NPR's "Planet Money" team embarked on a quest to buy, transport and refine crude oil. The team learns that you have to be as savvy as possible because oil prices go up — and down.
The stakes are high for both candidates in the first presidential debate next Monday. We start today with a look at what Hillary Clinton needs to accomplish. Tomorrow, Donald Trump.
Investigators say the suspect may have been motivated by a hatred for U.S. foreign policy. In a handwritten journal, investigators say he lauded terrorists who have attacked the U.S. in the past.
The alliance's most recent challenges involve the war in Syria and containing the refugee crisis. David Greene talks to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg about Syria and the future of the NATO.
Wells Fargo appropriated customers' information to create millions of bogus accounts. Sen. Warren told Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf that he should resign and be criminally investigated.
Steve Inskeep talks to Del Wilber of the Los Angeles Times about where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand on homegrown terrorism, and how they would make America safer if they were president.
The Hillary Victory Fund raises major contributions and distributes the cash to Democratic organizations up and down the line. We follow the money from George Soros to field canvassers in Virginia.
At least a dozen police were injured during protests in Charlotte, N.C., following the shooting death by police of an African-American man Tuesday. Police say he was armed, his family says he was not.
In his farewell appearance at the U.N., Obama made an impassioned plea for rich countries to do more to aid refugees. Leading companies have come forward with ways they can help employ refugees.
President Obama is delivering his final speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. "Today a nation ringed by walls would only imprison itself," he says.
France copied a service first launched by Sweden. You call a number and are connected with a French volunteer. It's a way to learn more about France.
A bar owner got a letter demanding he sell hematogen snacks from a state health supplement company. The company's chief says citizens should eat his hematogen, not the lower quality stuff from Russia.
The CEO of Wells Fargo testifies on Tuesday before the Senate Banking Committee. Earlier this month, regulators fined the bank after it was discovered employees created at least two million fake accounts. David Greene talks to Senator Sherrod Brown, chairman of the panel.
Hillary Clinton spoke Monday night in Philadelphia in an effort to appeal to millennials. A new poll finds that she has the support of 31 percent of likely voters under 35, Trump has 26 percent. Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic pollster Margie Omero and Republican analyst Kristen Soltis Anderson.
One of the greatest sports announcers of all times, Vin Scully, is set to retire after 67 years calling plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers. David Greene reports.
Syria's government resumed air attacks, particularly on areas held by the opposition around Aleppo. Airstrikes hit an aid convoy. The government had given permission for the convoy to move.
President Obama on Tuesday gives his final speech to the U.N. General Assembly. Syria and the refugee crisis are high on the agenda.
A key suspect in the weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey was cornered, wounded and then captured on Monday — he's still in the hospital and was charged overnight with attempting to kill police officers. Investigators are focused on his international travel and whether he was inspired by the Boston Marathon bombers.
In an unprecedented move, federal safety regulators on Tuesday will issue guidelines for self-driving cars. That means the federal government will be in charge of oversight for the booming industry.
Many Republican officials in swing states have been wary of giving Donald Trump too much support. But that's not the case in Iowa where the entire GOP has lined up behind the controversial nominee.