On Friday Hari Sreenivasan interviews Piper Kerman, the woman who inspired the Netflix hit “Orange is the New Black.” What questions do you have for her? Continue reading
Adult female gamers have unseated boys under the age of 18 as the largest video game-playing demographic in the U.S., according to a recently published study from the Entertainment Software Association, a trade group focused the U.S. gaming industry. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has announced a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis.
For much of the 20th century, southern Virginia and North Carolina were home to the world’s biggest furniture factories and suppliers. But between 1989 and 2007, seven factories closed, in part due to booming furniture-making businesses in Asia. Jeffrey Brown profiles “Factory Man,” a new book by Beth Macy, that recalls of the rise and fall of the industry, as well as one hard-earned success story. Continue reading
Amid protest and tension over the killing of Michael Brown, the residents of Ferguson, Missouri, are contemplating what the events in their community mean for them and the whole country. Hari Sreenivasan offers an array of voices from Ferguson. Continue reading
The clash between protesters and law enforcement continues to escalate in Ferguson, Missouri, as violence that plagues the St. Louis suburb moves into its 10th day. Overnight, 31 people were arrested from as far away as California and New York. Police again used tear gas to disperse crowds. All of this aimed at restoring calm after the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager who was killed by a white police officer. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, officials directly familiar with the matter said Wednesday. Continue reading
Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods are among the major American retailers affected by a nut butter recall following a salmonella risk announced Tuesday by the Food and Drug Administration.