October 3, 2012 Photojournalist Jessica Lum rented an RV and moved to the California desert to document the residents of Slab City, a campsite for snowbirds and squatters.
October 3, 2012 With young people among the hardest hit by the down economy, NPR wondered what millennials want from tonight's debate. The head of a group of college Republicans poses theoretical questions for President Obama. The president of a chapter of college Democrats fashions questions for Mitt Romney.
October 3, 2012 This first presidential debate will focus on domestic issues, with the economy topping the list of homefront problems. Here are three economic terms likely to come up in the debate.
October 2, 2012 High food prices have often been cited as a factor behind mass protest movements. But a group of researchers say food prices can actually be used to predict when social unrest will occur. And according to their mathematical modeling, we've hit the threshold for more waves of riots.
October 2, 2012 Despite millions of troubled mortgages around the country, housing hasn't been a major issue in the presidential race so far. Based on what they have said, President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney have more in common than their rhetoric suggests, an analyst says.
October 1, 2012 The suit relates to the securities sold by Bear Stearns, which collapsed in 2008 and is now owned by JPMorgan. It's the suit first to be filed under the auspices of the RMBS Working Group, set up by President Obama to investigate and prosecute alleged misconduct that contributed to the financial crisis.
October 1, 2012 According to a new analysis by the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, it could cost the average household nearly $3,500 a year.
September 28, 2012 Spending went up, but largely because gasoline cost more — not due to stronger demand.