Lending money to energy companies can be pretty profitable. But if oil prices drop enough, the threat of bank defaults becomes real, Portales Partners analyst Charles Peabody tells NPR's Scott Simon.
In April 2013, the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh collapsed, killing over 1,100 workers employed in the garment factories in the building. Now there's an effort to make sure all garment factories are safe.
With hiring up and fuel prices down, a sales rebound is in the boating forecast. For power boaters, gas prices make a big difference: They measure fuel consumption in gallons per hour.
Those futuristic prototypes that cost millions to produce have re-emerged at the Detroit auto show. It's a sign that the industry has regained confidence amid an accelerating economy, analysts say.
A growing number of food vendors are literally pedaling their wares. From baristas to veggie farmers, many say bikes are a cheaper, greener, more convenient way to launch their mobile food businesses.
Facing more than a dozen claims of sexual abuse by priests, the archdiocese says it needs protection to reorganize. Eleven other U.S. dioceses have filed bankruptcy since 2004.
A federal judge in New Orleans has ruled that BP dumped 3.19 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. The company could face a maximum $13.7 billion fine.
President Obama says employers should offer more generous leave policies, including paid sick leave for the 43 million American workers who don't have it. Obama is urging Congress to require that.
The moves to be made on Friday, loosen restrictions on travel and trade. The U.S. travel ban to Cuba is still technically in place, but experts say it's become a lot easier to go there anyway.
Year after year, little by little, cars are guiding drivers, protecting them from their incompetence and distractions, squeezing out more fuel economy and making everyone on the roads safer.
Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe were accused of colluding to keep tech worker salaries low and avoid recruiting one another's employees.
In an announcement, the company said Glass is not dead, it's just going through a "transition.
California is seen as an Obamacare success story. But tens of thousands of people in the northern part of the state have only one insurer available on the health plan exchange.
Caesars — the giant gambling company — put its largest unit into bankruptcy on Thursday. The company was acquired by private equity firms Apollo and TPG in 2008 just as the financial crisis was pushing the economy into recession. It never recovered and has more than $20 billion in debt.
Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh pumped $350 million into downtrodden downtown Las Vegas to make it a home for startups and a place young people want to live again. Three years in, is it working?
Federal workers can take an advance of up to six weeks of sick leave under a new policy unveiled Thursday. The White House is urging Congress to make paid sick leave mandatory.
A look at the 10 least and 10 most expensive places for health insurance shows a wide gap in prices for the same level of coverage.
A startup in Australia is in the revenge business. For $10, it will send a person who offended you an envelope full of glitter, along with a note explaining what the person did to deserve it.
For decades, the union has had federal oversight because of charges of corruption and racketeering and ties to organized crime. In a court agreement, the stage was set to lift that oversight.
Now is the time when Cadbury's colorfully wrapped chocolate eggs hit stores in Great Britain. But the company has changed the chocolate used in the treats, and that's left many Britons "shellshocked."