Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about corporate income taxes. Many businesses, analysts and politicians argue the U.S. system is broken.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is asking U.S. companies to show their patriotism by resisting the temptation to reduce their tax bill by moving abroad. He was interviewed by CNBC on Wednesday.
The electric car company Tesla recently announced it was putting its patents in the public domain. Our Planet Money team looks at what would happen if we got rid of patents all together.
President Obama has proposed allowing states to collect tolls on interstate highways as a way of raising funds to pay for reconstructing those roads. Most of the interstate system is toll free.
Unlike many recent death penalty rulings, the decision wasn't focused on the method of execution, but on the fact that executions in California are so rarely carried out. The last was in 2006.
A funeral was held for the first Israeli killed in the latest fighting between Israel and Hamas. On the other side of the Gaza border, a funeral was held for one of four Palestinian boys killed.
Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox confirmed that it made an offer to buy the owner of HBO, Warner Bros., TBS and CNN but got shot down.
The Tillamook cheese vans, which are bright orange, were on a publicity tour in Sacramento, Calif. Two men have been arrested.
Protesters in Oracle, Ariz., are concerned about migrant children reaching the U.S. State Rep. Adam Kwasman says he saw a yellow bus full of kids, their faces full of fear. The kids were campers.
It's been three months since Islamist extremists kidnapped more than 250 schoolgirls in northeastern Nigeria. Education campaigner Malala Yousafzai appealed to the captors to free the girls.
The House has passed a bill that adds 10 months worth of money into the Highway Trust Fund. The account runs dry next month unless Congress acts, which could jeopardize hundreds of projects.
For the last week, the stories from the Middle East have been about death and destruction. The conflict between Israel and Gaza is in its ninth day, with no obvious end in sight. Amid the violence, some Israelis and Palestinians meet to share an end-of-fast meal.
Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne have the Last Word in business.
Pakistani award-winning author Jamil Ahmad has died at the age of 83. Steve Inskeep revisits an interview with the author of "The Wandering Falcon" — who published his debut novel at the age of 79.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is getting worse. There have been at least 65 deaths in recent days in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Since the outbreak began last March, more than 600 people have died. This mounting death toll is presenting families and health authorities with a grim new problem: What do you do with the bodies?
Renee Montagne talks to Carlos Dada of ElFaro.net in El Salvador and Robert Lopez from the "Los Angeles Times" about the origins of violence in Central America that has pushed thousands of children to try to escape to the United States. Some of its roots can be traced to Los Angeles street gangs, who have exported their brand of violence to the region.
Archie Andrews will die in Wednesday's installment of Life with Archie. He will be killed during an assassination attempt on his friend, an openly gay politician named Kevin Keller.
The measure is unlikely to pass, however, they are hoping to give Democrats a boost in contested states this fall by getting single female voters fired up to head to the polls.
A most unusual regatta recently celebrated vintage yachts, some more than 100 years old, and a time when sailing the oceans depended on well-trained crews with little more than compass and sextant.