Economist Nuria Chinchilla is trying to change Spain's sleep schedule. She tells NPR's Scott Simon about her efforts to get the government to align the workday with the rest of the world.
Altamonte Springs, Fla., is the first U.S. city to subsidize Uber fares. It's a public-private partnership, with local businesses helping foot the bill. Officials hope it will help reduce traffic.
Panamanians are upset about their country's international reputation in light of the Panama Papers leak, which exposed the country as helping the world's rich and corrupt hide their money.
As graduation looms, a college student has a lot of questions. A new book offers some answers on what comes next.
Imagine a safer kind of gun. Imagine a company with a plan to build it. Imagine customers ready to buy it. Imagine what could go wrong. A whole lot.
A resupply capsule, bearing an inflatable habitat, is en route to the International Space Station, and the first stage of the rocket that launched it has returned for a sea landing without exploding.
The Boss is standing with opponents of the law that says transgender people must only use bathrooms that correspond with their sex at birth. The musician says he is supporting "freedom fighters."
For the first time in a century, the U.S. Postal Service will have to reduce its prices because a temporary price hike is expiring. That is going to compound financial problems for an already deeply troubled USPS.
The Department of Justice says it will keep pressing for Apple's help unlocking a different iPhone seized in a drug investigation in New York.
What would Emily Post say? If you can't stand people who walk down the street while texting, get ready for your newest pet peeve: people wearing virtual reality headsets on the bus, train or plane.
This is all because of an overlap of federal and state holidays with the usual April 15 IRS deadline.
Caterpillar is one of the world's largest heavy machinery manufacturers. If you ask anyone in Peoria if they have confidence in the economy, you may as well ask if they have confidence in Caterpillar.
The Panama Papers data leak revealed how millionaires and others may be hiding assets in shell companies. Wyoming's secretary of state says 24 of the businesses mentioned are registered in the state.
Suppose there were a new kind of gun that might reduce accidental shootings. Such a smart gun exists, but you can't buy one in the U.S. There is a lot of opposition to smart guns.
One of the most powerful and controversial jobs is head of the Federal Reserve. What the Fed chair does has an impact not just in the United States but around the world.
Nuclear power is carbon-free and remains the source of about 20 percent of U.S. electricity. But natural gas, wind and solar are often cheaper, and unprofitable reactors are being shut down.
On Friday a supply rocket is scheduled to send an inflatable module to the International Space Station. The expandable technology is being developed by a private firm.
Obesity and type 2 diabetes are becoming more common all over the world. But the tiny Samoan islands now have the highest rates. An epidemiologist blames changes in diet brought on by globalization.
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Alexa Olesen, a reporter with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, about the Chinese elite off-shore accounts revealed in the Panama Papers.
It's a labor issue familiar to regulators. For decades, the National Labor Relations Board held that students were not employees, then ruled in favor of students in 2000, then reversed again in 2004.