The Hawkins family has been feeding Watts since 1939. Cynthia Hawkins is the third generation to continue the tradition, and in an LA neighborhood that is often referred to as a food desert.
Curtis Carroll taught himself to read in prison. He also discovered a passion for finance. Now inmates and guards seek out his advice, and everyone calls him Wall Street.
The USDA is allowing a pork retailer, for the first time, to label products as raised "without the use of ractopamine." It may lead to pressure on farmers to stop using the muscle-promoting drug.
After Hurricane Katrina wiped out the city 10 years ago, locals fought hard to preserve their deep-rooted cuisine. But devastation also brought opportunities for more experimental eateries to move in.
The economist John Maynard Keynes predicted that his grandkids would work just 15 hours a week. He imagined by now, we would basically work Monday and Tuesday, and then have a five-day weekend. His family's grandkids help explain why he was so wrong.
For the next five seasons of Sesame Street, episodes will air first on HBO before they're made available to PBS for free nine months later.
For years, the Wheaties slogan — "breakfast of champions" — has been invoked by beer lovers who pop open an adult beverage before noon. Now the company's putting its name on a beer.
For a farm, water means crops and money. But as we hear in this Planet Money report, one group of California farmers has found a novel but simple solution to use less water.
Prices have fallen by a third in the past three years. Farmers say they're holding onto their 2015 bushels, hoping prices will creep back up before the end of the year.
NPR's Melissa Block follows up with Michael Iliakis, a Greek man who finished up a doctorate in ancient history four years ago and was desperately trying to find a job as a college professor.
China's currency took another sharp drop Wednesday, sending stocks down across Asia.
Property prices in London have skyrocketed, and British police say money being laundered by international criminals is now the biggest factor driving the boom.
Global markets continued to fall after China devalued its currency for a second straight day on Wednesday. The moves to weaken the yuan could damage U.S. multinational firms because their goods become more expensive in China.
A class action accuses Nestlé of "gross negligence, apathy and callousness" over what the government says were tainted batches of the company's popular Maggi brand of instant noodles.
The decision to devalue the yuan has shaken investors who fear a currency war and question the health of China's economy, the second-largest in the world.
The music and movie subscription company has been called "the Spotify of the '80s." Columbia House moved exclusively to DVDs but could not stay afloat in an industry crowded with streaming services.
In Wyoming, the coal mining town of Gillette is booming. But under the Obama administration's new regulations for carbon emissions from power plants, demand for coal is expected to plummet.
China lowered the value of the yuan, and that sent all sorts of prices lower. So you may soon be paying less for gas, food and lumber. But there are downsides too: U.S. stocks fell hard.
NPR's Melissa Block speaks to Roger Zalneraitis, executive director of the La Plata County Economic Development Alliance, on plans to aid small business owners after the toxic waste spill.
Some companies think microalgae could be the alternative protein of the future, but can it top plant proteins?