Now Playing:

News

Henry Bloch, Co-Founder Of H&R Block, Dies At 96

NPR

Bloch, along with his brother Richard, started the business as the IRS was phasing out its free tax prep service. They changed the "h" in their last name to a "k" so it would be easier to pronounce.

Government Expands Air Bag Investigation To Include More Than 12 Million Vehicles

NPR

A component responsible for detecting a crash and deploying air bags has been malfunctioning due to electrical interference, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration says.

Drug Distributor And Former Execs Face First Criminal Charges In Opioid Crisis

NPR

A DEA official said the indictments are meant to send "shock waves" through the pharmaceutical industry to remind it of its responsibility to help control prescription medications.

More Business

Environment | Nation | Energy | Business | Election

To Fight Climate Change, New York City Will Push Skyscrapers To Slash Emissions

A law — the first in the world — will require retrofits of large buildings, with a price tag in the billions. Buildings are responsible for about 70% of the city's greenhouse gas emissions.

Technology | Economy | Business | Nation

The Affluent Homeless: A Sleeping Pod, A Hired Desk And A Handful Of Clothes

Many young people participate in the rental economy. They own less stuff than their parents' generation, and rent or share a lot more. For some it's a choice; for others a necessity.

World | Health | Business

5 Cool Things That Could Make The World A Better Place By 2030

The 5 recipients of the 2019 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship predict how their projects will make the world a better place.

Economy | Business

What Happened To U.S. Workers?

The share of people aged 25 to 54 in the labor force has fallen in the past couple of decades. What happened?

Technology | Business | Nation

FAA Certifies Google's Wing Drone Delivery Company To Operate As An Airline

Wing's drones are made to deliver a wide range of items — including coffee, chocolate and burritos — from local merchants to their customers.

Nation | Economy | Business | Election

When does a minimum wage become too high?

Does raising the minimum wage kill jobs? No. Not really. But it could. The hunt is on to find the magic number. Here's the evidence.

Technology | Health | Business

Google Searches For Ways To Put Artificial Intelligence To Use In Health Care

The search giant's push into artificial intelligence as a tool for health improvement is a natural evolution for a company that has developed algorithms that reach deep into our lives through the Web.

Technology | Business

Samsung Delays Launch Of $2,000 Folding Phone After Reviewers Find Broken Screens

The nearly $2,000 Galaxy Fold was due to go on sale this Friday. But reviewers discovered bulges, flickering and other problems with its 7.3-inch screen. Samsung says it plans to run further tests.

Economy | Business

The Traffic Tariff

New York will soon charge drivers to enter the most crowded parts of the city. Congestion pricing: Does it work? Who's doing it? And is it coming to a city near you?

World | Nation | Energy | Business | Election

U.S. Won't Renew Sanction Exemptions For Countries Buying Iran's Oil

Japan, China, India, Turkey and South Korea have been benefiting from temporary waivers since President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal last year.