Humboldt County is famous for towering redwoods — and pot. Every fall, young people descend on its small towns. They're seeking work as trimmers, who manicure marijuana buds to prepare them for sale.
Editor Franklin Foer and longtime literary editor Leon Wieseltier are both leaving. The magazine will drop to 20 issues a year from 10 and move its headquarters from Washington, D.C., to New York.
A North Korean official now denies its involvement in one of the worst corporate hacks in history, after a different official played coy. How sophisticated are the Hermit Kingdom's hackers?
Overall, wages were stagnant over the past year. But workers in some sectors saw significant gains.
The food system is awash in chemicals and additives. One woman has made a career out of investigating them. But a cadre of critics says she's creating more confusion than clarity about food.
The reorganization being announced today will "provide a central hub for expert advice and legal guidance" and improve coordination among law enforcement, businesses and elected officials.
Consumer electronics get cheaper year after year. Our Planet Money team visited a company called Monoprice, where employees spend their days trying to figure out how to make stuff get cheaper.
Souq.com, created by U.S.-educated Ronaldo Mouchawar, has a strong presence in the Middle East. Since the boom in cell phones in the region, "you can feel the crescendo" in its tech sector, he says.
Little-known in the U.S., Thomas Griesa is a villain and scapegoat in the Argentine media. The federal court judge in New York has ruled against Argentina in its battles with its "vulture" creditors.
Driver Peggy Young sued UPS for suspending her job and health insurance during her pregnancy. She claims the company was required to accommodate her, but UPS says its policy was within the law.
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill blasted the Japanese supplier Takata for refusing to participate in a national recall of its air bags. So far, the potentially deadly air bags have been recalled in warm and humid areas where they may be most likely to rupture. While Takata is resisting a nationwide recall, Honda said Wednesday it would recall all its vehicles with Takata driver-side airbags in the U.S.
Paul Smith's College, in upstate New York, is among a handful of higher ed institutions offering coursework in craft beer. Be forewarned: The classes are heavier on the science than the partying.
Federal regulators had given Takata Corp. until Tuesday to widen its recall of air bags to the entire U.S., but the Japanese company appeared to ignore that demand.
Millions of Kalashnikov's AK-47 have found their way to battlefields across the globe. With the new branding, the company hopes to expand its business domestically and internationally.
Sanctions, in response to Russia's role in eastern Ukraine, and falling oil prices are biting. Russia's reliance on tax revenues from the oil industry makes it sensitive to price movements.
The government has set up a female lumberjacks program, part of a wider effort to fuel growth after long-term stagnation. But critics of 'womenomics' say it does little to tackle fundamental problems.
Western sanctions are biting, oil prices are down sharply and the Russian currency is tanking. The government now expects the economy to shrink in 2015.
When Peggy Young became pregnant, her doctor recommended not lifting more than 20 pounds and she lost her job. Now a federal law banning pregnancy discrimination faces a test before the Supreme Court.
Partying with co-workers can lead to awkwardness and worse. And, HR experts say, alcohol is often to blame. "If people used common sense, I wouldn't have a job," says employment attorney Jon Hyman.
Microsoft announced that it is eliminating clip art libraries from its suite of Office productivity software, and replacing it with Bing Image search. But the iconic illustrations may live on.