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Producers try to keep fish sticks from going under water

Apr 16, 2014
Kids aren't eating them, and neither is Kai.
Posted In: fish, frozen food
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Pattern making: A stitch in time?

Apr 16, 2014
A look at how one pattern maker in Chicago thinks about her profession.
Posted In: clothing, Small Business
SAT Test To Be Revamped
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This is what the new SAT will look like

Apr 16, 2014
How is the test prep industry is preparing for the changes to the SAT?
Posted In: test-prep, college admissions, SAT
Call of Duty Tournament
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Professional video gamers earn lots of real life dollars

Apr 16, 2014
Top "Halo" and "Call of Duty" players bring in sponsors and crowds.
Posted In: Youth Radio, video games
1965 Ford Mustang Assembly Line
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Happy 50th birthday, Ford Mustang

Apr 16, 2014
The Ford Mustang is a design innovation that lives on.
Posted In: automobiles, Ford
Delbert Bland of Bland Farms in southeast Georgia says many of his Vidalia onions are ready for harvest.
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Why farmers can't wait to pick Vidalia onions

Apr 15, 2014
Vidalia onion grower challenges a Georgia state rule that sets April 21 as the earliest date farmers can pack onions for sale.
Posted In: Agriculture, onions
CEO of Alibaba.com, Jack Ma
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What's left of Yahoo without Alibaba

Apr 15, 2014
Yahoo's stake in the Chinese IPO hopeful Alibaba is worth about $33 billion, but their own market cap right now stands at $33.8 billion.
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Ever find it difficult to talk to your boss - or your boss's boss?

Apr 15, 2014
Chris Colin and Rob Baedeker, authors of "What to Talk About," have some tips.
Posted In: office behavior, humor
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It's Tax Day! Now for pot dealers, too

Apr 15, 2014
Tax deductions on labor and rent don't apply to legal marijuana dispensaries
Posted In: marijuana, Taxes, IRS
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The GM hearings could be just for show

Apr 15, 2014
Are the fatal GM engineering flaws being misdirected at Mary Barra?
Posted In: GM, auto industry, Mary Barra

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Got a topic for our next Whiteboard video? Submit your ideas!

Aug 28, 2012
Help us break down complex financial topics into easy-to-understand analogies. Post a comment suggesting the topic of our next Whiteboard video and you could win a signed copy of Paddy Hirsch's new book "Man vs. Markets"
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No more working at home for Hewlett-Packard employees?

Oct 9, 2013
First Yahoo. Now Hewlett-Packard is telling telecommuters to come back into the office.
Posted In: Yahoo, Hp, Hewlett-Packard, telecommuting, working from home, innovation, collaboration
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A conference room by any other name...

May 8, 2013
The naming of the conference room can be a very important thing. And now, you can name Marketplace's two main meeting rooms.
Posted In: conference rooms, workplace culture
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Who should pay for public radio?

Apr 17, 2012
How do you think public media should be funded? Commentator Tucker Carlson says cut federal funding and let the listeners pitch in.
Posted In: public media, funding, public funding
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Ending 19 years of Week on Wall Street

Aug 29, 2008
In his final appearance on our regular Friday segment, stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson reflects with host Kai Ryssdal on his 19 years of watching the markets.
Posted In: Wall Street
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Auto union drove GM to trouble

Mar 30, 2009
The Obama administration's force out of GM CEO Rick Wagoner is supposed to help the automaker survive. But commentator Kevin Hassett says for the automaker to thrive, Wagoner's not the only one who should go.
Posted In: Auto
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New office crisis: Boomers won't leave!

Mar 24, 2009
Many baby boomers who were planning to retire soon will have to hold off, due to the plummeting values of their retirement funds. Commentator Dan Drezner says this may make things worse for Generation X in the office.
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Are you ready to buy hiking boots on Twitter?

Aug 28, 2013
Twitter is tapping former Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard as its first Head of Commerce. The social network wants to generate more revenue from online retail, but the details have yet to be worked out.
Posted In: Twitter, technology
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No representation without taxation

Mar 13, 2009
The earned-income tax credit is designed to give a break to low-income workers. But commentator Amity Shlaes says these days the poor may be paying too few taxes and the rich may have too big of a burden, which is not helping economic recovery.
Posted In: Taxes
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On the flip side...

Oct 15, 2009
Sticking with the housing market, here's the story of a young first-time home buyer. And I mean young. She bought a foreclosed home about a month...

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The loaded meaning behind 'What do you do?'

Apr 9, 2014
The Atlantic's Deb Fallows talks regional differences in how we say hello.
Posted In: hello, greetings, Kansas, linguistics
Nespresso coffee pods
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Single-serve coffeemaker market heats up

Apr 9, 2014
Keurig is king in the U.S. but Nestle Nespresso wants a bigger piece.
Posted In: coffee, nespresso, Keurig
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What happens when you shout "buy!"

Mar 31, 2014
Michael Lewis' book, "Flash Boys," reveals a great deal, including people's confusion about the stock market
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'Lexus lanes' and the price of saving time

Mar 4, 2014
Express lane tolling systems were designed to keep lanes free by jacking up prices during peak periods. But it turns out rush-hour drivers aren't discouraged by sky-high tolls.
Posted In: Transportation, toll lanes, express lanes, freeway, cars
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Forced labor, prostitution continues at U.S.-Mexico border

Feb 24, 2014
People, mostly women, are sold and forced into labor or sex.
Posted In: labor, forced, prostitution, border, San Diego, california
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LGBT senior citizens find welcoming home in Philadelphia

Feb 18, 2014
New housing projects are tailored to gay, lesbian and transgender senior citizens.
Posted In: LGBT, senior citizen, senior citizens, Housing, Retirement
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A graphical history of cable consolidation

Feb 13, 2014
Tracking the history of the cable industry.
Posted In: cable, Comcast, Time Warner
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Scrutiny meets Comcast bid for Time Warner Cable

Feb 13, 2014
A merger would put Comcast in a stronger position with content providers.
Posted In: Comcast, Time Warner Cable, television, Internet, technology, Netflx
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More students are taking AP exams, which don’t come cheap

Feb 11, 2014
The percentage of high school graduates who have taken AP tests have doubled.
Posted In: AP tests, college board, college admissions, high school
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Could workers in a Southern state join an auto union?

Feb 11, 2014
Autoworkers at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee vote on whether to have union representation.
Posted In: United Auto Workers, tennessee, Volkswagen

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