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Yo quiero (fancy) Taco Bell

Marketplace staff | Sep 15, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Tuesday.

The logistics of fighting massive wildfires

Janet Nguyen | Sep 14, 2015
A network of fire departments can call for help outside their jurisdictions.
Refugees from Syria stand on a platform as they wait for a special train to Berlin at a train station in Munich, Germany on Tuesday.

Syrian refugees move from Hungary to Germany

Ben James | Sep 14, 2015
Migrants on a train to Germany try to stay hopeful.

Europe's humanitarian crisis has economic consequences

Kimberly Adams | Sep 14, 2015
Economists say the influx will yield long-term benefit, despite short-term costs.

Where super PAC money goes when a candidate drops out

Nova Safo | Sep 14, 2015
What does the group supporting Rick Perry do with the millions still in the bank?
Posted In: Rick Perry, super PACs

How does the Federal Reserve raise rates, anyway?

Tracey Samuelson | Sep 14, 2015
Getting banks and other lenders to fall in line isn't as easy as you might think.
A firefighter with the Marin County Fire Department's Tamalpais Fire Crew battles the Valley Fire on Monday near Middletown, California.

The Valley Fire leaves businesses at a standstill

Kai Ryssdal and Mukta Mohan | Sep 14, 2015
Hardester's Market is one of few places open in Middletown, California.
Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, protested along West Florrisant Street in August this year in Ferguson, Missouri.

Ferguson Commission issues reform recommendations

Janet Nguyen | Sep 14, 2015
The committee has released a report on how to address racial inequalities.
Posted In: Ferguson, missouri, police, race
The headquarters of Freddie Mac in McLean, Virginia.

U.S. mortgage giants under the microscope

Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar | Sep 14, 2015
What's the deal with our strange relationship with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?

In oilfields, salaries that boomed suddenly bust

Leigh Paterson | Sep 14, 2015
Young workers are often left without savings when they lose their jobs.
Posted In: Bakken, oilfields