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Trust fall

No one trusts anyone

Sep 5, 2014
I don't trust you.
Posted In: Trust, according to a recent study, america
Yelp

Yelp gets a positive review from the courts

Sep 4, 2014
The company wins big on extortion claims.
Posted In: Yelp, advertising, lawsuits

Colorful snippets from the Fed's 'Beige Book'

Sep 3, 2014
Really! They're interesting! We promise!
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Beige Book
Angelo R. Mozilo

Angelo Mozilo really doesn't get it

Sep 2, 2014
Angelo Mozilo wants to know why people still think he's a villain.
Posted In: Lehman Brothers, financial crisis, Countrywide

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory's dark lost chapter

Sep 1, 2014
Deemed too wild and subversive for its time, the unprinted chapter has resurfaced.
Posted In: Books, publishing

How 'American' is your city?

Aug 29, 2014
Someone used data to come up with an answer.
Posted In: American, rankings, cities
Sphinx Cat

Who let the cats out? Russia did.

Aug 28, 2014
Russia is lending cats out to people taking out mortgages because of Russian lore.
Posted In: Russia, Mortgages, cats

Suzuki recalls 19,000 cars because, spiders.

Aug 27, 2014
Spiders fuel Suzuki's 19,000 car recall.
Posted In: car recalls, insects, gas, Suzuki

A 'knee defender' diverted a United Airlines flight

Aug 26, 2014
A battle in the war for legroom on a plane.
Posted In: Airlines, planes, legroom

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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.