NPR's Kelly McEvers interviews environmentalist Bill McKibben, who founded 350.org, about why he's celebrating Obama's veto of the Keystone XL pipeline, even though the next president can reverse it.
Canadian Company TransCanada took a blow Friday when President Obama announced he was rejecting its request to build the Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline would have helped transport hundreds of thousands of barrels of Canadian tar sands oil from Alberta to U.S. refineries. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed disappointment.
President Obama announced Friday that he rejected a permit to allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The controversial project would have carried oil harvested from tar sands in Canada.
Economic challenges in Brazil and other foreign countries — plus a strengthening U.S. dollar --are having an impact in Miami. Developers are seeing a decline in demand from international buyers that's already led some projects to be cancelled.
As Brazil's currency has fallen in value, so has Brazilians' buying power. This isn't just clear in Brazil, but its effects are also being felt in Florida, a popular shopping destination for Brazilians when they're feeling flush.
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the economy, and how a biography on President George H.W. Bush will affect Jeb Bush's campaign.
After seven years of study, the Obama administration has rejected plans for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline. The move comes on the eve of an international climate summit.
Economists are saying that October's surprisingly strong job growth will encourage the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates next month. So holiday shoppers may pay more for using credit cards.
Leslie Miley says the company keeps an internal list of colleges and universities it wants to hire from — Stanford, MIT, Carnegie Mellon — and says messaging like that is part of the problem.
Employers added 271,000 jobs in October. The pace of hiring far exceeded expectations, and may increase chances that the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates at its next meeting.
"Shipping dirtier crude oil into our country would not increase America's energy security," the president said in a statement delivered at the White House.
The unemployment rate dipped slightly to 5 percent, according to the report from the agency's Bureau of Labor Statistics.
According to published reports in Britain, the ideal candidate should be "persistent and patient." They should be able to untangle three meters of Christmas lights in less than three minutes.
In an online graphic novel, the only dialogue is the lengthy iTunes Terms and Conditions agreement. Steve Jobs is the main character, and the author gives readers an education in comic book history.
Exxon Mobile is being investigated for keeping climate change research from investors. Since 2007, it has disclosed to shareholders about potential risks posed to its bottom line by climate change.
Close to a million college kids use Piazza. Pooja Sankar, the apps' creator, says her company can't solve all the problems for women in computer science but she hopes it's making a difference.
Details of the giant trade deal known as the TPP, or Trans-Pacific Partnership, are finally out. The proposed pact among the U.S. and 11 other Pacific rim nations has been in the works for years.
The pact would require countries to turn over data about their foreign exchange policies on a regular basis.
Investigators want to know if the company deceived investors and the public about risks associated with climate change. The company protests that it has included those risks in its reports for years.
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Neela Banerjee of Inside Climate News about the investigation into the allegations ExxonMobil knew more about climate change than it told investors and the public.