U.S. Economy Rebounds In Spring With GDP Expanding At 4 Percent Rate
The news from the Commerce Department comes after the economy shrank at a 2.1 percent rate in the first quarter of the year. The numbers raise hope for continued growth in the second half of 2014.
France's Nude Models Threaten To Strike
The models say they have no job security or vacation pay and aren't allowed to collect tips. Organizers have said "not just anyone can take their clothes off and hold a pose."
NCAA Head-Injury Settlement Includes $70 Million Medical Fund
The NCAA has settled a class-action lawsuit over its head injury policies, pending approval. Supporters laud a $70 million fund for medical monitoring; others say there's no money for injured players.
How Much Impact Will New Sanctions Have On Russia?
Linda Wertheimer talks with Financial Times reporter Kathrin Hille in Moscow about the economic impact on Russia of accumulating Western sanctions.
Ruling: McDonald's Can Be Held Liable For Franchises' Labor Violations
The case grew out of a series of strikes by employees demanding higher wages. McDonald's will challenge the ruling, but if it's upheld, it could become easier for U.S. employees to unionize.
U.S. Judge Sides With Iraq, Blocks Kurds' Attempt To Sell Oil
A U.S. judge has blocked an effort by Iraq's Kurdistan region to sell $100 million worth of crude oil to refiners in the U.S. It's sitting in a giant tanker ship off the coast of Texas. The judge agreed with the Iraqi government that the oil belongs to it and not the Kurds.
Bolivia Makes Child Labor Legal, In An Attempt To Make It Safer
New legislation in Bolivia will allow children as young as 10 to work. Critics say the law will keep kids out of school, but supporters argue that children are working anyway — and need protection.
As Pharma Jobs Leave N.J., Office Space Ghost Towns Remain
In the last 20 years, New Jersey went from having more than 20 percent of U.S. pharmaceutical manufacturing jobs to less than 10 percent. That means offices, labs and warehouses have gone dark.
New York Skyscraper's Separate 'Poor Door' Called A 'Disgrace'
A developer got tax breaks for creating affordable units in its luxury high-rise, but those tenants will have to use a separate entrance. Officials vow to review zoning laws that allowed the design.
McDonald's Responsible For Treatment Of Workers, Agency Says
The National Labor Relations Board has found that McDonald's shares responsibility for working conditions at its franchised restaurants. The company will fight the ruling.
OkCupid Sometimes Messes A Bit With Love, In The Name Of Science
OkCupid, the online dating site, disclosed Monday that they sometimes manipulate their users' profiles for experiments.
Kurdish Oil Shipment Too Far Offshore For U.S. To Seize
A U.S. judge says an order she gave late Monday to impound a tanker carrying $100 million in oil off the coast of Galveston, Texas, cannot be enforced.
Widely Used Insecticides Are Leaching Into Midwest Rivers
Researchers found that a class of chemicals similar to nicotine and used on corn and soy farms has run off into streams and rivers in the Midwest. There they may be harming aquatic life, like insects.
Chances Are Pretty Good That's A Bill Collector Calling
About 77 million adults in the U.S. have at least one debt in the collection process, according to a study released by the Urban Institute.
Obama Announces New Sanctions On Russia
Obama said further sanctions against Russia's defense, banking and energy sectors were "closely coordinated" with action taken by European allies.