Business at a glance

Brooklyn-based company Etsy filed for a $100 million IPO, Wednesday.

Dollar signs on the doilies

Mar 5, 2015
Etsy's scaling up, but how does that sit with its socially-minded users?
Posted In: Etsy, DIY, IPO, public offering

Oil, futures and 'super contango.' What's it all mean?

Mar 5, 2015
When low prices and high supplies converge, you get a super-rare situation.
Posted In: crude oil, futures, commodites, traders

Why more than half of farmers have a second job

Mar 4, 2015
Soaring land prices are only part of the reason farmers look for additional work.
Posted In: farming, Cargill, Tyson's, second career, land prices

The Transaction: Christmas dinner, a broken range and an unexpected miracle

Mar 4, 2015
Marketplace listener Vivian Simonsen-Jupp of Henderson, Nevada was excited to have everyone in her family home for Christmas for the first time in years.
Posted In: transaction, oven
Didier Leroy, President of Toyota Motor Europe, spoke at the Toyota factory of Onnaing during the awarding of the certificate 'Origine France Garantie' for the Yaris.

Toyota tries to break out of its island mindset

Mar 4, 2015
The Japanese worry that their corporations are as insular as the country, and aren't adapting to the global market.
Posted In: Toyota, France, Japan

The New York Times picks up where SkyMall left off

Mar 4, 2015
The Times and NPR sell their audiences on unique retail options.
Posted In: media, New York Times, online shopping

When disaster strikes, FEMA turns to Waffle House

Mar 4, 2015
FEMA has coined a "Waffle House Index" to indicate the severity of a disaster.
Posted In: restaurants, disaster relief, FEMA
A Target in Springfield, Virginia

Target announces layoffs at company headquarters

Mar 4, 2015
The company hopes to beat a slump with new plans, and fewer workers.
Posted In: Target, layoffs
Gas prices are inching up again on the West Coast.

The volatility of gasoline prices

Mar 4, 2015
Gas prices seem to decline more slowly than they recover
Posted In: gas prices, explainer, cheap oil
Author Esther Kaplan documents the pros and cons of big data tracking of employees in the workplace.

The data-driven workplace of the future

Mar 3, 2015
Your boss might be monitoring every keystroke you make.
Posted In: big data, telemetrics, UPS, America at Work, Kronos
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