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Features by Adam Allington

I think the soup is worth $0.34, so that's what I'll pay

Panera Bread today expands its experiment in “pay what you want” pricing, allowing patrons in St. Louis to name their own price for a bowl of turkey chili.
Posted In: Panera Bread, Charity, Charitable giving

Sequester may slow federal court proceedings

The public lawyers who defend the nation's poor in federal court worry sequester cuts could slow the wheels of justice.
Posted In: sequester, Law, lawyers

St. Louis: You Know You're Wealthy When...

In this installment of Marketplace's "You Know You're Wealthy When" series, we traveled to Saint Louis to ask residents of the Midwestern city what being wealthy means to them.
Posted In: You know you're wealthy when

Return of the home ATM?

As the housing recovery boosts equity, will homeowners again use their properties as their own personal cash machines?
Posted In: Housing, real estate

Downside of a housing rebound? The price of plywood on the rise

As the housing market recovers, prices for some construction and building materials reach pre-bust highs
Posted In: lumber, construction

Mississippi River mayors call for more dam, lock funding

Mayors along the Mississippi River say more funding is needed to shore up aging infrastructure.
Posted In: Mississippi River, Congress, infrastructure

Luggage Check: Increased travel boosts luggage industry

Travel is up, and so are purchases of new suitcases.
Posted In: Travel luggage, Travel, Airlines

Defense industry to largely shake off sequester...at first

The long-term nature of defense contracts shields the industry from short-term sequester disruptions in areas of the country that depend on military spending, such as St. Louis.
Posted In: sequester, defense, Boeing, St. Louis

Carmakers bet on green future

Makers of hybrid and electric cars are increasing their offerings in 2013 despite a somewhat disappointing roll-out of vehicles like the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt.
Posted In: Auto, carmakers, hybrid cars, electric cars

After shooting, buyers snap up gun magazines

When acts of violence shake the nation, sales of guns go up -- and the same happens with gun magazine sales.
Posted In: guns, gun control, Newtown

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