A French law requires restaurants that sell homemade food to display a label on their menu to distinguish them from places that use frozen or vacuum-packed food. But critics say the law is too vague.
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The famous hog call chanted by fans of the sports teams of the University of Arkansas Razorbacks is now a registered trademark owned by the school.
Some American fast-food restaurants in China have stopped using meat from a supplier in Shanghai after reports that it was selling expired beef and chicken.
The R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. has been hit with a $23.6 billion ruling from a lawsuit brought by a chain smoker's widow.
The Florida Republican, with one eye on the White House, tells NPR's Morning Edition that there's a role for government to play in opening access to higher education and job training.
Programs like Hack the Hood try to help young people in Oakland, Calif., find a gateway into the high-tech industry — and out of "dead-end" jobs.
Hidden economic forces like job-specific segregation are keeping young minorities out of the job market.
The nation's No. 2 tobacco manufacturer was slapped with the whopping punitive damages award in the death of a 36-year-old man of lung cancer in 1996.
The Justice Department has indicted FedEx for shipping prescription drugs from illegal online pharmacies. FedEx had been warned, and now faces up to $1.6 billion in fines if found guilty.
A home-staging company fills vacant properties to make them more attractive to prospective buyers. The occupants pay for the privilege of living the high life — even for a short while.
The 13 states that lifted their minimum wage levels on January 1 experienced added jobs at a faster pace than the 37 states that kept wage levels steady.
Writer Will Potter raised money through Kickstarter to buy drones and other equipment to investigate animal agriculture in the U.S. He says drones will help him circumvent so-called "ag-gag" laws.
Also in this week's tech headlines: Visa looks to boost online shopping, a Wall Street cyber scare, and fears that driverless cars could be used as "lethal weapons."
Soylent, the offbeat meal replacement company, has built an online community of more than 18,000 users. But some are impatient to get their orders, so they're making and selling it themselves.
Kindle Unlimited will give readers access to over 600,000 titles for $9.99 a month. The service was short on newer releases when it launched Friday.
The lapse temporarily knocked out online games like Everquest and Landmark. Sony says it's possible the expiration notices were sent to the wrong email.
Microsoft will eliminate 18,000 jobs in the next year. That's 14 percent of the company's global workforce, and the largest reduction in its history. The changes reflect Microsoft's shift to mobile.
A Comcast service call making the rounds this week sounded really familiar to millions of Americans. But some companies have figured out how to make the universally unpleasant experience a lot better.
Prosecutors say the company knowingly distributed controlled substances to customers who had never met with doctors. FedEx says it is innocent and that it will plead not guilty.