Marketplace for Monday September 1, 2014

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Made in America is a very important consideration for many Americans. There's a perception that things made here are better quality and that buying them will help keep jobs in the country. It is a very powerful label, but if you want to put it on your product, you better mean it. Marketplace's Adriene Hill reports. And, Lizzie O'Leary talks to Earl Swift about his book, “Auto Biography,” about cars and the American dream. Plus, with it being Labor Day we thought it'd be a good time to check in on how much most American workers are getting paid for their labor these days. The answer? Not a whole lot more than they were three decades ago, relatively speaking. That's according to a new study of census data from the Economic Policy Institute.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory's dark lost chapter

Deemed too wild and subversive for its time, the unprinted chapter has resurfaced.
Posted In: Books, publishing

The story of a 1957 Chevy

Lizzie O'Leary talks to Earl Swift about his book "Auto Biography."
Posted In: cars, chevrolet

Wage growth in the U.S. is stuck in the '70s

Most American workers have seen little to no growth in wages since the '70s.
Posted In: wages, salary, pay

Italy's Fiat speeds Alfa Romeo's US return

Fiat is re-launching the sporty Alfa Romeo brand in the United States.
Posted In: cars, bbc world service, Fiat

Thriving and surviving at the Fringe Festival

The world's biggest arts festival keeps getting bigger, but not everyone profits.
Posted In: Scotland, festivals, performers, seasonal hiring

Will Apple's next offering be 'insanely great'?

Apple is expected to announce an iWallet, but what happens if they don't deliver?
Posted In: iPhone, apple, digital payments

What, exactly, does 'Made in the USA' mean?

"Made in the USA" is a powerful label, but you'd better be sure you use it correctly.
Posted In: labeling, manufacturing, Made in USA

A business with a taste for risk and honey

Despite tough odds, new small businesses like Wise Acre still try to make it.
Posted In: Small Business, Food

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Motion Sickness
Hot Chip
Ever Present Past (Album Version)
Paul McCartney
"Fall Back"
Dear Jayne Feat. The Dream
Fishtail Parker
Nightmares On Wax

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