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Using tablets to teach reading

Ben Johnson and Adriene Hill | Sep 1, 2014
We're kicking off a week-long series on how technology is changing reading.

The Marketplace Inflation Calculator

David Brancaccio | Sep 1, 2014
We misremember the past, and inflation is part of the reason.
Posted In: inflation

Micro-unit apartments: Tiny and booming

Sabri Ben-Achour | Aug 29, 2014
Cities experiment to accommodate the glut of singles and childless couples.

What was your first job?

Raghu Manavalan | Aug 29, 2014
Tales from your first paycheck.

Suction on Leith: The EU bans high-power vacuums

Jenny Ament and Lizzie O'Leary | Aug 29, 2014
Starting September first, companies in the European Union can't make or import vacuums that generate more than 1600 watts of power. Lizzie O’Leary speaks with vacuum shop owner Patricia Ware.
Posted In: EU, power, regulation, vacuums

Tech IRL: A smart way to stay cool

Lizzie O'Leary | Aug 29, 2014
This week, a new app promises to control the air conditioning remotely.

Weekend Brunch: A new (fe)line of credit and Burger King grows his empire

Lizzie O'Leary | Aug 29, 2014
Reuters’ Ben Walsh and Jessica Pressler from New York Magazine look back on the last week in news and discuss what’s on their plate in the future.

How 'American' is your city?

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 29, 2014
Someone used data to come up with an answer.
Posted In: American, cities, rankings
Morgan Stanley

Why Morgan Stanley is buying up diesel in Europe

Dan Weissmann | Aug 29, 2014
In July and August, the bank has been shopping for, and buying, diesel every day.
Posted In: Banks, diesel, Morgan Stanley
Consumer spending

Consumer spending: what we say vs. what we do

Mitchell Hartman | Aug 29, 2014
Spending is weak but income and consumer confidence are high.