Boeing says its $17 billion deal with Iran Air will help support thousands of U.S. jobs. But the deal, made possible through the Iran nuclear agreement, is under threat with the incoming president.
President-elect Donald Trump may nominate ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state. The oil executive is a giant in the business world, but not as well known in political circles.
Food manufacturers are under pressure to replace carrageenan, an ingredient that's widely used in products — from protein drinks to sliced deli meat. The organic industry just moved to ban it.
Lagarde, who appeared in court in Paris, is accused of negligence in connection with her oversight of a 2008 case when she was finance minister. She has led the IMF since 2011.
The Swedish home goods store is giving products nicknames based on what personal problems they solve. A pair of scissors is listed under, "My son plays too much computer games."
United Airlines will offer extra low fares to passengers willing to board last and carry only one bag that fits under the seat. Critics say this "basic economy" class could worsen flying for everyone.
On Dec. 15, Donald Trump is expected to make an announcement regarding his business interests. The wide range of his dealings leaves him open to potential conflicts of interest.
Only a few American states offer paid family leave for workers. Washington, D.C. city council member Elissa Silverman and small business owner Jonathan Cho discuss the measure proposed in D.C.
"Boys and girls of the country will have a happy Christmas," says Venezuela's national superintendent for the defense of socioeconomic rights.
U.S. officials approved the deal in September, months after Iran emerged from sanctions.
Rex Tillerson, a 64-year-old oil executive, has no government experience. His longtime ties to Russia, including President Vladimir Putin, are already drawing scrutiny from critics.
Using light-conductive materials, researchers have built a robot hand that can sense shapes and textures. Soft robotics holds promise for better prosthetics or machines with a more "human" touch.
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to venture capitalist and Hillary Clinton supporter Chris Sacca about a reported meeting this week between Silicon Valley technology leaders and President-elect Trump.
NPR's Scott Simon talks to economist Michael Hicks about how most of the manufacturing jobs lost in this country are due to increased use of technology and not outsourcing to foreign countries.
The president-elect's team has sent 74 questions to the federal agency, including many about climate-change-focused personnel and programs. The department's lawyers are examining the request.
New economic research shows Americans are no longer as likely to make more than their parents did at the same age. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to New York Times columnist David Leonhardt about what he calls the "Index of the American Dream."
The dairy industry runs 24/7, but federal law excludes its workers from overtime pay. A new class-action lawsuit in Washington state is the latest challenge to that law.
"It's basically a coin flip as to whether you'll do better than your parents," a Stanford economist says.
The disclosure of the president-elect's involvement on the NBC show instantly raised questions on twin grounds — that it could serve as a distraction and represent one more conflict of interest.
Larry Jefferson was the first black Santa Claus at the Mall of America in Minnesota. He was popular with the kids, but he sparked on online backlash from people who felt Santa can only be white.