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From "promposal" to dress, everything must be unique

Kai Ryssdal and Gina Delvac | Apr 17, 2015
Stores track who's wearing what so that there are no repeats come prom night.
Bloomberg terminals used by subscribers to make trades using real-time developments in business and finance were struck by a 'global network problem' for several hours April 17, 2015.

Why markets freaked when Bloomberg crashed

Dan Weissmann | Apr 17, 2015
An outage at the financial-data giant shows how much some traders rely on it.
Airlines are apt to post fare sales lasting for a certain amount of time, sometimes even just a few hours.

How to catch a flash sale before it's over

Eliza Mills and David Lazarus | Apr 17, 2015
Slow and steady doesn't always win the race.

Syncing club beats with heart beats

Jenny Ament and David Lazarus | Apr 17, 2015
How one DJ plays with speed to shape your dance experience.

Your Wallet: Invisible money

Marketplace Weekend Staff | Apr 17, 2015
Tell us: where do you hide your money?
Posted In: gold, hidden, Money, your wallet

Fast food service pumps the breaks

Jenny Ament and David Lazarus | Apr 17, 2015
Tacos take time to make these days.

What pushes people up the economic ladder

Krissy Clark | Apr 17, 2015
Researchers have discovered factors that may help economic mobility.
A representation of an online class featuring students and faculty in a face-to-face setting.

Ivy League schools key into online courses

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Apr 17, 2015
Accreditors deny Yale University's plan to offer a master's degree program online.

HBO's Silicon Valley nails VC deal details

Paddy Hirsch | Apr 17, 2015
The show is the best explainer of how venture capital works anywhere on the web.