As part of our youth unemployment series, Rory O'Sullivan, deputy director of Young Invincibles, talks to David Greene about career prospects for people graduating from high school.
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is officially the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. A California court confirmed Shelly Sterling's authority to sell the team for a record $2 billion.
Voters in Alaska will decide next week whether to repeal a major oil industry tax cut. With no sales or income tax, the state gets nearly all its revenue from taxing oil production.
Frank Deford says that, with recent legal developments, the stage is set for college athletes to get paid for their performances. Will March Madness ever be the same again?
Abandoned storefronts in strip malls are common here in one of the largest cities to file for bankruptcy. But one abandoned storefronts plays host to a thriving punk indie music scene.
The companies, which help customers request car rides on demand, both say their competitor has intentionally requested and then canceled rides on drivers.
Studies warn that climate change will threaten corn production in coming decades. Meanwhile, farmers are experimenting with new planting methods in hopes of slowing soil erosion from torrential rains.
The urine test employers typically use to detect marijuana picks up cannabis smoked or swallowed days or weeks earlier. Should firms be allowed to fire workers who legally use marijuana at home?
From the aerospace sector to Silicon Valley, engineering has a retention problem: Close to 40 percent of women with engineering degrees either leave the profession or never enter the field.
The announcement by the Clippers followed an order by a California court that ruled that Shelly Sterling, wife of the team's previous owner, Donald Sterling, had the authority to sell the team.
These cluster maps give us a two-dimensional look at the complex arguments Americans posted on the topic of net neutrality. One theme in the comments had to do with the American dream.
Yes, inequality is rising in the U.S. But it's falling when you look at all of humanity.
A mother seeks advice on how to get her ex-husband to keep their sons on his plan because it would be less costly than hers.
Steve Inskeep talks to Steven Levy about his story in Wired magazine on the new app created by a team of people that includes the developers of Siri and IBM's Watson.
Several craft beer makers from the western U.S. are setting up operations in the East. But producing there means they must tinker with local water so the beer tastes the same wherever it's brewed.
As the West moves more into a record-setting drought, many are taking a look at how water gets used. Alfalfa grown with Colorado River water is a case study of how and why water gets used as it does.
Several craft beermakers are expanding, setting up operations in North Carolina. Producing there means brewers must tinker with local water, so the beer's taste remains the same as it does back home.
Alexis Powers, who lives in Atlanta, recently graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in anthropology. She doesn't have a 9-to-5 job and is hustling to help support herself.
Detroit created the car culture and the shopping mall exists because of that culture. But the shopping mall is partly responsible for Detroit's downfall. Now, the mall is threatened by the Internet.
Friends of a college baseball player diagnosed with ALS use the challenge to make others aware of the disease. Post a video of yourself pouring icy water on your head; challenge others to do the same.