Katie Long is an associate producer for the Marketplace Morning Report. 

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Digital Easter eggs: A developer's secret message to you

In the digital world, an Easter egg is a hidden message snuck into a computer program, video game, or website where it shouldn’t be.
Posted In: Google, Easter, Easter eggs, software, video games

Top 10 reasons why Marketplace trumps Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me!

This past Monday, Southern California Public Radio (KPCC), created a March Madness bracket to finally determine the top dog of the public radio world. In round two, it's Marketplace versus Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell me!
Posted In: public radio, Sports

Headline writers turn Lululemon's yoga pants into lemonade

Lululemon shares were down this morning after the yoga-apparel maker announced yesterday that some of its pants are see-through due to a supplier mistake.
Posted In: Lululemon, yoga, Retail

5 things you need to know about Cyprus' economy

As Cyprus debates a controversial bailout plan to tax savings accounts, here are the five things you need to know about Cyprus, its economy, and why it is important to the global economic recovery.
Posted In: cyprus, Greece, bailout, Europe debt crisis

Wine in a box? Soup in a pouch? A brief history

Packaged food makers are giving new meaning to thinking outside the box. Everyone from Campbell's to Cadbury is ditching cans, bottles, cups and containers and getting in on the pouch parade.
Posted In: marketing, branding

America's worst cities for traffic

Americans wasted a total of $121 billion dollars, or an average of $818 each, by sitting in traffic in 2011 according to a new report from the Transportation Institute at Texas A&M. Which cities have it worst?
Posted In: Traffic, cars, Transportation

Understanding your salary: Are you a pork belly or a sausage?

Do you work in a commodity job or are you a customized good. Take our quiz to find out; your salary could depend on it.
Posted In: salary, human resources

PODCAST: Baseball vs. banking, beer boom

Two years after the Dodd-Frank Law was enacted, many in the banking sector are still grumbling about the change in regulation. How does that compare to when the rules change in another American pastime: Baseball? Schlumberger and Baker Hughes help big oil drill. But their business is softening as some drillers pull back due to the economic slowdown.

Commuter Nation: How America gets to work

The majority of Americans still drive alone in a car to and from work. But in cities and states across the nation, the commuter population is turning to carpools, public transportation, walking, and bikes.
Posted In: commute, transporation

PODCAST: The best states to do business, the best Internet cat videos

In Ceder Falls, Iowa, the brokerage firm Peregrine Financial filed to liquidate under Chapter 7 of the bankruptcy code amid accusations from federal regulators that Peregrine misused customer funds. In Washington today, the House Agriculture Committee is set to take up the Farm Bill -- which sounds like legislation that's all about farming, but in fact about three-quarters of it goes to fund food stamps and other nutrition programs. And in today's Money Matters segment, we focus on the financial decisions that families face when caring for an elderly relative.

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