A tumultuous decade in politics saw everything from the presidency and reelection of the first black president to the rise of the Tea Party and the improbable election of Donald Trump as president.
For years after the Great Recession, employers were reluctant to boost wages. Now a tight labor market is giving workers the leverage they need to demand a larger slice of the nation's economic pie.
Conventional wisdom holds that fertility rates go down in response to an economic downturn. But a new study found that conception rates begin to drop before a recession actually begins.
The Great Recession began exactly one decade ago this month. Although the economy has been growing steadily for years, the downturn's impact is still deeply felt by millions who lost homes and jobs.
The Federal Reserve in October will begin unwinding the extraordinary stimulus it used to battle the Great Recession. That means that over the long run, rates on car loans and mortgages could go up.
Productivity, a key measure of the economy's health, has been growing more slowly in recent years. Can Facebook and other social media distractions on the job be partly to blame?
How has life changed over the past eight years under President Obama? NPR hits the road to ask Americans about Obama's White House years on everything from jobs and energy to race and immigration.
After decades of speaking out against income inequality, the senator found fertile ground for it nationally in this post-recession, post-Occupy era. What's the long-term outlook for his movement?