U.S. egg prices have climbed 60% in the past year, making it tempting to bring eggs over from Mexico, where prices are lower. But those who try to smuggle them risk thousands of dollars in fines.
The boom times are over in banking, and big layoffs are back on Wall Street. After a years-long pause during the pandemic, the big banks are cutting costs and letting go of underperformers.
NPR wants to know if it's becoming harder to pay off outstanding credit card balances these days.
As the battle over the debt ceiling heats up in Congress, NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Congressman Don Bacon, a Republican from Nebraska, about the negotiations.
The cost of eggs has risen across the country. Prices were up in December by 60% compared to the same time the year prior. Avian flu is mostly to blame.
The U.S. is undertaking "extraordinary" measures to avoid defaulting on its obligations after the country reached its debt limit on Thursday. Now, a big political fight looms.
As the U.S. creeps towards its debt ceiling and a political standoff takes shape, NPR's Juana Summers speaks with two of the negotiators who helped broker a deal to raise the debt limit in 2011.
From an obscure congressional maneuver to a trillion-dollar coin, there are many ideas out there to help the U.S. avoid debt default, but they are untested and have major potential problems.