The pre-paid debit card company, co-founded by hip hop mogul Russell Simmons, will compensate any customers who suffered a "financial setback" due to a technical problem earlier this month.
Republican presidential candidates pushed for what they see as a "simpler" tax code with flat taxes and fewer pages, but experts say there are big drawbacks to some of these plans.
Venezuela's economic model has imploded. With food production, import and distribution now controlled by the government, shelves are bare. A day's hunt for groceries in Caracas can prove futile.
A bad restaurant write-up couldn't have been real as the restaurant had yet to open, a French court ruled.
Untested cancer drugs are often hyped by journalists, doctors and biotech firms, a survey finds. Dressing up unproven medications with shiny words can inspire false optimism among patients.
Growth came in at a 1.5 percent annual rate, a sharp slowdown from the 3.9 percent gain in the previous quarter. Companies cut back on the amount of goods on shelves, but consumers continued to spend.
Stories that appeared on NPR's music website were found to include portions of others' work, according to a joint statement by NPR and member station WQXR, where the stories' writer was based.
On multiple occasions during the third GOP debate, the moderators were booed. Sen. Ted Cruz even used one of his questions to rail against CNBC and the mainstream media.
Many business leaders say U.S. exporters already are hurting because they lack financing from the Export-Import Bank. Congress is working on legislation to renew the bank charter that expired June 30.
In addition to lower oil prices, Royal Dutch Shell says it incurred billions in costs when it shut down large-scale projects in Alaska and Canada.
There's always been a fringe market for dinosaur bones among paleontologists and collectors. Now suddenly that market is booming.
Northeastern University researchers wanted to figure out how Uber comes up with surge prices by studying Manhattan and San Francisco. They say the surges work, but maybe not the way they are intended.
How do you get someone to sign up as an organ donor? Today on the show: The story of one woman who found a way by partnering with one of the more hated American institutions.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement the Obama administration is trying to sell to Congress includes a seemingly obscure and controversial provision. It's called the Investor-State Dispute Settlement, or ISDS among wonks. NPR explains why that provision is drawing criticism.
The deal would unite two of the three largest drugstore chains in the U.S., creating a single company with nearly 13,000 retail outlets. but it will face intense antitrust scrutiny.
The Federal Reserve again decided against raising interest rates from their current level near zero, citing concerns about inflation and job growth.
IBM is buying The Weather Company's digital assets, including Weather.com and Weather Underground. The deal is a bet on big data and cloud computing in forecasting and analyzing weather.
Diners were likely to get duped 67 percent of the time when ordering salmon in restaurants out of season, a survey says. Much of the deception involved farmed salmon passed off as more expensive wild.
That $1.8 billion figure represents the after-taxes loss claimed by Volkswagen in its new quarterly statement. The carmaker's loss before taxes was far higher, at $3.8 billion.
The move would create an 18,000 drug store chain, and is subject to approval by federal regulators.