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The creative limitations of sampling

Ben Johnson and James Perla | Aug 20, 2015
Run the Jewels rapper and producer El-P talks about the sampler that started it all.
Posted In: equipment, keyboards, Music

Can palliative care save money?

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Aug 20, 2015
Programs for the seriously ill have grown by more than 150 percent in 10 years.
Republican presidential candidates shown arriving on stage for the Republican presidential debate Thursday.

"The time is meow"

Marketplace staff | Aug 20, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Thursday.
A Shell gas station. Because of refinery issues, gas prices have shot up in the Midwest.

Oil prices are low, but some states see gas prices spike

Gigi Douban | Aug 19, 2015
Gas consumption is up, and refineries are running near peak capacity. When one breaks down, gas prices jump.
Posted In: gas prices, midwest, Oil
As the drought in California continues, investors are setting up shop in northwest Arizona to grow alfalfa and meet the demand of California's dairy industry.

In Arizona desert, big farms are springing up

Will Stone | Aug 19, 2015
An investor group is developing thousands of acres, watering the land with water pumped from wells.
Posted In: arizona, desert, farming
The U.S. Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C.

Inflation barely moving, despite the Fed's efforts

Kimberly Adams | Aug 19, 2015
The Federal Reserve wants inflation at about 2% steady inflation.
In a data breach, the names, emails and addresses of some 37 million users of the extramarital-affairs site Ashley Madison have been leaked.

Ashley Madison user information leaks

Tracey Samuelson | Aug 19, 2015
The myth of privacy on the Web has been exploded once and for all.
A screenshot of Kik's Website. Kik is valued at a cool billion after receiving a $50 million

Tencent sends a $50 million direct message to Kik

Nova Safo | Aug 19, 2015
The company behind WeChat moves into North America's burgeoning messaging market.
A look inside the business Damoka, which is filled to the brim with Persian rugs.

Will Iran nuclear deal affect Persian businesses in L.A.?

Andy Uhler | Aug 19, 2015
Los Angeles has the largest Iranian community outside Iran. Persian businesses have had to work around the sanctions.

Campaign Jobs: Making politicians prettier

Kai Ryssdal and Robert Garrova | Aug 19, 2015
Kriss Blevens is makeup artist to politicos, including former Rep. Newt Gingrich.