A car is one of the larger purchases most people make. How can you make sure that purchase isn't a mistake? Don't "buy it today." Do your research. Don't panic. Easy, right?
Economists are working on ways to put a price on the environmental damage of growing food. Take sugar: Half of what we eat comes from beets, half from cane. Each has an impact, in very different ways.
Cities and states spend huge sums of money to entice businesses to come and "create jobs." But in today's economy, there's little guarantee businesses will stay. NPR meets some of the workers left behind when a business moves on.
We don't know what to think, but the company is insisting this is a thing. There are three flavors that could potentially go into mass production: original, spicy and hot. Ew?
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed banning financial firms from forcing arbitration to avoid lawsuits. But industry officials say the rule will lead to frivolous legal action.
Scientists are preparing for the day when powerful computing can no longer rely on chips getting smaller and faster. One of them offers a sneak peek at some of the new/old ideas that may save the day.
The Food and Drug Administration has issued sweeping new rules that tighten its control over e-cigarettes, banning their sale to minors. The agency is also expanding its regulation of tobacco.
The two edible nail polishes are based on the company's Original and Hot & Spicy recipes. The Hong Kong test group is being asked to choose a nail flavor that will be massed produced.
Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump will be in West Virginia on Thursday ahead of its primary on May 10. Appalachia is an important region for Sanders, who has done well among the white working class.
Kansas and Missouri offer incentives to locate within their borders. Politicians call this job creation. But is it really creating a job if it came from a few miles away across the state border?
Consumer groups say people should be able to join class actions if they fell they've been harmed. Industry groups say arbitration clauses are necessary to protect against frivolous lawsuits.
Figures show the U.S. economy is on an upswing but wages haven't gone up and many say their standard of living has flat lined or declined. It's a feeling the presidential candidates are tapping into.
Takata, the Japanese auto parts supplier, now must fix up to 40 million more faulty air bag inflators. The U.S. Department of Transportation says this is the biggest safety recall in history.
Federal regulators have dramatically increased the number of vehicles to be recalled because of defective airbags made by Takata Corporation. An additional 35 to 40 million airbag inflators will need to be replaced, according to regulators. The vehicles will be recalled in five stages between now and December 2019.
Two large sporting goods chains, Sports Authority and Sport Chalet, are in the process of closing hundreds of stores nationwide. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Jim Peltz, who has been covering this story for the Los Angeles Times.
The FDA issued a massive recall of frozen fruits and vegetables this week. Here's what you need to know about the nasty bug that's causing all the problems.
Panama has improved transparency in its banking and legal sectors, and its economy is a bright spot in Latin America. But the Panama Papers have hurt the country's reputation.
Leprino's is the largest mozzarella manufacturer in the world. Now that the company is expanding, Colorado dairy farmers are beefing up their operations. The changes don't come without costs.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson hopes that adding staff to security checkpoints will prevent longer wait times that had been projected for this summer.
Facebook, which owns Instagram, pays people who find bugs on its services. When a young hacker found a way to delete other people's comments, he emailed Facebook, and then received $10,000.