Now Playing:

News

Wells Fargo CEO To Forfeit Tens Of Millions In Stock Awards Amid Scandal

NPR | Sept. 27, 2016

The Wall Street Journal says the bank's board reportedly hopes to resolve the issue ahead of this week's House hearing on the unauthorized opening of as many as 2 million customer accounts.

It May Not Cost You More To Drive Home In A Climate-Friendly Car

NPR | Sept. 27, 2016

It has been a common belief that low-emissions vehicles, like hybrids and electric cars, are more expensive than other choices. But researchers at MIT have found otherwise.

Portland Squeezes $83,000 Out Of 21 Booted Vehicles

OPB | Sept. 27, 2016

In August, the city approved a new policy allowing the use of boots to force owners with outstanding citations to pay up.

More Economy

Business | Economy | Education | Nation

Shaken By Economic Change, 'Non-Traditional' Students Are Becoming The New Normal

NPR | Sept. 27, 2016 8:21 a.m.

The massive growth in the adult student population in America's colleges and universities — one quarter of all college students are over the age of 30 — is changing the higher ed landscape.

Health | Economy | Science | Business | Nation | Technology | Election | Education | World | Election 2016

Fact Check: Trump And Clinton Debate For The 1st Time

NPR | Sept. 26, 2016 6:53 p.m.

NPR reporters and editors annotated Monday night's debate as it happened. Read the final fact check, analysis and context here.

Business | Economy | Nation

Wells Fargo's Unauthorized Accounts Likely Hurt Customers' Credit Scores

NPR | Sept. 26, 2016 1:53 p.m.

Regulators say millions of unapproved credit card and bank accounts were opened for Wells Fargo customers. A big question is how to compensate those whose credit scores were hurt by what the bank did.

Business | Economy | World

Philippine President Says He'll Open Trade Alliances With China, Russia

NPR | Sept. 26, 2016 1:10 p.m.

President Rodrigo Duterte declared that he's willing to "cross the Rubicon" with the U.S., a close ally, and offer long-term land leases to "the other side of the ideological barrier."

Economy | Health | World

A Million Dollars Goes To An App That Leads To A Better Bus Commute

NPR | Sept. 26, 2016 11:37 a.m.

The $1 million Hult Prize went to team Magic Bus. By cutting wait times in Nairobi, the bus crew makes customers happy — and boosts their own income.

Business | Economy | Nation

Millennials Want To Be Entrepreneurs, But A Tough Economy Stands In Their Way

NPR | Sept. 26, 2016 10:57 a.m.

Millennials admire startup founders and revere self-employment, new survey findings show, but they're worried about debt and wary of starting businesses in an unforgiving economic environment.

Economy | local | Business | Nation | Election | News

Your Cheat Sheet To The Issues That Could Come Up In The Presidential Debate

NPR | Sept. 26, 2016 8:53 a.m.

From jobs and taxes to health care and immigration, there are a host of issues that will come up Monday night. Here's what you should know to get smart quick.

Business | Economy | Energy | Environment | Science

Oil #5: Imagine A World Without Oil

NPR | Sept. 26, 2016 7:58 a.m.

Last of five episodes. We follow the Planet Money oil to a gas station. And we ask: What would our world look like if there were no fossil fuels?

Business | Economy | Nation

Racial Disparities In Wages Boil Down To Discrimination

NPR | Sept. 24, 2016 7:36 a.m.

A new study found that a major reason for the gap in wages between black and white workers is what's left over after controlling for variables like education and experience.

Business | Economy | Election | Nation

Episode 725: Trade Show

NPR | Sept. 23, 2016 7:39 p.m.

On today's show: The fight over free trade. Come for the man who dreamed of world peace through trade. Stay for Robert Smith in the mean streets of Seattle.