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Sales of armored kids' backpacks have tripled since Friday

Dec 18, 2012
A company in Salt Lake City makes lightweight body armor and armored backpacks with Avengers and Disney logos.
Posted In: Newtown, guns, Michigan

Americans divided on what Newtown shootings reflect

Dec 17, 2012
A Pew survey asked Americans whether the Newtown shootings reflect broader problems in Americans society or are just the acts of troubled individuals.
Posted In: Newtown

The top places to work in the federal government

Dec 13, 2012
NASA and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation among the best on the list.
Posted In: workplace, Jobs, NASA, FDIC

Starbucks cards get $1,000 bids on eBay

Dec 11, 2012
The Starbucks Steel Card is a limited edition metal card that's like a debit card loaded with $400 worth of coffee and other items. It's selling for far more than face value.
Posted In: starbucks

Federal Trade Commission investigating privacy in kids' apps

Dec 10, 2012
The FTC is concerned about the data being collected through the mobile apps kids play with.
Posted In: children, apps, mobile apps, privacy

A Long Island house, sans beach, for Goldman's Blankfein

Dec 7, 2012
Lloyd Blankfein has reportedly bought a home in Bridgehampton for $32.5 million. But don't expect a beach party.
Posted In: Lloyd Blankfein, Hamptons

Bedbugs found in library books

Dec 6, 2012
With the discovery of bedbugs in old library books, maybe now you'll think about buying that Kindle e-reader.
Posted In: library, Books, bedbugs

AOL's history as told through New York Times crosswords

Dec 5, 2012
The very first clue -- Jan. 14th, 1997 -- "Prodigy competitor, for short."
Posted In: crossword, New York Times, aol

Poll respondents tricked by Panetta-Burns plan

Dec 4, 2012
Twenty-five percent of respondents to Public Policy Polling's new survey said they had heard of a deficit reduction plan that doesn't actually exist.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, deficit-cutting

Using social media in the bathroom

Dec 3, 2012
A third of 18- to 24-year-olds do.
Posted In: Twitter, Facebook, social media

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Marketplace host and senior editor Kai Ryssdal's weekly blog on the world of business and economics.