Airbnb and other rental websites have made billions marketing existing housing to tourists — hotel tax free. Soon, Airbnb will start collecting tax in New York City, San Francisco and Portland, Ore.
Professor and economist Matthew Gentzkow, the recent winner of the John Bates Clark Medal, discusses how to predict media slant and use big data in economics.
Federal agencies are getting more time to review the controversial project, the State Department says, given an ongoing legal battle in Nebraska over whether the pipeline could pass through there.
A shortage of gefilte fish is causing panic in the middle of Passover. But New York Times reporter Matt Chaban says some observant Jews are OK with not having to eat the love-it-or-hate-it appetizer.
The giant retailer will go head to head with Western Union and Moneygram in a market worth about $900 billion. But Wal-Mart says it will offer lower fees.
As the president prepares to travel to Asia, the White House says a trade deal would boost U.S. exports. But opponents say the Trans-Pacific Partnership would hurt the environment and U.S. jobs.
David Greene talks to Weekend All Things Considered host Arun Rath about his trip to Fort Irwin National Training Center located in the Mojave Desert in Southern California.
Wonderful Wife was a top seller when more women stayed at home and took care of the kids. Now that more women stay on the job, the publisher replaced it with a magazine aimed at working mothers.
Kelly McEvers talks to sociologist Leta Hong Fincher about her new book, Leftover Women. It's about the resurgence of social and economic discrimination against women in China.
High-speed trading firm Virtu Financial has put off its IPO indefinitely. The move caps a rough week in the IPO market. Ten companies made their debut this week and all 10 received rough receptions.
Thirty-six years after Congress passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, employers still have very different interpretations of what they're required to do to accommodate expectant mothers.
The Los Angeles Register is a newspaper that just launched this week. Despite dropping newspaper sales, Ben Bergman of KPCC reports that the publisher thinks there's still an audience for print.
Workers who have a creative outlet outside the office are more likely to be creative problem solvers on the job, a study suggests. Oh, and they have more fun.
Keith A. Seilhan, who was the incident commander directing the company's cleanup effort, allegedly sold $1 million in BP stock based on non-public information about the extent of the spill.
Postmates is among a group of app-powered services popping up around the U.S., with a simple promise: deliver food or merchandise in as little as an hour. But can they succeed where Kozmo.com didn't?
How long does the average person have to work to buy a burger in his or her neighborhood? Here's the answer for six cities across the country.
Government benefits enable military veterans to attend college, but accessing them is complicated. So how can veterans pay for higher education?
The 304,000 applications filed last week means they were close to the lowest level since May 2007. Analysts say the news is another sign that the economy continues to grow.
Also: Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez's health is said to be stable but "very fragile"; Dave Eggers' new book is called Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?
A typical UPS truck now has hundreds of sensors on it. That's changing the way UPS drivers work — and it foreshadows changes coming for workers throughout the economy.