NPR | Feb. 07, 2016
The coal region of western Kentucky has managed to keep its mining industry alive through changing energy trends of the past few decades. That is, until now.
NPR | Feb. 07, 2016
The US doesn't have the highest taxes in the world...but it's close if you're talking about corporate taxes.
NPR | Feb. 06, 2016
Efforts to close the pay gap between men and women have gone nowhere in Congress, but states are forging ahead with a string of equal pay laws. And new proposals are being debated in two dozen states.
The jobless rate fell is at an eight-year low, the government reported today. But for blacks, the rate is still 8.8 percent — a bit lower than worst unemployment whites experienced in the recession.
The January jobs report indicated unemployment was at 4.9 percent, the lowest rate since the recession. But the U.S. only added 151,000 jobs, missing economists' expectations of 190,000 new jobs.
The number of new jobs beat economists' expectations; unemployment held steady at 5 percent.
The company is the latest industry giant to report huge drops in earnings from 2014 to 2015. BP, Exxon and Chevron have also seen their revenues fall steeply.
Environment | Health | Economy | Business | NationNPR | Feb. 3, 2016 1:31 p.m.
Flint residents are still being billed for water that's unsafe to drink. Tens of thousands of petitions have demanded a moratorium on residents' drinking water bills.
Technology | Economy | Business | NationNPR | Feb. 3, 2016 12:34 p.m.
Intel is revealing more details about its diversity goals — the ones the chip maker has met and failed to meet — than any other Silicon Valley giant to date.
Technology | Economy | Business | NationNPR | Feb. 2, 2016 3:22 p.m.
The big game may be days away, but commercials featuring a Helen Mirren soliloquy, Pokemon, a Drake Hotline Bling spoof, Ryan Reynolds and, of course, puppies are already getting attention online.
A drop in global oil prices saved U.S. drivers $100 billion last year. Good news, right? Not so, say some economists. The energy industry is now so big that cheap oil may actually hurt the economy.