In the News
As the Retire the Penny movement gains momentum, keep up with all the latest news coverage from digital media, print, television, and radio here on the In the News page.
From local newspapers to The Wall Street Journal and from video blogs to 60 Minutes, media outlets all over the country are addressing Americans' growing interest in eliminating the penny.
Professors, leading economists, Citizens to Retire the U.S. Penny advocate Jeff Gore, and even President Obama have spoken publicly about this issue. Follow the links below to read or hear their comments.
NPR interviewed Jeff Gore
November 29, 2009
45,000 pounds of spilled pennies ensnare traffic on Delaware interstate for 13 hours
The Washington Post, September 9, 2016
Easy to Lose and Expensive to Produce: Is the Penny Worth It?
The Wall Street Journal, September 19, 2014
A Guide to Ditching the American Penny Once and For All
The Wire, September 19, 2014
The Penny Will Not Be Eliminated... At Least Until 2015
Huffington Post, March 14, 2014
U.S. Mint has high costs for small change
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, March 10, 2014
Is the US Getting rid of the Penny?
Fox Business, August 1, 2013
Penny pinching: Can Obama manage elimination of one-cent coin?
NBC News, February 19, 2013
"Should the US eliminate the penny?"
Fox News Poll, February 4, 2013
Canada cuts costs by eliminating penny, while US still clings to iconic coin
FoxNews.com, AP, February 4, 2013
Poland Prepares to Ditch Pennies
The Wall Street Journal, January 18, 2013
The US Penny: Should it be scrapped?
Cordelia Hebbletwaithe, BBC News Magazine, July 3, 2012
Time for the U.S. Penny to Go
Anita Campbell, Small Business Trends, May 3, 2012
Penny Wise, or 2.4 Cents Foolish?
Jeff Sommer, NY Times, April 7, 2012
Please, finally, end the penny
David Owen, NY Times, April 4, 2012
John Fund, National Review, April 2, 2012
Canada is droppings its penny—will the US follow suit?
AP, USA Today, March 31, 2012
Canada eliminates penny costing penny-and-a-half to make
Jacqueline Thorpe, Bloomberg, March 29, 2012
Death to Pennies
Stephen J. Dubner, freakonomics.com, December 8, 2011
End the Penny
David Henderson, Library of Economics and Liberty, September 16, 2011
Pennies from Hell: how America is Being Crucified on a Cross of Zinc
Al Lewis, WhytheHeck.com, January 8, 2009
David Owen, New Yorker, March 31, 2008
A penny for your thoughts
Ben Smith, Politico, March 12, 2008
Should the penny be retired?
Jeff Gore, New York Times Upfront, May 7, 2007
The Penny Stops Here
Sebastian Mallaby, Washington Post, September 25, 2006
Joel Stein, TIME magazine, July 17, 2006
Why keeping the penny no longer makes sense
Robert Whaples, USA Today, July 11, 2006
Abolish the penny
op-ed, LA Times, June 17, 2006
Now can we get rid of the penny?
Eric Zorn, Chicago Times, June 5, 2006
A penny for your thoughts, and 1.4 cents for the penny
Floyd Norris, NY Times, April 22,2006
Are you a penny picker-upper?
Dayana Yochim, The Motley Fool, February 2006
Ric Kahn, The Boston Globe, October 9, 2005
ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings interviewed Jeff Gore
November 2, 2002
Should the Penny Go?
Annelena Cobb, CNN/Money, April, 2002
Mark Lewis, ABC News/Forbes, July 23, 2002
Ban the Penny
Mark Lewis, Forbes, July 5, 2002
Time For More Change in American Money System
Michael J. Ring, MIT Tech, August 1999
Future of the Penny
J. William Gadsby, United States General Accountability Office, July 16,1996