Some drivers are on strike at the ports of LA and Long Beach, and shipping companies are in negotiations with dockworkers over a new contract. Analysts say a full-blown strike would hurt the economy.
LG's KizON wristband lets you keep tabs on your child. But some experts say such devices send the wrong message about the world we live in. And the gadgets raise questions about kids' privacy rights.
As co-founder of the Ford Modeling agency, she was instrumental in promoting such superstars as Lauren Hutton and Christine Brinkley.
But the South Korean electronics company's own recent report on conditions at about 100 Chinese suppliers' factories found no child labor, though it did find other violations.
After years stunning growth, China's go-go real estate market is in retreat. It has been one of the engines driving the world's second-largest economy, which is why economists are watching it closely.
Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.
The city council voted not to pay to build flood walls this year. With the Mississippi River expected to crest on Thursday, residents are hoping the walls they've built themselves will hold.
American Airlines is one of the latest carriers to cut back on service. Due its dwindling dollar reserves, Venezuela is balking at paying airlines the hard currency they're owed for ticket sales.
This year, 17,000 customers have had their water shut off because of late payments. Residents are upset with how the city is going about it, and question whether some are getting special treatment.
The Supreme Court ruled that many businesses would not have to pay for health insurance that covered contraceptives if they objected on religious grounds.
The estate of John "Duke" Wayne and Duke University are fighting over commercial use of their shared name. Although the actor was always known as Duke, nicknames don't have much standing in court.
The California chicken producer has been dogged by food safety problems at its plants for months. But Foster Farms may also now be one of the country's cleanest, safest sources of chicken products.
After decades hosting country greats, RCA Studio A is in jeopardy — and there are local music titans on both sides of the fight.
Is a burrito a sandwich? The answer may sound simple to you ... but the question gets at the very heart of a tension that's existed for ages.
In North Korea, tiny private markets have emerged where people can buy and sell food and clothing. In fact, one 13-year-old girl went into business for herself, and the government of North Korea tried to stop her support of capitalism.
The giant remittances economy has been expanding for years. Facing tighter regulations, big banks are nixing services that let people send money across borders.
Within days of asking for a total of $10 to crowdsource his first potato salad, Ohioan Zack Brown raised tens of thousands of dollars. Apparently he'll be making a lot of potato salad.
Faced with growing numbers of single mothers, Richland County, Ohio, is trying to re-connect dads with their children. They say the benefits would be profound, even if they don't live together.
Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the debate over whether the Federal Reserve should raise interest rates to avoid a potential asset bubble.