Google is will be part of the larger entity, along with businesses that co-founder Larry Page says are "far afield" from the company's Internet products. Sundar Pichai will become CEO of Google.
Netflix announced it would give employees who are new parents up to a year of paid leave to care for their children. The policy shift drew praise, but also questions and critique.
Google announced a broad restructuring Monday in a blog post by CEO Larry Page. Under the new structure, Alphabet becomes the parent company atop of Google's ventures.
Coca-Cola is funding a new nonprofit that blames obesity on lack of exercise, not on bad diets. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Anahad O'Connor of The New York Times about the group's controversial message.
The software security company is big in the U.S. and around the globe, but tensions between Russia and the West have raised questions about the Moscow-based company.
Greece and its creditors inch closer to a third bailout agreement. Negotiators hope to reach an accord by Tuesday.
More Americans are renting, rather than buying their home. David Greene talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution.
Nashville, Tenn., is experiencing a hot rental market. In some places it's at levels that are at 40 percent or more of household income. That's a level economists consider "risky."
Before the Great Recession, many Americans piled up too much credit card debt. Now, they seem to be a little wiser about using plastic, says the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Music icon Prince is worried about the future of the music business for artists, and his top priority can be summed up in one word: Freedom.
At the height of the housing bubble, Atlanta was adding tens of thousands of homes a year, but then the bottom fell out. Now, there's building once again, but some residents are feeling left out.
On Friday, the Labor Department said the July unemployment rate held steady at 5.3 percent. If you had to choose, would you take that to mean the economy is too cool or too hot? Weigh the evidence.
The July numbers were roughly in line with economists' expectations and likely strong enough to keep the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates.
Public hospitals are adapting the auto maker's production system to health care, with the goal of making tasks like scheduling surgeries more safe and efficient.
An online food service offered a special promotion during last night's Republican debate: A free taco for every time Donald Trump said "Mexico," which turned out to be a platterful.
Not too long ago, a New York taxi medallion was worth more than a million dollars. Gene Friedman managed to buy more than 1,000. But that was before Uber, and now people like Friedman face bankruptcy.
Last year, many businesses in Ferguson, Mo., were looted and vandalized in unrest that gripped the city. Customers are starting to return, but some owners don't feel positive about staying here.
Netflix made headlines this week with the announcement. But NPR has found the policy doesn't extend to people who work at Netflix DVD distribution centers.
Arby's has been one of Jon Stewart's favorite targets on The Daily Show. So it's a bit of a surprise that the fast-food chain ran advertising spots during the show Wednesday night.