Putting a little extra money in your pocket might be as easy as looking around your house. Experts say there's a treasure trove of unwanted items you can easily sell to the highest bidder. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with personal finance guru Alexa von Tobel about earning extra holiday cash from home.
The national unemployment rate dropped to seven percent recently - the lowest level in five years. But things are going the other way in Puerto Rico: unemployment is at nearly 15 percent. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks to Rosario Rivera, economics professor at The University of Puerto Rico, and Michael Fletcher of The Washington Post, about why Puerto Rico's dismal economy may be a problem for everyone, especially if the Commonwealth defaults.
BP is challenging hundreds of millions of dollars in claims that were filed after the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, saying some have no connection to the spill. But legal experts say the claims don't have to be spill-related and BP is relying on a friendly court to limit how much it will pay.
Federal regulators on Tuesday unveil and vote on a final version of the so-called Volcker Rule. It's part of the Dodd-Frank regulatory overhaul and prohibits banks from trading stocks, bonds and derivatives for their own accounts. Defining what the rule covers has taken years of work.
Many Americans who live in rental properties can't keep up with the cost of higher and higher rents, according to a new study by Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies. The report finds that half of U.S. renters spend more than 30 percent of their income on rent. David Greene speaks with Chris Herbert, one of the report's authors, about why there isn't more affordable housing.
The track record of digital products designed for digital privacy has been abysmal — at least until recently. Snapchat, wildly popular among teens, is changing assumptions about young people's desire for digital privacy. But it's not clear whether the trend will stick.
Audie Cornish talks with Doug Parker, CEO of the newly formed American Airlines Group. As of Monday, it's the largest airline in the world. It came about through the merger of American Airlines and US Airways. Parker worked more than two years for the merger to finally be completed.
The heads of eight major technology companies — including Google, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft — have published an open letter to President Obama calling for reforms to government surveillance programs. Audie Cornish speaks with David Drummond, chief legal officer for Google.
Historian Maureen Ogle's new book examines the rise of our modern industrial meat system by examining its roots — all the way back to Colonial America. There's a fundamental disconnect, she argues, in our demands for both cheap, plentiful meat and an end to factory farms. Something, she says, has to give.