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Features by Melissa Kaplan

Fried German potato crop shrinks size of fries

In what might seem like a counter-intuitive move on Mother Nature's part, Germany's fried crop of extra-large potatoes will have an adverse effect...

Poems about work and working

Bill Radke had a great talk this morning with former poet laureate Billy Collins. With so much business rhyme in the air between Collins and our...
Posted In: Jobs

Baidu vs. Google: China's search way more romantic

On the profit front, China's Baidu search engine slays the there-contentious Google. This is largely attributed to Google's ongoing issues with the...
Posted In: Internet

Playlist: Voices Of A Boycott

Posted by Melissa Kaplan For Marketplace Morning Report, Wednesday, July 21 Arizona's new hardline immigration law has inspired waves of pro...

Old Spice Red Zone sales drop 7%, despite hot ads

It may be a highly viral ad campaign, but if you're looking at the bottom line, the Old Spice ads aren't necessarily successful. Advertising news...

Playlist: Into the Summer Stretch

Posted by Melissa Kaplan For Marketplace Morning Report, Tuesday, July 20 Our stories today were mostly pieces of a larger picture, headlines t...

If you want the house, pop out the kid and get back to work

It's hard enough preparing for parenthood and trying to get a mortgage going; if you're trying to do both at the same time, these days it's never...

Playlist: Something's in the Air

Posted by Melissa Kaplan For Marketplace Morning Report, Monday, July 19 Lobbyists hustling, climate scientists softening and cocoa bean moguls...

Criticized Vegas resort stops pumping scents into casino

Whether or not gamblers want to admit it, control is an illusion at the casino; patrons must leave themselves at the mercy of any manipulation that...

Playlist: Huge moves!

Posted by Melissa Kaplan For Marketplace Morning Report, Friday, July 16 It's hard to know where to start. BP has plugged its massive oil leak ...
Posted In: Dirty On Purpose, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Simon & Garfunkel, The Cranberries, The Spinto Band

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