The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement wins wide political and business support in Oregon, one of the nation's most trade dependent states.
The plan calls for a shift from 42 distinct pension plans into one universal scheme. The new system will be based on the principle of giving each pensioner the same rights for each euro they pay in.
Good Food Holdings, a subsidiary of a major South Korean retailer, is buying the Portland-based grocery chain. New Seasons CEO Forrest Hoffmaster expects the deal to be finalized in January.
Research suggests the most effective way to help poor people can be to give them no-strings-attached cash. Now a new study finds even neighbors who don't get the aid benefit.
Mike Calhoun rang the alarm bell early on about the subprime mortgage debacle — before reckless lending drove the economy into recession. These days, he's sounding the alarm about student loans.
Esther Duflo is the first female economist to win the Nobel Prize. Planet Money talks to her about her win, the state of gender inequality in economics, and her new book.
Mayor Ted Wheeler pledged that under his watch, every person sleeping on Portland’s streets would have the option of heading inside. Three years later, he has not kept that promise.
U.S. employers added a better-than-expected number of jobs last month, boosted in part by the return of General Motors workers who had been on strike in October. The unemployment rate fell to 3.5%.
NPR found the vast majority of student loan borrowers with disabilities aren't getting the debt relief their owed. Now, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is asking for an investigation.
The U.S. economy is still growing, but trade tensions have taken a toll — especially on factories and farms. The trade war's impact on the overall economy is being debated.
The share of total income of the top 1% of earners in the U.S. more than doubled over four decades. But in Europe, the gains were less dramatic. What accounts for the difference across the Atlantic?
Oregon’s new business tax goes into effect Jan. 1. It’s meant to raise $1 billion a year for education. It’s an opportunity for schools, but it’s prompted mixed reactions from businesses.