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TSA

Breaking down the fees and taxes in a plane ticket

Jul 21, 2014
We explain the math behind your airline ticket as TSA security fees increase.
Posted In: airline fees, airplane, Travel, TSA

'Seinfeld' by the numbers

Jul 9, 2014
The "Show About Nothing" put quite a bit of something into its creators' pockets.
Posted In: Seinfeld, television, syndication

GM recalls 8.4 million more vehicles

Jun 30, 2014
And it'll cost the automaker another $1.2 billion.
Posted In: GM, General Motors, car recalls

Atop the Iron Throne of pirated TV

Jun 27, 2014
Soccer, Westeros, meth.
Posted In: piracy, streaming tv, World Cup

The numbers behind the Export-Import bank

Jun 24, 2014
The Export-Import Bank has been in the news this week. But what exactly is it?
Posted In: Kevin McCarthy, Ex-Im Bank
'bed-in for peace'

By the numbers: What violence costs the planet

Jun 19, 2014
A think tank did some calculations.
Posted In: peace index, violence, think tanks, war

Will the instability in Iraq flow to the pump?

Jun 16, 2014
What exactly goes into the price at the pump
Posted In: gas, gas taxes, Iraqi oil

Don't have cable and want to watch the World Cup?

Jun 13, 2014
Cord-cutters who want to watch the World Cup are going to have to get creative.
Posted In: World Cup, cord cutting, WatchESPN, VPNs
Father's Day Tools

Things your dad likes: Tools, electronics, crackers

Jun 13, 2014
A list of favorite brands of fathers confirms every male stereotype.
Posted In: father's day, branding, consumer behavior
Oil Production

How big is Iraq's oil industry now?

Jun 10, 2014
Iraq's oil production was booming before a pipeline to Turkey was bombed.
Posted In: energy, Oil, Iraq

Editor Picks

A simple list of ways to avoid a Sochi spoiler

Feb 9, 2014
A cheat sheet of techniques, apps, and schedules to help you live the spoiler alert lifestyle
Posted In: Sochi, Olympics, spoiler alert

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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What does your safety net look like? What's caught you when you've stumbled -- or helped you feel financially secure enough to take a leap? It's not a subject we talk publicly about much, but at Marketplace we'll be looking at different people's financial safety nets, and how they've shaped their lives.

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