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Features by Adam Allington

Sunflowers, pocket parks and other ideas aim to beautify vacant lots

The Washington University Sustainable Land Lab Competition's goal? To find something creative to do with all the vacant lots in the country.
Posted In: urban planning, parking lot

3 April Fools' pranks you shouldn't pull at the office (and 1 you should)

Feel free to pull pranks at work, but don't take them too far.
Posted In: office, jokes, holiday

Want a U.S. visa? Got a spare $500,000?

The government is doling out a growing number of visas to immigrants who invest half a million dollars in the U.S.
Posted In: Entrepreneur, visa, Immigration, work visas

I think the soup is worth $0.34, so that's what I'll pay

Panera Bread today expands its experiment in “pay what you want” pricing, allowing patrons in St. Louis to name their own price for a bowl of turkey chili.
Posted In: Panera Bread, Charity, Charitable giving

Sequester may slow federal court proceedings

The public lawyers who defend the nation's poor in federal court worry sequester cuts could slow the wheels of justice.
Posted In: sequester, Law, lawyers

St. Louis: You Know You're Wealthy When...

In this installment of Marketplace's "You Know You're Wealthy When" series, we traveled to Saint Louis to ask residents of the Midwestern city what being wealthy means to them.
Posted In: You know you're wealthy when

Return of the home ATM?

As the housing recovery boosts equity, will homeowners again use their properties as their own personal cash machines?
Posted In: Housing, real estate

Downside of a housing rebound? The price of plywood on the rise

As the housing market recovers, prices for some construction and building materials reach pre-bust highs
Posted In: lumber, construction

Mississippi River mayors call for more dam, lock funding

Mayors along the Mississippi River say more funding is needed to shore up aging infrastructure.
Posted In: Mississippi River, Congress, infrastructure

Luggage Check: Increased travel boosts luggage industry

Travel is up, and so are purchases of new suitcases.
Posted In: Travel luggage, Travel, Airlines

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