Features by Chau Tu
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Posted In: Jobs
From leech gatherer to factory worker, breaking down some of history's worst jobs.
Posted In: Barack Obama
Comparing the hours President Obama spent in meetings about the economy, and on golf outings, in 2012.
Posted In: bitcoin
A Marketplace engineer talks about his experiences buying and selling the virtual currency.
Posted In: Margaret Thatcher, U.K., United Kingdom
There’s no question Margaret Thatcher wanted to remake the U.K. economy during her tenure, but did she succeed?
Posted In: poll, Twitter
Many companies have learned how to use social media as a useful marketing tool, but some have made some major faux pas along the way.
Posted In: Chicago, guns
This week, Marketplace's Sylvester Monroe reports from Englewood, a neighborhood on Chicago's South Side, which has one of the highest homicide rates in the city.
Killed by: Modern bookbinding machines. The industry moved to mass produce books on a large scale. Furthermore, with the introduction of e-readers and tablet computers, e-books are becoming more commonly used. Bookbinding by hand is rare today unless done by an artisan or independent self-publisher. In an interview from 2011, a bookbinder spoke to the website BoingBoing about the difficulties of modern bookbinding in the digital age.
Posted In: Super Bowl
Gamblers don't just bet on who will win the Super Bowl, bookmakers also collect proposition bets for the game, wagering on things like how Beyonce will style her hair during the halftime show. Those bets don't have to be limited to sports -- for instance: How many times will Kai Ryssdal say "Marketplace" on Friday's show? Place your bets now.
Posted In: inauguration, presidents, vice president, Washington D.C.
Tradition and ritual play major roles on Inauguration Day. Here are some of the firsts, both quirky and significant, that have occurred throughout history.