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A low-energy solution for drying clothes faster

Emily Siner | Jul 29, 2015
Scientists and industry are using sonic vibes to improve the humble appliance.

High-tech clothes dryers ... and toilets

Marketplace staff | Jul 29, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Wednesday.

Lebanon copes with garbage crisis and sustainability

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 28, 2015
After a stinking week, disposal resumes in Beirut, but will the solution last?
Visitors look at Volkswagen cars at a Volkswagen Group showroom.

How did Volkswagen conquer the world?

Gigi Douban | Jul 28, 2015
For the first time, Volkswagen edges out Toyota as the world's biggest car maker.
A still from a Windows 10 ad.

Microsoft hoping for a revival with Windows 10

Kimberly Adams | Jul 28, 2015
The company aims for the new operating system to help it win back tablet and phone users.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a press briefing at the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C.

The Fed and your feelings

Sabri Ben-Achour | Jul 28, 2015
When it comes to the Fed, your feelings may have less value than you think.
The Covered California website is displayed during a healthcare enrollment fair in San Francisco, California.

California leads in lowering health insurance premiums

Dan Gorenstein | Jul 28, 2015
The state has kept prices low by negotiating with insurers and limiting options.
A banner with the logo of Twitter is set on the front of the New York Stock Exchange.

Twitter's earnings report in one tweet

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 28, 2015
The social media site isn't doing too bad for itself.
Posted In: growth, revenue, Twitter
Aerial view of the Maracanã Complex, a Rio 2016 Olympic Games venue

Rio de Janeiro adapts as it prepares for the 2016 Olympics

Kai Ryssdal, Mukta Mohan and Bridget Bodnar | Jul 28, 2015
Rio de Janeiro has changed since it agreed to host the Olympics.
Cecil, one of Zimbabwe's most popular lions.

Lions, and Tigers, and Bears! Well, just lions

Tobin Low and Janet Nguyen | Jul 28, 2015
Or how not to have the Internet turn against you.