When McDonald's came to the Soviet Union in 1990, it insisted that workers smile. That didn't come easy. But customers grew to like it — and workers did, too. What happens when you change a norm?
Media mogul Sumner Redstone, 93, has moved to replace five board members of Viacom Inc., including the chairman and CEO whom he has considered a surrogate son.
On Thursday, Sumner Redstone's National Amusements Inc., moved to seize control of Viacom from its chairman and CEO Philippe Dauman. Dauman and four other directors were removed from Viacom's board and replaced with prominent corporate figures.
NPR follows the trail of a big bribe on the other side of the world until it reaches an unassuming apartment in Manhattan. This offers a glimpse into how money laundering works and why it is especially hard to unravel when dirty money becomes luxury real estate.
Canada, despite its cold weather, ships more fresh tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers to the U.S. than we send the other way. How? With the continent's largest cluster of greenhouses.
When Jason Amundsen told his wife he was quitting his job to raise pasture-raised eggs, she was less than amused. Readers, however, will chuckle at the story of their tragicomic path to success.
Our reporter wanted to write a prequel to Goodnight Moon. He ended up on the phone with lawyers.
Ebony and Jet were once recognized worldwide as chroniclers of the black American experience — especially black achievement. Johnson Publishing is selling the magazines to black venture capitalists.
Returning to the gold standard is an idea that's popular with a small segment of voters — many of them Republicans. Donald Trump thinks gold may be the answer to what ails the U.S. economy.
Chicago's Catholic Archdiocese next month begins offering 12 weeks of paid parental leave to its employees. Officials say the directive ensures personnel policies are in line with church teachings.
Older collectors often want to keep their art forever, which is good for an artist's long-term career. But younger collectors are more commercially driven, and that can have ripple effects.
Some experts say there are better, cheaper alternatives for getting small dollar loans than payday loans, which are often cash sources of the last resort.
Orlando is one of the most popular U.S. destinations, with more than 66 million visitors last year. Tourism officials hope the shooting attack won't deter people from coming to its theme parks.
Semiautomatic rifles like the AR-15 and SIG Sauer MCX, which was used in the Orlando shooting, are no longer banned nationally. States, though, are finding success in passing laws restricting them.
The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged at very low levels. Fed policymakers expressed worries about job growth, so they did not want higher rates to further cool hiring.
Here's how college professors are teaching about things like etiquette, dressing properly and phone skills.
As Fed Chair Janet Yellen tries to chart a course forward for the economy, there are some warning lights blinking on her radar. Wages are rising but there are worries that job growth may have stalled.
Philadelphia's City Council on Thursday will vote on a 1.5 cents-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages, as well as on diet sodas. Big Soda is spending big bucks on ads to sway public opinion against it.
Georgia has stopped licensing new clinics that provide medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction. Some call the state's move irresponsible. Others say the clinics aren't regulated enough.
Germany became the latest country where investors are paying the government for the privilege of owning bonds. It's usually the other way around. Global economic fears are driving this unusual trend.