June 13, 2013 One of the simplest ways to invest in real estate is through a real estate investment trust. REITs generate income for investors by leasing commercial properties. As part of his quest to put $5,000 to work, NPR's Uri Berliner learns that what counts as real estate in a REIT keeps expanding.
May 22, 2013 It's a hard time to be a saver. The return on a savings account doesn't even keep up with inflation, and that has led many savers to ask: What should I do with my money? NPR's Uri Berliner takes $5,000 out of his own personal savings and explores various investment opportunities.
April 5, 2013 Lots of people are surely looking at today's jobs headlines somewhat puzzled, asking one significant question: How can it be that hiring was much worse than expected in March and the unemployment rate still fell — to 7.6 percent?
October 6, 2010 Host Michel Martin speaks with Michelle Montgomery, who went from working as a corporate recruiter to a stay-at-home mom in Columbus, Ohio. She and her husband are juggling three kids with an income of $40,000 — below the national median and just below the median in her hometown.
July 8, 2010 Free agent LeBron James will tell the world where he intends to play basketball next season. If he sticks with the Cleveland Cavaliers his chances of winning a championship anytime soon are minimal. Regardless of his decision, his star will be diminished.
June 21, 2010 Red and yellow cards are fouling up an already colorful sport.
July 8, 2009 The Wall Street Journal notes a spike in runners qualifying for the Boston Marathon.
May 21, 2009 The recession has blown up retirement plans around the country. Older working Americans — those between 55 and 64 — are seeing their nest eggs wither at exactly the moment they can least afford that to happen. As a result many are looking to return to the work force.
March 11, 2009 Americans need to save more. They also need to spend more because no recovery can take place with consumers on the sidelines. That's the nub of one of the many challenges facing the battered, reeling economy.
February 10, 2009 Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner outlined the administration's new financial bailout plan on Tuesday. Here, a look at how the government plans to restore the flow of credit, improve loans to consumers and businesses and wean banks off public financial assistance.