Why are chefs adopting sea greens in their cuisine? They're tasty and nutritious and growing them is good for the planet. In Maine the budding seaweed business is boosting a declining coastal economy.
For this week's Hanging On, NPR's Rachel Martin talks with poet and activist Bobby LeFebre about gentrification in North Denver. LeFebre has watched his neighborhood change over the past 15 years.
The Los Angeles Film Festival opened this week, showcasing the work of its most diverse roster of filmmakers yet. Film critic Carla Renata offers her take on the festival lineup.
The latest monthly jobs report showed a sharp slowdown in hiring. Economists, who didn't see the drop coming, suggest reasons ranging from a workers' strike to presidential politics.
Silicon Valley has a diversity problem, with many tech companies employing a tiny number of African-Americans in key jobs. In Atlanta, black techies are working to diversify the industry's future.
Donald Trump intensified his attacks on the federal judge presiding over fraud lawsuits against Trump University — saying Indiana-born Gonzalo Curiel is biased against him because "he's a Mexican."
The Labor Department says in May, employers added just 38,000 workers to payrolls. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal had forecast the report would show 158,000 new jobs. The unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent, but only because so many people dropped out of the workforce. Forecasters had expected the unemployment rate to hold steady at 5 percent.
Job growth was at a crawl in May, according to the government's monthly report released Friday; only 38,000 new jobs were added to payrolls. But unemployment fell to it's lowest level since 2007.
Economists had anticipated 160,000 new jobs, even factoring in a large strike by Verizon employees. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate declined because of people dropping out of the workforce.
Drones are the cool new flying toy, and if there's one group enthralled with things that fly, it's airplane modelers. But will the drone find a home in their hobby or lead to a regulatory crackdown?
On Friday, the Labor Department releases May's jobs report. It's the final report before the Federal Open Market Committee's next meeting, at which some expect the federal funds rate will be raised.
Supermarket tomatoes have a terrible reputation. But the industry is evolving. More than half of supermarket tomatoes now are grown in greenhouses or "shade-houses," and flavor is improving.
New regulation will ban almost all sales of African elephant ivory in the U.S. The changes will allow sale and transport of musical instruments, guns and other items made with small amounts of ivory.
Most New Balance sneakers are made in Asia, but many in China want the ones made in American factories. They say the quality is better. And the company's U.S. factories are happy to fill the demand.
The decision by New York State's Court of Appeals is a victory for state officials, who filed charges against the insurance industry icon 11 years ago.
A report from Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., says at least four automakers have continued to equip vehicles with the type of air bag responsible for deaths and injuries.
Scrutiny by Sen. Charles Grassley and an investigation by NPR and ProPublica led a Missouri hospital to give $17 million in debt relief. Will other nonprofit hospitals follow suit?
In North Jersey, it's called Taylor Ham and in South Jersey, it's pork roll. The governor and legislature are taking sides. Even President Obama brought it up during a visit to the Garden State.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Thursday is announcing new proposed regulations which aim to stop some predatory lending practices.
One year after Elizabeth Holmes topped the magazine's list of the wealthiest self-made women with a worth of $4.5 billion, Forbes now values her fortune at "nothing."