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Jockeys urge their horses along at the Central Wyoming Fairgrounds in Casper.

Skill or chance? States debate historical horse games

Miles Bryan | Oct 2, 2015
Racing machines are tied to the outcome of a past horse race.
Posted In: bets, horse racing
Chris Gimenez of the Texas Rangers looks on as Luis Valbuena of the Houston Astros hits in the third inning last Thursday in Arlington, Texas.

Did MLB create an in-state rivalry in Texas?

Andy Uhler and Lizzie O'Leary | Oct 2, 2015
For 40 years, Houston Astros and Texas Rangers fans didn't bother with one another.
A few dozen protestors gather outside the Atlanta hotel where negotiators are trying the finalize the Transpacific Partnership.

The TPP is still in the works, but not for long

Kai Ryssdal and Tracey Samuelson | Oct 2, 2015
Negotiations, now in Atlanta, may be in the final hours.

Marketplace asks: Are you better off now than 4 years ago?

Marketplace Weekend Staff and Lizzie O'Leary | Oct 2, 2015
How do you define economic progress in your own life?
Posted In: future, Money
Lovers embrace, likely because of their high credit scores.

Similar credit scores = true love

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 2, 2015
You had me at '850.'
Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen waves to members during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill back in February in Washington, D.C.

Weekly Wrap: Jobs report, uncertainty and Janet Yellen

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 2, 2015
Cardiff Garcia and Sabri Ben-Achour join Kai Ryssdal to recap the week that was.

Pennsylvania's budget battle is hurting school funding

Lizzie O'Leary and Raghu Manavalan | Oct 2, 2015
Some local schools are taking out loans to make ends meet.
Posted In: budgets, funding, schools

A Texas county, 4 years after state's worst wildfire

Andy Uhler | Oct 2, 2015
Bastrop County, in the dry piney woods, not only is rebuilding, it's growing.
Posted In: disaster, fire, texas, wildfire

Bad tech habits were made to be broken

Lizzie O'Leary, Ben Johnson and Hayley Hershman | Oct 2, 2015
You might be guilty, too. Now, put the phone down and go to sleep already.
Posted In: habits, smart phones founder and CEO Jeff Bezos presents the company's first smartphone, the Fire Phone, back in June of 2014.

Amazon takes on Google and Apple

Mark Garrison | Oct 2, 2015
The retailer is giving up a cut of device sales in a plot to rule streaming media.