The Cavendish banana and other beloved varieties are threatened by a fungus that's spreading around the world. Scientists are trying to find new varieties that will be resistant to the disease.
Once used by '50s hipsters to connote a no-strings-attached job, "gig" has been co-opted by venture capitalists hyping the new economic order. Linguist Geoff Nunberg reflects on the word's resurgence.
Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller spoke to the media in the U.S. for the first time on Sunday, and characterized the auto emissions scandal enveloping his company as "technical" in nature.
After a volatile week in China last week, global markets are braced for more chaos with hopes that healthy U.S. employment numbers may improve the climate.
At the Supreme Court Monday, union opponents are seeking to reverse a 1977 decision that allows public employee unions to collect fees from those who don't join the union but are protected by it.
Who's a gun dealer and who's not? Vendors and buyers at a Miami gun show have mixed reactions to the president's action on guns.
NPR's Rachel Martin spoke with Brad Duke a few years ago about his $220 million lottery win in 2005. We called him back this week because numbers for the biggest Powerball jackpot were drawn Saturday.
Sea lion poop is frustrating residents in the San Diego neighborhood of La Jolla who pay top dollar for their ocean views. But fixing the problem isn't as simple as just scraping off the waste.
The record-breaking powerball prize rose to new heights this afternoon. But did you know Americans spent more than $70 billion on the lottery last year?
Virtual reality enthusiasts have been upset at the non-pedestrian price tag of the highly anticipated headset. Creator Palmer Luckey says it's like PalmPilot of the 1990s: not a cheapo, but a bargain.
There's growing concern among former federal land managers that the government's inaction against one Nevada rancher is helping the cause of armed anti-government militants elsewhere in the West.
2016 so far has brought the worst first-week-of-the-year in stock market history. Fears over trouble in China caused worldwide mayhem in markets. But, the U.S. got an encouraging employment report.
Numbers show more authors are finding it hard to make a living income. Fresh off of fighting the Google Books case, the Authors Guild is now taking on author contracts in an open letter to publishers.
Sneaking people across the U.S.-Mexico border is a well established, booming business. Today on the show, we meet a businessman and a client in the evolving industry of human smuggling.
A Maryland-based start-up is selling imperfect and surplus fruits and vegetables via subscription. It's co-founder will try to persuade investors food waste is good business tonight on ABC.
The Campbell Soup Co. has announced that it now supports a federal law requiring labeling of genetically modified ingredients. It's the first major food company to endorse such a law.
The Labor Department's latest jobs report provided reassurance that the domestic economy is on track for 2016. That was welcome news, given all of the gloomy reports coming out of China.
Top officials from the Obama administration were in Silicon Valley Friday, in a closed-door meeting to discuss with tech execs how they can weed out ISIS content and run counter campaigns online.
The Powerball jackpot has reached a record $800 million. Jon Ogg of "24/7 Wall Street" tells us what not to do if you're the winner.
After a frightening week for global financial markets, the U.S. economy showed real strength on Friday when the Labor Department released the December jobs report. It showed employers added 292,000 jobs, which is a strong number.