The idea of just giving away nearly $60 million to tiny businesses seemed crazy. Did it work?
President Obama heads to Japan and Vietnam, two nations waiting for the U.S. to act on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the long-stalled multilateral trade pact.
There's a phone scam going around where an intimidating caller pretends to be from the IRS, demanding money immediately. There is also an anti-scam going on. At check cashing outlets, employees are dealing with terrified victims demanding to send money to fake IRS agents. Intervening requires awareness, compassion, and a script, just like the scammers use.
The Food and Drug Administration has brushed aside industry objections and will require food labels to disclose how much sugar has been added to packaged food.
If it passes, the compromise bill would be the first update to the Toxic Substances Control Act in more than four decades. Supporters say it gives the EPA more power to ensure chemical safety.
When a stranger shows up at an AirBnB rental, what ensures that all goes well? Careful design of the website that brought them together, says Joe Gebbia, the co-founder of Airbnb.
Russia's track and field program is banned from international competition because of a doping scandal. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Gene Grabowski, a former partner with Burson-Marsteller.
Donald Trump says he's rewritten the rules of media coverage and political advertising — he points to his primary victories. We examine whether that might be the case in the general election as well.
Selling hot dogs at a baseball game isn't just about having legs that can run stairs fast, and a loud yell. There's a lot of strategy involved.
Check out this map for some of your favorite meals from every region of the U.S. — based on submissions from NPR and Youth Radio readers and listeners.
Young people are looking for new takes on fast food. Enter Josephine, a company that connects home chefs in the San Francisco area with folks in their neighborhood who are hungry for a good meal.
Actress Robin Wright made a splash when she revealed that it was only by threatening to go public that she was able to negotiate her House of Cards salary to be the same as that of her male co-star. Pay equity in Hollywood isn't a new issue, but getting around it by sharing salary information might be a new way to combat it.
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Peter Goelz, a former National Transportation Safety Board investigator who worked with the Egyptian government in 1999 after an EgyptAir plane crashed into the Atlantic.
The German-based company Bayer wants to buy Monsanto. It would be the latest in a wave of consolidation among companies that sell seeds and pesticides to farmers.
U.S. officials say the former chairman of Dean Foods passed inside information to famed gambler Billy Walters, who then tipped off Mickelson. The SEC wants Mickelson to turn over $931,000.
Safer had just announced his retirement from the newsmagazine last week after a 46-year run in which he covered the world. He was 84.
Documents leaked from a Panama-based law firm have offered new insight into how easy it is for the rich and corrupt to hide their assets. McClatchy's Kevin Hall has been reporting on the documents.
An Indiana inventor hopes his tray mount will help bridge gaps in education tech and eliminate some of the stigma associated with coming to class in a wheelchair.
If Congress were to approve the TransPacific Partnership, the economy would expand by .15 percent by 2032, according to a report by the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Television networks showcase their fall schedules to advertisers this week during annual "upfront" presentations in New York. New shows and strategies are revealed.