Economy

  • 10:34am Mar 30, 2013
    World News World News Economy

    German Anti-Euro Group Has Big-Name Backers

    In Germany, a new political party has cropped up with one sole aim: doing away with the euro. Unlike past anti-euro parties in Europe, this one is no fringe group. NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports they are banking on German frustration over bailouts of eurozone countries to propel them into office in national elections this fall.
  • 9:18am Mar 28, 2013
    World News World News Economy

    After 2-Week Closure, Cypriot Banks Reopen

    The Mediterranean island nation's leaders are hoping to prevent a bank run. Customers could see limits on cash withdrawals that could last for months. The terms of the bailout deal are a shocking outcome for a country which built itself on its banking industry.
  • 9:18am Mar 28, 2013
    Economy Economy

    IMF: Gas Prices Don't Reflect True Costs

    The IMF says that price of gasoline in the U.S. covers the cost of producing and distribution gasoline but it doesn't reflect the costs that gasoline consumption imposes on society — in the form of traffic, congestion, pollution and global warming. Linda Wertheimer talks to David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal, about a new IMF report on energy subsidies.
  • 5:59pm Mar 27, 2013
    Economy Economy

    As Cardinal, New Pope Walked Fine Line On Economic Issues

    The former Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio has both opposed liberation theology as well as criticized capitalism. And while Pope Francis' positions are in line with his predecessors on economic matter, his Latin American background may lead to an emphasis on those issues.
  • For most Americans, the math for a comfortable retirement may never add up.
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    8:04am Mar 27, 2013
    Economy Economy

    Planning For Retirement When Savings Fall Short

    For most Americans, the math for a comfortable retirement may never add up. According to recent census figures, Americans ages 55 to 65 had about $45,000 in savings and assets, not including their homes. Morning Edition's Renee Montagne talks to three experts about retiring with little savings.
  • 6:38am Mar 27, 2013
    Economy Economy

    Analyzing T-Mobile's Change In Price Strategy

    The No. 4 mobile phone carrier is making changes that it hopes will draw more customers to it. To find out more about T-mobile's new pricing strategy, David Greene talks to Rich Jaroslovsky, the technology commentator for Bloomberg News.
  • 9:57am Mar 26, 2013
    National National Economy

    Opposition Blocks Return-Free Tax Filing In U.S.

    In some countries, taxpayers can sign up to receive a tax bill. There was an effort to bring return-free filing to the U.S. but it came up against stiff opposition. David Greene talks to ProPublica's Liz Day about her report on return-free filing. ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.