Wasted food creates billions of tons of greenhouse gases, and it costs us precious water and land. The rice lost in Asia and the meat wasted in rich countries contribute most heavily to the problem.
As part of a slide deck that shows how the NSA can use location information collected by mobile phone users, someone at the NSA apparently thought it would be amusing to play with images from Apple's "Big Brother" ad from 1984 and make allusions to Orwell's body of work.
Sports Illustrated is this week posting a five-part expose about the school's football program. Among OSU's alleged transgressions: money paid to players; tutors doing players' schoolwork; and women from a "hostess program" having sex with recruits.
Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday outlined a number of moves aimed at restructuring the Chinese economy and promoting moderate but sustainable growth.
Whenever a gridlocked Washington faces a money-related crisis — such as those involving the federal debt ceiling, the annual budget or sequestration — solutions involve small sideways moves rather than grand strategies. Still, the U.S. and global economies, while far from robust, are growing.
As the new school year gets underway, we're ask: Have you ever been the odd person out? We share the most poignant, uproarious stories from #Iwastheonly.
As the new school year gets under way, we're asking: Have you ever been the odd person out? We share the most poignant, uproarious stories from #Iwastheonly
How are Americans reacting to the crisis in Syria, and President Obama's speech Tuesday night? Host Michel Martin speaks with three editors - in Denver, Dallas and New York - to talk about the regional reactions to the situation.
President Obama asked Congress to delay a vote on military action in Syria, while the administration considers diplomatic options. Host Michel Martin speaks with Republican Senator Rand Paul about why he opposes a strike, and what he thinks should be done about Syria.
A year after the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed, Libya is split along regional and tribal lines. The government has little control over either security or militia groups, and the economy has stalled.
Prosecutors are asking for the death penalty for the four men convicted of the New Delhi gang rape that took the life of a 23-year-old woman last December. The case has stirred the conscience of the nation over the treatment of its women.
Despite the president's Syria speech, the path to congressional authorization of military strikes in Syria is no easier than before. The timing of when, or even if, Congress will hold votes is now an open question.
Despite the president's Syria speech, Congress is no closer to authorizing strikes. The timing of when, or even if, Congress will hold votes is now an open question.
A Reuters investigation has detailed the practice of shuffling unwanted children from one set of guardians to another with the government exercising little or no oversight.
An inside perspective from a former Lehman executive who left Wall Street for good.
While many Lehman Brothers top executives moved on to similar posts at other banks, David Ambinder left the financial sector entirely. The former senior vice president of global business support services now owns a Mr. Handyman franchise in Union, New Jersey.
“It was extremely shocking,” he says. “I had to kind of make decisions quickly.”
So he thought back to some of his own past home repair needs, and ultimately came upon Mr. Handyman.
Though Ambinder isn’t a handyman himself, he says he doesn’t need to be. He uses carpentry, electrical tools and plumbing jargon on the job, but at its core, his work as a business owner isn’t such a dive from Wall Street -- he still focuses management and development.
“I needed some way of creating income,” he says. “And I didn’t think it was in banking anymore."
One month after Lehman Brothers announced bankruptcy, Ambinder poured his savings into the franchise.
Lehman's Legacy: A TimelineFollow the key events before and after the Lehman Brothers collapse, and see how the financial crisis unfolded. Follow the timeline To add to the family’s already disconcerting financial situation, both of Ambinder’s daughters were going to college in 2008 -- and even with no paychecks from Wall Street coming in, financial aid offices still said the family didn’t qualify for help.
“When Lehman went under, my reaction was just work to death ‘til you figure out a way to make a living for your family,” he says.
Ambinder once managed about 500 people globally. Now he oversees fewer than 10. But even if Ambinder could go back to the glamorous days of Wall Street, he says he wouldn’t.
“I could never see myself on that train to Manhattan anymore.”
Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi renounced his country's chemical weapons program in 2003, but it has yet to be fully dismantled. That episode offers a number of lessons as the fate of the Syrian program is under debate.
The huge bond sale is about three times larger than the previous record. Analysts say Verizon is rushing to take advantage of some of the last low borrowing rates. Rising rates, meanwhile, are a sign of a healthier economy.
Thursday afternoon the government will release its budget deficit projection. Gus Faucher, senior economist at PNC Financial Services, joins Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio to discuss.
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Everybody's talking about the new iPhones. But there's another phone that is getting some buzz too. It's called Phone Blocks -- think of a customizable smartphone made of Legos. So far it's just an idea, but check out the video to get a glimpse.