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Dec 10, 2019
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.
Dec 10, 2019
The Trump administration is taking aim at the World Trade Organization. The president is refusing to approve WTO appellate nominees, hampering its ability to serve as a trade referee.
Dec 10, 2019
If some U.S. allies allow Chinese company Huawei into their 5G telecommunications networks, Robert O'Brien says China's communist government would have access to sensitive personal data.
Dec 10, 2019
Many buses and vans can safely accommodate and restrain a passenger's wheelchair, but airline passengers are required to transfer to the plane's standard seat. A grassroots group hopes to change that.
Dec 9, 2019
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.
Dec 9, 2019
Volcker took the top job at the Federal Reserve in 1979, at a time when inflation was spiraling out of control. He is credited with taming it.
Dec 6, 2019
The utility hopes the settlement will help it emerge from bankruptcy proceedings by the end of the year. When it declared bankruptcy in January, the company faced potential liabilities of $30 billion.
Dec 6, 2019
The Paramount Consent Decrees were enacted more than 70 years ago to keep Hollywood studios from monopolizing film distribution. Now the Department of Justice has filed to terminate them.
Dec 6, 2019
The next phase of the impeachment process begins. A Democratic contender drops out of the presidential race. And the Attorney General weighs in on protests against police.
Dec 6, 2019
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%.
Dec 6, 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that House Democrats will move ahead with drafting articles of impeachment against President Trump. We look at what's next. Also, the latest on measles outbreaks.
Dec 6, 2019
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.
Dec 5, 2019
A new report from Uber, covering 2017 and 2018, says the claims range from unwanted touching and kissing to rape. Also, 19 people were killed in physical assaults during or soon after an Uber ride.
Dec 5, 2019
Gamble, 64, will serve the remainder of the term of former head Gary Jones, who has been implicated in a federal embezzlement and bribery scheme at the union and resigned his post last month.
Dec 5, 2019
The two companies expect to create more than 1,100 jobs in northeast Ohio. The new plant will be built near GM's Lordstown facility that was shuttered earlier this year.