With a strengthening dollar and rising commodity prices, developing nations are having a hard time paying their debts.
While many universities have raised tuition in the last decade, Purdue University has frozen those costs. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to outgoing Purdue President Mitch Daniels about the strategy.
The company says it hopes to help Black and Latino borrowers buy houses and build wealth with its new pilot program. Experts say it's a start, but doesn't go far enough.
Unions aren't popular in the South. That's one reason why a labor organizing campaign at Dolllar General stores in Louisiana doesn't use the u-word.
U.S. employers added 315,000 jobs in August, while the unemployment rate rose to 3.7% from 3.5% in July. A tight job market gives workers more bargaining power, but it may also fuel inflation.
Economists believe the US job market remained tight in August, with unemployment hovering around 3.5 percent. NPR's Scott Horsley reports on the latest.
Severe drought is forcing some ranchers to send cattle to slaughter early. That's sparked a temporary glut in beef that's leading to lower prices, but it won't last.
Europeans face a tough winter as the price of gas – used to generate electricity and heating — soars.
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