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Marketplace's most viewed stories in 2014

Dec 31, 2014
D-Day at Netflix, women's fashion choices and the questions you've always wondered ... just a few of our popular stories from 2014.
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
AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes attends a press conference on search efforts for missing AirAsia flight 8501 Monday in Surabaya, Indonesia.

AirAsia tragedy introduces U.S. to an iconic CEO

Dec 29, 2014
Tony Fernandes made flying affordable for Asians and became a media star.
Posted In: air travel, airasia, airplane
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
Daniel Baguma, photo right, in entry to his welding shop and driving motorcycle to deliver a welded door.

Former child soldiers find rehabilitation a hard road

Dec 29, 2014
Programs to rehabilitate child soldiers in Congo have mixed records.
Posted In: eastern congo, rwanda, Congo
Beleaguered-looking Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras gives a press conference at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France.

Greece political developments stir European debt fears

Dec 29, 2014
Greece has called early national elections next month. They could bring to power a party that opposes current bailout deals.
Posted In: Greece, antonis samaras, syriza party
Olive oil.

Oil prices shoot sky-high. Olive oil, that is.

Dec 25, 2014
A lousy crop means high prices. At least for the real thing.
Posted In: Oil, oil prices, olive oil, Greece
Gift Wrapping

Modern gift-wrap tradition has ties to Hallmark

Dec 24, 2014
Wrapping paper as we know it took off about 100 years ago. Now it's a $3 billion industry.
Posted In: Christmas, holidays, gifts
A banner that reads "no to the canal" is carried this week during a protest against a new canal opening in Nicaragua.

Nicaragua's much-touted canal meets with opposition

Dec 24, 2014
Nicaragua's been talking about building a canal for 200 years. Considerable skepticism has greeted the project.
Posted In: Panama Canal, China, investment

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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