Facebook announced on Wednesday it will de-emphasize content posted by publishers in users' newsfeeds, shifting the emphasis to material posted by friends. Though publishers are accustomed to the company making tweaks to newsfeeds, this change has the potential to affect traffic for news organizations.
The first non-state-run gas station has opened in Mexico in more than 75 years, breaking the monopoly on fuel and opening the possibility that fuel prices could become more competitive.
U.S. airports have security checkpoints to keep weapons off airplanes. But airports have public areas where people buy shop, check bags and line up for TSA. The public areas create vulnerabilities.
The stripped-down look of exposed brick, poured cement floors, and Edison light bulbs is popular in restaurants across America. One reporter dares to ask, "Seriously, why?"
It will now prioritize posts from friends and family — potentially bad news for media companies relying on Facebook for traffic. The company has been under pressure to defend its political neutrality.
An initiative has officially obtained enough signatures to be placed on November's ballot. It would allow adults to possess up to an ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants for recreational use.
Environmental groups have asked the U.S. to give the prized fish protection under the Endangered Species Act. Some scientists and activists say the chances are slim but the action is long overdue.
What if cars weren't mass produced? Local Motors, a small-batch auto manufacturer, relies on an online design community and a "co-creation" business model to bring new vehicles to market, really fast.
Under the terms of the nearly $15 billion deal announced on Tuesday, Volkswagen will spend up to $10 billion to fix or buy back cars of nearly 500,000 owners.
The world's second largest diamond goes on the auction block today for an expected $70 milllion. How much do diamond sales benefit Botswana's citizens?
A ProPublica analysis shows that where a hospital is located and who owns it make a big difference in the share of its doctors take industry payments. Check the data for yourself.
Last week's Brexit vote sent financial markets tumbling. It also raised questions about the future of the U.K. economy. Analysts now expect slower growth but not an immediate tumble into recession.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Matt Welch, a Volkswagen dealer in Auburn, Washington, after the company announced a settlement related to its emissions scandal.
Volkswagen agreed to pay up to $14.7 billion to settle major claims in the U.S. against the company over its emissions cheating scheme.
The furniture company began offering free wall-anchoring kits for tall dressers last year after two children died in accidents. Now, following a third death, it is recalling the dressers altogether.
Two-thirds of the sum will be set aside to compensate U.S. owners of nearly 500,000 VW diesel cars. The company will also pay $2.7 billion into an environmental remediation fund.
In a historic civil settlement, VW will buy back or repair cars sold as "clean" but that in fact polluted above legal levels. The company will also pay nearly $5 billion for environmental reparations.
The U.K.'s credit rating has been downgraded. British police say there's been a rise in reports of hate crime incidents. And passions ran high on the floor of the EU.
Will it be a hamburger or hummus wrap for lunch? When customers saw indications of a meal's calorie content posted online, they put fewer calories in their cart, a study finds.
An agreement settling U.S. lawsuits against Volkswagen is expected to be filed in court on Tuesday. VW admitted last September that diesel cars had been designed to cheat air-quality tests.