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Detroit: Just how bad is it?

Jul 18, 2013
Detroit filed for bankruptcy today. Some context for the biggest municipal default in U.S. history.
Posted In: Detroit

Rolling Stone's Boston bomber cover prompts backlash

Jul 17, 2013
The magazine's decision to put the Boston Marathon bombing suspect on its cover has sparked rebukes from retail outlets and government officials.
Posted In: boston marathon, publishing, magazines

Judge bans financial jargon from Fabrice Tourre trial

Jul 17, 2013
She's instructed lawyers to "have a heart" and stay away from words like 'security,' 'collateral' and 'asset-backed.'
Posted In: trial, Fabrice Tourre

Zimmerman trial jurist already has a book deal

Jul 15, 2013
Juror B37 -- one of six women on the panel that acquitted Zimmerman Saturday -- has signed with a book agent.

A whole new meaning to the term 'sexting'

Jul 12, 2013
A new survey finds that one in 10 American adults admits to using a smartphone during sex. And among 18-34-year-olds, it's one in five.
Posted In: smartphones

Americans don't think journalists contribute a lot to society

Jul 11, 2013
The military topped a survey of occupations in the U.S. that people think "contribute a lot" to society.
Posted In: journalism, journalists

Drawing a comfort food can make you feel comforted

Jul 10, 2013
A study says simply drawing pictures of comfort food can make you feel better.
Posted In: drawing, Food

Recreating the feeling of Starbucks, without the high-priced coffee

Jul 9, 2013
A new website can help -- it lets you stream the sound of a local coffee shop to wherever you are
Posted In: coffee

Reuters ends early access to consumer data

Jul 8, 2013
The financial information conglomerate had previously let its highest-paying customers have the data two seconds early.
Posted In: reuters, high-frequency trading

'Baywatch' = California, 'Golden Girls' = Florida

Jul 5, 2013
A Reddit user maps out the most significant television shows set in each state.
Posted In: tv, television

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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.