Standard big box shopping centers are in decline. But other types of malls have sprung up in their place. Some are based on making shopping more convenient. Others focus on the consumer experience.
Alabama business owner Chander Arora and his family are introducing the world to Vodquila, a mix of vodka and tequila. It won an award at the International Wine and Spirit Competition.
David Greene talks to John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal about Johnny Manziel. The bad behavior of the rookie quarterback for the Cleveland Browns is getting a lot attention.
Texas ranks 49th out of 50 states in how much funding it commits to mental health. But San Antonio has become a model for other mental health systems. It has saved $50 million over the past 5 years.
Steve Ballmer, 58, on Tuesday resigned from the software giant's board because of other time consuming commitments including his new ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.
As North Dakota's oil boom takes hold, the state's agricultural producers are feeling neglected. Grain competes with oil for space on trains and roads, and spills can damage cropland. Emily Guerin of Prairie Public Broadcasting reports that the Democratic candidate for agricultural commissioner is proposing a "landowners bill of rights" to protect farmers and ranchers.
Some Brita water bottles made for children pose a possible danger due to lids that can break into pieces with sharp edges, says Brita, which has announced a recall.
Food prices are higher at the grocery store this summer, thanks to drought in Texas and California. But at least the drive to the store won't cost as much: gasoline prices have been falling lately.
Kelly McEvers talks to Beth Kanter, author of Measuring the Networked Nonprofit, about the ALS Association's Ice Bucket Challenge and fundraising on social media.
How much does it cost to raise a child these days? The government says it costs $245,340. That's for a child born in 2013 and covers the period from birth to age 18. College not included.
David Greene talks with Roger Morris, vice president of the National Insurance Crime Bureau, about the reasons for the dramatic decline in car thefts over the past 20 years.
The headline, Obama To Cut Costs By Packing Lunch Every Day For U.S. Populace, is a fake. To make sure you know that, Facebook is going to put the word satire in front of some links in your newsfeed.
Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center worked together for decades. But tensions have prompted a split and uncertainty in Pittsburgh's health care market.
Teens used to be all over malls, working the registers and wandering the walkways. But now fewer of them have retail jobs and it appears they prefer tech goodies at home to going to the mall.
A Texas mom developed an app called Ignore No More, which locks a kid's phone until someone calls mom to unlock it.
A new survey indicates the number of smartphone users who do not download any apps has jumped more than 10 percent in the past year to about a third of all users.
David Greene talks to Izabella Kaminska of the Financial Times about the sanctions the West has imposed against Russia for its moves into Ukraine. In retaliation, Russia has imposed sanctions too.
A survey by Feeding America, a network of U.S. food banks, found that one quarter of all U.S. military households used a food pantry in 2013. But service members are often reluctant to seek such help.
Dozens of Navajo communities have passed resolutions banning smoking in government buildings and work places this year. But some casino operators worry the measures will drive customers away.
Demand for specialty and artisanal foods is booming, and new entrepreneurs want to get in on the action. Incubators can provide shared commercial kitchen space and tips on sales and distribution.