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Nov 1, 2013

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A boost to food stamps funding leftover from the government’s 2009 stimulus package is expiring. How will families, grocery stores, and corporate America feel the pain? The Container Store’s share price doubled shortly after its IPO this morning. Some might think that high-end organizing is a sign the economy is doing well. And Marketplace's Queena Kim goes on a mission to find out what the Google Barge is all about … or not. 

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Weekly Wrap: Aflutter over Twitter plus #longreads

Nov 1, 2013
Leigh Gallagher, editor of Fortune Magazine, and Sudeep Reddy from the Wall Street Journal recap the week in news.

Barging in on Google

Nov 1, 2013
Rumors abound about what Google is housing in a floating barge in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Container Store: The next big economic indicator?

Nov 1, 2013
The Container Store’s share price doubled shortly after its IPO this morning.

New England cranks up its wood-burning stoves

Nov 1, 2013
Homes in rural New England heat with wood at five times the national rate.

"Gravity" no more satisfying in 2-D

Nov 1, 2013
Audiences are no more satisfied after watching a 3-D movie, than they are after watching the same movie in a mere two dimensions.

When a movie flops, marketing takes the blame

Nov 1, 2013
When box-office returns are lower than expected, it's often the marketing department that bare the brunt of the punishment.

Grocers do the math on food stamp cuts

Nov 1, 2013
As a temporary increase in food stamp benefits expires, families and businesses prepare to get by on less.

Mattel says 'Toy Feliz' this holiday season

Nov 1, 2013
Could Mattel's new Spanish-language toy campaign spur big sales this holiday season?

A boost to food stamps funding leftover from the government’s 2009 stimulus package is expiring. How will families, grocery stores, and corporate America feel the pain? The Container Store’s share price doubled shortly after its IPO this morning. Some might think that high-end organizing is a sign the economy is doing well. And Marketplace’s Queena Kim goes on a mission to find out what the Google Barge is all about … or not. 

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