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Moviegoers line up to see "The Interview" in Los Angeles when the film was released Christmas Day.

Sony might break even with 'The Interview' after all

Jan 9, 2015
Our best guess: Studio may bring in about $60 million from "The Interview."
Honda display at a Los Angeles Auto Show.

Auto industry has a record year (for safety fines)

Jan 8, 2015
Fine for Honda alone sets a record: $70 million for failing to report deaths, injuries.
Posted In: Honda, auto industry, national highway traffic safety administration
Passengers wait at a security checkpoint at Chicago O'Hare Airport.

U.S. airlines are least punctual ... in the world

Jan 7, 2015
Two American companies make the top 20 list of airlines known for running on time.
Posted In: Airlines, punctuality, america being bad at things
Ted Turner, founder of CNN, attends the Lone Sailor Awards Dinner at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.

CNN's ready for the apocalypse

Jan 6, 2015
You'll know world's ending when CNN airs video of band playing "Nearer, My God to Thee."
Posted In: end of the world, cnn, video
Where did all the New Year's Eve celebrants go after leaving Times Square in New York City? A fair number hopped into an Uber.

Uber has a rockin' New Year's Eve

Jan 2, 2015
More than 100,000 ring in 2015 in an Uber as demand for service is strong.
Posted In: Uber, New Year's eve, surge pricing, car share, New York
Scene from the lobby of CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.

Inside the CIA's crystal ball for 2015

Jan 1, 2015
In 2000, the CIA made 70 pages worth of predictions for 2015. They didn't get everything right.
Posted In: cia, predictions, 2015, population
The Times Square New Year's Eve ball.

A New Year's Eve history lesson

Dec 31, 2014
The story behind the birth of the Times Square ball.
Posted In: new years eve, New York, Times Square, ball
We would watch economist Paul Krugman do stand-up, but then again we're Marketplace.

Economists might have a sense of humor after all

Dec 30, 2014
At a Boston conference, a panel plans to embrace "economics humor."
Posted In: economists, sense of humor, american economics association
A screenshot of a tweet from Brands Saying, a satirical Twitter account.

Corporate Twitter accounts try to be bae ... and fail

Dec 29, 2014
Throwing around "bae" doesn't make a brand cool. You heard me, Pizza Hut.
Posted In: pizza hut, Whole Foods, bae, Twitter

Google knows what's under the Christmas tree

Dec 24, 2014
New York Times mines search-engine data to see what gifts people are searching for, city by city.
Posted In: Christmas gifts, holidays, states, Google

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