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The most cat and dog friendly states in the US

Jun 7, 2013
Does your home state prefer the companionship of canines or cats?
Posted In: cats, dogs, pets, buzzfeed

SodaStream's Pepsi rumors fizzle and pop

Jun 6, 2013
The rumor bubbles on a Sodastream sale are going flat.
Posted In: soda, Pepsi, SodaStream, stock market, buyout

A Father's Day gift for the dad who has (and eats) everything

Jun 5, 2013
How does Oscar Meyer spell Father's Day? B-A-C-O-N
Posted In: father's day, presents, bacon, advertising

Jefferson County, Ala. starts to get out of the sewer

Jun 4, 2013
Somehow, Jamie Dimon and company are winning in the story of a mess of sewer bonds.
Posted In: Alabama, bankruptcy, Muni Bonds

Tired of paying to check your bags? Here's one solution.

Jun 3, 2013
Paying for your airplane bags in bulk?
Posted In: Travel, Travel luggage, airplane travel

What do asteroids and the Federal Reserve have in common?

May 31, 2013
QE2. Quantitative easing or an asteroid?
Posted In: asteroid, space, Federal Reserve, quantitative easing

New entries in the AP Stylebook: 'Flash mob,' 'Google Hangout'

May 30, 2013
The go-to manual for print media turns 60 this year.
Posted In: media, journalism, Associated Press

Soon, an app to tell you when your microwave popcorn is ready

May 29, 2013
It'll listen to the bag popping in the microwave and algorithmically tell you exactly when to take it out.
Posted In: popcorn, food and drink

Have lunch with Warren Buffett, starting at $25,000

May 28, 2013
Mr. Buffett auctions off a lunch date with himself every year. Bidding begins at $25,000.
Posted In: Warren Buffett

Vintage Apple computer sells for $668,000

May 27, 2013
The computer sold for only $666 back in the '70s.
Posted In: apple, steve jobs

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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.