It will take an act of Congress to lift the trade embargo against Cuba. President Obama, however, does have ways to make it easier for Americans to go to Havana or to sell goods there.
Steve Inskeep looks at what was hot and what was not at the summer box office with Kim Masters, editor-at-large for The Hollywood Reporter and host of member station KCRW's The Business.
The National Labor Relations Board ruling says companies that use franchises and contractors will be held responsible for working conditions of employees, even if they don't directly supervise them.
"It kind of broke the system," says Jake Fisher, director of the magazine's auto test division. Tesla's stock rose 8 percent Thursday.
The National Labor Relations Board ruled Thursday that many corporations using a franchise model are "joint employers" with the local franchisee, which will impact union organizing and negotiations.
The aerospace giant is moving to settle a suit accusing it of mishandling its plan. The case is part of a legal assault by an attorney to stop firms from offering workers high-cost retirement plans.
The nation's largest retailer will stop selling military-style modern sporting rifles. Citing low demand, not politics, the company says it will focus on other hunting and sportsman firearms.
Unless a cigarette is safer than others, it can't be labeled "natural" or "additive-free," the Food and Drug Administration told three manufacturers.
Clever, a three-year-old startup, is used by 20 million students and teachers to manage all their other apps.
China's main stock market looks like any other but there are important differences. Chinese investors have seen dramatic losses this year. Many got in the market because the government encouraged it.
Turmoil in global stock markets have grabbed headlines, in large part due to China's shaky economy. For months, commodities worldwide have also been plunging, and much of that can be linked to China.
While the drought has put a strain on California agriculture, its farms actually set an all-time record for total sales — $54 billion — in 2014. How? By pumping more water from their wells.
More than 21,000 are out of work this year from California's drought, a study says. The majority are farmworkers, and those lucky enough to have a job are often working longer hours for less money.
Enterprising businesses will mark the pope's visit to Philadelphia next month with irreverent tchotchkes — including beers brewed with holy water and toasters that etch the pontiff's face on bread.
The retail giant says that because of a drop in customer demand, it will focus on other hunting and sportsmen's firearms.
Both the Dow Jones index and the S&P 500 saw gains of nearly 4 percent; the Nasdaq index rose even higher.
The Federal Communications Commission called a meeting with Dish Network and Sinclair Broadcasting Group. A dispute between the companies has blocked major channels for over five million people.
Today's deadly shooting of two journalists on live TV has reopened a conversation about how (or even if) sensitive material like the video should be shared.
Microsoft vice president Yusuf Mehdi announced Tuesday that the new operating system is running in 192 countries, and on a wide range of devices, including ones made as early as 2007.
Many vintners in southern France used to make a few bottles of rosé only for themselves. Now demand for the pale, dry wine has skyrocketed, transforming the lives of the region's winemakers.