International banks are promising nearly a billion dollars in aid to the three countries hardest hit by Ebola. The number of weekly cases has dropped below 40 — the lowest level since last May.
What's getting in the way of the much touted resurgence of vinyl albums? There are very few functioning record presses, and nobody's making new ones.
Starting next week, Verizon customers can choose from a slimmed-down menu of options for a lower price. It's a big change for the industry, which has resisted flexible pricing models for years.
Actors' Equity Theater is asking its members to vote on whether to require small theaters in Los Angeles to pay equity minimum wage.
Congress is giving President Obama new powers to help seal the deal on an ambitious Asia-Pacific free trade agreement, a move which angers many Democrats and unions.
Entrepreneurs are figuring out ways to make the world better without relying on charity. It's called social entrepreneurship, and its rising stars showed us how it works at a conference in Oxford.
Sábado Gigante has been a ratings and cultural phenomenon, captivating viewers with a three-hour blend that included amateur talent shows, interviews and music performances.
The financial "screens" went dark for several hours during trading in London and Asia causing, among other disruptions, a delay in a British government debt issue.
An influential figure in Spanish banking and politics, Rodrigo Rato was the predecessor of Dominique Strauss-Khan, who has also had extensive legal troubles.
David Greene talks to David Wessel about whether Greece will receive more loans in exchange for promises to overhaul its economy. Wessel is director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution
People make buying decisions based on something that is really hard to measure: how we feel. Our Planet Money team reports on the holy grail of economics: knowing what consumers are going to do.
Large projects funded by the bank have left millions of poor people worse off, an investigation found. The bank says the vast majority of its projects don't fall into this category.
Federal regulators close commercial sardine fishing in an effort to rebuild the depleted populations of the fish. Sardine shortages are blamed for the high rates of starvation deaths of sea lion pups
Most smartphones have a built-in FM chip. But whether or not it's activated is in the hands of the mobile carriers, who profit when you stream radio. The broadcast industry is pushing to change this.
The Los Angeles Unified School District wants Apple to pay up for poorly performing software on its iPads.
When Magic: The Gathering became a hit, its creators faced a surprising problem.
China says 57 countries have signed on as members of the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, but the U.S. is not among them. Some analysts say the bank is a sign of diminished U.S. power.
Golf courses are water hogs, and that thirst is especially notable as California's drought grows in severity. At Pelican Hill, a top golf course near Los Angeles, water conservation is an obsession.
The relentless drought has turned almonds into a target for water conservationists who bemoan that it takes one gallon of water to grow one almond. Growers say the bad rap is unfair and misleading.
Etsy — the company best known for selling handmade goods — is going public. The financial media is having a lot of fun with this IPO, even mocking it as "artisanal." But it's actually serious business. The company has grown steadily and is considered one of the more promising recent IPOs.