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10 years after the housing crisis, thousands of zombie homes are still stuck in foreclosure limbo

Jun 13, 2018
Home values in much of the country have recovered, and in many places it's a seller's market. So long as there isn't a zombie on your block.
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Are we trading security for emojis on Venmo?

The Federal Trade Commission found the app's security and privacy protections disclosures lacking.
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Why the U.S. needs foreign steel imports

Mar 28, 2018
After Trump’s tariff announcement, manufacturers saw raw materials prices rise.
Hannibal Industries is the largest manufacturer of steel pallet racks in the United States.
Ben Hethcoat/Marketplace

The "Radium Girls'" fight for workers rights

Nov 28, 2017
Their work was killing them, and their fight shaped the way we think about job safety.
The radium paint, which glowed in the dark, was applied to instruments, dials and watch displays that were shipped off to pilots fighting in World War I.
Heinz Dietrich Suppan/Handout

Video: A day in the life, surrounded by federal regulations

Oct 19, 2017
Can you name a single federal regulation? Probably not, but they're all around you, from the second you open your eyes in the morning.

Self-driving carmakers haven't perfected a key piece of tech

Sep 11, 2017
Good isn't good enough when it comes to the lasers that allow autonomous vehicles to see.
A picture of Luminar's LIDAR monitor.
Molly Wood / Marketplace

What to expect from today's NAFTA renegotiations

Aug 16, 2017
President Trump has been very critical of NAFTA, but Canada and Mexico are very important trading partners.
Workers in a maquila in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. 
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The Trump administration may want to keep NAFTA after all

Jul 18, 2017
The White House has released a list of terms for renegotiating the trade agreement.
Former president Gerald Ford, then U.S. President Bill Clinton, former president Jimmy Carter and former president George Bush applaud after the signing of side agreements to the North American Free Trade Agreement on Sept. 14, 1993 at the White House in Washington, D.C.