Lewis Wallace



Lewis Wallace is a former reporter for Marketplace based in the New York Bureau.

Latest Stories (125)

The lowdown on employee discounts

Jul 2, 2014
What if everything in your favorite store was 30 percent off, every single day?
Annie Chapman has worked at Foy's Halloween and Variety in Fairborn, Ohio for ten years. She says she uses her employee discount all the time.
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Your coffee cup probably isn't recyclable… yet

May 21, 2014
Big names like McDonald's and Jamba Juice have tossed polystyrene cups.
The Rumpke Recycling center in downtown Dayton, Ohio. Rumpke is currently upgrading its facilities for processing single-stream recycling in the area—but says it can't use most paper cups.
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Love the ice cream truck? Thank inventor Fred Jones

Feb 21, 2014
After Fred Jones lost a truckload of overheated chickens, he invented the refrigerated truck. Jones was self-taught, but took out 60 patents in his lifetime.
Thermo King co-founder Fred Jones at age 55. This photo accompanied a profile on Jones in the Saturday Evening Post with the headline, "Born Handy."
Courtesy of the Refrigeration Research Museum

Ghostboxes: What's left behind when Target shuts its doors?

Feb 5, 2014
Best Buy, Sears, Kmart have closed hundreds of stores since 2011 -- and Target's not far behind. But shuttering big-box stores has unanticipated consequences
Target customers protest the closing of their local store this past Saturday in Trotwood, Ohio.  Residents organized a "shop-in" to display the town's buying power.  But Target plans to close this store, and 7 others across the country, on May 3rd.
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New York, Texas among test sites for commercial drones

Dec 12, 2013
Dayton, Ohio competed with two dozen areas around the country to become a federal testing range for commercial drones.
A test drone ready for flight at SelectTech Geospatial, a small high-tech manufacturer in the city of Springfield, Ohio.
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