The man behind the online drug market Silk Road dreamed of setting up a utopian marketplace. But when his dream was threatened, the FBI says he did some terrible things to try and protect it.
The company's market capitalization hit a record last month under Cook's leadership, nearing $700 billion. But by one measure, the legacy of Jobs still dominates.
Forget dried-out doughnuts and creepy-looking hot dogs. In cities across the U.S., patrons can fill up on gourmet grub and top off their tanks in one stop.
Saying that inflation has outpaced wage growth, the ordinance will raise the city's minimum wage to $10 by next July, with new increments added each summer thereafter.
Boots from a Guatemalan village. A basket woven in Rwanda. Kenyan soda cans that became cool cuffs. Money spent on these and other items provides a better life for artisans in the developing world.
A new analysis finds that corporations that deploy lobbyists and make contributions experience lower and more consistent tax rates over the long term.
When is a voluntary program no longer voluntary? That's the question about corporate wellness programs, which give employees hefty financial incentives to undergo health screenings.
Companies like Dollar Shave Club have pioneered a model that is filtering down to small businesses — even some self-employed Etsy crafters — drawn by the lure of steadier revenues.
The health care law gives subsidies to those whose employers' insurance isn't affordable, but that's based on the cost of worker-only coverage. Adding family to a plan can send prices out of reach.
In the year since Colorado made recreational marijuana legal, pot has become a billion-dollar business in the state. And some growers are on a serious mission to make it legitimate and mainstream.
The company's email and corporate networks were disabled, and five Sony films were leaked online. North Korean officials said "wait and see" when asked if they were behind the cyberattack.
Melissa Block talks to Los Angeles Times reporter Ryan Faughnder about a recent hack at Sony Pictures.
The drop in the price of oil might be having a positive effect on the disposable income of Americans, but for people who live in countries whose economies are dependent on the high price of oil it's a different story. Audie Cornish talks to Daniel Yergin, author of The Quest: Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World
The organization has announced a program called Digital Cookies that allows Girl Scouts to sell Thin Mints, Do-si-dos, Samoas and other cookies through personalized websites or a mobile app.
In its endless quest to get goods to customers fast, Amazon has hired squads of speedy robots. In warehouses where human "pickers" walked miles a day, machines now zip shelves of goods back and forth.
We preview Giving Tuesday, the annual online campaign to raise money for charities, and examine the overall outlook for charitable giving this year.
In a country that strives to protect work-life balance, there are calls to ban employers from sending work email after business hours. Some big companies already observe it.
Some criminals hide payment-card skimmers in gas pumps to steal credit card numbers. But that isn't the end of the story: Those stolen numbers are just the start of a highly profitable operation.
More shopping on Thanksgiving Day diluted the Black Friday numbers somewhat, according to a ShopperTrak survey. A separate survey by IBM showed a nearly 10 percent increase in online sales.
Many in the international city of Dubai celebrated Thanksgiving and then went shopping. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to correspondent Deborah Amos about the new tradition in the city of shopping malls.