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Shawneeka Woodard fills out a job form at the Diversity Job Fair at a New York City hotel in 2008.

A year in jobs reports

Sabri Ben-Achour | Jan 9, 2015
As the numbers for December come in, we take a look back at 2014.
Brooklyn high school students line up to retrieve their cellphones from Jhonn de La Puente’s Safe ’N’ Secure van.

Holding a cellphone for $1 a day

Dan Bobkoff | Jan 9, 2015
Lifting the ban on cellphones in schools hurts a number of small businesses.

The latest in virtual reality from CES 2015

Nova Safo | Jan 9, 2015
Marketplace takes the new Razer headset for a spin.

Is North Korea really responsible for the Sony hack?

Kai Ryssdal | Jan 8, 2015
The FBI blames North Korea for the Sony hack ... but how can we know for sure?
Posted In: North Korea, Sony, sony hacks
Honda display at a Los Angeles Auto Show.

Auto industry has a record year (for safety fines)

Kai Ryssdal | Jan 8, 2015
Fine for Honda alone sets a record: $70 million for failing to report deaths, injuries.
One of Walldog's large-scale ads.

That's what they call a canvas in the big city

Kai Ryssdal | Jan 8, 2015
L.A. company Walldogs company hand-paints those ads found on the sides of buildings.
Posted In: billboard, los angeles
Pharmacist Jeanie Kim, left, consults with a customer at a Walgreens pharmacy in Wheeling, Illinois.

Some very expensive drugs may soon get a lot cheaper

Dan Gorenstein | Jan 8, 2015
Panel recommends that FDA approve "biosimilar" drugs, a type of generic.
A house on the market in Hollywood, Florida.

Obama's latest move to boost housing market

Stan Alcorn | Jan 8, 2015
President reduces FHA insurance rate, but how much of a difference can $900 make?
Clerks prepare the fish counter at a Whole Foods Market in New York City

Redefining the definition of a workweek

Noel King | Jan 8, 2015
Republicans want a 40-hour standard for insurance eligibility under the Affordable Care Act.

Wyoming tries to prepare for life beyond oil

Stephanie Joyce | Jan 8, 2015
Energy states have tried to diversify. Wyoming and Alaska remain highly reliant on oil revenue.
Posted In: Oil, oil boom, wyoming