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The U.S. Open is rolling, for mini golf

Queena Kim | Aug 15, 2014
Prizes are small, but there’s enough action to sustain a pro circuit.

Celebrities get out of the prepaid card business

Shannon Mullen | Aug 15, 2014
There are some things a famous name just can’t seem to sell.

Coke gets an energy jolt from Monster, and vice versa

Tracey Samuelson | Aug 15, 2014
Coke is acquiring a 17 percent stake in Monster Beverage for over $2 billion.

Starbucks brews changes to its scheduling algorithm

Adriene Hill | Aug 15, 2014
Starbucks isn't the only company that uses workers when, and only when, it needs them.

Jawbone tracks big cities' 'Zzz's

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 15, 2014
The Wall Street Journal visualized hundreds of Up users' sleep schedules.
Posted In: big data, sleep, wearable
American consumers

Do consumers have to shop to save the economy?

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 15, 2014
Kai discusses the week that was.

The NCAA lawsuit in context

Lizzie O'Leary | Aug 15, 2014
The NCAA lost a lawsuit in its battle over collegiate athlete likenesses. What does that mean?
Posted In: antitrust, college, NCAA, News, Sports

'Las Patronas' and the journey north

Will Grant | Aug 15, 2014
A group of Mexican women, "Las Patronas," are helping migrants on their journey north.

Weekend Brunch: Amazon v. Hachette, Axe, and Candy Crush

Lizzie O'Leary and Stacey Vanek Smith | Aug 15, 2014
Zac Bissonnette and Marketplace's Stacey Vanek Smith wrap up the week's news.
USC Tunnel

Big college football donors pay for access, even glory

Ben Bergman | Aug 15, 2014
Now you too and run out onto the field... for about $1,500.