As the coal industry struggles with falling prices, weak Chinese demand, regulatory changes and competition from fracking, St. Louis-based Peabody has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Credit scores. Car loans. Mortgages. It's stuff we all need to know. Yet not all financial education classes help us make better financial decisions. But some do.
Arthur Anderson was the voice of Lucky the Leprechaun for the General Mills breakfast cereal from 1963 to 1992.
Nearly 40,000 union workers at Verizon, who haven't had a contract since August, have walked out. Among other things, they object to outsourcing and two-month location transfers of employees.
Reading NPR. Trying out a live video. Ordering an Uber. All in Facebook. The company is trying to manage your entire digital life, but not talking about how to do it safely.
The Tilakamonkul family opened Bangkok Market in 1972. It became a magnet for Asian immigrants and chefs looking for rare ingredients. Their own son, Jet Tila, is now a celebrity chef.
The ride-hailing company released its first transparency report, using the opportunity to criticize the large swaths of data it is required to share with regulators.
The leaked documents tell the backstory of a groundbreaking Christie's auction, and the purchase of a painting one man claims was seized from his grandfather during World War II.
Economic data show that men still make a dollar for every 79 cents a woman earns. A half century ago, that figure was just 59 cents. So, much progress has been made, but a large wage gap persists.
The offshore revelations from the Panama Papers come in the midst of U.S. tax filing season. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with author and tax journalist David Cay Johnston about how else wealthy people avoid paying taxes.
President Obama issued a proclamation making April 12 "Equal Pay Day." NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Harvard economics professor Claudia Goldin about what's behind the pay gap between men and women.
Physicist Stephen Hawking and billionaire Yuri Milner have announced a $100 million mission to prepare for interstellar exploration — with a stamp-size spacecraft, light sails and enormous lasers.
In January, International Monetary Fund's economists thought the global economy would grow 3.4 percent this year, but now they've back ratcheted that forecast.
Ortho is part of the Miracle-Gro family. The company says it decided to phase out neonics from its home and garden products after reviewing possible threats posed to bees and other pollinators.
Critics of the patent system say it's too easy for people to save a slew of semi-realistic ideas, then sue when a firm separately tries to make something similar. A new website fights fire with fire.
A growing number of companies are experimenting with blind hiring. It's a process that seeks to eliminate bias by hiding a job candidate's identity.
Boeing officials were in Iran exploring the first sale of airliners there in decades. The nuclear deal allows such sales but remaining sanctions and Iranian missile tests could cloud their chances.
Al-Jazeera America, the news network that was backed by the ruling family of Qatar and struggled to gain traction in the U.S., will sign off for good after a three-hour farewell broadcast on Tuesday.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton with securities fraud, alleging that he improperly recruited investors for a high-tech Texas startup.
It's tax season, which also means it's tax scam season. People around the country are getting phone calls from criminals pretending to be tax collectors. Here is one of them.