Argentina Crisis Puts Focus On Role Of Distressed-Debt Funds

Argentina calls them vulture funds, but they have a legal right to demand payment. Still, is that moral when a nation is the debtor and its citizens suffer as a result?

Typewriters, Underwater Hotels And Picturephones: The Future, As Seen From 1964

NPR | Aug. 22, 2014 1:56 p.m.

The 1964 World's Fair showcased jet packs and other miracles of science. Here's how people back then thought the future would look (and how it actually turned out).

If You're Too Sick To Fly, Airlines Might Not Offer A Refund

NPR | Aug. 22, 2014 12:40 p.m.

Airlines have the right to refuse a passenger suspected of having Ebola. But if you're sick with a contagious disease, what are your rights when it comes to canceling and refunds?

The Ice Bucket Challenge And Other Good Causes: Do Stars Really Help?

NPR | Aug. 22, 2014 9:27 a.m.

When Tom Hiddleston and Lady Gaga take the Ice Bucket Challenge, it makes a big splash. But do stars really make a difference in fund-raising and public awareness when they endorse a charity?

Job Corps Celebrates 50 Years Helping Low-Income Youths

NPR | Aug. 22, 2014 5:54 a.m.

The federal program has centers across the country that provide education and vocational training. Kelly McEvers talks to Labor Secretary Thomas Perez about how Job Corps serves disadvantaged youths.

Retailer Gap Plans To Open Stores In India

NPR | Aug. 22, 2014 4:53 a.m.

The company will open its first stores in Mumbai and Delhi. The plan is for 40 franchise locations throughout the country.

Big Banks To Boost Entry-Level Salaries

NPR | Aug. 22, 2014 4:53 a.m.

The raises for junior staff is an attempt to keep up-and-coming talent from heading to private equity firms or to Silicon Valley, Bloomberg News reports.

Bank Of America Settles With Feds And States For Record Amount

NPR | Aug. 21, 2014 3:24 p.m.

In the latest fallout from misdeeds leading up to the financial crisis, Bank of America has agreed to a record $16.65 billion deal with federal and state governments. The deal helps the bank avoid prosecution for the fraudulent sale of toxic mortgage-backed securities to investors.

Bank Of America Reaches Record Settlement Over Mortgage Meltdown

NPR | Aug. 21, 2014 12:33 p.m.

The nation's second-largest bank has agreed to pay $17 billion to settle allegations that it misled investors into buying toxic mortgage-backed securities.

Why Restaurant And Hotel Workers May Soon Get A Raise

NPR | Aug. 21, 2014 11:45 a.m.

Restaurants and hotels are posting new job openings faster than they can fill them. This is a promising sign for the economy.

Financial Players Gather In Jackson Hole For Annual Conference

NPR | Aug. 21, 2014 10:07 a.m.

David Greene talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium. Every summer, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City hosts a group of the world's central bankers and economists to talk about emerging issues in economic policy. This year, one of the main themes is jobs.

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