Marketplace Headlines: Business

Marketplace Headlines: Business


  • Dollar stores adapt to an improving economy

    Jul 28, 2014 | 3 min
    Dollar Tree is buying Family Dollar. Dollar stores are selling different things.
  • Russia ordered to pay $5 billion to oil shareholders

    Jul 28, 2014 | 4 min
    Russia seized the assets of oil giant Yukos in 2.
  • Dollar Tree buys Family Dollar

    Jul 28, 2014 | 2 min
    The deal promises big cost-savings for both underperforming businesses.
  • Car companies are happy to lose money on electric cars

    Jul 28, 2014 | 2 min
    Why Nissan is willing to lose money on the Leaf.
  • 'Ace' Greenberg and the rise (and fall) of Bear Stearns

    Jul 25, 2014 | 3 min
    Alan Greenberg rose from clerk to CEO of Bear Stearns before its stunning fall.
  • Amazon makes a lot of money. But it still loses more.

    Jul 25, 2014 | 3 min
    Amazon's stock fell 11 percent this morning following another sad earnings report.
  • Want to shop like a pro? Buy generic

    Jul 25, 2014 | 1 min
    A new study says chefs, pharmacists and other professionals prefer generic goods.
  • 4 ways Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz puts employees 1st

    Jul 25, 2014 | 7 min
    Schultz believes in ensuring his company's success with consumers and employees.
  • Kai Ryssdal vs. the American Girl Store

    Jul 24, 2014 | 8 min
    We went behind the scenes with American Girl Brands President Jean McKenzie.
  • GM's post-recall strategy pays dividends

    Jul 24, 2014 | 3 min
    The automaker has handled the crisis over faulty ignition switches well. What now?
  • Debating corporate tax inversions

    Jul 24, 2014 | 4 min
    What the government can do to prevent companies from reincorporating overseas.
  • Target attracts new customers by downsizing

    Jul 23, 2014 | 3 min
    Target opened it's smallest store in Minneapolis. What's a Target if it's not big?
  • Why high earnings aren't translating into jobs

    Jul 23, 2014 | 3 min
    Corporate earnings are up. But will these cash-rich companies give you a job?
  • GM recall numbers keep going up, up, up

    Jul 23, 2014 | 1 min
    The automaker recalled another 7, vehicles today.
  • 5 numbers that matter to the 'House of Cards' creator

    Jul 23, 2014 | 7 min
    Beau Willimon spends almost no time with Netflix's legendary stockpiles of data.
  • Women’s empowerment gets a corporate boost

    Jul 23, 2014 | 4 min
    Marketers are pushing female strength to capitalize on a national movement.
  • Small Business remains hopeful during slow season

    Jul 23, 2014 | 4 min
    YellowWood Group CEO Olalah Njenga is hopeful about the future of her business
  • Netflix goes global. Will it pay off?

    Jul 23, 2014 | 2 min
    Netflix will expand into Europe this fall, but the move could be expensive.
  • Netflix goes global. Will it pay off?

    Jul 23, 2014 | 2 min
    Netflix will expand into Europe this fall, but the move could be expensive.
  • A new and faster way of buying concert tickets

    Jul 22, 2014 | 4 min
    Marketplace tests out the speed of ticket apps with a One Direction concert
  • Why Boeing and Delta are dueling over the Ex-Im bank

    Jul 22, 2014 | 3 min
    We explain the implications behind Boeing and Delta's massive fight over the Export-Import bank.
  • What are companies doing with all that cash?

    Jul 22, 2014 | 3 min
    Giants like Google and Apple and Pfizer are raking it in. But where is the money going?
  • Hospital agrees to pay $1 million for recorded exams

    Jul 22, 2014 | 2 min
    Johns Hopkins settles with victims of gynecologist who secretly filmed exams.
  • Breaking down the fees and taxes in a plane ticket

    Jul 21, 2014 | 3 min
    We explain the math behind your airline ticket as TSA security fees increase.
  • 4 ideas from Nest CEO Tony Fadell

    Jul 21, 2014 | 5 min
    There are plenty of ideas floating around in Fadell's head, but here are four.
  • EnergyStar keeps consumer trust, despite bumps

    Jul 21, 2014 | 3 min
    If Whirlpool pulls out, it's leaving behind a trusted brand.
  • Same-day delivery gains traction

    Jul 21, 2014 | 4 min
    For online retailers, replacing brick-and-mortar stores is a logistical problem.
  • Orange really is the new black (and white)

    Jul 21, 2014 | 1 min
    A sheriff makes inmates wear striped uniforms after orange jumpsuits became chic.
  • My money story: Comedian Jimmy Pardo

    Jul 19, 2014 | 5 min
    Stand-up comedian Jimmy Pardo explains how sometimes you don't choose your dreams, but they choose you.
  • Twitter may change metrics to reflect a wider audience

    Jul 18, 2014 | 2 min
    More people interact with Twitter than just those who are signed on.
  • Who should police FedEx packages?

