The weather and demand from China are driving prices up. But how do you say the word pecan? NPR's Melissa Block gets answers from a pecan farmer and a linguistics expert.
Dish Network announced this week that it will shutter the 300 or so remaining Blockbuster stores it owns across the country. But in some places, dozens of the video stores will have an unlikely afterlife.
For more than a century, French law has allowed stores to open on Sundays only under specific conditions. It also tightly controls other types of Sunday work. Several stores are now challenging that ban, as people question the tradition amid a languishing economy and a 24/7 world.
The rules require most health insurance plans to provide the same coverage for mental health and substance abuse treatment as they do for other types of ailments. Coverage also has expanded under the Affordable Care Act, but not everyone benefits.
Finding out how much an X-ray costs sounds like a simple question. But before Oct. 1, it was downright impossible to get an answer. Now, Massachusetts is pulling back the curtain on what has been a largely secret world of health care prices.
It may be possible to cultivate a healthier community of bacteria on and inside us by modifying our diet. For starters, eating more vegetables probably won't hurt.
Many health insurers must treat coverage of mental health and substance abuse in the same way they handle treatments for physical illness, according to a new rule issued Friday by the Obama administration.
In this week's round-up of tech coverage from NPR and beyond, we look back on Twitter's big debut, All Things Considered's week of innovation stories from California and Google's reveal about its mystery barge in the San Francisco bay.
Catherine Rampell from the New York Times and Reuters' Felix Salmon recap the week in news. The economy added 200,000 jobs this month. Good news right? Well, not quite. Unemployment rose from 7.2 percent to 7.3 percent.
New York Magazine asks, Why is Goldman Sachs easing up on its underlings?
Think you're not qualified for that job you have? You're not the only one. Learn about Imposter Syndrome
Paul Ford explains the technology behind Twitter
What do George Clooney, Sotheby’s C.E.O. William Ruprecht and Sony C.E.O. Kazuo Hirai all have in common? Their feelings about billionaire Dan Loeb
Why did AOL CEO Tim Armstrong fire an employee in front of 1,000 other coworkers?