Cuba is one of the least connected countries on Earth, with 5 percent of residents online. But it could become the Caribbean's largest market if the Castros open the nation up to the Internet.
Research shows that setting clear guidelines for how women and men interact remove uncertainty and make it easier to exchange ideas. It's unnecessary clutter in single-gender groups, however.
President Obama eased restrictions on Cuba this week, including a relaxation of rules barring U.S. banks from doing business there. But banks are awaiting details and are likely to proceed cautiously.
Audie Cornish talks with John Horn of KPCC's The Frame, about what Sony's decision to cancel The Interview means for Hollywood, freedom of speech and future artistic expression.
Environmental groups cheered New York's decision to ban the practice, and some in the industry say when it comes to good-paying jobs, New York's loss is Pennsylvania's gain.
The decision to normalize relations is driving all kinds of speculation about American food companies opening up shop in Cuba. But analysts say: Don't expect to see McDonald's there anytime soon.
L.L. Bean's iconic rubber and leather boots have swung back into fashion with young people and are more popular than ever. The backlog stands at nearly 100,000 pairs; it will take months to catch up.
It's difficult to know what pulling The Interview from theaters will cost Sony Pictures. Estimates vary widely and Sony hasn't announced whether it will pursue an alternative plan to release the film. At a minimum, though, the $45 million Sony put up to make the move appears to be at risk. And there is an unquantifiable hit to the company's reputation.
If you're a charity that wants to help the developing world, you really, really, really don't want to win a "Rusty Radiator."
The White House won't confirm North Korea is behind the attack, citing an ongoing investigation. Nevertheless, it is mulling over its options.
In a year-end news conference, the Russian President said the worst-case scenario for his country's economy would involve two more years of unease.
President Obama's move to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba does not lift the trade embargo. That jurisdiction belongs to Congress, but do the upcoming changes all but undermine the embargo?
John Pistole is leaving the Transportation Security Administration after 4 and a half years as its chief. He will become president of a Christian university in Indiana.
U.S. intelligence officials claim that North Korea was centrally involved in the hack against Sony. That's major news in the world of cyberwarfare, where nation states typically make covert attacks.
The cyberattack successfully achieved its unusually public goals. The question, reporter David Sanger says, is how the United States can punish what already is the world's most-sanctioned nation.
Sony Pictures decided to cancel the release after several big theater chains opted to drop the movie from their line up. The Interview is a comedy centered on a plot to kill the leader of North Korea.
For the Japanese, Christmastime means sponge cake. But a nationwide butter shortage has lead to mandatory butter rationing, forcing cake bakers to seek out substitutes.
After a two-day meeting, Federal Reserve policymakers say they will be "patient" before starting to raise interest rates from historically low levels.
Audie Cornish talks with LA Times Hollywood Editor Joe Bel Bruno about the latest surrounding hacker threats to Sony and theaters showing the film, The Interview.
So far Disney's Big Hero 6 is a winner and DreamWorks' Penguins of Madagascar is not. Studios look closely at opening weekend. In December, Night at the Museum 3 will compete with Annie, just before Into The Woods enters the race on Christmas Day.