Cabbies from London to Berlin are protesting the smartphone-based, on-demand car service Uber. They say Uber should be subject to the same rules as taxis; many fear they'll be driven out of business.
The bill was shot down days after President Obama urged Congress to help ease the burden of student loan debt. It would have required a higher tax on the wealthy.
Essence might be the longest-running magazine for black women, but the authors of a new book, The Man From Essence, admit that it was a long road to build the brand.
Chrysler, General Motors and Ford offered up a multi-million dollar deal to help the bankrupt city of Detroit. But are there any strings attached to the cash and will it be enough to save the city?
Americans are increasingly looking outside the banking system for loans and alternative ways to raise money. There's another lending model — one that capitalizes on communities.
The airline dropped plans to buy 70 Airbus A350 wide-body jets — a deal worth close to $22 billion. An Emirates spokesman said the airline is "reviewing our fleet requirements."
Voters in the Cleveland area renewed a tax on alcohol and cigarettes to fund upgrades to professional sports stadiums. A new proposal would require teams to compete for that money by playing better.
The city is investing big in its kids, and other cities and states are taking notes.
Hybrids represent only a small fraction of overall car sales. So automakers are trying to boost fuel savings by making vehicles lighter using some unexpected materials.
An appeals court has ruled against a group of authors, deciding in favor of a consortium of universities in a case that hinged on copyright law and provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Cans are making a comeback in the beer world. They're cheaper and lighter, and have an old-school cachet. But those ubiquitous bottles aren't going away anytime soon, say brewers.
Banks lend our money out, and that money can be lost if the bank collapses. One radical solution to this problem is to get rid of the banks. Peer-to-peer lending outfits offer a preview of what a world might look like without banks. The lending outfits match potential borrowers and lenders, cutting banks out of the process entirely.
Arab entrepreneurs from across the Middle East and North Africa are visiting Silicon Valley this week. Michel Martin speaks with Nafeesa Syeed, co-author of Arab Women Rising, about their work.
Summer jobs aren't just about the extra money. Finance expert and educator Alvin Hall shares tips for teens on how to get a good job and get the most out of it.
The tiny, plastic bits are used in consumer products like skin exfoliants and soap. Environmentalists say when they wash down the drain they become food to fish and other wildlife.
Oil company BP will use a drone to conduct surveys over large oilfields in Alaska. FAA regulations ban the commercial use of drones in America's skies.
Under a legal settlement, BP has been sending money to businesses affected by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill. BP filed at the end of May to freeze payments but the court ruled BP must continue to pay.
On top is the traditional suit jacket but down below instead of longs pants, there are shorts to match the jacket.
David Greene talks to financial aid expert Mark Kantrowitz about proposals to mitigate student loan debt from the White House and in the Senate. Kantrowitz is the founder of the website finaid.org.
President Obama signed an order on Monday that expands the number of Americans whose student loan payments will be capped at 10 percent of their monthly incomes.