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Latest Stories


The return of the debt limit

Tim Fitzsimons | Mar 13, 2015
The federal government begins its almost-annual dance with default on Sunday.

My money story: When family values battle happiness

Jenny Ament | Mar 13, 2015
What does growing up in New York's Chinatown teach you about money?
Posted In: Chinatown, Immigration, Money
Arianna Huffington's new book shares the message of sleep and it's importance to success.

Arianna Huffington wants you to sleep more

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 13, 2015
Media Guru Arianna Huffington touts the importance of sleep in her latest book

Bars step up to head off sexual assaults

Sarah McCammon | Mar 13, 2015
Some bars around the country are training staff in preventing rape and harassment.
Around a third of unusable dollars are burned to generate electricity.

How money gets burned

Jed Kim | Mar 13, 2015
Hundreds of tons of shredded money are burned each year to generate electricity.

Fun Fact Friday: Uber might be ruining our economy

Gina Martinez | Mar 13, 2015
Plus some of the other great stuff we learned listening to Marketplace this week
The numerical value of Pi appears on a sheet of graph paper.

It's pi day ... with a twist

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 13, 2015
MIT's admissions notifications are going out at a thoroughly appropriate hour.
The FDA proposes raising the legal age to buy cigarettes to 21.

Despite headwinds, tobacco industry is still thriving

Dan Gorenstein | Mar 13, 2015
A new report suggests the legal age to buy cigarettes should jump from 18 to 21.
Teach for America applications have dropped for the second year in a row.

Teach For America is getting fewer applicants

Nova Safo | Mar 13, 2015
Fewer applicants for teaching reflects more competition in the job market

Los Angeles is definitely ready for some football

Tony Wagner | Mar 13, 2015
Here are the stories we're reading and numbers we're watching Friday afternoon.