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Marketplace for Friday, February 1, 2013

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After a dramatic slump during the recession, Boise, Idaho’s economy has returned to good health. The income tax is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. With an improving housing market comes more open houses, and Jim Burress reports on the 'lookie-loos' turning out to see their neighbors’ cribs. Ticketmaster is doing away with those annoying things known as 'captchas,' which make sure you’re not a robot. And Grantland's Wesley Morris talks about the business behind filmmaking.

Studios strategize for Oscars

A look at the studio strategy behind releasing an Oscar-worthy film...and why you're stuck watching "Hansel & Gretel" this month.
Posted In: Entertainment, Oscars

Captcha-22: When online security hurts sales

Ticketmaster is ditching those hard-to-read letters and numbers, called captchas, that users must decipher to make a purchase. It's switching to images, which are easier, faster and more secure.
Posted In: captchas, ticketmaster

7.9% jobless rate shows jobs market offers more of the same

The Labor Department reported that 157,000 jobs were created in January, but also revealed an uptick in unemployment to 7.9 percent.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap

A brief history of the income tax

The modern American income tax celebrates its 100th anniversary this weekend.
Posted In: income tax, progressive tax, middle class

How Boise beat the national unemployment rate

Boise, Idaho, has a diverse economy -- potatoes, chips (the high-tech kind) and wine.
Posted In: Unemployment, Boise, idaho

The open house is back -- and so are the 'lookie-loos'

Resurgent home sales are a boon for those who like to tour open houses for fun.
Posted In: Housing, real estate

The last time the Dow was above 14,000...

Looking back at what's changed since the last time the Dow Industrial Jones Average reached above 14,000.

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Champions
Dan The Automator
Yet Again
Grizzly Bear
Dr. Banard [Explicit]
Suff Daddy