Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is in Puerto Rico to highlight the need for Congressional action to help the island restructure its $70 billion debt. Lew is getting a first-hand look at some of the problems the government is facing, including underfunded schools and hospitals plus an emerging Zika crisis.
Behind the hype of Bitcoin is a technology that could shift how we do business on the Internet. It's called Blockchain. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Don Tapscott, co-author of a new book about Blockchain and the global economy.
How does a country bring its people into the 21st century without pumping huge amounts of carbon into the atmosphere? This challenge is more acute in India than anywhere else. Though India already has the third-largest carbon footprint in the world, around 400 million people still don't have access to reliable electricity.
Bitcoin gets a lot of attention because drug dealers sometimes use to buy and sell drugs on the digital underground. But that's not all it is. Turns out Bitcoin is also the great new hope on Wall Street — a tool that is so powerful, it might even be able to keep traders honest. Well, there's a Bitcoin evangelist making that case.
Does Donald Trump want investors to accept a haircut? Or does he just want trillions more dollars printed? The Donald's messy economic plans show an unsettled candidate.
A coalition of more than 200 agriculture groups wrote an open letter urging Congress to approve the trade deal, saying it'll help U.S. farmers stay competitive in an increasingly crowded world market.
The aid industry focuses on issues about women and is dominated by female staffers. So why are they often absent in high-level public conversations?
The ride-hailing apps spent millions trying to persuade city voters to reject rules requiring drivers to be fingerprinted. But they lost, and now say they're "pausing" operations in Texas' capital.
As the U.S. job market continues to improve, there are hints that wages are finally picking up. Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution.
2016 is the year of the SUV and pickup truck. Each month the car sales share of the market slips a bit. Lower gas prices and changing consumer tastes are making the sedan an endangered species.
The plunging price of crude oil is good for motorists but bad for those in the industry. And nowhere is that pain more acute than in West Texas, where many are hunkered down with an eye on the future.
Prospects in the industry are dim, and even the billionaire investor, who made his fortune in oil, has turned to alternative energies. Still, the self-described "realist" says they aren't the answer.
Donald Trump has become the de facto Republican nominee and Hillary Clinton still has a wide lead in delegates. On Tuesday, voters in Nebraska and West Virginia will cast their ballots.
Among America's larger cities, Ogden has the highest percentage of people in the middle class according to the Census Bureau. Mayor Mike Caldwell tells Melissa Block how they got that distinction.
There's a huge surplus of American cheese in the U.S. The Sporkful's Dan Pashman and NPR's Melissa Block discuss what "American cheese" means and how it's best served.
As Founder and Chairman of Barnes & Noble, Leonard Riggio steered it through the proliferation of free information in the Internet age. As he retires, he tells NPR's Lynn Neary about his long career.
Beer. Water. Pretzels. It takes effort, strategy, and some serious lungs to sell expensive junk food at a baseball game. Meet the hot dog vending legend of Fenway Park.
President Obama spoke to reporters Friday about the latest monthly employment report, which showed a slowdown in hiring in April. The report also showed relatively strong wage growth. Obama was also asked about the presidential contest and the de facto GOP nominee, Donald Trump.
Congratulations to the Class of 2016! They are graduating into the best job market in a decade, especially for those with degrees in business, technology or engineering.
The state's coal industry is shrinking fast; more than 10,000 workers have lost their jobs since 2008. A small firm in eastern Kentucky is turning unemployed coal workers into software developers.