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It's cheaper to buy than rent, but the gap is closing

Apr 18, 2014
Since the financial crisis, people who hold a mortgage have spent less on housing than people who rent. So why don't more people buy?
Posted In: Housing
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Yellen's big speech number two

Apr 18, 2014
Kai talks with Felix Salmon from Reuters and Catherine Rampell of the Washinton Post about the week's biggest economic news.
Posted In: Yellen, interest rates
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The employment problem of prime-age men

Apr 18, 2014
Men age 25 to 54 have been disappearing from employment for decades. In the recession it got worse. Now it's getting a bit better.
Posted In: unemployement
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As beef and pork prices rise, demand tastes like chicken

Apr 18, 2014
Why it's a great time to be a chicken farmer.
Posted In: pork, beef, chicken
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Will the future economy be driven by purpose or money?

Apr 18, 2014
Aaron Hurst, author of "The Purpose Economy," argues workers are driven by more than just the promise of a paycheck.
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Pepsi's profits up! But not because of soda

Apr 17, 2014
With soda profits flat, PepsiCo finds profit in chips.
Posted In: Pepsi
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How to make a White House Summit more than a photo op

Apr 16, 2014
The White House hosts summits on everything from healthy foods to diversity in technology. But what's the real utility of these gatherings?
Posted In: white house, President Obama, summit
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Bank earnings show: Americans got better at paying off debts

Apr 16, 2014
What’s led to the overall improvement in creditworthiness for consumers.
Posted In: Banks, JPMorgan Chase
Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg sets $50 million towards greater gun control
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Bloomberg: 'Here's $50 million for gun control'

Apr 16, 2014
Michael Bloomberg is committing $50 million to create an anti-gun voting operation. What does $50 million buy?
Posted In: Michael Bloomberg, donations
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PODCAST: China's slowing growth

Apr 16, 2014
A disease ravaging shrimp is pushing up prices for the small shellfish. And a look at homelessness in Silicon Valley.
Posted In: China, shrimp, Silicon Valley, homelessness

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Three life rules from Donald Rumsfeld

May 16, 2013
The former U.S. defense secretary shares lessons on politics and business.
Posted In: Donald Rumsfeld
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Plenty of jobs, lazy Americans just don't want them

Jul 27, 2012
According to Fox Business reporter John Stossel, businesses are hiring, Americans just don't want "those kind of jobs."
Posted In: Jobs, hiring, work ethic, john stossel
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The rich don't control Washington

May 9, 2012
Commentator Robert Samuelson says that contrary to popular wisdom, it's actually the poor and the middle-class who control the government.
Posted In: government
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Erase student loans?

Oct 10, 2011
College students graduate with thousands of dollars in student loans. So, what would happen if we just eliminated that debt?
Posted In: student loans
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EBT now stands for restaurant meals

Feb 17, 2010
Until now it's been a struggle to use food stamps at restaurants, but L.A. county's new Restaurant Meals program now allows EBT to be accepted at 500 locations, including Dominos and El Pollo Loco. Vanessa Romo reports.
Posted In: food stamps
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U.S. should import more skilled workers

Jul 16, 2008
In the coming years, the U.S. will need hundreds of thousands of good minds to fill positions in math and the sciences. Commentator Will Wilkinson says that may require us to look beyond our own shores.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs
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Dems need to consider nuclear energy

Aug 26, 2008
Commentator Will Marshall says there's a missing element in the Democratic party's platform that needs to be looked at more closely -- the future of nuclear power.
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Stop calling it class warfare

Sep 21, 2011
President Obama announced a plan to reduce the deficit this week. But the fight over what to do is just starting.
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What do employers really want from college grads?

Mar 1, 2013
Marketplace teamed up with The Chronicle of Higher Education to ask employers what they look for in job candidates
Posted In: employees, job seekers
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Why non-bankers love Wall Street bonuses

Jan 6, 2014
This is the time of year when Wall Street bankers get their bonuses.
Posted In: Wall Street, bonuses

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Bears, bulls, and BS

Mar 4, 2014
We dive into the origin of a few popular finance terms.
Posted In: Wall Street
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25 for 25: Leave the big numbers to Janet Yellen

Feb 12, 2014
The numbers we use to measure our economy might not be telling us what we think they are.
Posted In: 25 for 25
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How your mortgage is related to the debt ceiling

Feb 12, 2014
...not to mention the Federal Reserve and treasury yields.
Posted In: Treasury bill, mortgage, Mortgages, loans, interest rates, Banks, lending, emerging markets
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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