In 2007, a plastic called Tritan became a hit, partly because it was free of the chemical BPA. Then a competitor began suggesting that Tritan products contained other chemicals that act like estrogen.
Less than a decade ago, American consumers tended to buy frozen fruit as a dessert topping. But the smoothie craze changed how Americans eat frozen fruit — and pushed sales above $1 billion a year.
The man who runs Libya's national oil company is struggling to resume production amid conflict and falling prices. A functioning oil industry might define whether Libya is a nation or a failed state.
The long-awaiting Federal Aviation Administration proposal could be a boon to some companies hoping to use unmanned aircraft, but they might complicate the picture for Amazon.
More than 14 million tourists visited the island nation last year. Many came for the food. It's all part of the Singapore government's master plan to make culinary enticements a key lure for tourists.
Netflix, the video-streaming service, announced it was offering monthly packages to Cuba starting this month. But few people on the island have access to high-speed internet.
Work is one of the main places people find love. Yet romantic entanglement can also complicate things for workers and employers. Some firms have "love contracts" to enforce rules on office dating.
No cargo will go in or out of 29 West Coast ports this weekend because of a labor dispute that has been dragging on for months. And now the economic impacts of the shutdown are starting to be felt.
Basing its story on unnamed Apple employees, the paper reported that Apple was gearing up to challenge Telsa in the electric car market.
Valentines Day is this one day when one product — a red rose — is worth two or three times more than it is at any other time of the year. If a florist catches that window, he's golden. But the process of getting the roses to is fraught with risk, middlemen, crazy expense and bad weather.
The trade agreement has helped the U.S., Mexico and Canada sell a lot more food to one another. That's meant more seasonal produce for the U.S., and more processed food and supermarkets for Mexico.
The Obama administration promotes a framework for sharing information about data breaches, hoping to prevent or limit attacks like those that recently hit Sony and Anthem Inc.
As the economy improves, political debates change. President Obama says it's time to focus on stagnant middle-class incomes. Republicans are trying to come up with their agenda for the middle class.
Megan McArdle spent years in a doomed relationship. The reason, she says: She fell victim to a common economic fallacy. Our Planet Money team has a love story with an economic idea at its heart.
An indictment in Florida is likely to draw heightened scrutiny to potential billing fraud in privately run Medicare plans. It also raises questions about the effectiveness of government oversight.
The U.S. is moving to digitize health care with electronic medical records, web portals and mobile apps. But as medical data goes online, it is becoming a hot commodity for hackers.
The widely read journalist, who covered the media for 25 years, died after collapsing in the newsroom Thursday. Carr was also known for his memoir, investigating his addiction to alcohol and drugs.
Two former network news chiefs reflect on the crisis facing NBC over the scandal involving suspended anchor Brian Willliams and question the fundamental role anchors play.
American firms have about $2 trillion in overseas accounts — money they could be using to hire workers and pay dividends in the U.S. The president wants to encourage them to bring that money home.
Want to know if your favorite restaurant pays its servers a living wage? An app encourages diners to ask before they dig in.