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A map in Mathis Menzel's office shows the various countries the company ships products to.

Six Routes: How to make it in Germany

Feb 13, 2015
This sums it up: The German word for debt – "schuld" – can also mean "guilt."

Quiz: Closing achievement gaps

Feb 13, 2015
In a new study, researchers look at how improving educational achievement of lower classes would boost the economy.
Preparing to enter a Costco store in Alhambra, California.

Average Costco customer makes six figures

Feb 12, 2015
Barely. Guess it takes a wee bit of money to buy in bulk.
The International Monetary Fund and conflict-torn Ukraine have reached a preliminary deal on a new financial rescue plan worth $17.5 billion dollars that could be a 'turning point' for Kiev, Christine Lagarde said on February 12 .

This might hurt a bit: The downside of Ukraine's IMF loan

Feb 12, 2015
A $17.5 billion IMF package for Ukraine comes with challenging conditions.
Posted In: IMF, ukraine, austerity
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, in scarf, greets German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble during a Eurogroup finance ministers meeting Feb. 11, 2015, in Brussels.

Is that Greek's finance minister or an action film star?

Feb 11, 2015
Economist Varoufakis radiates "masculinity you usually find only in Greek statues."
Posted In: Greece, Euro Eurozone, European debt crisis
Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who is on trial for "pimping," leaves a Paris courthouse.

Disgraced economist says what?

Feb 10, 2015
In his defense, Dominique Strauss-Kahn does some interesting math.
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis.

What if Greece really does leave eurozone?

Feb 9, 2015
As the country rejects austerity programs, other members fret about the impact.
Posted In: Eurozone, Greece, Yannis Varoufakis
In a previous meeting last fall, Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel walks with President Obama in Brisbane, Australia.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits President Obama

Feb 9, 2015
Conflicts facing European continent are likely to be at the top of their agenda.
Posted In: Angela Merkel, ukraine, Greece
A pedestrian walks through New York City.

Fun fact Friday: What a waste of water

Feb 6, 2015
A weekly roundup of what we learned at Marketplace.
Posted In: fun facts, Sony, water, Amazon
Anthem Health Insurance headquarters in Indianapolis.

The value of hacked data

Feb 5, 2015
Some data is worth more to hackers than credit card numbers.
Posted In: hackers, Anthem, profit

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