Employers added 271,000 jobs in October. The pace of hiring far exceeded expectations, and may increase chances that the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates at its next meeting.
"Shipping dirtier crude oil into our country would not increase America's energy security," the president said in a statement delivered at the White House.
The unemployment rate dipped slightly to 5 percent, according to the report from the agency's Bureau of Labor Statistics.
According to published reports in Britain, the ideal candidate should be "persistent and patient." They should be able to untangle three meters of Christmas lights in less than three minutes.
In an online graphic novel, the only dialogue is the lengthy iTunes Terms and Conditions agreement. Steve Jobs is the main character, and the author gives readers an education in comic book history.
Exxon Mobile is being investigated for keeping climate change research from investors. Since 2007, it has disclosed to shareholders about potential risks posed to its bottom line by climate change.
Close to a million college kids use Piazza. Pooja Sankar, the apps' creator, says her company can't solve all the problems for women in computer science but she hopes it's making a difference.
Details of the giant trade deal known as the TPP, or Trans-Pacific Partnership, are finally out. The proposed pact among the U.S. and 11 other Pacific rim nations has been in the works for years.
The pact would require countries to turn over data about their foreign exchange policies on a regular basis.
Investigators want to know if the company deceived investors and the public about risks associated with climate change. The company protests that it has included those risks in its reports for years.
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Neela Banerjee of Inside Climate News about the investigation into the allegations ExxonMobil knew more about climate change than it told investors and the public.
At the White House Tribal Nations Conference on Thursday, President Obama praised the initiative and added that "a certain sports team in Washington might want to do that as well."
The U.S. trade representative has released the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal more than 6,000 pages long. The 12-nation TPP would cover the world's largest free trade area.
The legislation provides billions in funding for roads and transit. A similar bill has already been approved by the Senate, including a provision that renews the Export-Import Bank's charter.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership would form a 12-nation, free-trade zone. Advocates say it would level the playing field, but critics say it would lower wages and worker safety standards.
Thirty-nine people have been sickened with the same strain of E. coli in Washington and Oregon. Fourteen have been hospitalized. Most reported eating at several Chipotle locations before falling ill.
A joint report by Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake found that many of those military displays you see before professional games are essentially advertisements paid for by the military.
Engineers at MIT developed an electric, shareable car that would fold to conserve parking spaces. A prototype was made for production in Europe. But why did this promising auto never hit the road?
Specialized health insurance marketplaces that cater to businesses with fewer than 50 employees haven't gotten much traction. Cheaper alternatives are one reason why.
Today on the show, how an economic fix took the deadliest job in America and made it safer. And why a lot of people are mad about it.