Kelly McEvers talks to sociologist Leta Hong Fincher about her new book, Leftover Women. It's about the resurgence of social and economic discrimination against women in China.
High-speed trading firm Virtu Financial has put off its IPO indefinitely. The move caps a rough week in the IPO market. Ten companies made their debut this week and all 10 received rough receptions.
Thirty-six years after Congress passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, employers still have very different interpretations of what they're required to do to accommodate expectant mothers.
The Los Angeles Register is a newspaper that just launched this week. Despite dropping newspaper sales, Ben Bergman of KPCC reports that the publisher thinks there's still an audience for print.
Workers who have a creative outlet outside the office are more likely to be creative problem solvers on the job, a study suggests. Oh, and they have more fun.
Keith A. Seilhan, who was the incident commander directing the company's cleanup effort, allegedly sold $1 million in BP stock based on non-public information about the extent of the spill.
Postmates is among a group of app-powered services popping up around the U.S., with a simple promise: deliver food or merchandise in as little as an hour. But can they succeed where Kozmo.com didn't?
How long does the average person have to work to buy a burger in his or her neighborhood? Here's the answer for six cities across the country.
Government benefits enable military veterans to attend college, but accessing them is complicated. So how can veterans pay for higher education?
The 304,000 applications filed last week means they were close to the lowest level since May 2007. Analysts say the news is another sign that the economy continues to grow.
Also: Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez's health is said to be stable but "very fragile"; Dave Eggers' new book is called Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?
A typical UPS truck now has hundreds of sensors on it. That's changing the way UPS drivers work — and it foreshadows changes coming for workers throughout the economy.
Farmer Delbert Bland has begun shipping the first truckloads of his harvest to supermarkets. The state's agriculture commissioner says Vidalia onions aren't supposed to go out until next week.
Analysis of innovation at private companies in the U.S. and across the world finds an inverse relationship correlation between disruptive innovation and the age of managers at those companies.
Many banks report earnings this week. Bank of America turned in a loss after taking a big charge for legal expenses. Citigroup will lay off about 300 stock and bond traders in an effort to cut costs.
Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.
Once status symbols for newly minted millionaires, horses are now the voiceless victims in Spain's economic crash. Two sisters are adopting horses that might otherwise end up in the food supply.
Most often, when married business owners divorce, both relationships sour. But that's not always the case. Some couples have figured out a way to make their companies succeed even after they've split.
Most websites end in .com, .gov or .edu. But a bunch of new domains have just been added. Now there's .ninja, .bike, .plumbing and .cool. In all, over 1,000 new top-level domains will be added.
General Motors is signaling its plans to ask a bankruptcy judge for protection from lawsuits related to a defective switch recall. This could further complicate its current public relations crisis.