New York Times reporter Jessica Silver-Greenberg says many companies' contracts force consumers to settle complaints through arbitration instead of in court, and include bans on class action suits.
When we hear of automobiles being recalled, we generally hear of a high number getting called back. This recall notice is different: Exactly one Rolls-Royce Ghost was found to have an airbag problem.
An Italian textile company hopes the week of no emails will help employees rediscover the pleasure of actual face-to-face interaction. The company's announcement was made by email.
China's old industrial sector continues to decline. One of the economy's sectors that is doing well is e-commerce. But is its rapid expansion enough to halt the overall slide in China's growth?
When we drive, fly or walk, we contribute to carbon emissions that cause global warming. One solution often cited is to pay to heal the harm by underwriting the cost of planting a tree.
The plane crashed into a small apartment building while attempting to land at a nearby airport.
Joe's Crab Shack, a national restaurant chain, is testing a tipping ban. Employees will receive raises instead. The chain's CEO Raymond Blanchette told CNBC the tradition of tipping is antiquated and has created an overly competitive atmosphere among employees. Joe's Crab Shack follows a number of restaurants that have recently done away with tipping, including Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group.
Facing continued pressure from activists and lawmakers over its shows featuring captive killer whales, SeaWorld is addressing its problems by putting an emphasis on conservation and education.
NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with David Plouffe, former adviser to President Obama and current board member of the company Uber, about the growth of the freelance economy.
A Brobdingnagian beer company is closer to becoming reality, as Anheuser-Busch InBev works out terms to buy its biggest rival. The deal also includes a sell-off of MillerCoors to Molson Coors.
Last night's presidential debate focused on economic issues. Our reporters look at candidate claims about business creation, the minimum wage, trade and the length of the tax code.
On Tuesday, prosecutors in the Justice Department unsealed an indictment which names three men and charges they orchestrated the largest hack against a U.S. financial institution in history.
In Los Angeles, officials have announced a $100 million fight against homelessness. It's a response to the growing number of people on the streets. Residents are upset about the worsening situation.
A high-end retailer just opened its $300 million remodeled flagship store in Mexico's City's swankiest neighborhood. The store is banking on Mexico's rising middle-class consumers.
The one-day shopping spree is promoted by China's online retail giant Alibaba. More than $10 billion in sales were generated — more than five times the volume of last year's Cyber Monday in the U.S.
There's a huge gap between what vets consider real support and self-interested promotions. Advocates welcome businesses goodwill but are leery about the way some use Veterans Day to self promote.
Kolkata now has its first food truck: Agdum Bagdum, which hawks Indian fusion food. It was inspired by American food trucks – which were originally inspired by street food in places like Kolkata.
A shortage of line workers raises the question: how do you entice millennials into tough electric utility work, when "you can't get a kid to lick a stamp, much less climb a pole" these days?
In dozens of cities, low-wage workers, backed by a key union, held demonstrations demanding a minimum wage of $15. They planned to protest in Milwaukee outside the Republican presidential debate.
Federal prosecutors have charged three men in a sprawling international cyber crime spree. The indictments allege that the defendants hacked JP Morgan Chase and other financial institutions. They also used customer data to manipulate stock prices for credit card fraud and to operate illegal Internet gambling sites.