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.
There are about 250 toilets on the North Carolina side of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and a small number of people to clean them. With decreasing budgets, employees are doing more with less.
Google unveils a litany of products at the developers' conference, including messaging apps, a personal virtual assistant and a voice-controlled speaker that connects you with it.
Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Ohio on Wednesday to announce a new overtime rule the White House hopes will make millions more American workers eligible for overtime pay.
The Florida citrus industry is in a battle for its livelihood. For more than a decade now, growers have battled a disease that's been killing trees. Those leftover groves now look like skeletons across the state and are making the situation worse.