Rep. Charlie Dent: House Republicans 'Frankly Shocked' By McCarthy Decision NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Rep. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania about Rep. Kevin McCarthy's decision to drop out of the race for the House Speakership.
Amazon Takes Aim At Etsy With A New Craft Site, Handmade Amazon will require that the goods be factory-free — a direct swipe at Etsy, which now allows artisans to work with manufacturers to increase their sales.
A Discoverer Of The Buckyball Offers Tips On Winning A Nobel Prize Harold Kroto shared a Nobel in 1996 for finding a new type of carbon molecule that ignited the field of nanotechnology. Find a passion where — with hard work — you can be the best, he advises.
Tracking A Rollercoaster: Sotheby's Offers Clues About Survival Of Tech Bubble One of the surest signs of an economic bubble that is about to pop is a surge in the stock price of Sotheby's. The global art dealer's stock resembles a rollercoaster, and it has predicted every up and down of the global economy since the company went public. So with talk of big bubbles in the tech sector, Planet Money went poking around.
Investigative Journalist From Belarus Awarded Nobel Prize In Literature Investigative journalist Svetlana Alexievich was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature Thursday. She is the first writer from Belarus to win the prize.
Correction: Product Integration And Televison Advertising In an interview with <em>New Yorker</em> writer Emily Nussbaum Wednesday, NPR mistakenly characterized a segment on the <em>The Late Show with Stephen Colbert</em> as paid product placement. Both Taco Bell and Ben & Jerry's say they had nothing to do with the segment.
Orrin Hatch On TPP: Despite Concerns, Fast-Track Authority Was 'Essential' Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah has reservations on where the Trans-Pacific Partnership landed on patent protection. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to the senator about the GOP reaction to the trade deal.
House Judiciary Introduces Bipartisan Plan On Sentencing Reform Momentum for sentencing reform grows as leaders of the House Judiciary Committee introduce a bipartisan bill. But rising violence in some big cities could complicate the legislative forecast.
Volkswagen's U.S. Chief Appears Before House Panel On Emissions Scandal Volkswagen U.S. President Michael Horn appears before the House Energy and Commerce Committee to answer questions about the emissions scandal.
House Speakership Race Thrown Into Chaos After McCarthy Drops Out House Republicans planned to select a nominee for Speaker of the House Thursday, but the election was thrown into chaos when House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the frontrunner, abruptly dropped out of the race.