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Foot Locker profits jump, thanks to basketball and Nike

Kate Davidson | Aug 22, 2014
Basketball shoes are hot and Nike controls the sizzle .
Posted In: Nike, Running, shoes

This was the lightest trading day of the year so far

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 22, 2014
Just 2 and a quarter billion shares changed hands.
Emmy Awards

And the Emmy goes to... Monday!

Stacey Vanek Smith | Aug 22, 2014
NBC has moved the Emmys from Monday to Sunday... and the reason is all economics.
Posted In: emmy awards, emmys, NBC, TV ads

A $10,560 bachelor's degree?

Adriene Hill | Aug 22, 2014
Community colleges are getting into the business of awarding BA degrees.

Extending the female athlete spotlight past Mo'Ne Davis

| Aug 22, 2014
Mo'Ne Davis is held out as a sensation and pioneer for women in sports.

Bachelor party at community colleges

Dan Abendschein | Aug 22, 2014
Twenty-one states allow community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees.
Posted In: Visualize
Swiish Bar and Grill

A tale of two Fergusons

Lizzie O'Leary | Aug 22, 2014
Marketplace's Noel King and Lindsay Foster Thomas recap their trip to Ferguson, Missouri and tell us about their experience.
Posted In: Ferguson, missouri, protests

Weekend Brunch: News and algorithms, auto-deleting email and paying it forward

Lizzie O'Leary | Aug 22, 2014
We look back on the week's news and what's on our plate for the upcoming week.

Beyond ad clicks: using 'Big Data' for social good

David Gura | Aug 22, 2014
One professor is trying to get the best data scientists to tackle social problems.
Posted In: big data
School supplies

Your Wallet: The rising cost of school supplies

Adriene Hill | Aug 22, 2014
Marketplace's Adriene Hill explains the rising cost of school supplies being handed to parents.