Airbnb is expanding beyond short-term home rentals with plans to offer services like guided tours, flights and car rentals. Is it a hedge against anticipated restrictions on its core business model?
President-elect Donald Trump says he'll announce his economic team on Tuesday. Steve Inskeep talks to Anthony Scaramucci, hedge fund manager and a member of Donald Trump's transition team.
Janet Yellen warned Congress Thursday the timing might not be right for infrastructure spending and questioned Donald Trump's assertions that the Dodd-Frank stock market rules stifle economic growth.
Concrete and construction firms along the U.S.-Mexico border are already crunching the numbers on what it would take to build a thousand mile wall. It is a huge undertaking.
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Sarah Ellison, writer at Vanity Fair, about the role of Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner in the president-elect's inner circle.
JPMorgan Chase and its Hong Kong affiliate have agreed to pay fines totaling $264 million for their role in a scheme to win lucrative contracts in China. The bank acknowledged running a program in which it hired relatives of influential Chinese officials in exchange for certain business contracts. A Justice Department official said the scheme amounted to bribery.
U.S. officials say the bank had a program to hire the friends and relatives of Chinese government officials who could send business its way.
A new report finds $85 million in loans for a U.S.-supported hotel and apartment project in Afghanistan are gone, and that the buildings are unfinished and appear to be abandoned.
The government's measure of consumer prices showed supermarket food prices dropped in October for the sixth straight month. The Farm Bureau's measure of Thanksgiving meal prices dropped, too.
NPR examined what the president-elect has said about the 10 issues voters care most about.
Warming and longer summers in Greenland have raised hopes for expansion of agriculture on the island. But the summers have been drier, causing a decline in the number of sheep farms on the island.
Starbucks, General Mills and Nike were among more than 360 companies and investors urging Trump and elected officials in an open letter to "continue U.S. participation" in the Paris climate accord.
During the campaign, Trump said he wants to keep lobbyists out of his administration, but it isn't so easy. President Obama tried. Most people agree, running a government without lobbyists isn't easy.
The Facebook chief has an army of subcontractors making editorial judgments about millions of pieces of content — like a media company. But the rules they operate by are complex and contradictory.
In 2011, just 41 health care providers prescribed more than $5 million each in medicines under Medicare Part D. In 2015, the number had jumped 514. The rise of expensive hepatitis C drugs is a factor.
The story of a guy who tried to make something of himself by getting into a rough business. And the story of a time when the world went wild for debt.
We're about to find out whether Donald Trump governs as a populist champion or as a more traditional Republican when it comes to the economy — or a new mix of both.
The agency says the so-called Wolfcamp shale in Texas contains 20 billion barrels of oil and 16 trillion cubic feet of natural gas that are recoverable by hydraulic fracturing and other means.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks to New York Times reporter Eric Lipton about Rudy Giuliani's potential conflicts of interest should Donald Trump nominate him to a top cabinet post.
The National Organic Standards Board this week plans to decide if hydroponically grown foods – a water-based model of cultivation – can be sold under the label "certified organic."