    Jul 18, 2014 | 2 min
    A look at allegations against FedEx for knowingly shipping illegal packages.
  • Pop up ads lack impact

    Jul 18, 2014 | 2 min
    Mobile phone ads work best for practical items like cars and refrigerators.
  • How companies like Microsoft should handle mass layoffs

    Jul 17, 2014 | 3 min
    Microsoft is laying off 14 percent of its staff. But it'll be six months before the redundancy process is complete.
  • Streaming books on Amazon?

    Jul 17, 2014 | 3 min
    The online retail giant is jockeying for space in a budding market.
  • Would a Marketplace by any other name smell as sweet?

    Jul 17, 2014 | 8 min
    Branding is about logos and slogans, yes - but it's also about scent.
  • The bad code that hacked its way into the Nasdaq

    Jul 17, 2014 | 4 min
    In 211, the FBI discovered dangerous software that was likely Russian in origin.
  • Facebook wants to know what you're watching

    Jul 17, 2014 | 2 min
    Facebook will partner with Nielsen to track how its subscribers watch television.
  • Apple-IBM deal shakes up workplace tech

    Jul 16, 2014 | 3 min
    The former rivals' alliance could undermine competitors like Google and Blackberry.
  • Why Murdoch wants Time Warner: leverage

    Jul 16, 2014 | 3 min
    Time Warner turned down Rupert Murdoch's reported $8 billion offer. He'll be back.
  • Apple and IBM: from flipping the bird to partnership

    Jul 16, 2014 | 2 min
    Why the two rivals have decided to play nice.
  • Killing Archie, to keep his brand healthy

    Jul 15, 2014 | 3 min
    There are many Archies loose in the world.
  • Casinos developers take extra steps to sweeten the pot

    Jul 15, 2014 | 3 min
    A new casino promises $ million to Boston, even though it won't be in the city.
  • How tough is it to sell steel?

    Jul 14, 2014 | 4 min
    Delaware Steel President Lisa Goldenberg says she's hopeful for a better year.
  • Lindt Chocolate just snapped up Russell Stover

    Jul 14, 2014 | 2 min
    But how exactly do companies find each other? And, is it love?
  • Giant African snails seized at Los Angeles airport

    Jul 14, 2014 | 1 min
    Customs officials seized a live shipment of the animals which can carry disease.
  • Big companies help small ones by paying them sooner

    Jul 14, 2014 | 3 min
    Big companies sign on to pay their small-business suppliers faster.
  • Shhh! It's time for Formula E!

    Jul 14, 2014 | 3 min
    If Formula E is the future of racing, then it's going to be a rather quiet place.
  • Who needs insurance? GM paying victims on its own.

    Jul 14, 2014 | 2 min
    General Motors isn't using liability insurance to pay ignition switch claims.
  • I Can't Believe I Bought That: Cat edition

    Jul 11, 2014 | 5 min
    David Branccaccio tells a story of his most regretful purchase.
  • Weekend Brunch: CYNK, the Fed, and potato salad

    Jul 11, 2014 | 8 min
    It's that time again.
  • How Eileen Ford made modeling a real profession

    Jul 11, 2014 | 3 min
    Ford, who died at 2, and her husband created the modern modeling industry
  • The explosive birth of the bikini

    Jul 11, 2014 | 4 min
    How war rations and atomic testing brought about the world's skimpiest suit.
  • Good weather drives corn prices to record low

    Jul 11, 2014 | 4 min
    Surpluses put corn prices at a four-year low. Can farmers sell it all?
  • Newports and Camels are a smoking combination

    Jul 11, 2014 | 3 min
    Reynolds and Lorillard are merging.
  • Social media's new matchmakers pair users with brands

    Jul 11, 2014 | 3 min
    Big brands want to advertise on the social media accounts of people with large followings. How do they find them? Enter the matchmakers.
  • Why you might seeing English subtitles on Spanish-lanuguage TV ads

    Jul 11, 2014 | 2 min
    Some advertisers are using the World Cup to experiment with bilingual ads on English networks.
  • Cleveland toy store flourishes after rough winter

    Jul 10, 2014 | 4 min
    The hard winter doesn't skip toy stores. Now, it's bouncing back.
  • Don't call it a Crumback

    Jul 10, 2014 | 1 min
    Share prices skyrocketed over rumors of a revived Crumbs Bake Shop.
  • With job vacancies up, employers take longer to hire

    Jul 10, 2014 | 2 min
    The Bureau says employers are advertising more jobs. But are they actually hiring?
  • How a 1-year-old started the Rollerblade revolution

    Jul 10, 2014 | 5 min
    Scott Olson talks about putting America on wheels when he was just a teenager.
  • The difference a half second makes

    Jul 10, 2014 | 2 min
    A Chicago Fed paper proposes dividing trading sessions into half second periods.
  • What's in a settlement?

