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A UPS worker delivers packages in Chicago.

Brash new competitor challenges Amazon

Andy Uhler | Jul 23, 2015 pledges to beat the online retailer's prices using a membership model.

New app aims to improve cycling in Portland

Melanie Sevcenko | Jul 23, 2015
Data will help plan for safer riding infrastructure, like signals and routes.
Posted In: app, bicycles, Portland

Pearson nears deal to sell the Financial Times

David Brancaccio | Jul 23, 2015
Standardized testing may have something to do with the decision.
A selection of 1950s toy robots for an auction of TV and movie toy memorabilia.

The nuts and bolts of robot soccer

Marketplace staff | Jul 23, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Thursday.
A still of Christian Grey played by Jamie Dornan in the film "Fifty Shades of Grey."

Soundtracks have a life beyond the movies

Kai Ryssdal and Tommy Andres | Jul 22, 2015
Gerrick Kennedy says soundtracks are gaining significance after the movie is over.
An Uber vehicle is shown in New York City.

New York City gives up in Uber cap dispute

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 22, 2015
Bill de Blasio's administration has blinked.
A sign at a Mobil gas station in Pismo Beach, California.

Oil is cheap, but gas is still expensive in California

Gigi Douban | Jul 22, 2015
Shortages of the state's special blend causes prices to spike, but this feels different.
Outside the Apple Fifth Avenue flagship store.

Apple's drop illustrates the power of expectations

Tracey Samuelson | Jul 22, 2015
Apple is down sharply following the release of its numbers Tuesday.
Honoree Caitlyn Jenner accepts the Arthur Ashe Courage Award onstage during the 2015 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

E! Network pins hopes on new Caitlyn Jenner series

Nova Safo | Jul 22, 2015
"I am Cait" premieres this Sunday, and promises to be a ratings blockbuster.
The EyeCYou device created by Oluwatosin Oluwadare and his partner Mohammed Azmat Qureshi at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Developers look to create disability apps

Lauren Silverman | Jul 22, 2015
Tech engineers are testing new ideas with the disabled community in mind.