March was another month of solid hiring for U.S. employers with payrolls increasing by 215,000. The unemployment rate actually ticked up a notch last month, but that was because all the hiring drew people off of the sidelines and back into the workforce. When that happens the unemployment rate can go up because there are more people looking for work.
For workers who want a raise, this was an encouraging week, with minimum-wage legislation gaining momentum and employers paying more across the board.
A survey finds that the number of workers who say they would give up some health benefits to get a pay raise has increased to 20 percent from 10 percent in 2012.
Lots of houses in Nigeria have no numbers, so deliveries are often late. But two techies have devised a solution. And they're creating new jobs in the process.
The jobs gains were slightly stronger than predicted. The Bureau of Labor Statistics also says average hourly earnings for private sector workers increased by 7 cents.
Marriott says that the boards of both hotel companies approved the deal after the Beijing-based Anbang Insurance Group ended its pursuit.
Even before the unveiling, people spent the day lining up at Tesla stores to put down a deposit on a car they'd never seen and that won't be available until late next year at the earliest.
As Puerto Rico faces a debt crisis, the island's banking institutions are trying to keep their customers calm. One great trick: making your building look solid.
Before the unveiling in Los Angeles, people spent the day lining up at Tesla stores to put down a deposit on a car they'd never seen, and which won't be available until late next year at the earliest.
Baseball season is about to begin but nearly a million fans in the Northeast may not be able to watch their beloved New York Yankees. With opening day looming, the dispute remains unresolved.
Donations linked to the oil and gas industries equal two-tenths of 1 percent of Clinton's overall fundraising.
The vote, however, was delayed for several hours as regulators negotiated a budget deal on another issue: the expansion of a phone subsidy to begin covering Internet access.
Unemployment for recent veterans has hit a historic low, but it's not clear how many veterans are able to use their military experience to get meaningful employment.
The daily fantasy sites say they will cease all contests on college sports competitions, saying it is "the best path forward" for the industry.
Headlines once warned the global quinoa boom was putting the nutritious crop out of the reach of those who grow it. New studies put those fears to rest. But bad news may loom for Andean farmers.
The company says it's getting out of the financial services industry and should no longer be subjected to so much federal government oversight.
The agriculture industry is traditionally male-dominated. But that's changing: Over the past 15 years, the fraction of U.S. farms run by women has nearly tripled.
Once the FBI announced that it had unlocked the iPhone of one of the shooters involved in the terror attack in San Bernardino, Calif., the bureau received other requests for assistance.
Our "Planet Money" team introduces us to a delightfully precise man who helped design the 1040 tax form.
Renee Montagne talks to Philip Mudd, a former CIA counterintelligence official and FBI intelligence adviser, about the possible repercussions of the FBI's hack of an Apple iPhone by a third party.