Business

RSS Feed
NPR

More Than 5 Million New iPhones Sold In Debut Weekend, Apple Says

Apple underestimated demand, so the iPhone 5 has quickly sold out.
NPR

Getting A More Svelte Salmon To Your Dinner Plate

Muscular fish like salmon, tuna and eel can benefit from more exercise in a farmed fish environment. New research and a new book are aiming to convince fish farmers that getting fish to swim faster will mean healthier products, less waste, and more profit.
NPR

'Amazing Scene' As Riot Shuts Foxconn Plant In China

Authorities say 2,000 workers went on a rampage over a "personal dispute." Some workers, though, are saying the dispute relates to on-going tensions at the factory where products are made for Apple and other high-tech giants.
NPR

Employee Shopping: 'Acqui-Hire' Is The New Normal In Silicon Valley

Tech companies like Google, Facebook and Zynga are on a shopping spree. They're buying small startups with innovative products and apps. But many times the buyers don't care about what the small companies were producing. They just want the engineers.
NPR

Ads Slice Up Swing States With Growing Precision

Everything in this year's presidential election is supersized, except for the number of swing states in play. That's forcing a bigger pot of money to be pumped into a smaller pool of states. "There is such focus on relatively few markets that the levels of advertising we're seeing are really uncharted waters," one media analyst says.
NPR

'60 Minutes' Airs Obama, Romney Interviews

GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney insisted his campaign doesn't need a turnaround, despite serious missteps recently. President Obama defended his handling of the economy and the nation's worst recession in decades.
NPR

Village Voice To Split From Ad Site

Village Voice Media Holdings, the company that publishes the newspaper of the same name, is breaking up with its controversial advertising service. Backpage.com has been accused of facilitating sex trafficking, and activists have been pressuring the Village Voice to shut down its adult classifieds service.

Pages