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U.S. Treasury Building in Washington, D.C.

Weiss withdraws but will still work at Treasury

Jan 13, 2015
Is there a difference between an adviser and someone with Senate confirmation?
Posted In: treasury, Democrats, antonio weiss, department of education
A worker unloads sand from a delivery truck into one of three "Sand Kings" on an oil-drilling site north of Denver.

Fracking makes sand a $10 billion industry

Jan 13, 2015
Even though drilling is expected to taper, demand for sand could keep growing.

Lithuania embraces the Euro

Jan 13, 2015
Lithuania has taken its old currency, the Litas, out of circulation.
Posted In: lithuania, Euro Eurozone, Eurozone
Water gushes from the ground from a water main break oustide of a mobile home park in Napa, California.

'Smart' devices used to hunt for water leaks

Jan 12, 2015
Entrepreneur's company tracks down leaky water pipes with data collected by sensors.
Posted In: technology, water, Israel
A gas station customer in Miami.

Texan winks, plays 'let's make a deal' with customers

Jan 12, 2015
Houston furniture dealer ties a tidy potential refund to the price of oil.
Posted In: oil prices, gas prices, Houston, furniture dealers
The Senate has approved legislation renewing a federal program credited with reviving the market for insurance against terrorist attacks after the Sept. 11. Pictured: the World Trade Center complex in November 2001.

2015 Congress passes first bill: Terrorism insurance

Jan 9, 2015
Federal government to continue as a backstop for insurers who cover terrorist attacks.

Record lows on bond market: A cause for concern

Jan 6, 2015
Low yield in global bond market may be a sign of "secular stagnation": High savings and low investment.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Greece could be headed for eurozone exit

Jan 5, 2015
Germany reportedly warns Greece that it could be forced out of the euro. Is that such a bad thing?
Posted In: Greece, Germany, Angela Merkel, Grexit
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto speaks during closing of the XXIV Ibero-American Summit in the Mexican port city of Veracruz, on Dec. 9

Mexico's president to visit Washington on Tuesday

Jan 5, 2015
Enrique Peña Nieto will engage in talks with President Obama.
Posted In: Mexico, President Obama, Enrique Peña Nieto
Coffee beans in Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia.

Fun Fact Friday: Beans and a lot of things

Jan 2, 2015
A weekly roundup of what we learned at Marketplace.
Posted In: coffee, fun facts, friday, hangover, kate spade

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