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A snowplow in Winthrop, Massachusetts.

Want to track a snowplow? There's an app for that.

Jan 19, 2015
Data delivered via smartphone can show skeptics that snowplow drivers are doing their jobs. Or not.
Posted In: snow plow, app, winter
President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech last year.

How Obama plans to tax the biggest banks

Jan 19, 2015
Obama plans to raise millions by upping taxes on the rich and going after banks.
Posted In: Taxes, State of the Union, Banks
A patient prepares to undergo an MRI.

Momentum builds to repeal medical device tax

Jan 19, 2015
An army of well-funded lobbyists rallies to end a $3 billion-a-year tax.
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, lobbyists, medical device industry
Biya Lhid and the Moroccan Hanbel she made.

Anou, the accessible Etsy of Morocco

Jan 19, 2015
New website launched in Morocco helps rural artisans set their wares.
Posted In: Morocco, artisans, crafts, Etsy, anou
Visitors at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.

The daily rituals of creative people

Jan 19, 2015
Mason Currey writes about the lifestyle patterns of 161 creative minds.
Posted In: artists, creative minds, rituals
Tom, your former first friend on MySpace, still has a Myspace profile. This is what it looks like now.

Fun fact Friday: Millions #TBT to their MySpace days

Jan 16, 2015
A weekly roundup of what we learned at Marketplace.
Posted In: fun fact friday, fun fact, MySpace, shazam
When the Swiss National Bank said it would stop artificially holding down the value of the Swiss franc against the euro the move immediately sent the safe-haven currency soaring.

Swiss move on franc catches currency brokers off guard

Jan 16, 2015
The sudden move to let Swiss franc rise jolts currency markets.
Posted In: currency trading, Swiss franc, bond market
A collection of Oscar statuettes.

The Oscars by the numbers

Jan 15, 2015
In honor of the 2015 Academy Awards nominees, we share some random facts.
Posted In: The Oscars, The Academy Awards, Entertainment Industry, movies
President Barack Obama signs a presidential memorandum in the Oval Office in Washington, D.C.

The economics of the sick day

Jan 15, 2015
40 million U.S. workers don't have sick leave. Obama wants to change that.
Posted In: sick day, Obama, Work, healthcare
Dieter Zetsche, head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, exits the company's F015 autonomous electric concept car during its media reveal Monday at the Detroit auto show.

The race to build the car of the future

Jan 15, 2015
Seems like everyone's trying to make the first great electric, self-driving car.
Posted In: electric car, global economy, auto show

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