The candidate also predicted that his economic plan will deliver up to 25 million new jobs over the next decade, describing it as pro-growth, pro-jobs and pro-family.
The announcement is expected to delight conservationists and anger others. The unilateral move allows the president to protect the marine environment without waiting for Congressional approval.
Steve Inskeep talks to economist and syndicated columnist Peter Morici and Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities about record middle-class incomes.
David Greene talks to Guy Raz, host of the new NPR podcast "How I Built This," about the shapewear that made Sara Blakely a billionaire. She invented Spanx.
North Korea may face tougher sanctions in response to its most recent nuclear test, the most powerful blast yet. But North Koreans keep finding workarounds to the punitive measures.
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Tim Gunn, a fixture in the fashion world, about his article in The Washington Post in which he blasted the industry for ignoring plus-size women.
U.S. users trying to take part in Samsung's unofficial recall find themselves winding through a network of stores and unclear guidelines. The government has yet to announce a formal recall.
The world's largest seed company, Monsanto, is being bought by Germany-based chemical company, Bayer. Farmers at a farm show in Canada are wondering if this will reduce competition.
The internet was supposed to get rid of middlemen--but instead they are taking over the global economy.
This week, the U.K. introduced a polymer 5-pound note that's designed to be waterproof, tear-resistant and chewable. The Bank of England still doesn't recommend setting it on fire.
A recent study revealed the sugar industry's efforts 50 years ago to shape medical opinion on how sugar affects health. But today, scores of companies continue to fund food and nutrition studies.
It's going to happen "soon," President Obama said during remarks at a joint news conference with Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. He said this comes in light of political reforms.
Bosses are passing more of the cost of health insurance on to workers in an effort to keep spending under control. But that can be unfair to lower-income employees, who pay disproportionately more.
Bayer, the maker of Aspirin and other pharmaceuticals and chemicals, is buying Monsanto in a deal valued at $66 billion. If approved, it would make one of the world's biggest agri-chemical companies.
The deal will create the world's largest supplier of seeds and agricultural chemicals, if it survives scrutiny by regulators. It's part of a wave of agribusiness consolidations.
Uber is deploying a fleet of self-driving cars on the streets of Pittsburgh. Uber employees will be in the front seats, but they will be trying to let technology do the driving.
Video games are big business with high stakes for pro players. To help perform better, personal trainers are tailoring their services for gamers. Routines including yoga, weight lifting and cardio.
For the first time since 2007, U.S. household income rose last year. And, according to the Census Bureau, that helped push down the number of people living in poverty to 53 million.
To help improve pro gamers' performance, physical trainers are tailoring their services for e-athletes. Pros search for performance edges that will help them win sponsorships and competitions.
The number of claims for workplace retaliation filed at the EEOC have been on the rise and now make up nearly half of all complaints. Some experts in the field have faced it themselves.