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Debt vote helps create a sense of certainty

Feb 11, 2014
Increasing government borrowing authority eases worries.
Posted In: politics, Congress, debt ceiling

Will Janet Yellen follow the Bernanke plan?

Feb 11, 2014
Yellen faces her first congressional hearing today as Fed chair.
Posted In: Janet Yellen, chairman of the federal reserve, Federal Reserve, Congress

The 9 weirdest cities that have hosted the Olympics (and why!)

Feb 6, 2014
Surprised that the Olympics are in a Russian city you've never heard of?
Posted In: Olympics, Sochi

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

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