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Features by Bridget Bodnar

An up-close look at Airbnb's wall timeline.

Checking in with Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky talks about the company's (somewhat unexpected) success.
Posted In: airbnb, start-up, hotels

Seth Meyers is getting the hang of his new gig

A year into hosting Late Night, Seth Meyers on what's next for the show.
Posted In: late night talk shows, seth meyers

Franchising pies without losing the secret ingredient

LA chain the Pie Hole wrestles with expanding while remaining authentic.
Posted In: local business, franchises, pies, Small Business
There are rules prop makers must follow in duplicating money.

The tricky business behind fake Hollywood money

How a well-known prop maker found himself accused of counterfeiting.
Posted In: movies, Money, counterfeit, film

Quincy Jones on Clark Terry, a godfather of jazz

Terry was known for integrating "The Tonight Show" Band back in 1960, and taught jazz to Miles Davis, Winton Marsalis and Quincy Jones.
Posted In: Music, jazz, documentary

What do John Wayne and Dracula have in common?

The Marketplace Datebook for Monday, May 26, 2014.
Posted In: Memorial Day, John Wayne, Dracula

Fashion soared as the economy faltered in the 1930s

Clothes made the (wo)man... even during the Great Depression.
Posted In: fashion, history

The story behind red M&M's

They were in the bag, then they weren't, then they were again.
Posted In: candy, M&M's, history

The sounds (and sights!) of Eastport

Eastport, Maine, sits on Moose Island -- just about as far east in the United States you can get. Most of the action takes place around the piers.

There's a downtown where the fishing boats dock. A five minute drive away, on the Southwest side of the island, commercial cargo ships take advantage of the deepest natural seaport on the continental U.S. Marketplace's Brendan Willard captured both the sights and sounds of Eastport in action:

A look at the Eastport Docks from Brendan Willard on Vimeo.

The real sound of Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls sounds like -- the falls of the Big Sioux River (for which the city was named.)

It also sounds like “Welcome to Sioux Falls” in over 60 different languages spoken by the refugee populations that have settled in the city.

It sounds like construction that is impossible escape – a sign of the city’s continued growth. And hey, they don’t start until 6:30 a.m.

Throughout the day in the distance, you can hear the trains of Sioux Falls – several lines came through the town and helped make it a hub for the region in the late 1800s.

It’s not hard to find a “casino” –where video slot machines merrily ring along.

And if you catch her at the right time, grand ole’ dame of Sioux Falls, Sylvia Henkin, will sing the Sioux Falls Song, commissioned by her husband decades ago. The lyrics perfectly predict the town’s continued growth (and show off Sylvia’s charming singing voice).

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