    Jul 9, 2014 | 3 min
    Citigroup is rumored to be close to a $7 billion settlement with the Justice Department. How does the DOJ set its fines?
  • How resorts ended up in those oval car decals

    Jul 9, 2014 | 5 min
    Decals originally to mark country-of-origin came to state resort-of-choice
  • Golden Road bets big on craft beer

    Jul 9, 2014 | 7 min
    A trip to a fast growing brewery in Los Angeles, Golden Road Brewing.
  • Alcoa wants to be known for more than aluminum

    Jul 9, 2014 | 3 min
    Alcoa's bid to brand itself an "innovation powerhouse" recalls its roots.
  • How to make $7k a month at your high school internship

    Jul 8, 2014 | 3 min
    What are Silicon Valley interns doing to be making 5 to 7 grand a month?
  • The happy accident that changed squirt guns forever

    Jul 8, 2014 | 6 min
    Lonnie Johnson dreamed of inventing, but never knew he'd be famous for a toy.
  • Berkeley, California wants to sell marijuana too

    Jul 8, 2014 | 1 min
    California wants in on the marijuana market.
  • High times in Washington and Colorado

    Jul 8, 2014 | 2 min
    As of today, both states offer retail marijuana sales. But how do they differ?
  • Meet the man who invented the pool noodle

    Jul 7, 2014 | 5 min
    The hardest part of creating the pool noodle? Explaining what to do with it.
  • Your job in 5 words

    Jul 7, 2014 | 3 min
    Medley: We asked, you answered. (
  • ADM wants a taste of the flavor business

    Jul 7, 2014 | 3 min
    ADM will buy Wild Flavors for almost $ billion.
  • The lowdown on employee discounts

    Jul 7, 2014 | 4 min
    What if everything in your favorite store was percent off, every single day?
  • Tyler Perry just trademarked 'quotWWJD?'quot

    Jul 7, 2014 | 1 min
  • Allan Sloan is angry about the flight of corporations

    Jul 7, 2014 | 3 min
    When Bank of America moved to North Carolina, people said it's business. But is it?
  • How LeBron James is changing how athletes are paid

    Jul 7, 2014 | 8 min
    More athletes are making their money off the court than on it.
  • My money story: Musician Alex White

    Jul 7, 2014 | 5 min
    Alex White, one half of rock band White Mystery, tells us about life on the road running a business with her brother.
  • Walmart to highlight women-owned businesses

    Jul 7, 2014 | 2 min
    Will a special logo for women-owned businesses combat or perpetuate stereotypes?
  • Fast food just got even faster

    Jul 4, 2014 | 3 min
    Ordering McDonald's ahead of time? There's now an app for that, too.
  • Fireworks spark up a black market economy

    Jul 4, 2014 | 4 min
    Illegal firework trafficking is low priority for police, but not for firefighters.
  • Why do they still have floor traders at the NYSE?

    Jul 4, 2014 | 5 min
    Robots do most of the trading. So what's up with the folks in blue jackets?
  • July 4th is a big beer holiday

    Jul 4, 2014 | 3 min
    Beer sales have been flagging for the big breweries, although craft beers are soaring.
  • Hollywood turns to... taxidermy?

    Jul 4, 2014 | 3 min
    Movie and TV studios save money by renting dead animals.
  • Here comes yet another increase in transit fares

    Jul 4, 2014 | 2 min
    We look at where transit fare increases are and why operating costs are rising.
  • With credit card debt, not all states are equal

    Jul 4, 2014 | 2 min
    What factors contribute to people in certain states holding more credit card debt?
  • Target asks shoppers to please leave guns at home

    Jul 2, 2014 | 3 min
    Companies are increasingly taking stands on a host of hot-potato issues.
  • Can companies Unilever and PepsiCo make us healthier?

    Jul 2, 2014 | 3 min
    The private sector aims to chart a healthier course.
  • Musicians protest movie studios recording overseas

    Jul 1, 2014 | 5 min
    Professional musicians in the Los Angeles aren't happy.
  • People don't conference call during the World Cup

    Jul 1, 2014 | 1 min
    The volume is down 11 percent.
  • Green cards pay for new hotels

    Jul 1, 2014 | 3 min
    2 immigrant investors from 14 countries finance a new hotel in Los Angeles.
  • BNP Paribas has to pay $8. billion in violations

    Jun 30, 2014 | 1 min
    The French bank lost big time.
  • Amish iPhones, mansions and millionaires?

