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Bidding on bitcoin in a U.S. auction

Sally Herships | Jun 27, 2014
The U.S. Marshal’s office auctions off bitcoin seized in Silk Road investigation.

Mental health parity opens new business opportunities

Dan Gorenstein | Jun 27, 2014
New rules mean it will be easier for millions to get mental health treatment.

Everybody's working for the Marketplace Weekend

Lizzie O'Leary | Jun 27, 2014
How our producers, myself, and you the listener will shape Marketplace Weekend.
Posted In: Opinion

Silicon Tally: A hurricane shelter grows in Brooklyn

Ben Johnson | Jun 27, 2014
How well have you kept up on this week's tech news?
2014 Cruze

Why the Cruze recall won't hurt GM's bottom line

Kate Davidson | Jun 26, 2014
GM has recalled 20 million vehicles this year.
Posted In: General Motors, recall

The four-year degree still rules

Dan Abendschein | Jun 26, 2014
An associate's often pays more right out of school, but not in the long term.
Posted In: Curveball

Island's answer to China-Japan dispute: Tourism

Rob Schmitz | Jun 26, 2014
The tiny resort island of Ishigaki wants Chinese tourists, but not its military.
Posted In: China, Japan, tourism

Keeping the water clean at American Water

Kai Ryssdal | Jun 26, 2014
Susan Story, CEO of American Water, talks about plans to avoid a water crisis.
Posted In: water

Fire Chat is hot app in repressive countries.

Jeff Tyler | Jun 26, 2014
An new app called Firechat lets people ommunicate even when they're offline, allowing them to keep ahead of government censors.
Posted In: apps, censorship
Vera Wang

Road trip nostalgia

| Jun 26, 2014
Marketplace Datebook for Friday, June 27, 2014