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December 16, 2013 Comment

Fed May Decide To Trim Stimulus Program At Meeting

Economists and investors are watching closely to see if the Fed will decide to taper its stimulus program at its last policy meeting of the year this week.

December 9, 2013 Comment

Tech Companies Launch Campaign To Curb NSA Spying

Facebook, Google, Microsoft and five other technology giants have begun a campaign to limit government surveillance of their users.

December 2, 2013 Comment

Amazon Wants To Use Drones To Deliver Faster

The drones would carry packages weighing less than five pounds within a ten mile radius of distribution centers. But it’s years away from being ready for commercial use.

November 27, 2013 29 Comments

Swiss Voters Consider Guaranteed Income For All

Swiss residents will soon vote on a referendum that would provide an unconditional monthly income to every adult, totaling $33,600 per person annually.

November 18, 2013 Comment

Military Faces Massive Budget Cuts Due To Sequester

The U.S. military budget is about to take a huge hit, unless Congress takes action to lift the ongoing sequester. The automatic cuts are set to take effect in January.

November 4, 2013 Comment

Blackberry Sale Off, CEO Steps Down

Blackberry is abandoning an effort to sell itself, and its CEO Thorsten Heins is stepping down. Instead, it will receive a $1 billion investment to help it move forward.

October 28, 2013 Comment

What Should the Fed Do To Stimulate Growth?

It’s unclear what action the Federal Reserve will take at its meeting this week, given the sluggish economy, high unemployment and the effects of the recent government shutdown.

October 21, 2013 Comment

JP Morgan, Department Of Justice, Near Record Settlement

JP Morgan Chase, the country’s largest bank, has reached a tentative $13 billion settlement with the Department of Justice, according to several media outlets.

October 7, 2013 5 Comments

What Happens If The Debt Ceiling Isn’t Raised?

If lawmakers fail to raise the nation’s debt ceiling by October 17th, the government will run out of money to pay its bills. We take a look at what happens then.

September 23, 2013 Comment

Elections In Germany May Shift Economic Tone In Eurozone

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right Christian Democrats party fell five seats short of an absolute majority in the national parliament. That may lead to changes in some economic policies.

September 9, 2013 2 Comments

The Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy, Five Years Later

Five years ago this week, the historic Wall Street institution Lehman Brothers collapsed. Now that the Dow has returned to pre-crisis levels, have we learned anything from the financial collapse?

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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.