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What's pulling up the Consumer Price Index

Apr 15, 2014
Consumer prices increased more than expected. So what’s becoming more expensive, and why?
Posted In: CPI
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We're paying more to pay taxes

Apr 15, 2014
Inflation in the tax preparation and accounting fees category is up 5.1 percent
Posted In: Taxes, inflation
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PODCAST: Google's drones

Apr 15, 2014
Internet companies are racing to patch their Heartbleed vulnerabilities, at great cost. And legal pot shops are discovering the joys of tax season.
Posted In: Google, drones, marijuana, heartbleed
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IRS budget problems help tax evaders

Apr 15, 2014
Taxpayers face a smaller risk of being audited by the IRS.
Posted In: IRS, Taxes, tax day, audit
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Retail sales: What's driving demand?

Apr 14, 2014
Retail sales increased 1.1 per cent in March, the biggest jump since September 2012.
Posted In: retail sales
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When the IRS 'likes' your Facebook update

Apr 14, 2014
The IRS is using data to crack down on tax dodgers
Posted In: IRS, tax dodgers
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Real estate flippers are back!

Apr 14, 2014
Some of the biggest players in the housing bubble were house flippers.
Posted In: Housing, flip this house
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Marketing the moon

Apr 14, 2014
How a marketing campaign helped the U.S. win the space race.
Posted In: moon, NASA
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PODCAST: Warm reception for retail

Apr 14, 2014
Congress is out for recess, but not to play. And a look at France's proposed new rules for workplace messaging after hours.
Posted In: Retail, Congress, France
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Legal marijuana creates Denver warehouse shortage

Apr 14, 2014
Pot growers bought more than eight football fields of warehouse space
Posted In: marijuana

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Three life rules from Donald Rumsfeld

May 16, 2013
The former U.S. defense secretary shares lessons on politics and business.
Posted In: Donald Rumsfeld
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Plenty of jobs, lazy Americans just don't want them

Jul 27, 2012
According to Fox Business reporter John Stossel, businesses are hiring, Americans just don't want "those kind of jobs."
Posted In: Jobs, hiring, work ethic, john stossel
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The rich don't control Washington

May 9, 2012
Commentator Robert Samuelson says that contrary to popular wisdom, it's actually the poor and the middle-class who control the government.
Posted In: government
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Erase student loans?

Oct 10, 2011
College students graduate with thousands of dollars in student loans. So, what would happen if we just eliminated that debt?
Posted In: student loans
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EBT now stands for restaurant meals

Feb 17, 2010
Until now it's been a struggle to use food stamps at restaurants, but L.A. county's new Restaurant Meals program now allows EBT to be accepted at 500 locations, including Dominos and El Pollo Loco. Vanessa Romo reports.
Posted In: food stamps
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U.S. should import more skilled workers

Jul 16, 2008
In the coming years, the U.S. will need hundreds of thousands of good minds to fill positions in math and the sciences. Commentator Will Wilkinson says that may require us to look beyond our own shores.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs
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Dems need to consider nuclear energy

Aug 26, 2008
Commentator Will Marshall says there's a missing element in the Democratic party's platform that needs to be looked at more closely -- the future of nuclear power.
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Stop calling it class warfare

Sep 21, 2011
President Obama announced a plan to reduce the deficit this week. But the fight over what to do is just starting.
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What do employers really want from college grads?

Mar 1, 2013
Marketplace teamed up with The Chronicle of Higher Education to ask employers what they look for in job candidates
Posted In: employees, job seekers
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Why non-bankers love Wall Street bonuses

Jan 6, 2014
This is the time of year when Wall Street bankers get their bonuses.
Posted In: Wall Street, bonuses

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Bears, bulls, and BS

Mar 4, 2014
We dive into the origin of a few popular finance terms.
Posted In: Wall Street
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25 for 25: Leave the big numbers to Janet Yellen

Feb 12, 2014
The numbers we use to measure our economy might not be telling us what we think they are.
Posted In: 25 for 25
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How your mortgage is related to the debt ceiling

Feb 12, 2014
...not to mention the Federal Reserve and treasury yields.
Posted In: Treasury bill, mortgage, Mortgages, loans, interest rates, Banks, lending, emerging markets
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Debt vote helps create a sense of certainty

Feb 11, 2014
Increasing government borrowing authority eases worries.
Posted In: politics, Congress, debt ceiling
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Will Janet Yellen follow the Bernanke plan?

Feb 11, 2014
Yellen faces her first congressional hearing today as Fed chair.
Posted In: Janet Yellen, chairman of the federal reserve, Federal Reserve, Congress
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The 9 weirdest cities that have hosted the Olympics (and why!)

Feb 6, 2014
Surprised that the Olympics are in a Russian city you've never heard of?
Posted In: Olympics, Sochi
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Marketplace's most-viral stories of January 2014

Feb 4, 2014
A look back at our most-shared stories from January 2014.
Posted In: viral, reddit, Stitcher
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Coffee's cheap right now, and you should be worried

Jan 27, 2014
Coffee prices are near historic lows, but consumers aren't seeing the we're not seeing that's just setting us up for high prices.
Posted In: coffee, commodities
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Why a declining jobless rate may be worse than you think

Jan 10, 2014
The labor force participation rate (LFPR) hasn’t been this low since the late 1970s.
Posted In: unemployment rate, labor force participation
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Commerce Secretary: Immigration reform would bring in $1.4 trillion

Jan 9, 2014
U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker sits down to talk about the state of the American economy and what she thinks it will take to get it back on track.
Posted In: commerce, immigration reform, Immigration, export, free trade

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