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PODCAST: The cost of classroom wi-fi

Jun 23, 2014
The end of the export-import bank, the current state of the GED, and getting wi-fi into classrooms

PODCAST: Why Russia is allegedly anti-fracking

Jun 20, 2014
Russia allegedly funds anti-fracking, Detroit's new pensions, and b-corporations

PODCAST: American Apparel undressed

Jun 19, 2014
Chairman Yellen goes soft on inflation, the implications of the Aereo case, and Dov Charney's antics
Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen Testifies Before Joint Economic Committee Hearing

PODCAST: Guardians of interest rates

Jun 18, 2014
What to expect from Chair Yellen's press conference, the amazon phone, and the 'maker movement'

PODCAST: The state of the Argentine economy

Jun 17, 2014
Inflation, Apple's e-book woes, and a look at the state of the Argentine economy

Ukraine, Iraq and the price of oil

Jun 16, 2014
Analysts have started to worry about high gas prices impacting economic growth in the U.S.
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PODCAST: Open sourced electric cars

Jun 13, 2014
Tesla gives up its patents, President Obama visit to a Native American reservation, and the difficulty of combating illegal fishing
A demonstrator protests with a Brazilian national flag

PODCAST: The money of the World Cup

Jun 12, 2014
The economics of the World Cup, and why some want to cut the game of golf in half

PODCAST: NASA's flying saucer

Jun 11, 2014
Cantor's loss and what it means for immigration reform, a look at Brazil's economy, and NASA's flying saucer
Construction On New Housing Falls 10 Percent In June

PODCAST: Turning blue collar "green"

Jun 10, 2014
The state of part-time, turning jobs "green," and how Radio Shack fixes itself

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About this collection

Did you know Doritos were born in a Disneyland dumpster? Or that the Slinky was the happy accident of a naval engineer?

At Marketplace, we’re always curious about the brains behind the products that have become synonymous with American life, so we’re starting a new series called “Brought to you by…”

As part of our Innovators project, we’ll track down the minds and muses behind the stuff you use every day and tell those stories on the radio and our website.

We’re starting with stuff that Americans buy up and bring out every summer, from sunscreen to pool noodles to popsicles.