RSS Feed

Yammer Agrees To $1.2 Billion Sale To Microsoft

Often called Facebook for the workplace, Yammer lets co-workers share files, message each other and organize meetings and events. Microsoft targeted it much like it did Skype, the video-calling company it bought last May for $8.5 billion.

China's Economy Cools, Perhaps More Than Planned

The country's economy has not only been slowing down recently — it's been slowing faster than expected. That's due largely to overly effective efforts by Beijing to rein in earlier blistering, and unsustainable, growth. Many say the downshift will continue unless the economy undergoes serious reform.

Can Lincoln Be Cool Again?

After the '60s, the Lincoln automobile brand started on a long, slow decline that mirrored the slide of the American auto industry. Now, Ford is trying to turn it back into a top luxury brand.

New Schedules Push Graveyard Shift Off The Clock

Some car companies have adopted "three crew" work schedules, forgoing regular graveyard shifts and the traditional three shifts a day. It's a highly efficient way to get more out of workers, machines and factories, but it can also wreak havoc with employees' sleep needs and home lives.

Nailing The American Dream, With Polish

The idea of an "affordable manicure" was once an oxymoron. That's before Vietnamese immigrants arrived in the U.S. and cornered the market for inexpensive nail-care salons. The industry has offered a path to self-sufficiency for many Vietnamese-Americans in California and around the nation.

Victim: Ponzi Schemer Stanford Destroyed Families

Texas financier R. Allen Stanford received a 110 year sentence in prison on Thursday. He bilked investors out of more than $7 billion over 20 years in what was one of the largest Ponzi schemes in U.S. history.
WAMU 88.5

D.C. Dives: The Raven Grill

In the inaugural edition of our new series, D.C. Dives, we visit the Raven Grill, one of the city's oldest drinking establishments.


Report Urges Food Stamp Program To Clarify Purchases, Corporate Profits

While Congress debates food stamp cuts, the government should disclose where the program's costs are going and how much retailers and banks are profiting, says a new consumer watchdog report, Food Stamps: Follow The Money.