Economics & Economy

How YouTube became YouTube, told with YouTube videos

7 hours ago
Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar

Remember how Larry Page and Sergey Brin started Google in a garage? That garage belonged to Susan Wojcicki. The Palo Alto native eventually became Google's 16th employee. She ran Google's AdSense program for years and was then tapped to run YouTube, the video-sharing website that Google bought in 2006.

Girl Scout cookie cereal is coming next year

8 hours ago
Kai Ryssdal

This needs to be filed under "Too Much of a Good Thing."

General Mills is teaming up with the Girl Scouts to turn Girl Scout cookies into breakfast cereal. We know there will be a Thin Mint variety, as well as Caramel Crunch, which seem to be based on Samoas.

It's hitting shelves come January 2017.

Doctors cut costs by getting to know their patients

9 hours ago
D Gorenstein

The healthcare landscape is changing, even as Obamacare bumps along.

In the past six years, we’ve seen the rise of Accountable Care Organizations, now numbering more than 800, where doctors or hospitals work together to streamline care. For physicians that means they now get some compensation through contracts that reward improving health and controlling costs, as opposed to simply making money for every service provided regardless of the outcome or expense.

Donna Tam

Bob Dylan, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature earlier this month but has yet to acknowledge the honor publicly, will have to give a lecture in order to receive the nearly $1 million purse attached to the prize.

Mitchell Hartman

Taylor Swift, the country-turned-pop-singer-megastar-phenom dropped her self-titled debut album on this day a decade ago. Ten years, multiple Grammys, four more albums and a bunch of number-one hits later, she took the top spot on Forbes Highest-Paid Celebrities list this year with a cool $170 million. Along the way, Taylor Swift has developed — and isn't afraid to use — some serious business chops.