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Marketplace's most-viral stories of January 2014

Feb 4, 2014
A look back at our most-shared stories from January 2014.
Posted In: viral, reddit, Stitcher

Coffee's cheap right now, and you should be worried

Jan 27, 2014
Coffee prices are near historic lows, but consumers aren't seeing the we're not seeing that's just setting us up for high prices.
Posted In: coffee, commodities

Why a declining jobless rate may be worse than you think

Jan 10, 2014
The labor force participation rate (LFPR) hasn’t been this low since the late 1970s.
Posted In: unemployment rate, labor force participation

Commerce Secretary: Immigration reform would bring in $1.4 trillion

Jan 9, 2014
U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker sits down to talk about the state of the American economy and what she thinks it will take to get it back on track.
Posted In: commerce, immigration reform, Immigration, export, free trade

How to sell your hair for $4,000

Dec 30, 2013
What the interest in selling body parts - like hair, breast milk, and eggs - says about our economy.
Posted In: selling your hair, kidney sales

You're invited! It's the Fed's 100th anniversary!

Dec 23, 2013
Marketplace invites you to the party of the year.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Fed

Separate housing for first-generation students

Dec 13, 2013
The University of Kentucky offers special housing and support for students whose parents didn't graduate from college.
Posted In: college, dorms, University of Kentucky Wildcats

Want to know how to taper? Ask a candle maker

Nov 20, 2013
We don't know when the Federal Reserve will trim its bond-buying policies that boost the economy, but we do know that tapering that program will be intricate work.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, taper, tapering

The economic shorthand of hawks and doves

Nov 13, 2013
As the president's pick to lead the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, is considered a "dove" in the sometimes arcane parlance of monetary policy. But what does that mean?
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, hawk, Dove

Uncle Ben's secret recipe: Open the Fed's cookbook

Nov 1, 2013
Ben Bernanke's legacy at the Federal Reserve may be about the financial crisis -- and a new era of transparency.
Posted In: Bernanke, Fed, monetary policy, Janet Yellen

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