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So, who's behind the online black market Silk Road?

Ben Johnson and Aparna Alluri | Jan 19, 2015
Ross Ulbricht, the alleged mastermind, claims he was set up.
Posted In: bitcoin, Mt. Gox, Silk Road

Addressing the obstacles facing female CEOs

David Brancaccio | Jan 19, 2015
CEO Jules Pieri says women shouldn't think outside the box, they should create it.
A construction crane hangs off of the side of the luxury high-rise One57  in New York City.

When owning an apartment means paying $13,000 a foot

Tony Wagner and Tobin Low | Jan 19, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Monday.
Potential applicants wait to enter a job fair in New York City.

A quasi-healthy job market for 2015

Mitchell Hartman | Jan 16, 2015
Some economists say the jobs being created now don't deliver enough economic punch.
Posted In: employment, Job creation
Taylor Swift poses at the Guess Portrait Studio during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

Maybe Obama should just 'Shake it Off'

David Gura | Jan 16, 2015
John Boehner takes aim at Barack Obama with a dozen Taylor Swift GIFs.

Poor children, a new majority in public schools

Amy Scott | Jan 16, 2015
More than half of U.S. public school students come from low-income families, report says.
An attendee wears Google Glass while watching the opening keynote at a Google I/O developers conference in San Francisco.

Google stops Glass production, at least for now

David Gura and Ben Johnson | Jan 16, 2015
"Everybody who touched the Glass did not become an evangelist." That was a problem.
Two men ride all terrain vehicles on a bank along the frozen Arctic Ocean in Browerville in northern Alaska.

Free shipping a boon for Alaska's Amazon customers

| Jan 16, 2015
Rural Alaskans are taking advantage of Amazon Prime's free shipping.
Posted In: Alaska, Amazon, rural, shipping
Tom, your former first friend on MySpace, still has a Myspace profile. This is what it looks like now.

Fun fact Friday: Millions #TBT to their MySpace days

Seth Kelley and David Gura | Jan 16, 2015
A weekly roundup of what we learned at Marketplace.
When the Swiss National Bank said it would stop artificially holding down the value of the Swiss franc against the euro the move immediately sent the safe-haven currency soaring.

Swiss move on franc catches currency brokers off guard

Tracey Samuelson | Jan 16, 2015
The sudden move to let Swiss franc rise jolts currency markets.