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A man and woman talk at the entrance of a house that was destroyed after a tornado swept through the area the previous night in Van, Texas on May 11, 2015. (Photo by Mike Stone/Reuters)

Tornadoes, hail and floods hit plains from Texas to Minnesota

05/17/15 09:49AM

A powerful storm system stretching from Texas to Minnesota brought flash flood warnings early Sunday after kicking up at least 19 damaging tornadoes overnight and pounding the region with baseball-sized hail.Thousands of customers were without power but there were no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries.Forecasters said the system was... read more

200 schools...and counting

05/23/14 03:20PM

Adam Braun left his job on Wall Street and created Pencils of Promise, a nonprofit organization that has built more than 200 schools in 50 countries around the globe. read more

Mikael Addae (C), a barista at Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company, helps a customer on September 6, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.

Local communities: Open for business

04/30/14 11:30AM

Consumers should support any of the country's 28 million local businesses this weekend during "Small Business Saturday," the CEO and chairman of American Express said during an Afternoon MoJoe web-exclusive interview. read more

IM5 wearing Toms shoes attend 6th Annual Kidstock Music And Arts Festival Sponsored By Hudson Jeans at Greystone Mansion on June 3, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

On a mission for the greater good

11/06/13 03:00PM

People are starting to realize that socially conscious businesses are "not a fad," the founder and chief giver of TOMS Shoes told Afternoon MoJoe. read more