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The worst jobs in history

May 2, 2013
From leech gatherer to factory worker, breaking down some of history's worst jobs.

A chart of how much time Barack Obama spends in economic meetings and on vacation

Apr 29, 2013
Comparing the hours President Obama spent in meetings about the economy, and on golf outings, in 2012.

Confessions of a Bitcoin investor

Apr 10, 2013
A Marketplace engineer talks about his experiences buying and selling the virtual currency.

Margaret Thatcher's legacy: Three things that changed for the U.K.

Apr 8, 2013
There’s no question Margaret Thatcher wanted to remake the U.K. economy during her tenure, but did she succeed?

Corporate tweet #fail: Which was the worst?

Apr 3, 2013
Many companies have learned how to use social media as a useful marketing tool, but some have made some major faux pas along the way.

An economic breakdown of Chicago's Englewood neighborhood

Feb 11, 2013
This week, Marketplace's Sylvester Monroe reports from Englewood, a neighborhood on Chicago's South Side, which has one of the highest homicide rates in the city.

Judging a job by its cover: The bookbinder

Feb 4, 2013
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Place your Marketplace prop bets

Jan 31, 2013
Gamblers don't just bet on who will win the Super Bowl, bookmakers also collect proposition bets for the game, wagering on things like how Beyonce will style her hair during the halftime show. Those bets don't have to be limited…
Members of the San Francisco 49ers answers questions from the media during Super Bowl XLVII Media Day.
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Notable firsts in inauguration history

Jan 18, 2013
Tradition and ritual play major roles on Inauguration Day. Here are some of the firsts, both quirky and significant, that have occurred throughout history.

Selling a state slogan, from 'I Love New York' to 'Sweet Home Alabama'

Jan 11, 2013
Michigan's state tourism slogan "Pure Michigan" got caught in political crossfire this week. What's your state slogan? And does it best represent your state?