Business at a glance

SkyMall files for bankruptcy. Blame your phone.

Jan 23, 2015
SkyMall catalog's days may be numbered, thanks to cellphones and tablets.
Posted In: skymall, bankruptcy, doggy beds that double as coffee tables
Box CEO Aaron Levie.

Was the Box IPO worth the wait?

Jan 23, 2015
The cloud-storage company goes public after a year-long delay
Posted In: Box, IPO, Wall Street
A UPS worker delivers packages in Chicago.

UPS delivers on holiday orders – and hurts itself

Jan 23, 2015
UPS staffed up for last-minute Christmas rush but ended up overcompensating.
Posted In: UPS, Black Friday, consumer demands, peak days
Bill Gates, chairman and founder of Microsoft Corp., is worth about $80 billion.

Fun fact Friday: Lifestyles of the rich and famous

Jan 22, 2015
A weekly roundup of what we learned at Marketplace.
Posted In: fun fact, bill gates, State of the Union
An open hood reveals the motor of a Volkswagen e-Golf electric car.

Auto industry's dirty little secret: Fake engine noise

Jan 22, 2015
Drivers want vroom-vroom with their MPGs. Enter the "Soundaktor."
Posted In: car engine, speakers, gas milage
A Virgin Atlantic passenger plane comes in for a landing at Heathrow Airport.

The euro is dropping, but airfares aren't

Jan 22, 2015
Planning an inexpensive trip to Europe? Better research airfares first.
Posted In: Airlines, Europe, the euro
Bradley Cooper, right, stars in the Oscar-nominated film "American Sniper."

The State of the (Film) Union

Jan 22, 2015
Critic is mixed about "American Sniper," comments on Oscar nominations and "Selma."
Posted In: Oscars, movies, selma, american sniper
Pedestrians and bicyclists take over a suddenly empty Fifth Avenue November in New York City.

Executive diversity can pay off, study says

Jan 22, 2015
The challenge lies in getting management buy-in.
Posted In: diversity, management
A boy asks an owl how many licks it takes to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop in a commercial from 1984.

Tootsie Roll CEO, 95, leaves behind a sweet legacy

Jan 21, 2015
Melvin Gordon ran Tootsie Roll Industries, founded in 1896, for more than 50 years.
Posted In: candy, tootsie roll, commercials
Geese fly over the Commodore Barry Bridge in Chester, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania installs prefab bridges

Jan 21, 2015
Prefabricated parts speed up bridge construction and save money.
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