Founded in 1906, Xerox is one of America's most venerable companies. But the corporate giant has struggled in the digital age. CEO Ursula Burns, the first African-American woman to run a Fortune 500 company, is working to transform a company known for photocopy machines into a services icon.
A massive mine in the middle of the Gobi is providing opportunities to thousands of young Mongolians, drawing talent from other fields such as tourism. But some complain that foreigners earn more than locals, and those who can't find mining work are striking out on their own as illegal prospectors.
Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. can't agree on what's behind the eurozone's troubles. Now it looks like the Europeans may try the approach President Obama has advocated: a commitment to long-term fiscal discipline while pursuing growth in the short term.
Nearly every sofa and armchair sold in the U.S. is treated with flame-retardant chemicals thanks to an obscure California law. Some experts say the chemicals do little to prevent fires; others worry that they might cause health problems. The industry has opposed attempts to change the law.
A federal judge says POM Wonderful violated the law by making claims that led people to believe the juice could treat, prevent or reduce the risk of certain diseases. But the company is claiming victory because it will not have to clear its future marketing plans with the FDA.
When you give to WAMU, your tax-deductible membership gift helps make possible award-winning programs such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered, The Diane Rehm Show, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, and other favorites.