The agency wants every-minute updates on the locations of planes that fly over water, as well as longer-lasting batteries for black-box beacons, following the disappearance of a Malaysian jet.
Aqua-Spark is the world's first investment fund for sustainable aquaculture. So far it has bet on an alternative fish feed that could take pressure off the oceans and a tilapia farm in Mozambique.
Two of the biggest dollar stores are merging. Family Dollar shareholders agreed to an $8.7 billion takeover Thursday, choosing not to accept a bigger offer from Dollar General due to antitrust fears.
Google plans to enter the wireless phone business, according to published reports. By purchasing capacity on the T-Mobile and Sprint networks, Google could sell mobile service directly to customers, a move that would shake up the wireless industry.
The president's call for mandatory paid sick days starred in his State of the Union address. But forget the big speech: It may be small businesses — and state lawmakers — that decide this debate.
Two teams of editors and writers, including best-selling author Scott Turow, face off over Amazon's influence over the publishing industry, in the latest debate from Intelligence Squared U.S.
What would incomes look like for U.S. families today if the income distribution were the same as it was in 1979?
The ECB will begin buying up eurozone member government bonds in a bid to stimulate Europe's flagging economy. America's Federal Reserve had a similar program that aided recovery from its 2008 crisis.
The European Central Bank chief said the bank will buy 60 billion euros' worth of bonds each month until either September 2016 or inflation reaches about 2 percent.
This week, the Army held a town hall meeting at Fort Campbell. The sprawling Army post straddles Kentucky and Tennessee and is a major economic driver for the region.
Steve Inskeep talks with David Frum, senior editor at The Atlantic, about what, if anything, Republicans can work with in President Obama's State of the Union address.
In his State of the Union address, President Obama talked about middle-class tax cuts, free community college and paid sick leave. The next day, he headed to Boise to drum up support for his ideas.
Along California's central coast, the city of Monterey and the Army's Defense Language Institute have formed a partnership, saving about $2 million a year by sharing costs.
NPR and ProPublica have been reporting about nonprofit hospitals that seize the wages of lower income patients. Sen. Chuck Grassley says hospitals doing that could be breaking the Affordable Care Act.
Google plans to launch a new mobile phone service that it will sell directly to U.S. consumers, according to technology site The Information and other news outlets.
President Obama is urging the Federal Communications Commission to protect the principle of net neutrality. But Republicans presented their own set of rules at a subcommittee hearing Wednesday.
Audie Cornish talks with Kenneth Rogoff, professor of economics at Harvard University, and former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund.
President Obama wants to expand an existing tax credit for child care and create a new one for families with two working spouses. He also wants to make two years of community college free and expand access to retirement savings programs.
Everyone hates to pay extra for checked baggage on an airline. But you probably aren't paying enough — in fact, your baggage is bumping far more lucrative cargo.
Standard & Poor's has agreed to pay fines of nearly $80 million to settle charges that it changed the way it was rating securities in a bid to win business, but didn't bother to tell investors. The firm also agreed to a one year ban on rating certain kinds of securities. A separate Justice Department investigation is still underway.