Rust Devastates Guatemala's Prime Coffee Crop And Its Farmers

Central American coffee farmers are facing off against a deadly fungus that has wiped out thousands of acres of crops. Coffee companies like Starbucks are pooling money to support them in the fight.

A 'Lost Generation Of Workers': The Cost Of Youth Unemployment

NPR | July 21, 2014 6:52 a.m.

Youth joblessness remains remarkably high across the country, threatening long-term trouble for young people's career trajectories, earning potential and the overall health of the economy.

States That Raised Minimum Wage See Faster Job Growth, Report Says

NPR | July 19, 2014 3:42 p.m.

The 13 states that lifted their minimum wage levels on January 1 experienced added jobs at a faster pace than the 37 states that kept wage levels steady.

It's Boom Times For Pop-Up Shops As Mobile Shopping Clicks

NPR | July 28, 2014 4:40 p.m.

One-click online shopping is changing how we shop. Stores with leases as short as a day are proliferating — meaning a storefront can be a designer clothing store one day and a test kitchen the next.

House Votes To End Full-Fare Rule For Airline Tickets

NPR | July 28, 2014 2:25 p.m.

The airline industry and its unions support the bill, which would allow them to list ticket prices without taxes and fees. Consumer groups say that will lead to deceptive marketing.

It May Be Summer, But For Economists, This Week Feels Like Christmas

NPR | July 28, 2014 1:31 p.m.

Each day this week will bring new decisions and reports that could have a big impact on the nation's economy.

More Than Half Of Spaniards In Their 20s Are Unemployed

NPR | July 28, 2014 10:52 a.m.

Even though Spain's economy is out of recession, youth unemployment has hit 57.7 percent — more than double the continent's average. Economists say it could be years before jobs return. By then, many Spanish 20-somethings — dubbed the "lost generation" — will have missed a decade or more of work.

Locked In U.S. Hedge Fund Battle, Argentina Faces Default

NPR | July 28, 2014 10:52 a.m.

Argentina says it cannot pay certain debts and will fall into default by July 31 if it can't come to an agreement with creditors. This would be Argentina's second default in 13 years.

In Times Of Transition, Get Practical About Your Finances

NPR | July 28, 2014 9:22 a.m.

Life transitions, from expanding families to job losses and promotions, can be financially stressful. Host Michel Martin speaks with money coaches about what to do when you are facing big changes.

Grocers Draw On Data Tracking To Send Personalized Recall Notices

OPB | July 28, 2014 6 a.m.

How do you know if you’ve bought produce that’s been recalled? In the digital age, grocery stores have found creative ways to use reach their customers directly.

Labels: Easy To Read, Not Always Easy To Trust

NPR | July 27, 2014 3:28 p.m.

How meaningful and trustworthy are seals of approval from the likes of Energy Star and Good Housekeeping? NPR's Arun Rath speaks with advertising expert Lucy Atkinson about their validity.

Accountants Raise Questions Over Cover Oregon Tax Forms

OPB | July 25, 2014 4:03 p.m.

Tax day 2015 is a long way off, but some accountants are already concerned problems at Cover Oregon may delay the release of a key new tax form.

When Do Chefs And Doctors Buy Generic?

NPR | July 25, 2014 9:41 a.m.

Seven years after the subprime mortgage crisis, the U.S. economy has not yet fully recovered. Now two economists have come up with new evidence about what's holding the economy back.

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