Attendees check out the Sony booth at the 2014 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 7, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. - 

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today the Commerce Department is set to make an appearance. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will be promoting the department’s “Open for Business Agenda.” It’s focused on trade and investment, innovation, and data. But given all the hubbub with the NSA and surveillance issues, how warm of welcome will the government get?

Fifty years ago today, President Johnson declared what he dubbed the War on Poverty. Marketplace's Wealth and Poverty desk checked in with communities around the country asking about the state of that war.

Danielle Morrill is a 28 year-old web entrepreneur who lives in San Francisco. A few years ago she started a company, Refer.ly, that paid people to write reviews about products they loved.  It was her first try at building a business, and her first major fail

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