Picking someone to help you plan for retirement can be challenging. The fees can add up quickly. But a good adviser can help protect you from your instincts when markets turn volatile.
Farming is unpredictable. So many farmers count on complicated financial agreements to ensure they have a steady source of income. But one time, these futures markets led to two investors owning almost all of the onions in the Midwest. And the legacy of that wild tale helps us understand the essential intersection of farming and finance.
The drug company denies a report that it artificially-inflated revenue.
NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Gillian White of The Atlantic about the problems with RushCard, a prepaid debit card started by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons.
Wine theft is on the upswing — particularly of very high-end, irreplaceable bottles. Some restaurants and wineries have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of wine in a single heist.
Ben Carson has put his presidential campaign on hold and will spend the next two weeks on a book tour.
YouTube has long suggested it may try to charge for its content. The new subscription service "Red" hopes to lure users with exclusive content from top stars, offline access to music and other perks.
With more and more viewers watching TV online, cable channels like ESPN are adjusting to decreased revenue.
The drivers of London's licensed black cabs must memorize every street to navigate the city. In the era of Uber and GPS, this tradition is under threat.
The ruling could force each company to pay millions in back taxes.
The NPR/ProPublica series on workers' compensation has prompted a response from 10 ranking Democrats of Senate and Congressional Committees. The lawmakers want the Department of Labor to strengthen its oversight of state changes in workers' comp benefits and suggest possible legislation.
Many of Bernie Madoff's investors will be getting a full payback of the money they lost when his pyramid scheme went bust — as long as they invested less than $1.1 million. The trustees of a victims compensation fund is making another in a series of distributions today.
Federal regulators want to cap the cost of phone calls from prison, which are far more expensive than ordinary calls. Commissions paid to local and state officials drive up costs, a phone firm says.
Seoul artists are taking on the rapper PSY in a real estate rift pitting creative types against commercial interests. The man known for Gangnam Style "is not a good building owner," one artist says.
Investor Jack Bogle is leading a populist revolution on Wall Street. He wants everyday Americans to make a lot more money in the stock market and give less of their returns away to financial firms.
Members of the House and Senate are calling on the Labor Department to help injured workers who are losing benefits. The members cite an NPR/ProPublica investigation.
When is a German beer not actually German? When it's brewed in St. Louis by Anheuser-Busch. A settlement was approved Tuesday in a class-action lawsuit over Beck's packaging.
The chain says it will shift to buying only meat from animals that weren't fed antibiotics. It's set to serve antibiotic-free poultry by the end of next year, but beef and pork may take until 2025.
The New York Times announced a new virtual reality initiative saying they will distribute more than a million "Google Cardboard" viewers, and start releasing 360-degree documentary virtual reality films. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Jake Silverstein, editor in chief of The New York Times Magazine, who is working on the effort, about what it means to do journalism in this new space.
They're part-puzzle, part-team building exercise, part-fantasy — and they have friends paying to get trapped in a room together. They have been popping up in cities around the country.