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Netflix streams on a laptop and cellphone. The vide- streaming service is responsible for 35 percent of bandwidth usage in North America, according to a recent study.

Marketplace asks: Have you cut the cord?

Raghu Manavalan | Mar 20, 2015
Marketplace wants to know how you consume media.

PODCAST: A grande race relations conversation

David Brancaccio | Mar 20, 2015
An announcement from Tesla, Starbucks' race initiative, and women breaking into construction.

Freight rail is king in U.S.

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Mar 20, 2015
U.S. freight rail is profitable, and it's attracting international attention.
Posted In: freight rail, rail

Michelle Obama promotes girls' education in Asia

Amy Scott | Mar 20, 2015
Around the world, an estimated 62 million girls ages of 6 to 15 are not in school.
Customers exit a Starbucks location in New York.

Starbucks' race push irks some

Tim Fitzsimons | Mar 20, 2015
Starbucks new #RaceTogether campaign has set off a storm of controversy.

Silicon Tally: Where's my tax refund?

Noel King | Mar 20, 2015
How well have you kept up with the week in tech news?
An electric Tesla car goes down an assembly line at a Tesla Motors factory in 2013 in the Netherlands.

Tesla plans to launch 'autopilot' feature this summer

Tracey Samuelson | Mar 20, 2015
CEO Elon Musk said the company could push the feature as soon as June.
Posted In: Elon Musk, tesla, Tesla S
Facebook is looking to get more involved in suicide prevention.

Facebook me some money

Tony Wagner and Tobin Low | Mar 20, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Friday.
Spring Hill Nurseries has had to adapt and change practices in order to breed larger brighter blooms with the limited resources available.

Plant businesses have struggled since the recession

Sabri Ben-Achour | Mar 19, 2015
The greenest industry is wilting

Are pro sports teams economic winners for cities?

Ben Bergman | Mar 19, 2015
A baseball team has about the same economic impact as a midsize department store.