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.

The Marketplace Report: U.S. Economy Grows

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5032776/5032777" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Marketplace Report: Merck to Cut 7,000 Jobs

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5029315/5029316" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Urban Gentrification Meets Bulletproof Windows

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5029182/5029183" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Films Battle over Wal-Mart's Public Image

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5029179/5029180" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Builders Unfazed as Housing Market Cools

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5028518/5028519" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

So Far, No Drop in Holiday Shopping

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5028512/5028513" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Fewer People Line up to Buy U.S. Homes

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5027782/5027783" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Marketplace Report: Spike in Unemployment Claims

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5024882/5024883" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Health Care Costs and the Future of U.S. Labor

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5024861/5024862" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

U.S. Factory Workers Competing in a Global Market

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5024549/5024550" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Housing Costs Play Role in Urban Hunger

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5023788/5025275" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

States Take Creative Approach to Home Heating Costs

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5024025/5024026" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript