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Only half of us will accept robot domination

Mar 18, 2014
However, a study from MIT suggests half of us... will.

The 5 second rule actually works

Mar 14, 2014
In which science completely validates conventional wisdom.
Posted In: five second rule, studies

Amazon Prime's $99 bargain

Mar 13, 2014
When being the biggest seller of stuff online just isn't enough.
Posted In: Amazon Prime

Don't tase me, drone

Mar 12, 2014
An intern gets tased as part of a product demonstration.

Our national menswear nightmare is over

Mar 11, 2014
Men's Warehouse will pay $1.8 billion for Jos. A Bank
Posted In: menswear, men's suits

Which public radio host are you?

Mar 10, 2014
Answer a series of questions including: Who would you most like to interview?
Posted In: public radio

Tracking down the man behind bitcoin

Mar 6, 2014
News media was in hot pursuit of Satoshi Nakamoto, the alleged creator of bitcoin.
Posted In: bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto

Like your healthcare plan? You really can keep it.

Mar 5, 2014
Until 2016, that is.
Posted In: ACA

The inevitable journey from AirBnB to AirPnP

Mar 4, 2014
In which strangers let you use their bathrooms.

Trying the #fakeSXSW generator

Mar 3, 2014
They try so hard to lure you in
Posted In: sxsw

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About this collection

You hear it a lot: For the economy to get better, we all have to spend more. Consumer confidence, consumer spending, consumer interest, consumer debt.... it's the consumer economy. But didn't spending too much get us in trouble a few years ago? Can we afford the consumer economy? Marketplace explores how we consume, what we get from it, what it costs, and whether we can keep it up.