"Boys and girls of the country will have a happy Christmas," says Venezuela's national superintendent for the defense of socioeconomic rights.
U.S. officials approved the deal in September, months after Iran emerged from sanctions.
Rex Tillerson, a 64-year-old oil executive, has no government experience. His longtime ties to Russia, including President Vladimir Putin, are already drawing scrutiny from critics.
Using light-conductive materials, researchers have built a robot hand that can sense shapes and textures. Soft robotics holds promise for better prosthetics or machines with a more "human" touch.
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to venture capitalist and Hillary Clinton supporter Chris Sacca about a reported meeting this week between Silicon Valley technology leaders and President-elect Trump.
NPR's Scott Simon talks to economist Michael Hicks about how most of the manufacturing jobs lost in this country are due to increased use of technology and not outsourcing to foreign countries.
The president-elect's team has sent 74 questions to the federal agency, including many about climate-change-focused personnel and programs. The department's lawyers are examining the request.
New economic research shows Americans are no longer as likely to make more than their parents did at the same age. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to New York Times columnist David Leonhardt about what he calls the "Index of the American Dream."
The dairy industry runs 24/7, but federal law excludes its workers from overtime pay. A new class-action lawsuit in Washington state is the latest challenge to that law.
"It's basically a coin flip as to whether you'll do better than your parents," a Stanford economist says.
The disclosure of the president-elect's involvement on the NBC show instantly raised questions on twin grounds — that it could serve as a distraction and represent one more conflict of interest.
Larry Jefferson was the first black Santa Claus at the Mall of America in Minnesota. He was popular with the kids, but he sparked on online backlash from people who felt Santa can only be white.
Two-thirds of Americans think Trump must avoid a conflict of interest, according to a Bloomberg poll. But only a slight majority are confident he'll put the country's interests ahead of his own.
Mongolian goats produce the world's highest quality cashmere wool, and international demand has soared. There's a problem, though: these goats are turning the country into an ecological wasteland.
China's top court has handed basketball legend Michael Jordan a victory in a long-running trademark dispute over the use of his name by a Chinese company.
A report from the surgeon general warns that "nicotine is addictive and harmful for youth and young adults," and notes e-cigarettes are increasingly popular among people under 25.
A fund guaranteeing health coverage and pensions to retired mine workers is about to run dry. Congress has been reluctant to pick up the tab. Democrats from coal country say it's time to act.
Donald Trump used his Twitter account to lash out at Chuck Jones, the union official in Indiana who said Trump lied about the Carrier deal. Jones thinks Trump took credit for saving some jobs that were never at risk.
Multiple news outlets are reporting that President-elect Trump has selected fast food magnate Andy Puzder as secretary of Labor.
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, about how she convinced companies to stay in the state during the economic recession by offering a package of tax incentives and other perks.