The decision to devalue the yuan has shaken investors who fear a currency war and question the health of China's economy, the second-largest in the world.
The music and movie subscription company has been called "the Spotify of the '80s." Columbia House moved exclusively to DVDs but could not stay afloat in an industry crowded with streaming services.
In Wyoming, the coal mining town of Gillette is booming. But under the Obama administration's new regulations for carbon emissions from power plants, demand for coal is expected to plummet.
China lowered the value of the yuan, and that sent all sorts of prices lower. So you may soon be paying less for gas, food and lumber. But there are downsides too: U.S. stocks fell hard.
NPR's Melissa Block speaks to Roger Zalneraitis, executive director of the La Plata County Economic Development Alliance, on plans to aid small business owners after the toxic waste spill.
Some companies think microalgae could be the alternative protein of the future, but can it top plant proteins?
The parent company of Columbia House, the music-subscription king of the '80s and '90s, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Two NPR music editors remember the good and the bad.
Law enforcement officials charged 32 people in connection with an alleged international hacking and insider-trading scheme they say defrauded investors of more than $30 million.
China's large and surprising devaluation of its currency, the yuan, is rippling through financial markets. And if the devaluation continues, it could have an impact on everything from the price of commodities to the exports of U.S. companies.
Google announced the name of its new parent company on Monday, Alphabet. NPR's Melissa Block talks with the owner of the Twitter handle, @alphabet, Chris Andrikanich, about the Twitter.
Los Angeles is home to an increasing number of high-tech startups drawn to what is being called Silicon Beach. The region is drawing entrepreneurs who are attracted to the beaches, the somewhat lower housing costs and the proximity to the movie industry.