Google gets another win in a case against its digital library by book authors and publishers. Disputes over "fair use" of copyrighted material are bound to continue as more stuff ends up online.
In the port of Mariel, Cuba is creating a huge enterprise zone intended to encourage trade and welcome foreign businesses. Some companies are eager to jump in. The Americans sound a bit skeptical.
A group of authors had sued over Google's effort to compile a digital library, claiming that it's costing them a lot of money in lost revenue. The court found the program complies with copyright law.
California's drought has the state re-thinking who has the right to its water. A complex system dating back to the 19th century divides up the state's supplies.
Steve Inskeep discusses why no cost of living adjustment for Social Security recipients with David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution.
Regulators are trying to determine whether the contests held on DraftKings and FanDuel are gambling — or games of skill, as the companies insist. Renee Montagne talks to Politico's Tony Romm.
Why do the U.S. and Europe have different safety standards? Every country feels like it knows the best way to protect motorists. (This piece initially aired on April 30, 2014 on Morning Edition.)
State regulators have ruled that daily fantasy sports sites count as gambling and therefore require a state license.
The fundraising events cast schoolteachers as servers at local McDonald's. Supporters say the events bring families and teachers closer. Critics say they turn teachers into billboards for fast food.
Many small meat producers have a hard time getting their animals processed. A group of farmers and local food advocates is trying to help by pushing for changes to federal meat inspection law.
NPR science blogger and astrophysicist Adam Frank argues infrastructure must change in order to develop new, environmentally friendly forms of transportation.
We've come to expect a steady stream of flashy new gadgets from the booming tech sector, but another area of innovation in Silicon Valley is how we work, mainly the structure of our offices and companies. Planet Money tells the story of a company that has no employees, doesn't pay any salaries, but has hundreds of extremely talented workers nonetheless.
Volkswagen announced Thursday a fourth engineer has been suspended as it continues to investigate the decision to install emissions cheating software on 11 million vehicles. Company officials have suggested only a small number of people knew about the deception. It's a claim many observers find hard to believe.
After German authorities ordered the recall of 2.4 million cars in Germany, the automaker announced that it would be recalling 8.5 million diesel vehicles across the European Union.
The actress berated herself for not pushing for a higher fee for American Hustle after learning male co-stars made more. She says she's "over trying to find the 'adorable' way to state my opinion."
The electric car company Tesla is now becoming the self-driving car maker. Today it releases software to tens of thousands of Model S owners, to automate steering, lane change and parallel parking.
Telenovelas' standard plots grew stale and viewership was down. Then networks led by Telemundo in the U.S. began producing more realistic and lurid series. And it's working, Telemundos ratings are up.
As states consider allowing employers to completely opt out of workers' compensation plans, NPR and ProPublica take a look at how the concept has worked in Texas.
The next fight about the Affordable Care Act unites business leaders, politicians and many unions against leading economists. Will the 2018 tax reduce health costs or just shift the costs to patients?
China's economic growth is slowing and misallocation of resources is making things worse. In one city in recession, the new airport is mostly empty and plans for a giant liquor factory have stalled.