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President Barack Obama works on a draft of his State of the Union address in the Oval Office January 27, 2014 at the White House in Washington, DC. President Obama will give his State of the Union address when speaking to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol tonight.

Tonight, President Obama delivers his State of the Union address. Income inequality is something the president has said he wants to tackle this year, but he has also acknowledged it is unlikely he is going to get much support from congress on anything.  So, what are President Obama’s options?

Next time you take out your smart phone for a game of Angry Birds or to check Facebook, there's a chance someone's watching you. Documents leaked by Edward Snowden show that the NSA and Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters could be tracking data from some mobile apps

Silicon Valley, of course, is known for its casual dress, which means t-shirts, jeans and sneakers. But don't be fooled, techies care a lot more about fashion than they let on. Or put another way, there’s a lot of code in the Silicon Valley dress code.

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Lizzie O'Leary is the host of Marketplace Weekend.

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