More than half of America's sweet potatoes were lifted by hand from the soil of North Carolina. It's some of the most back-breaking farm work to be found, and migrant laborers do most of it.
China is building what could be the world's largest carbon market. Pilot programs are helping to lower emissions. But this is mostly due to slowing growth and the shift away from manufacturing.
World leaders are set to meet in Paris, trying to agree on how to combat climate change. Also attending will be California Gov. Jerry Brown, who is spearheading his own international climate movement.
U.S. drug giant Pfizer and its rival Allergan have agreed to merge in order to lower its corporate taxes, creating the world's largest pharmaceutical company by sales.
A task force created by the Federal Aviation Administration recommends that people flying drones heavier than a half-pound should register with the government. Here are a few things to know.
Extremists reportedly used such cards in preparation for the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris, according to the country's finance minister.
In one of the biggest health care mergers ever, Pfizer says it has clinched a deal to buy Allergan for over $150 billion. Pfizer says it plans to move its headquarters to Dublin to avoid U.S. taxes.
The deal will create the world's largest pharmaceutical company by sales, bringing together the makers of Viagra and Botox.
France is the world's most-visited country. But thousands of tourists have canceled trips since the Paris attacks. Big conventions have been postponed. Music acts like U2 have canceled concerts.
The terrorist attacks in Paris have led many to cancel plans to visit or study in the city. Local business owners hope it's only a temporary blip.
As retailers prepare for the demand of the holiday season, they're hiring thousands of temporary workers. People who are looking for temporary holiday jobs this season talk about their experiences.
U.S. retailers are looking to add more than 700,000 jobs this holiday season — about the same as last year. But retailers may have a harder time filling those jobs because of a shrinking labor pool.
With a 51.4 percent vote, the last of the Big Three automakers has approved its new four-year labor contract. The deal, which covers 53,000 workers, raises wages and includes new seniority rights.
One year ago this month, Sony suffered a cyberattack perpetrated by North Korean hackers. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton about how the company has recovered.
One of the moments our retirement nest eggs are most vulnerable is when we change jobs. That's when some financial advisers charge fees to roll them over — and those fees can be hard to see.
Volkswagen will be putting projects on hold — including the launch of an all-electric Phaeton sedan — to try to get on solid financial footing as it grapples with an emissions cheating scandal.
When it comes to buying a set of wheels, figures show women play a leading role in 85 percent of auto purchases. Women, however, represent a very small portion of auto executives.
In exchange for completing job training and parenting programs, Maryland is writing off some of parents' back child support. Similar efforts across the country are addressing the staggering debt.
The mobile payment startup Square has grown rapidly and went public this week. But it is dogged by complaints from small businesses that use it.
While interest in the festivities was down this year, some Parisians said they were determined not to let the terrorist attacks destroy what is best in French life.