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What was your first job?

Scooping ice cream at Baskin-Robbins. Gold Medal Ribbon is still my favorite flavor.

In your next life, what would your career be?


Fill in the blank: Money can’t buy you happiness but it can buy you ______.


What is something that everyone should own, no matter how much it costs?

Italian leather boots.

Latest Stories (11)

So, you're graduating into a financial crisis ...

May 21, 2018
Here's what notable speakers had to say to the classes of 2009 and 2010, when job opportunities were scarce.
Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Migrant workers keep carnivals running

Oct 6, 2017
The documentary “Farewell Ferris Wheel” looks at the world of Mexican migrant workers at carnivals.
"Farewell Ferris Wheel" follows a group of migrant workers from Mexico who come to the U.S. on H-2B visas to work.
Jamie Sisley & Miguel "M.i.G." Martinez

Doing the math on back-to-school tax breaks

Aug 18, 2017
Politicians are the real winners, one expert says.
A child checks her back-to-school shopping list at a Target in Rosemont, Illinois. 
Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images

Back-to-school supplies are a little more expensive — and complicated

Aug 11, 2017
An Ohio business wants to pick out those specific items for you and deliver it to school.
Back-to-school supplies can add up.
Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

How voice-activated speakers are lending a virtual hand to parents

Jul 20, 2017
Digital assistants are finding a new purpose as entertainment for children and pets.
Alexa, read me a story.
Molly Wood/Marketplace

This is what the unemployed look like

Jul 14, 2017
A disproportionate number of out-of-work adults have little education, a Brookings Institution study finds.
Illustration courtesy of the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program.

Jack Lew is a fan of both Hamilton and "Hamilton."

Aug 28, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching Friday.

Singing the 'Happy Birthday' blues

Aug 27, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Thursday.

Ambercrombie wants to hang with the older crowd

Aug 26, 2015
These are the numbers watching and stories we're reading Wednesday.

You have to give him a hand

Aug 25, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Tuesday.