Volkswagen's cheating on emission tests for its diesel vehicles has not only stirred a controversy; it has also raised a question: Is there life left for diesel in the U.S.?
Volkswagen has chosen a new CEO, with a mission to win back the trust of VW customers following the emissions scandal that brought down his predecessor. But some critics say the company has missed its chance to bring in an outsider who could change the management culture that lead to the scandal.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Obama agreed on at least one thing this week: They need to coordinate action to lower greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change.
The German automaker has been rocked by a scandal following its acknowledgment that it rigged diesel emissions tests on some 11 million vehicles worldwide.
A look at the economic backdrop to today's summit meeting between President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Workers at Volkswagen headquarters in Germany are mostly tight-lipped about the company's involvement in a vast emissions scandal, but local residents say they are shocked — and worried about VW's future.
Once European countries get Syrian refugees settled, they will need to help them get jobs. But that process might be easier than you think.
Volkswagen produces cars for the U.S. market in Chattanooga, Tenn. The state invested a lot of money to encourage VW to expand the plant and now the emissions scandal has them worried.
Volkswagen's board of directors appears to be moving quickly to identify and dismiss those responsible for the emissions cheating scandal. Reuters reports the first announcement could come Friday.
Wild pigs are a nuisance in Texas. There are more than 1.5 million that roam the state and do a lot of damage to crops. One company has come up with one way to try to eliminate some hogs: shooting them from helicopters.
President Obama is hosting Chinese leader Xi Jinping at a state dinner Friday. The menu features American favorites with "nuances of Chinese flavors." Ne-Yo, a part-Chinese R&B artist, will perform.
The new report found that a BMW X3 produced more than 11 times the amount of nitrous oxides pollution allowed under Europe's standards.
After being made available for free online, they're now fetching $150. The sellers apparently missed Francis' sermon this summer calling the "unfettered pursuit of money" the "dung of the devil."
In meetings on Microsoft's campus, the disagreements were many, from America's desired access to Chinese markets to China's desire to control Web content. On digital life, there's a cultural divide.
Steve Inskeep talks to environmental activist and political funder Tom Steyer, who is putting his efforts — and his cash — toward forcing an energy and climate agenda to the front of voters' minds.
After the EPA said it found wide variations in emissions from VW cars that use a "defeat device" to fool emissions tests, the company's stock tanked, its CEO quit, and it's setting aside billions of euros to fix 11 million cars. So who made the discovery that sent the German car giant into a tailspin? A group of scientists at West Virginia University.
In Atlanta's East Lake community, an organization called Purpose Built Communities is trying to make gentrification work for the residents who endured the tough times.
Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn abruptly resigned Wednesday, a few days after the company admitted it had rigged its diesel engine cars to pass emissions tests. The company faces multiple investigations and possibly billions of dollars in fines.
Turing Pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli has backed down on his plan for an astronomical price increase on a drug used to treat a deadly parasitic infection. The company did not say what the new price would be, but presumably less than the $750 a pill it had planned to charge. The move illustrates how Shkreli is more Wall Street speculator than pharmaceutical entrepreneur.
A version of the word sustainable appears at least 75 times in the sustainable development goals the U.N. will endorse this weekend. We asked some analysts to tell us what, exactly, it means.