The retirement age has been going up around the world. An economics professor discusses how U.S. retirement compares.

March 31, 2016 2 Comments

Bank Terror Rules Have Unintended Consequences

Experts worry that by kicking suspicious individuals out of the financial system, it will be harder to track them.

March 31, 2016 12 Comments

Larry Summers: Based On Current Data, Fed Should Not Raise Rates

Jeremy Hobson sat down with the former U.S. Treasury secretary to discuss interest rates, the economy and the presidential election.

March 31, 2016 3 Comments

Affordable Housing Hard To Come By In Seattle

People recently slept in line overnight to apply for the chance to rent one of Seattle’s 110 brand new low-income apartments.

March 31, 2016 4 Comments

Poor Tenants Face Uphill Battle In Rent Court

NPR’s Pam Fessler discusses the challenges poor people face in these courts, and the issues that brought them there.

March 31, 2016 60 Comments

Acting Social Security Chief: With Reforms, System Will Be Solvent For 80 Years

Carolyn Colvin discusses the Social Security system and what’s needed to ensure it’s still around when future generations retire.

March 30, 2016 2 Comments

Boeing Layoffs Coming In Washington State

The airplane manufacturer expects to eliminate thousands of jobs, but the timing seems odd because airplane orders are booming.

March 30, 2016 184 Comments

Monsanto CEO Talks Crops, Pesticides And Farms

The head of the agrochemical and biotech giant discusses pesticides, genetically modified crops (GMOs) and the future of agriculture.

March 30, 2016 8 Comments

Where The Candidates Stand On Retirement And Social Security

Each presidential candidate has laid out a plan to reform the Social Security retirement system to keep it solvent.

March 30, 2016 16 Comments

A Mother And Daughter With Very Different Retirement Plans

When Bessie Lyman retired years ago, she had a pension and substantial savings. It’s a different story for her 61-year-old daughter.

March 29, 2016 49 Comments

You're Never Too Young To Start Saving For Retirement

In part two of our week-long series, we speak with a certified financial planner and one of her clients, who is 28 years old.

March 28, 2016 5 Comments

Inside The Beanie Baby Boom And Bust

How did Beanie Babies go from $5 plush toys to collectibles valued at thousands and then worthless dust catchers?

March 28, 2016 14 Comments

California Sets A Plan For A $15 Minimum Wage

Governor Jerry Brown is announcing plans to raise the minimum wage in the state to $15 an hour by 2022.

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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.