Japan Airlines announced a $9.5 billion deal with Europe's Airbus today -- a blow to the Boeing Company, which had a near-monopoly in the Japanese market for decades. Japan’s flagship carrier purchased 31 A350 planes, which Airbus says use 25 percent less fuel than previous aircrafts of its kind. Marketplace’s Stephen Beard joins host David Brancaccio to discuss.
While investors mull Twitter's true assets ahead of the company going public, the services of two other tech companies recently came under scrutiny with the help of a professor at Yale University. Those commercials you may have seen surveying users who seem to prefer Bing to Google? Their results might be a little skewed. Will Oremus of Slate Magazine explains.
Hundreds of thousands of civilian employees with the Defense Department go back to work Monday, but many government operations remain suspended.
News of Twitter's impending initial public offering and a look at the social network's books, has left some wondering about growth potential. The company has a strong user base but does it have enough users? And will the users of Twitter's future offer up enough cash? Marketplace Tech reporter Queena Kim says that's the billion dollar question.
Speaker Boehner insists there aren't enough House votes to pass a spending bill that has no strings attached... A GOP congressman likened the Republican situation to how the Confederate Army stumbled into the Battle of Gettysburg... Which Boehner will we see this week?