North Wildwood, N.J., sits on a barrier island. The storm-churned ocean destroyed beaches on the East side and surging water from the bay flooded neighborhoods on the West side.
Many homes in the Northeast use oil heat, and many homeowners lock into a set price to avoid nasty surprises. But this year, that prudent step has backfired as oil prices plunge.
Health insurers are trying to spark a price war by refusing to pay for some brand-name medications unless they get a big discount. This forces some people to change their prescriptions.
Chef's Garden is a farm in Ohio growing vegetables to the specifications of the world's top chefs. It's a place where vegetables are artistic materials painstakingly tended and handled like jewels.
When a body goes unclaimed in Boston, it may receive a burial at a city cemetery. Students at a nearby boys' school are among those who volunteer to be pallbearers for people they've never met.
The mood of the voters is one of the most important political factors in an election year. This year voters are anxious, frightened and angry — for a lot of good reasons.
Stock markets are often seen as a predictor of what's ahead for the economy. But some say this year's falling markets are crying wolf. "I think financial markets have overreacted," says one economist.
Negotiations to restructure the U.S. territory's significant debt hit a speed bump Friday. As Congress considers its next step, economist Rosario Rivera explains the origins of the financial crisis.
NPR's Eyder Peralta talks cleaning up after a massive snowstorm blanketed the Northeast over the weekend.
Entering the last week of campaigning before the voters start to weigh in, some candidates may be preparing to cast a loss in the Iowa caucuses as not such a bad thing.