Business

10:02pm

Mon April 16, 2012
Family Matters: The Money Squeeze

One Roof, Three Generations, Many Decisions

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 8:52 am

Ida Christian, who suffers from dementia, gets help from her granddaughter, Yolanda Hunter (left), in blowing out the candles on her birthday cake. Yolanda quit her lucrative job to become Ida's full-time caregiver.
Kainaz Amaria NPR

Part of the Family Matters series

The Great Recession slammed into all age groups, flattening the career dreams of young people and squeezing the retirement accounts of middle-aged savers. It financially crippled many elderly people who had thought they could stand on their own.

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3:35pm

Mon April 16, 2012
All Tech Considered

Another Tech Bubble? Maybe Not

Originally published on Mon April 16, 2012 5:16 pm

3:06pm

Mon April 16, 2012
Latin America

Panama Booms While Poor Watch From Afar

Originally published on Mon April 16, 2012 4:12 pm

Tourists visit the San Felipe neighborhood in Panama City in December 2011. Panama is experiencing record economic growth, but many fear the benefits aren't trickling down to the poor.
Rodrigo Arangua AFP/Getty Images

The Central American nation of Panama is booming. Fueled by a multibillion-dollar expansion of the Panama Canal, a thriving banking industry and capital flight from Venezuela, the tiny nation has the highest economic growth rate in the hemisphere.

But even as the government builds a subway system and markets the country as a tropical paradise for multinational corporations, not everyone is sharing in the prosperity.

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11:15am

Mon April 16, 2012

2:00am

Mon April 16, 2012
Business

Business News

The action by China's central bank widens the range at which the currency can be traded on the international market. The move is seen as seen a step toward addressing foreign complaints that China was suppressing the value of its money to boost Chinese exports, and hurt foreign imports.

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