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What happens when a store starts to die?

May 13, 2021
From Victoria's Secret to J.C. Penney, struggling retailers have taken a couple of different paths to try to remain in business.
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60 years ago, pop art was born in a department store window

May 5, 2021
Why Warhol's commercial art made waves, according to art critic Blake Gopnik.
Andy Warhol's 1961 department store window display paved the way for his first solo pop art show the following year, "Campbell's Soup Cans."
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Remembering the hobby shops of yesteryear

May 3, 2021
“A really wholesome cheap thrill”: A listener on the joys of model rockets and the the hobby shops of his youth.
"It's a really wholesome cheap thrill," Marketplace listener Ted Dupont said about launching model rockets.
Courtesy Max Myers

Oregon retirement savings program offers national roadmap

Economists found the automatic IRA program OregonSaves meaningfully increased retirement savings.
The success of OregonSaves, an automatic IRA program, suggests making it a national plan.
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Pledges vs. action: A consultant on the future of corporate social engagement

Apr 29, 2021
Deesha Dyer started a social impact consulting firm during COVID. She hopes companies keep their promises on racial justice.
Deesha Dyer, who worked in the Obama White House and founded the social impact consulting firm Hook & Fasten, hopes companies follow through on their racial justice initiatives.
Courtesy of Deesha Dyer

Sen. Amy Klobuchar says it's time to take on monopolies in Big Tech, pharma and more

"We have a serious competition problem," Klobuchar said. "It’s hurting our families, our workers, our democracy."
"We have this history in our country of rejuvenating capitalism and using the antitrust laws to do that," Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., says.
Christopher Gregory-Rivera

An update on policy, corporate pledges to address systemic racism

Apr 21, 2021
Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, on overhauling policing and how companies are fighting racism.
People march through the streets on April 20, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia, after the guilty verdict was announced for the ex-cop who murdered George Floyd.
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The world's first publicly traded person

Apr 15, 2021
In 2008, Mike Merrill started selling shares of himself for $1 each. How's his stock doing now?
In 2008, Mike Merrill started selling shares of himself for $1 each.
Courtesy of Padraic O'Meara

A primer on Corporate Memphis, Big Tech's favorite design trend

Apr 15, 2021
Sans-serif fonts, pastel palettes, long-limbed cartoons. Why are these designs so popular? And why do they garner criticism?
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What does Warhol “fair use” ruling mean for artists and copyrights?

Art critic and Warhol biographer Blake Gopnik fears the decision will have a profound effect on "appropriation art."
Lynn Goldsmith’s photograph, left, and Andy Warhol’s portrait of Prince, as reproduced in court documents.
Courtesy of the U.S. District Court