Consumer spending wasn't as strong in the fourth quarter as first estimated. So, it's now thought that GDP grew at a 2.4 percent annual rate, not the earlier estimate of 3.2 percent.
On this week's show, we invite Bob Mondello to join the table for a discussion of all nine Best Picture nominees and some other stuff, too. And we talk about what's making us happy this week.
Also: More than 120 academic papers turn out to be fakes; the Israeli Embassy donates 300 books on Anne Frank to Tokyo public; Colson Whitehead talks to The New York Times about writing spaces.
Winter isn't over, and as March begins, a winter storm will prove that. KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more.
The bitcoin exchange says it was hacked. Investors likely have little chance of getting their money — real or virtual — back.
Alexandre Dumas' life was almost as exciting as his work, some of which was written to support his many mistresses. Comics legend Kyle Baker celebrates Dumas for our Black History Month project.
Russian officials say the men in unmarked uniforms are not from their forces, but Ukrainian authorities say otherwise. Meanwhile, the ousted Ukrainian president is said to be in Russia.
Several shows including Phantom of the Opera plan to move the traditional Wednesday matinee to the next day. Broadway executives think Thursday matinees will draw in tourists for a long weekend.
Nikita Khrushchev transferred the Crimean peninsula to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1954. David Greene talks Nina Khrushcheva, the Soviet leader's great granddaughter about the history.
An accident at a nuclear waste site in New Mexico appears more serious than initially thought. Government officials and private contractors say 13 people have been exposed to radioactivity.
Emily Keeler stayed calm and took to social media. She wrote, "Everything is closed, no one is here." She asked if she should head to the bedding department for the night.
The Congressional Budget Office predicts the Affordable Care Act will create incentives for millions of Americans to cut back on their work hours, or even retire early.
David Greene has the Last Word in business.
Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer of New York talks to David Greene about his ongoing efforts to get immigration overhaul passed this year. Schumer says don't kick the can down the road on this issue.
Armed men are patrolling two airports in the Ukrainian province of Crimea, and Ukraine's acting president is blaming Russia. Russia says its troops have nothing to do with it.
Secretary of State John Kerry says he's ready to work with Russia to calm tensions in Ukraine, which he insists is not being pulled in different directions: East vs. West.
The Android-based Blackphone set to hit the market this summer will help answer the question of whether consumers are willing to pay for privacy.
Problems with online insurance marketplaces have hampered the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in many states. Connecticut, a success story, is trying to turn its expertise into a business.
The Jones Act, which dates back to World War I, is the reason New Jersey ran out of salt this winter.
Believe it or not, the person responsible for keeping each and every shot of a movie in focus never looks through a camera lens. NPR's Susan Stamberg explains the role of the focus puller.
Severe drought has left northern Nevada's farmers scrambling to find enough feed for the cows they already have. It comes as farmers are under pressure to expand to provide powdered milk to China.
The ploughshare tortoise's ornate golden shell makes it a popular black market pet. In California, the Turtle Conservancy is trying to give the threatened species a second chance.
The legislation underscores "an increasingly symbolic thrust of legislation as Congress heads towards midterm elections," NPR's David Welna says.
An Australian record label sued copyright attorney Lawrence Lessig. He sued back, and scored a victory for fair use.
Warmhearted and dazzling, Ernest & Celestine has a lot to say about society's rules — and imagining life on the other side of its borders. (Recommended)