Texas has no state-mandated minimum wage and forbids cities or counties to pass their own. But a group of religious activists in San Antonio is making headway on a living wage for city employees.
Oprah Winfrey is the new face of Weight Watchers as well as a major investor. But several health experts say the partnership may not help anyone struggling to lose weight do it more effectively.
As part of an agreement with the New York state attorney general's office, the company will revise the statements it makes about the impact of regulation.
Americans are taking more prescription drugs than ever before. And many are taking five drugs or more a day. We examine a new report that has some surprising information about prescription drugs.
U.S. lawmakers say intelligence indicates a bomb was the likely cause of the break-up of a Russian airliner. The air crash and the cancellation of flights has hurt the resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh.
Facing competition at home, Indian manufacturing company Mahindra recently introduced to the U.S. the GenZe, a scooter with cargo space designed to appeal to young Americans in cities.
The company isn't confirming a website's report that it will hand out cash cards.
Trade deals don't just affect labor and manufacturing. They also have a way of changing the way we eat. From food safety to booze imports, we offer a cheat sheet on the new Pacific Rim trade deal.
Environmental groups and activists are celebrating President Obama's decision to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline plan, but some people say that the Keystone decision is a symbolic one.
A new device called the Nailbot, from the female-run company Preemadonna, uses a smartphone to print art onto fingernails. Its inventors say the beauty tool could help draw more girls to tech.
NPR's Scott Detrow talks with host Scott Simon about the politics, perceptions, and reality of President Obama's move to reject the Keystone XL pipeline project.
The Keystone XL pipeline would have transported a large portion of Canada's oil to U.S. refineries. Residents of Alberta, many whom depend on the oil boom, are trying to figure out what's next.
For the vast majority of people, says one expert, it's good to save in a 529 plan. And no, saving money in one of those plans doesn't mean you'll pay a lot more for college tuition.
President Obama's rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline provoked cheers from environmental groups and a little bit of head scratching in the state of Texas.
NPR's Kelly McEvers interviews environmentalist Bill McKibben, who founded 350.org, about why he's celebrating Obama's veto of the Keystone XL pipeline, even though the next president can reverse it.
Canadian Company TransCanada took a blow Friday when President Obama announced he was rejecting its request to build the Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline would have helped transport hundreds of thousands of barrels of Canadian tar sands oil from Alberta to U.S. refineries. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed disappointment.
President Obama announced Friday that he rejected a permit to allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The controversial project would have carried oil harvested from tar sands in Canada.
Economic challenges in Brazil and other foreign countries — plus a strengthening U.S. dollar --are having an impact in Miami. Developers are seeing a decline in demand from international buyers that's already led some projects to be cancelled.
As Brazil's currency has fallen in value, so has Brazilians' buying power. This isn't just clear in Brazil, but its effects are also being felt in Florida, a popular shopping destination for Brazilians when they're feeling flush.
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the economy, and how a biography on President George H.W. Bush will affect Jeb Bush's campaign.