Economy | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Economy

RSS Feed
NPR

Euopean Central Bank Removes Risk Of Global Crisis

The turmoil in Europe appears to have died down, at least for now. Interest rates have fallen except for Spain. European Central Bank officials say they have contained the crisis — even if a recession occurs. But not everyone is so sure, and the recent rise in interest rates in Spain is making some investors nervous.
NPR

Small Businesses Get Big Political Hype. What's The Reality?

The one thing politicians seem to agree on is the value of small businesses — and they love, love, love to talk about them. But the intense focus on small businesses may overstate the economic case.
NPR

Warren Buffett Has Prostate Cancer; Detected At Early Stage, He Says

Warren Buffett, 81, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, his Berkshire Hathaway company announced Tuesday afternoon. The cancer is at Stage 1, according to MarketWatch. The billionaire investor says that his condition is not life-threatening.
NPR

IMF Report Predicts U.S. And World Growth

The International Monetary Fund issued its World Economic Outlook on Tuesday. The IMF said it expects global growth of 3.5 percent this year, slightly higher than forecast in January. The threat of a financial meltdown in Europe is receding, says the IMF, but the global economy remains fragile.
WAMU 88.5

Critical Thinking Skills: Are Students Prepared for College ?

A star high school student has difficulty at college. He looks around, and sees others doing better, knowing how to think critically. Is his high school to blame for failing him? His parents? The country? Is this an isolated problem, or one with nation-wide application...

WAMU 88.5

Managing the Burden of Student Debt.

President Obama is calling on Congress to stop federal student loan rates from doubling this summer. Republicans argue extending the current 3.4 percent rate would cost taxpayers too much. We discuss the implications for families and the economy.

NPR

Housing Starts Drop, But Building Permits Are Up

There was an unexpected decline in ground-breaking on new homes last month. But builders got more permits — a sign that coming months may be stronger.

Pages