Dow Chemical has settled a class-action lawsuit. The company said Justice Scalia's death means it's no longer likely to win in court. Other corporations may make the same calculation.
At the G-20 summit in Shanghai, Chinese officials are trying to reassure foreign finance ministers that the government can handle the country's turbulent economy.
The billionaire investor used his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shareholders to say, in effect, relax. The U.S. may face obstacles, but predictions of doom are "dead wrong," Buffett wrote.
There's a showdown coming between Apple and the FBI over privacy rights. But this case may be less about privacy than it is about the tech industry's willingness to defy the government.
Legal precedent says writing software is protected speech, and Apple wants to use that to deny federal authorities a program that would unlock an iPhone used by the San Bernardino shooters.
We took a sample of the most novel economic proposals and asked a panel of economists: Are they good or bad?
"I will absolutely give my return, but I'm being audited now for two or three years, so I can't do it until the audit is finished, obviously," Donald Trump said this week.
Medieval theologians used to distinguish between land vs. water creatures, not mammals vs. fish. That's good enough for some restaurants — and parishes — in places with large Catholic populations.
In a note to employees, Zuckerberg says replacing the slogan on walls on the Facebook campus with "all lives matter" is disrespectful, deeply hurtful and — given his earlier warning — also malicious.
About 40 percent of invertebrate pollinator species such as bees and butterflies are facing extinction, according to the global assessment.
Former Solicitor General Ted Olson is one of the most prominent lawyers in America. He's taken up Apple's fight against the FBI over an encrypted iPhone.
Ted Olson represents Apple in its fight with the federal government over unlocking an iPhone that belonged to a shooter in the terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, Calif.
How it works: You pay a fee, they mail you a T-shirt, you wear it for three days and send it back. Then you receive used T-shirts of other people. Registration for the first round is filled.
In challenging the FBI, Tim Cook has put himself and Apple front and center in a national debate on digital privacy. But a look at his record makes his confrontation with the government inevitable.
The terrorist attack sparked a battle between Apple and the FBI. San Bernardino police chief Jarrod Burguan tells Steve Inskeep his opinion on the legal feud, and the consequences for fighting crime.
Steve Inskeep talks to Matthew Green, a computer science professor at Johns Hopkins University, to find out what breaking into an iphone's encryption really means.
Millions want caffeine removed from their coffee. Millions more want caffeine added to their soda. Little-known caffeine factories, scattered across the world, satisfy both desires.
A magistrate, at the FBI's request, has ordered Apple to help investigators work around the iPhone's security features. Apple says that's judicial overreach — and a violation of constitutional rights.
When you pay for a meal at a fast food chain, such as McDonald's or KFC, most of the time your money is divided between two different businesses. There's corporate headquarters, and the individual restaurant owner, known as a franchise. The Planet Money team takes a look at the unseen battle between those two groups.
World soccer's much-maligned governing body picks a new president this Friday. Much of the soccer-loving public disdains FIFA and is skeptical a new president will bring about positive change.