Car title loans may sound like a good way to get some cash, using the title of your car as collateral, but they can include conditions that get borrowers into financial trouble.
A 10 percent bump in pay under the Affordable Care Act will expire at year-end. The bonus was supposed to help balance the reimbursement discrepancies between primary care providers and specialists.
Is daily fantasy sports a game of skill or one of chance? Just ask one of the industry's top winners, a Bostonian who treats daily fantasy sports as his day job.
This Black Friday, some people are choosing not to shop. NPR talks to a state park manager in Minnesota and people on a walking tour in Los Angeles about why they're opting out.
The USDA recently stunned growers when it projected the smallest orange harvest for Florida in more than 50 years. The culprit: A tiny insect that's killing off the state's trees — and industry.
In malls around the country, the holiday shopping season has officially begun. But increasingly, Black Friday is less about lines at stores, and more about online stores.
Some financial experts want to bring back tontines, a retirement planning tool. People pool their cash to buy a bond that makes regular payments. The catch: You have to be alive to collect the payout.
As Black Friday 2015 gets underway across the United States, Morning Edition heads to a big box store in Los Angeles. Are shoppers finding bargains, and are they spending money?
We discover some of this season's hottest toys: light sabers, drones and Millennium Falcons — all for sale in anticipation of next month's release of the new Star Wars film: The Force Awakens.
On any day, a food bank could end up with heaps of pasta sauce, but no pasta. To solve the problem, a network of food banks created a currency of fake money and embraced trade.
After opening earlier and earlier on the holiday, most of the more than dozen major retailers like Macy's, Target and Kohl's opened around the same time they did last year — about 5 p.m. or 6 p.m.
The West Coast delicacy of fresh Dungeness crab won't be on holiday tables this year. A massive toxic algae bloom in the Pacific Ocean has delayed the commercial crabbing season.
The last deep pit coal mine in northern England closes next month, marking the death of an industry that has fueled area towns for decades. Miners are angry the government didn't do more to help them.
Linda Wertheimer talks to analyst Liz Dunn of Talmage Associates about retail trends. She says consumers aren't necessarily buying stuff, they want to buy experiences: travel, restaurants or shows.
The llama-like animals were the next hot thing coming to backyard farmers. Investors sank tens of thousands of dollars into top-of-the-line breeds. Some breeders were left with near-worthless herds.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says the government is reviewing a proposal to stop making the penny. It actually costs nearly 2 cents to make a penny, so the government loses money.
Establishing a member-owned, nonprofit health co-op from scratch is tough; 12 of 23 that tried under Obamacare have closed after just one year. Sick patients poured in, and promised subsidies didn't.
An artisanal salt producer is processing brine from ancient ocean deposits below West Virgina's mountains. The company, J.Q. Dickinson Salt Works, ships to top chefs who value the salt's minerality.
Gasoline prices have been plunging this fall, which is great for consumers. But it has been very hard on oil producers, who have been laying off legions of skilled workers. To hang on to their key employees, some companies are offering unpaid sabbaticals or trimming pay across the board to reduce labor costs without layoffs. But for many employers, times are so hard that they have no choice but to keep cutting employee ranks.
When regulations were imposed to protect Alaska's fisheries it led to a dangerous race to catch fish as fast as possible. A new system to manage sustainable fishing is making the job safer.