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.
At the White House Tribal Nations Conference on Thursday, President Obama praised the initiative and added that "a certain sports team in Washington might want to do that as well."
The U.S. trade representative has released the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal more than 6,000 pages long. The 12-nation TPP would cover the world's largest free trade area.
The legislation provides billions in funding for roads and transit. A similar bill has already been approved by the Senate, including a provision that renews the Export-Import Bank's charter.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership would form a 12-nation, free-trade zone. Advocates say it would level the playing field, but critics say it would lower wages and worker safety standards.
Thirty-nine people have been sickened with the same strain of E. coli in Washington and Oregon. Fourteen have been hospitalized. Most reported eating at several Chipotle locations before falling ill.
A joint report by Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake found that many of those military displays you see before professional games are essentially advertisements paid for by the military.
Engineers at MIT developed an electric, shareable car that would fold to conserve parking spaces. A prototype was made for production in Europe. But why did this promising auto never hit the road?
Specialized health insurance marketplaces that cater to businesses with fewer than 50 employees haven't gotten much traction. Cheaper alternatives are one reason why.
Today on the show, how an economic fix took the deadliest job in America and made it safer. And why a lot of people are mad about it.
The head of a credit scoring firm says Facebook posts can offer an insight into creditworthiness. If your online presence becomes a financial health gauge, there are legal protections to know about.
There are nearly 500,000 diesel engine Volkswagen vehicles that will require a fix to bring them into compliance with U.S. air quality standards. It could be a challenge for states to entice reluctant owners to get their cars fixed.
The billionaire owner of the Boston Globe, John Henry, launched Stat Wednesday, a separate digital newsroom devoted to covering life sciences.
The timing of an interest rate increase has been in question because of a slowing U.S. job market and troubles overseas.
Ecuador's chocolate is famous, and a sweet spot in an otherwise souring economy. The government is paying a small army of pruners to trim back 120,000 acres of Amazonian cacao farms to boost yields.
The Treasury Department has launched a new type of retirement account that allows people to save without taking risks or paying fees. The myRA program is designed to encourage workers to start saving.
According to a new study, Asian American hosts earn about 20 percent less than their white counterparts on AirBnB.
Twitter changed its "favorite" feature to a "like" on Tuesday, replacing the star icon with a heart. Not everyone loved the change.
Combating homelessness isn't just about shelter. Lately, some affordable housing projects are getting decidedly upscale — to help residents heal, adjust and build bonds with their new neighbors.