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For Couples Skipping The Ring, It Pays To Plot Out Finances

As couples live together in greater numbers, old rules about how to divide finances and plan for the future don't quite fit the modern family. Experts offer financial tips for unmarried couples.


Texas Power Players Sit Out Political Opposition To Clean Power Plan

Texas is one of 24 states driving the lawsuit against Obama's climate change initiative. But some of the state's energy companies transitioning toward cleaner sources support the new regulations.

'The Czech Republic' Rebrands Itself To 'Czechia'

The country now known as The Czech Republic has voted to change its name. That name was contrived in 1993, but now, the country will be known as Czechia.

With The Economy Crashing, Brazilians Turn On A Once-Popular President

Dilma Rousseff was elected twice as the country's economy soared. But a bruising recession is now seen as the leading reason many Brazilians have turned against her.

Bernie Sanders Looks At Foreign Policy Through An Economic Lens

Bernie Sanders has downplayed foreign policy in his presidential campaign, focusing primarily on domestic economic concerns. NPR looks at how a President Sanders might approach the world beyond our shores.
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Navigating The Transition From School To The Workplace

Today’s college graduates are taking longer to find a job and settle into a career. High levels of student debt add to the challenge. Navigating the transition from college to the workforce.


What Peabody's Bankruptcy Means To St. Louis

Peabody Energy, the largest coal company in the United States, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday. The company is the second major coal company based in St. Louis to file for Chapter 11 protection.

Who Gives More To The Developing World: Aid Donors Or Migrant Workers?

Remittances — money sent home by migrants working abroad — add up to more than triple the amount of official foreign aid to developing countries. And that makes some people unhappy.

Coal Giant Peabody Energy Declares Bankruptcy

Peabody Energy, the largest private sector coal company in the nation, declared bankruptcy Wednesday morning. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Taylor Kuykendall, a reporter with S&P Global Market Intelligence, about why the coal powerhouse needs to reorganize.

Thousands Of Verizon Workers Go On Strike As Contract Talks Stall

About 40,000 Verizon workers went on strike Wednesday demanding an extension on talks for a new labor contract. The workers are represented by two unions, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Communications Workers of America.