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Thursday, December 15, 2011 (All day)

How virgin is your extra virgin olive oil? What does that even mean? Tom Mueller, whose new book is called "Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil," explains how olive oil is made and how to taste it.

Check out the interview, the video or Mueller's website where you can find tips on where to find good olive oil.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011 (All day)

Most of us are actually quite fine not understanding a lot of the technology that we're surrounded by. We just want to know what that it works. Tablet computers, smartphones -- whatever.

London-based designer Thomas Thwaites isn't satisfied with that. So he challenged himself to take something we use every day and try to build it from scratch. He chose a toaster. Not high tech, but complicated enough.

It took him nine months -- a saga he chronicles in a book called "The Toaster Project." Check out a slideshow of photos of Thwaites building his toaster here.

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Monday, December 12, 2011 (All day)

We asked some of our regular contributors and voices we respect to share their picks for favorite business books of the year. Plus, Kai offers his own recommendations.

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Friday, December 9, 2011 (All day)

In September 2011, an international group of car and technology enthusiasts gathered in Cape Girardeau, Mo., for the first EVCCON -- the Electric Vehicle Conversion Convention. Check out a video from the convention here.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011 (All day)

Attorneys General Kamala Harris and Catherine Cortez Masto spoke on today's show about their joint investigation into the big banks for mortgage fraud. We've got data on mortgages and foreclosures state-by-state. Check out the map here.

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Three years after the start of the recession, we revisit the Los Angeles' Boys & Girls club as a gauge on how nonprofits are faring.

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Thursday, December 1, 2011 (All day)

No sense spending money you don't have to spend. That's music to the ears of Thomas Hayden, whose recent essay extolls the virtues of hanging onto your old stuff for a while. Except he doesn't call it old stuff. He calls it "crap" technology.

And listen to his interview with Kai Ryssdal here.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 (All day)

Patti Stanger and Destin Pfaff from Bravo's "The Millionaire Matchmaker" gave Marketplace five extra tips that can apply to both job hunters and date seekers.

 

 
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 (All day)

Commentator Rob Walker says you may be surprised by how much you can earn and still fit into the Occupy Wall Street's '99 percent.' Want to find out where you lie? Use the Wall Street Journal's "What Percent Are You?" calculator.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011 (All day)

Check out a slideshow of images from Jon Chonko's book on the sandwich called "Scanwiches."

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