Northwestern University plans to use special uniforms at its Nov. 16 game against Michigan. They're supposed to honor the U.S. military and wounded veterans. Critics, though, say the design makes it look as if blood has been splattered across an American flag. That's just wrong, they say.
In less than 24 hours, Twitter will go from the privately held microblogging service-that-could to a publicly traded social media juggernaut. At least, that's what the company's executives are hoping. As Wall Street waits to see if investors will line up for Twitter's initial public offering, the rest of the tech world is watching with anticipation. Many see Twitter's IPO as an important moment for their industry.
Twitter is going public tomorrow, and the microblogging company increased its target range for the new stock to between $23 and $25. Is that a deal or a steal?
Bill de Blasio will be the 109th mayor of the city of New York, becoming the first Democrat to lead the nation's largest metropolis in nearly a quarter century. "A tale of two cities" was the theme of the campaign that carried him to victory. The idea that there are two New York Cities, one for the rich and one for the poor, was attacked as a divisive idea on the campaign trail, but resonated with voters living in an increasingly expensive city with higher income inequality than any other metropolitan area in the U.S.
In other stories, Anonymous protesters toss fireworks at Buckingham Palace in London, and Japan's leader proposes getting rid of subsidies to the country's long-protected rice farmers.
A research chemist applied his analytical smarts to his son's eye cancer. By analyzing family photos starting with some taken just a few days after birth, the dad found that signs of retinoblastoma, a rare eye cancer, could be detected quite early.
The premier lessons of Tuesday night's contests ended up being pieces of time-honored wisdom demonstrated anew: Issues matter. Money talks. And polls — including exit polls — can be misleading.
Twitter is going public tomorrow, and the microblogging company increased its target range for the new stock to between $23 and $25. Is that a deal or a steal? Melody Hobson, president of Ariel Investments in Chicago, tells Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio what she thinks.