This week’s top business news — Feb. 16-20, 2015
The ongoing economic dispute between Greece and the rest of the Eurogroup, led by Germany, continued to make headlines this week and potentially reached a conclusion on Friday, according the Bloomberg News.
The tech industry also controlled much of the news with Pinterest, Snapchat and Facebook all making headlines throughout the week. Undoubtedly, the week’s biggest news came on Thursday with Wal-Mart’s announcement that the Arkansas-based company would raise its minimum wage to $9.00 per hour for entry-level employees.
What follows is a list of what Talking Biz News views to be this week’s top 10 stories.
- FAA plans ground Amazon’s drone program, by Chris Morris of Fortune
- The hotel industry’s race to escape the dinosaur age, by Mariah Summers of BuzzFeed
- AP sources say port talks focus on arbitrator, by Justin Pritchard of The Associated Press
- JPMorgan tops list of risky banks: government study, by Douwe Miedema of Reuters
- Pinterest seeks $11 billion valuation with new funding, by Douglas MacMillan and Yoree Koh of The Wall Street Journal
- What you learn by comparing Snapchat to other companies worth $19 billion, by Jason Karaian of Quartz
- The biggest beneficiary of Wal-Mart’s wage hike, by Krystina Gustafson of CNBC
- Mark Zuckerberg is obsessed with making China his Facebook friend, by Matt McFarland of The Washington Post
- Takata to be fined $14,000 a day by N.H.T.S.A.in airbag investigation, by Hiroko Tabuchi and Danielle Ivory of The New York Times
- Greek official: Eurogroup appears to have reached an accord, by Karl Stagno Navarra and Jonathan Stearns of Bloomberg News