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Thursday, December 15, 2011 (All day)

How virgin is your extra virgin olive oil? What does that even mean? Tom Mueller, whose new book is called "Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil," explains how olive oil is made and how to taste it.

Check out the interview, the video or Mueller's website where you can find tips on where to find good olive oil.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011 (All day)

The Marketplace Morning Report is produced live seven times each day, beginning with a first cast at 2:50 a.m. PT and ending with our final cast at 8:50 a.m. PT. If you listen to our program on your local public radio station, you may hear a different cast than someone across the country. Below are links to each of the seven Marketplace Morning Report broadcasts for Wednesday, December 14,  2011.

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Most of us are actually quite fine not understanding a lot of the technology that we're surrounded by. We just want to know what that it works. Tablet computers, smartphones -- whatever.

London-based designer Thomas Thwaites isn't satisfied with that. So he challenged himself to take something we use every day and try to build it from scratch. He chose a toaster. Not high tech, but complicated enough.

It took him nine months -- a saga he chronicles in a book called "The Toaster Project." Check out a slideshow of photos of Thwaites building his toaster here.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011 (All day)

The Marketplace Morning Report is produced live seven times each day, beginning with a first cast at 2:50 a.m. PT and ending with our final cast at 8:50 a.m. PT. If you listen to our program on your local public radio station, you may hear a different cast than someone across the country. Below are links to each of the seven Marketplace Morning Report broadcasts for Tuesday, December 13, 2011.

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Monday, December 12, 2011 (All day)

The Marketplace Morning Report is produced live seven times each day, beginning with a first cast at 2:50 a.m. PT and ending with our final cast at 8:50 a.m. PT. If you listen to our program on your local public radio station, you may hear a different cast than someone across the country. Below are links to each of the seven Marketplace Morning Report broadcasts for Monday, December 12, 2011.

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We asked some of our regular contributors and voices we respect to share their picks for favorite business books of the year. Plus, Kai offers his own recommendations.

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Friday, December 9, 2011 (All day)

The Marketplace Morning Report is produced live seven times each day, beginning with a first cast at 2:50 a.m. PT and ending with our final cast at 8:50 a.m. PT. If you listen to our program on your local public radio station, you may hear a different cast than someone across the country. Below are links to each of the seven Marketplace Morning Report broadcasts for Friday, December 9, 2011.

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In September 2011, an international group of car and technology enthusiasts gathered in Cape Girardeau, Mo., for the first EVCCON -- the Electric Vehicle Conversion Convention. Check out a video from the convention here.

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Thursday, December 8, 2011 (All day)

The Marketplace Morning Report is produced live seven times each day, beginning with a first cast at 2:50 a.m. PT and ending with our final cast at 8:50 a.m. PT. If you listen to our program on your local public radio station, you may hear a different cast than someone across the country. Below are links to each of the seven Marketplace Morning Report broadcasts for Thursday, December 8, 2011.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011 (All day)

Today is the last day of open enrollment for Medicare.

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