Researchers found that a class of chemicals similar to nicotine used on corn and soy farms have run off into streams and rivers in the Midwest. There they may be harming aquatic life, like insects.
About 77 million adults in the U.S. have at least one debt in the collection process, according to a study released by the Urban Institute.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on Russia to use its "considerable influence" to give investigators access to the debris field of the downed Malaysia Airlines plane.
Hotels are happy to charge you $300 a night for a stay, but their Wi-Fi speeds are often too slow to stream a movie. Now, two competing sites are trying to solve the problem.
After graduation, a group of college students landed a nutty job — quite literally. For the next year, they will don the monocle of Mr. Peanut and drive the Planters Peanut Nutmobile.
The White House says the cost of inaction outweighs the cost of implementing more-stringent regulations on greenhouse gas emissions.
You can travel the world without opening your wallet — or your eyes. Sound Transit, a collaborative website, allows users to immerse themselves in the everyday sounds of faraway places.
Two brothers rented a condo in Palm Springs and began claiming tenants' rights after 30 days, then threatened to sue the owner for negligence, claiming the tap water damaged their espresso machine.
Zillow has agreed to buy Trulia for $3.5 billion in stock. The two websites represent more than 60 percent of the total Internet traffic for real estate listings.
The taxi and hotel industries are pressuring Spain to crack down on popular "share economy" apps and websites. Airbnb was recently fined $40,000 for failing to list rentals with a local tourism board.
In a deal that would have been unimaginable 20 years ago, Apple has announced a partnership with IBM. The two companies will work together on a new class of applications for iPads and iPhones.
One-click online shopping is changing how we shop. Stores with leases as short as a day are proliferating — meaning a storefront can be a designer clothing store one day and a test kitchen the next.
The airline industry and its unions support the bill, which would allow them to list ticket prices without taxes and fees. Consumer groups say that will lead to deceptive marketing.
Russia says it will appeal an unfavorable decision by a court in The Hague. The Permanent Court of Arbitration awarded $50 billion to shareholders of the defunct Yukos oil company.
Social networks like Facebook and Twitter are increasingly finding ways to move into e-commerce, adding buttons and acquiring startups that encourage users to buy products on their sites. Hannah Kuchler of the Financial Times discusses the moves with Audie Cornish.
The slice of retail aimed at America's most budget-conscious consumers is consolidating. Dollar Tree is buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, a deal encouraged by activist investors Carl Icahn and Nelson Peltz. The new company will have 13,000 stores, making it a more formidable competitor — in size, at least — to Wal-Mart.
A contractor for the airline failed to perform repairs properly and Southwest put some jets back into service despite their not being in compliance with federal regulations, the agency alleges.
Each day this week will bring new decisions and reports that could have a big impact on the nation's economy.
Life transitions, from expanding families to job losses and promotions, can be financially stressful. Host Michel Martin speaks with money coaches about what to do when you are facing big changes.
The deal will unite two of the United States' biggest discount stores. Dollar Tree will pay $74.50 for each share of Family Dollar and said it would run the company as a separate brand.