RSS Feed

Twitter Files For Initial Public Offering

Twitter announced via Tweet Thursday that it's launching its long awaited initial public offering. It will be the most high profile IPO since Facebook went public last year. But Twitter hopes to avoid the mishaps that's marred Facebook's stock market debut.

5 Years After Financial Crisis, How's The Job Market Doing?

Sunday marks the 5th anniversary of the collapse of one of the nation's leading banking institutions Lehman Brothers. The failure of the bank triggered a global financial crisis and led to the deepest recession in decades. Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal.

Without Action, Government Will Shut Down At Month's End

The four top congressional leaders held a closed-door meeting Thursday to assess where they stand on the coming government funding and debt-ceiling deadlines. As has become typical in recent years, some conservative House Republicans appear to be the stumbling block with their insistence that any deal repeal or defund Obamacare.

D.C. Mayor Vetoes Wage Bill Targetting Large Retailers

Wal-Mart says its plans to open six stores in the nation's capitol are back on after the mayor vetoed a so-called living wage bill that targeted big box retailers. The focus now turns to the District's 13 member City Council. The bill passed in July with eight votes — nine are needed to override a veto.

Twitter's Plan To Make Money? It's All In Your Stream

Twitter will soon make its stock market debut. Its recent record gives a glimpse of several ways it plans to make a profit.

Twitter Says It Intends To Go Public

In a tweet, the 200-million-user microblogging service said it had confidentially submitted the paperwork for a planned IPO.
WAMU 88.5

Sponsor Of Montgomery County Minimum Wage Hike Reacts To D.C. Veto

The effort to raise the minimum wage took a blow Thursday, but the sponsor of a similar bill in Montgomery County says he will soldier on.


Taking Down Big Food Is The Name Of Chipotle's New Game

Chipotle is betting that it can sell even more burritos by lambasting Big Food companies that drug animals in the name of profit. That's the message of a new short film and game the company launched Thursday that takes a cue from advocacy films like The Meatrix.

The $7 Billion Tech Acquisition You Haven't Heard Of

The billionaire Koch brothers paid a premium for Molex, a little-known company that makes products that may be in your pocket.

D.C. Mayor Vetoes 'Living Wage' Bill Targeting Large Retailers

Mayor Vincent Gray ended weeks of speculation and vetoed the measure passed in July. Wal-Mart threatened to halve the number of stores it plans to build in the district if the measure becomes law.