WhatsApp makes a text messaging app that works on all major smartphone operating systems. Founded in Silicon Valley less than five years ago, the company has 55 employees.
Chick-fil-A's plan to ditch antibiotics in its birds is part of a growing industry trend. Driving the growth is concern about the risks associated with routine use of antibiotics in farm animals.
Spirit Airlines is one of America's fastest growing airlines. It is also among the least popular airlines in America. How can one airline be both things at once?
Apps like Secret and Whisper are designed to maximize sharing and minimize risk because the messages are anonymous. Could they end up helping whistleblowers and shaking up the workplace?
Ann Powers says that for the music lover searching for an immersive streaming service, newcomer Beats Music comes close to offering the complete package.
The $6.5 billion in federal loan guarantees will help build the first new U.S. nuclear power plants in more than three decades. The announcement brought quick criticism from some environmentalists.
In the autonomous northern region of Iraq, the Kurds have decided to take the contentious matter of oil into their own hands. They built a pipeline out of the country bypassing the central government and sparking outrage in Baghdad. Steve Inskeep talks to Ben Lando, of the Iraq Oil Report, which covers daily happenings in and around Iraq.
A leader in the manufacturing sector is calling on Congress and President Obama to put aside their differences and help manufacturing companies grow and prosper. Jay Timmons, head of the National Association of Manufacturers, said in Milwaukee that would like Washington to make progress on the president's trade agenda.
What you pay for health insurance on the Affordable Care Act's marketplaces varies widely based on where you live. Steve Inskeep talks to Jordan Rau, senior correspondent with Kaiser Health News, about the 10 cheapest health care markets, the 10 most expensive and what may behind the price differences.
Now that legal marijuana is on sale in Colorado, most banks are shying away from giving pot shops checking accounts. The drug is still against federal law. The Justice and Treasury Departments have issued guidance in hopes banks will resume business with marijuana sellers. The idea is to alleviate some of the dangers of the state's all-cash marijuana industry.
Workers at the Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, Tenn., last week narrowly rejected joining the United Auto Workers. That was a setback for labor which was looking for an organizing victory in a southern state. The AFL-CIO is holding its winter meetings this week in Houston. The movement says its efforts to organize across the South continue despite the high profile defeat at the VW plant.
Investigative journalist Chris Leonard argues in a new book that Tyson's system of chicken production treats farmers like "modern-day sharecroppers." The book is a detailed account of the inner workings of Tyson, and the not-so-independent farmers who actually raise the birds.
Price-shopping for coffee makers is easy. Finding the actual cost of a colonoscopy? Nearly impossible. But putting together a useful, comprehensive price-list for patients of the widely varying charges for various health procedures is difficult and expensive, states are learning.