Concerns in Europe over a slowdown in economic growth have been rattling global financial markets. NPR’s Scott Simon talks with correspondent John Ydstie about the volatile week on Wall Street.
Fears of Ebola — not always justified — have caused organizers in Africa and the United States to cancel or reschedule events they worry may lead to spread of the disease.
Debates about the role of women in the technology workforce and in gaming are swirling over two notable stories this week.
With maximum sustained winds of 115 mph, the hurricane gave Bermuda a direct blow. There were reports that 80 percent of the island chain had lost power.
Dr. Daniel Varga, the chief of the Dallas hospital that treated index patient Thomas Duncan, says the entire hospital carries the weight of the mistakes that led to the infection of two of its nurses.
The subpoenas — at the crossroads of church and state and born out of a lawsuit over an equal rights ordinance — drew ire from national organizations and Sen. Ted Cruz.
Oscar Pistorius, superstar athlete, was back in court this week for his sentencing hearing, after a culpable homicide conviction. Journalist Mandy Wiener says his case reminds her of a favorite book.
Gas prices are falling — and so are hybrid car sales. Analysts say better gas mileage for traditional vehicles, combined with low gas prices, is giving hybrids a run for their money.
The art of letter writing is also an act of preserving history. The correspondences gathered in the book Letters Of Note tell stories of delight, hope and loss — and the nature of human connection.
Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s campaign wanted organizers to cancel Wednesday night’s debate if Democrat Charlie Crist was allowed to use a fan at his podium.
The federal government will suspend funding while it reviews the potential risks and benefits of certain experiments with three viruses: SARS, MERS and influenza.
The park, built on piers left over from an obsolete, demolished bridge, would connect two disparate parts of the city in hopes of sparking new life and knitting two communities.
Infectious disease specialists say Ebola can’t spread through the air, but many Americans remain deeply skeptical. The history of past outbreaks suggests airborne transmission isn’t a threat.
Ebola training, staffing and protective gear are bargaining chips as nurses in California hammer out a new contract with Kaiser Permanente. Their requests mirror the concerns of nurses nationwide.
Now that unemployment has slipped below 6 percent, there’s renewed interest in what the Federal Reserve’s target for joblessness should be. Some economists worry that inflation will resurface.