The White House says President Obama on Monday will direct the Department of Labor to craft new rules to require financial advisers to put their clients' interests ahead of their own.
Across the country, the health care industry is pouring billions of dollars into new hospitals and medical centers. And the new hospitals of today are very different than the ones they're replacing.
Renee Montagne looks back at the best of New York Fashion Week with Deborah Needleman, editor-in-chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and looks forward to what will hit the European runways.
American Indians have been given the go-ahead to sell marijuana. Some tribes are taking advantage of this economic opportunity, while others believe pot is as destructive as alcohol to their members.
The photo editing system Adobe Photoshop turned 25 this week. NPR's Arun Rath talks to co-founder Thomas Knoll about how the system has changed and where it's going.
Industries that had hoped for permission to use drones in their business were left out of the FAA's proposed drone rules. The agency said that drones should stay within the operator's line of sight.
Shipping companies and dock workers reached a tentative deal after labor disputes jammed cargo along the West Coast. But at the nation's largest port, you can still see the backlog of container ships.
A video that presents a fascinating visual representation of the extent of international shipping.
Apple has formed a secret team to design and prototype an electric car, according to numerous reports. While Apple may have the technological chops, the odds are stacked against startup car companies.
Negotiations with unions had been stalled for nine months; the dispute has snarled recent traffic at the facilities, which handle $1 trillion in cargo each year.
For most of U.S. history, there was no minimum wage. Politicians passed laws tiptoeing toward one. But the Supreme Court struck those laws down. We look at how the U.S. finally got a minimum wage.
A study argues that the density of restaurants and large-scale food retailers in parts of the U.S. has been a major factor in the rise of obesity. But some see it as a "chicken-and-egg" problem.
The new app, called YouTube Kids, is due to be released Monday. It will offer original episodes of popular shows such as Sesame Street.
The Labor secretary has intervened in the negotiations and the ongoing labor dispute is hitting U.S. businesses.
There will be a special insurance enrollment period from March 15 to April 30 for people to use HealthCare.gov if they discover they owe a penalty for not having coverage when filling out their taxes.
The ride-share company Uber has decided to try its luck arranging rides for takeout food after it is prohibited in Spain from carrying passengers.
Greece made its latest proposal Thursday, just over a week before the bailout is due to expire. Friday brought reports of a German-led bloc that's willing to have Greece exit the Eurozone.
The standoff between dock workers and shipping lines at 29 West Coast ports is costing millions each day. Renee Montagne talks Steven Greenhouse, who covered labor issues for The New York Times.
Global shipping companies are looking for other seaports to unload their goods, including those in Canada and along the East Coast of the U.S.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has been holding talks with lawyers representing Superstorm Sandy victims who say insurance claims fraud cheated them out of tens of thousands of dollars.