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Seriously, keep that boiling water in the pot

Jan 7, 2014
Tossing boiling water in the air in subzero temperatures will only get you burned.
Posted In: water, polar vortex, bad idea

A planemaker by any other name ...

Jan 6, 2014
Some long-overdue corporate rebranding from Europe.
Posted In: EADS, Airbus, Boeing

Bernanke's final speech: economics in verse

Jan 3, 2014
Bernanke said 2014 potentially "bodes well" for the US economy, but then things got weird when a University of Chicago economist played a tribute.
Posted In: Bernanke

Foiled by foil: The latest weapon in credit card theft

Jan 1, 2014
If you notice someone on your roof with a roll of aluminum foil, you may want to take note.
Posted In: theft, foil, credit card fraud

Where to spend New Year's? Boise or Brasstown, N.C.?

Dec 31, 2013
At midnight, a $10,000 foam potato will drop in Boise, Idaho.
Posted In: Times Square

Jane Austen explains monetary policy

Dec 30, 2013
Citi strategist Steven Englander translated some financial wonkery using quotes from "Emma" and other classics.
Posted In: Jane Austen, Emma, Pride and Prejudice

"Duck Dynasty" suspension ends: Phil Robertson rejoins his family

Dec 27, 2013
The cable channel A&E announced this afternoon Phil Robertson and the whole "Duck Dynasty" gang are coming back.
Posted In: Duck Dynasty

On Cyber Monday, Amazon sold 426 items every second

Dec 26, 2013
In which one can start to feel sorry for delivery companies in this day and age.
Posted In: Amazon

So much for express shipping

Dec 25, 2013
Some UPS customers are unhappy that their deliveries still haven't arrived.
Posted In: shipping, delay, UPS

Stamp prices tick up ... again

Dec 24, 2013
Regulators said first-class postage stamp prices will increase $0.03 next year.
Posted In: stamps, usps

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A new joint reporting project, “American Futures,” with reporting from Marketplace and The Atlantic, will take journalists on a cross-country trip to document the dramatic economic, technological, cultural, and social changes under way in small towns and cities across the nation. By adapting the long-standing American tradition of discovering the country through an extended coast-to-coast journey, and applying sophisticated mapping technology from the software company Esri, the reporting initiative will showcase the people, communities, companies, and trends that are emerging out of the past decade’s economic, technological, and demographic disruption.