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Budget Proposal Calls For Billions In New Government Spending

David Greene talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a contributor to The Wall Street Journal about Obama's approach to "middle-class economics."

Budget Sent To Congress Values Middle-Class Economics

Free from the constraints of a re-election campaign and out from under the weight of the recession and massive federal deficits, President Obama unveiled his proposed budget for 2016 on Monday.

With Oil Prices So Low, What's That Fuel Surcharge For, Exactly?

Many transportation and delivery companies began adding fuel surcharges when oil prices shot up a few years ago. Now, the cost of oil has plunged — but many of those fuel fees still linger.

Detroit Man Who Commutes 21 Miles A Day On Foot Will Get A Hand

James Robertson began walking to and from work a decade ago after his car broke down. His plight has led to an outpouring of help from people across the U.S.

Economists Say Millennials Should Consider Careers In Trades

Many economists say a big missing piece of the economic puzzle is apprenticeships that give high school graduates access to good-paying, higher-skilled jobs in the trades.

Gov. Scott Walker Eyes 2016, But Can He Get Past Labor's Loathing?

Unions don't like any of the 2016 GOP presidential prospects so far. But organized labor's loathing for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker runs especially deep.

Cash Is Definitely Not King For Card-Carrying Swedes

In a world moving toward cashless economies, Sweden is leading the way. More than 95 percent of transactions are already digital; some churches now pass a card reader instead of a collection plate.

A Look At What's Inside Obama's Budget Proposal

President Obama's budget proposes more government spending and more taxes on the wealthy. How will Republicans respond?

University Endowments Reached Record Levels In 2014

Contributions to colleges and universities were greater in 2014 than ever before. Harvard alone collected over $1.1 billion. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Stacy Palmer of the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Are Danes Really That Happy? The Myth Of The Scandinavian Utopia

Are the Nordic countries really the utopias they're cracked up to be? NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Michael Booth about his new book that attempts to answer that question.