The Justice Department says it will, over time, stop housing federal prisoners in private prisons. The department says private prisons aren't as safe or effective as their federally run counterparts.
Renegade executive chairman, president and CEO Philippe Dauman leaves in exchange for a $72 million payout.
Uber drivers claims that they should be compensated as employees, not independent contractors, get a boost. Negotiators for the drivers had okayed the deal but the judge wasn't satisfied.
Gawker.com will shut down next week, as the company's other sites are in the process of being sold to Univision. Gawker Media filed for bankruptcy in June after a judge ordered it to pay $140 million in the Hulk Hogan privacy case.
Uber will roll out self-driving vehicles for customers in Pittsburgh within the next few weeks. The riding hailing company aims to be the first to make driverless vehicles available for commercial use. Uber says it will put 100 Volvo SUVs on the road for trips within the city. The vehicles will have an Uber helper in the passenger seat in case something goes wrong.
The ride-hailing company expects to include a human in case something goes wrong, but the driverless vehicles would be the first available for commercial use. They could be on the road in a few weeks.
The flagship site of Gawker Media is closing next week. The company went into bankruptcy protection after a suit by Hulk Hogan resulted in a $140 million judgment against the site.
It's a bit of a renaissance for unlimited plans, which went all but extinct in recent years. But do people really need that much data?
The U.S. appetite for shrimp is often fed in unsavory ways, with seafood produced unsustainably, sometimes with slave labor. In New York's Hudson Valley, an indoor aqua farm is raising an alternative.
College students heading back to campus may find some obscure course offerings such as: Zombies in Popular Media. Some argue every class has its merit; others worry they are a waste of time and money.
On the campaign trail, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump frequently promises to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. But how realistic is it to think he could do that, if elected?
They'll be on the road by 2021, the company says, and will build on automation already available for help with parking and avoiding traffic. The vehicles could be used for ride sharing, Uber-style.
The retail giant denies that a backlash to its policy of opening bathrooms to transgender choice has caused a slide in sales.
The company says it will lay off 5,500 employees and, like other Silicon Valley pioneers, move into different types of business.
Third of five episodes. The Planet Money oil faces a test, we sell it, and we meet the man who set off the fracking boom in America.
American Airlines is urging pilots and crews to fly faster and take shorter routes to decrease delays. The pilot union says this "pilot pushing," as they call it, will thin the margins of safety.
A July letter from Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini to the Justice Department said the company would pull back from health insurance exchanges if the government opposed the company's merger with Humana.
At the world's largest wine research library — inside UC Davis — librarians are crowd-sourcing their archives to understand the forces that shaped California's wine industry into a global powerhouse.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved release of genetically engineered mosquitoes in an effort to halt the spread of Zika virus. But residents of the Florida Keys aren't keen on the concept.
As Miami struggles to control the Zika virus, the FDA approved a tool to fight the spread of the disease: genetically engineered mosquitoes. Will communities in Florida allow them to be used?