Feb 1, 2013

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After a dramatic slump during the recession, Boise, Idaho’s economy has returned to good health. The income tax is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. With an improving housing market comes more open houses, and Jim Burress reports on the…

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The last time the Dow was above 14,000...

Feb 1, 2013
Looking back at what's changed since the last time the Dow Industrial Jones Average reached above 14,000.

The open house is back -- and so are the 'lookie-loos'

Feb 1, 2013
Resurgent home sales are a boon for those who like to tour open houses for fun.

How Boise beat the national unemployment rate

Feb 1, 2013
Boise, Idaho, has a diverse economy -- potatoes, chips (the high-tech kind) and wine.

A brief history of the income tax

Feb 1, 2013
The modern American income tax celebrates its 100th anniversary this weekend.

7.9% jobless rate shows jobs market offers more of the same

Feb 1, 2013
The Labor Department reported that 157,000 jobs were created in January, but also revealed an uptick in unemployment to 7.9 percent.

Captcha-22: When online security hurts sales

Feb 1, 2013
Ticketmaster is ditching those hard-to-read letters and numbers, called captchas, that users must decipher to make a purchase. It's switching to images, which are easier, faster and more secure.

Studios strategize for Oscars

Feb 1, 2013
A look at the studio strategy behind releasing an Oscar-worthy film...and why you're stuck watching "Hansel & Gretel" this month.

After a dramatic slump during the recession, Boise, Idaho’s economy has returned to good health. The income tax is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. With an improving housing market comes more open houses, and Jim Burress reports on the ‘lookie-loos’ turning out to see their neighbors’ cribs. Ticketmaster is doing away with those annoying things known as ‘captchas,’ which make sure you’re not a robot. And Grantland’s Wesley Morris talks about the business behind filmmaking.

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Yet Again Grizzly Bear
Champions Dan The Automator, Rakaa, Aceyalone
Champions Dan The Automator, Rakaa, Aceyalone