Google and other search engines are often voters' first stop when they're thinking about supporting a candidate. That makes search engine optimization an important strategic goal for campaigns. And big-picture search trends also give poll-watchers a valuable tool to analyze in the days before a primary or caucus.
When you pay for a meal at a fast food chain, such as McDonald's or KFC, most of the time your money is divided between two different businesses. There's corporate headquarters, and the individual restaurant owner, known as a franchise. The Planet Money team takes a look at the unseen battle between those two groups.
Tim Cook's absolute stand on privacy in the face of a court order could be the defining moment of his leadership at Apple. NPR explores if his move is motivated by principle, the bottom line or some combination of the two.