The Labor Department is handing out $5 million in grants to fund job centers for people coming out of jail. The program is part of a broader effort to reduce recidivism.
The pipeline's operator plans to have a workaround in place by the end of the week, but in the meantime prices are up 20 to 30 cents per gallon and some stations are running dry.
Transportation officials say they will unveil a sweeping plan to make sure the federal government is involved in ensuring the safety of self-driving vehicles.
Being the state capital, home to Ohio State University and attractive to younger workers has made Columbus, a nearly recession-proof economic hub of Ohio. Can its success be replicated elsewhere?
NPR's Planet Money team embarked on a quest to buy, transport and refine crude oil, and met all the people who make gasoline possible.
It's pretty easy to buy a tank of gasoline. It's not so easy to buy a tanker of crude oil. Here's what happened when a team of radio reporters tried it.
David Greene talks to Guy Raz — host of the new NPR podcast "How I Built This" — about how the founders of the photo-sharing app Instagram got their business off the ground.
NPR's Planet Money team embarks on a quest to buy, transport and refine crude oil. We'll meet all the people who make our gasoline possible.
As it transitions away from manufacturing, Springfield relies more on lower-paying service jobs. For many, a middle-class life is out of reach. But some see signs of hope for the local economy.
Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger launched their photo-sharing app with a server that crashed every other hour. Despite a chaotic start, Instagram became one of the most popular apps in the world.
Tennis star Venus Williams is a backer and Sallie Krawcheck heads a new investment company aimed at women. They talk about why they think a platform like this is needed.
Mae Reeves was one of the first African-American business owners in Philadelphia, where she designed hats for Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne and Marian Anderson.
NPR's series, A Nation Engaged, takes a deeper look at economic opportunity in 21st century America. Is the middle class still shrinking, and what can political leaders do to help?
The ride-hailing firm Uber began testing driverless cars in Pittsburgh this week. Professor and author Timothy Carone discusses the technology and risks of driverless Uber vehicles.
NPR's Scott Simon talks with Donald Trump's former feng shui master Pun-Yin who worked with him on one of his New York hotels.
NPR's Scott Simon talks to Dr. Michael Jacobson of the Center for Science in the Public Interest about the state of industry-sponsored research and how it might influence medical and policy advice.
Prices of new textbooks have been going up like crazy — faster than food, cars, even healthcare. On today's show: Why textbooks have gotten so expensive.
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Jeff Ehrlich, deputy enforcement director for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, about the investigation into Wells Fargo. Last week, federal regulators fined the bank more than $185 million dollars for opening accounts to meet intense sales goals.
U.S. government safety regulators are formally recalling 1 million of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones over dozens of cases of exploding batteries. The move comes two weeks after Samsung issued its own voluntary recall of 2.5 million devices in 10 countries. Samsung was initially praised for moving quickly, but conflicting information, delays in providing replacement phones, and lack of coordination with safety officials turned the voluntary recall into a stumble that drove down Samsung's stock price.
The executive oversaw the employees who opened as many as 2 million fake accounts to boost sales figures. David Greene talks to Alan Sklover, an attorney who brokers retirement deals for executives.