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Employees hand out free reusable grocery bags at a Whole Foods Market in 2008 in Pasadena, California.
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How Mark Zuckerberg wants the U.S. government to regulate Facebook

A New York Times reporter says the CEO's plan is "self-serving."
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote an opinion piece in the Washington Post, which details the procedures he would like the government to use as its regulation standard.
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Your employer's podcast wants your attention

How podcasting became the biggest corporate craze since the company memo.
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What it's like for city officials faced with outdated technology

Mar 18, 2019
The San Francisco assessor's office has waited years to update its technology systems.
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As the cost of living rises, Marketplace listeners share what they're saving for

Mar 18, 2019
Last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report confirming a rising cost of living in the United States as the consumer price index rose 0.2 percent. Although it was a small hike, it affected the prices of food, gas and rent. We called up some Marketplace listeners to get their thoughts about how […]
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After the grounding of its 737 planes, can Boeing's messaging convince flyers?

Boeing faces a tough public relations challenge in the coming months, following two crashes and the grounding of its 737 planes. The question is, how will the company control the messaging to the air-faring public? Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal spoke to Felicia Miller, professor of marketing at Marquette University, about the company’s PR strategy. Click […]
A LEAP engine is pictured on the first Boeing 737 MAX airliner is pictured at the company's manufacturing plant, on Dec. 8, 2015, in Renton, Washington.
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Bitcoin offers stability in Venezuela's shaky economy

One Venezuelan economist uses bitcoin to defend his family against financial instability.
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Why student debt may be slowing down a generation of homeowners

New Federal Reserve research says student loan debt is hurting the housing market.
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When listeners check the price tag...

...they tell us what they notice — and what they're willing to pay for.
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