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A giant robot that shoots ... T-shirts?

Molly Wood | Jul 31, 2015
Could fighting exoskeletons be the future of sports entertainment?
Posted In: robots, startup, t-shirts
Fast food and health care workers, and their supporters, march on Dec. 4 in Los Angeles to demand the minimum wage be increased to $15 per hour.

The minimum wage debate

Marketplace Weekend Staff | Jul 31, 2015
Have you ever lived on the minimum wage in your area? We want to hear your stories.
Posted In: minimum wage
Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal interviews Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti at the original Shake Shack in Madison Square Park.

Kai Ryssdal's 10th anniversary

Julian Burrell | Jul 31, 2015
Did you pay attention? There's a quiz.
Ryan Kavanaugh, CEO of Relativity Media (L) and writer/director Mike Binder arrive at the premiere of Relativity Media's 'Black Or White' on January 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Relativity Media goes into turnaround

Nova Safo | Jul 31, 2015
The mini Hollywood studio has filed for bankruptcy.
Posted In: bankruptcy, film, Relativity
A group of airport workers rally for an increase in raises in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Employee compensation growth stalls out

Mitchell Hartman | Jul 31, 2015
Labor costs and wages make anemic gains in second quarter reports.
Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen testifies before the House Financial Services Committee July 15, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Yellen told the committee that the Fed is still set to raise short-term interest rates this year.

Weekly Wrap: Interest rates, Janet Yellen and profits

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 31, 2015
Linette Lopez and Felix Salmon join Kai Ryssdal to recap the week in business and finance.
Victoria's Secret Angel Elsa Hosk attends a charity event at SoulCycle in New York City on July 8, 2015.

SoulCycle pedaling hard toward IPO

Gigi Douban | Jul 31, 2015
A question for investors: How much can a fitness fad grow?
Posted In: IPO, sales, SoulCycle
Good Jobs Nation workers on strike listen to a speech from presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders.

Do federal contractors save the government money?

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Jul 31, 2015
The U.S. keeps replacing its full-time workers with contract employees.

Autonomous weapons and the eventual robot uprising

Molly Wood and Raghu Manavalan | Jul 31, 2015
Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and others signed a letter to ban, yes, killer bots.
Posted In: ai, drones, weapons
Volunteers parade in front of journalists in Beijing on Friday a few minutes before the announcement that the Chinese capital would host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Beijing to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

Kai Ryssdal and Rob Schmitz | Jul 31, 2015
The country's economy is in a different place this time around.