    Jun 30, 2014 | 5 min
    We talk with Jen Banbury about her article on modern changes to Amish culture.
  • Obama's VA pick resigned under pressure from P'ampG

    Jun 30, 2014 | 2 min
    Robert McDonald led Procter ' Gamble during a rocky four years.
  • Transgender female workers face added discrimination

    Jun 30, 2014 | 3 min
    Transgender experiences show a lot about how men and women fare in the workplace.
  • Casino saturation hits Atlantic City

    Jun 30, 2014 | 2 min
    A boom in East Coast casinos has washed out tax revenue in old gambling hubs.
  • 'TV Everywhere' is sometimes TV nowhere

    Jun 27, 2014 | 3 min
    Why does ESPN's online streaming choke at the worst possible time?
  • Dov Charney, the World Cup and Aereo over Brunch

    Jun 27, 2014 | 7 min
    Recapping the week with Andrea Chang of the L.A. Times and Buzzfeed's Ken Bensinger.
  • What can art tell us about the economy?

    Jun 27, 2014 | 4 min
    The Wall Street Journal's Kelly Crow says countries who feel successful buy art
  • Matt Lauer asks Mary Barra about being a mom and GM CEO

    Jun 26, 2014 | 2 min
    Matt Lauer interviewed Mary Barra, the CEO of General Motors, Thursday morning.
  • Keeping the water clean at American Water

    Jun 26, 2014 | 5 min
    Susan Story, CEO of American Water, talks about plans to avoid a water crisis.
  • Why the Cruze recall won't hurt GM's bottom line

    Jun 26, 2014 | 3 min
    GM has recalled 2 million vehicles this year.
  • U.S. steelmakers battle against cheap imports, again

    Jun 26, 2014 | 3 min
    China and South Korea are dumping cheap steel into the market
  • Unsanctioned underwear: the new wardrobe malfunction?

    Jun 26, 2014 | 3 min
    We look at the serious business of sponsorship and product (mis)placement.
  • GoPro goes public

    Jun 26, 2014 | 2 min
    It's popular among the surfer set, but what about growth opportunities?
  • The record industry is a lot like Wall Street

    Jun 25, 2014 | 5 min
    Author Gareth Murphy says one day the record industry will face another crash
  • The new growth engine for airports: cargo

    Jun 25, 2014 | 3 min
    Known as "world's busiest" for passengers, Atlanta's airport now wants more cargo
  • I don't care if I never get back...or ever get back?

    Jun 24, 2014 | 5 min
    Eric Brewster and Ben Blatt on their best worst baseball road trip
  • Survey says: Guilty of not filling out your survey

    Jun 24, 2014 | 3 min
    Commentator Beth Teitell says sometimes she feels guilty for not filling them out.
  • Does LinkedIn work for job seekers?

    Jun 24, 2014 | 4 min
    LinkedIn is a way for job seekers to put themselves out there. Recruiters searching the site may find them.
  • What is the biggest business in your home state?

    Jun 24, 2014 | 1 min
    In Vermont, it's the Keurig Green Mountain company, of coffee fame.
  • Corporate boards mostly a boys-only club

    Jun 24, 2014 | 4 min
    Large investment funds like Calpers are trying to add diversity to the boardroom.
  • AT'ampT and DirecTV Defend Proposed Mega-merger

    Jun 24, 2014 | 2 min
    AT'T and DirecTV argue their deal despite worries about industry consolidation.
  • Why do marketers want young men so bad?

    Jun 23, 2014 | 5 min
    Men 18-4 are marketed to using machismo, sex, body-blows, and insults.
  • Michael Jackson: the businessman behind the musician

    Jun 23, 2014 | 4 min
    Michael Jackson, the musician and the businessman
  • Bobbleheadmania hits Dodger Stadium

    Jun 20, 2014 | 5 min
    What really brings baseball fans to the stadium? Free giveaways.
  • GE nears deal for Alstom

    Jun 20, 2014 | 2 min
    GE wants turbine company, but may end up in business with French government.
  • B-corporations can put social purpose over profits

    Jun 20, 2014 | 3 min
    Minnesota is the latest state to offer businesses b-corporation status
  • The Groundlings: comedy's proving ground

    Jun 19, 2014 | 7 min
    The Groundlings has launched some of the biggest comedy in recent history.
  • Amazon wasn't the place to buy J.K. Rowling's new book

    Jun 19, 2014 | 3 min
    Independent book stores promote Hachette titles to win business away from Amazon.
  • No, companies don't usually fire their founders

    Jun 19, 2014 | 3 min
    American Apparel's Dov Charney ouster was a rare move.

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