Sean Cole

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Pretend investing can have a real upside

May 24, 2011 lets you play the markets risk-free. And get paid if you are among the best performing users every month.

PepsiCo aims to chip away at sodium content with Crystal Salt

May 6, 2011
The company that makes Lay's Potato Chips says it has developed a low-sodium chip that doesn't taste any less salty.

Success varies for U.S. colleges in Middle East

Apr 28, 2011
Many American colleges have expanded their brands to the Middle East. But their record has been spotty.

Copyrighted material staying up on YouTube

Mar 28, 2011
There's a lot of creative content on YouTube, some of it copyrighted. But instead of blocking that content, copyright holders increasingly prefer making money.

A no-lose, no-cash out way to gamble

Mar 18, 2011
Marketplace's Sean Cole looks at a game where people use real money to place bets, even they know they'll never, ever win.

Canada considers dropping its penny

Feb 2, 2011
The Canadian Senate Finance Committee unveiled a report that recommended Canada get rid of its penny.

Construction equipment hot property for thieves

Jan 7, 2011
You'd think the sheer size and weight of construction equipment would make it thief-proof. But heavy duty bulldozers and back hoes are commonly stolen in the U.S. and Canada. Marketplace's Sean Cole takes a look at why.

Going "green" can be cutting jobs

Jan 1, 2011
Hotels around the country are urging their customers to "make a green choice" and opt out of daily housekeeping for their rooms. But cutting back on water and electricity might also be cutting back on something else: jobs. Sean Cole reports.

How much for the 12 Days of Christmas?

Dec 25, 2010
Thinking of gifting someone "The 12 Days of Christmas" this year? Well you better be well-off. Sean Cole investigates the true price of the song.

When your life mirrors a reality show about debt

Dec 11, 2010
Your work becomes a big part of your life, to say the least. But what happens when your life starts reflecting your work -- and your work is on a reality show about people who have accumulated too much debt? Sean Cole goes behind the scenes.