For many Americans, buying a house is the biggest financial transaction of their lives, but a new federal report says half of buyers don't shop around for a better interest rate on their mortgage.
Also notable was the unveiling of General Motors' all-electric Chevrolet Bolt concept car, which seems a clear rival to the Tesla.
To steal oil, lots of people need to be in on it: small time crooks and criminal bosses, the owners of oil tankers, corrupt officials and even traders in the United States looking the other way.
In reaction to an NPR/MSHN investigation, federal regulators, a member of Congress and others are considering ways to crack down on mining companies that fail to pay delinquent mine safety penalties.
The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Monday in a case that looks at how municipal governments may regulate where and when signs are posted.
What would happen if the Keystone XL pipeline does not go ahead? NPR's Arun Rath talks with Peter Schwiering of Rose Rock Midstream, a crude oil storage company in Cushing, Okla.
Tech companies are lining up to sell us "smart" things that learn what we might want and give it to us before we ask. But so far consumers seem wary, in part because of privacy concerns.