The Economy: U.S and World Economic News NPR news on the U.S. and world economy, the World Bank, and Federal Reserve. Commentary on economic trends. Subscribe to NPR Economy podcasts and RSS feeds.

What Accounts for the Spike in Gas Prices?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/91033485/91033470" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

'Marketplace' Report: Trouble in the Skies

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90995229/90995209" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

European Fishermen Strike over Fuel Prices

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90981563/90981530" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Unable to Pay Mortgage, Man Raffles Off Pricey Flat

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90981426/90981403" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Oil Prices Fall as Regulators Boost Surveillance

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90981420/90981400" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Tapping 401(k) Now May Cause Financial Pain Later

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90969220/90981402" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Gas Prices Stir Plenty of Talk at the Pumps

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90958102/90958086" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Air Travel Forecast: Expensive, Partly Crowded

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90957062/90958085" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Microbrewing Fuel

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90947939/90947907" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

'Marketplace' Report: Food Prices

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90947930/90947905" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Coping with Rising Gas, Food Prices

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90931452/90931410" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Equipment Shortage Limits Oil Exploration

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90931437/90931405" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Marketplace Report: Motorists Scale Back

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90889542/90889529" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript