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Apr 7, 2016

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Goodwill adds a new online shopping feature; why the Ugg boot refused to die; and as healthcare costs increase, more doctors are talking to their patients about money

Segments From this episode

Layoffs arrive in Wyoming's coal fields

Apr 7, 2016
Two large mines lay off 15 percent of workers, as the industry's troubles come to Wyoming
Coal mine in Wyoming. 
Greg Goebel/Flickr

To find the good stuff at Goodwill, go online

Apr 7, 2016
The thrift store bets online bidding can up its revenue.
Janique Lee with a necklace sold online at Goodwill
Andrew Stelzer/Marketplace

One of the most powerful unknowns: The Bechtel Corporation

Apr 7, 2016
Author Sally Denton discusses her new book, "The Profiteers: Bechtel and the Men Who Built the World."
The Boulder Dam, then called the Hoover Dam, on the Arizona - Nevada border, 1936.
Keystone/Getty Images

Victoria's Secret turns the page on catalogs

Apr 7, 2016
The lingerie brand will focus more on core products and scale back catalogs
Victoria's Secret models walk the runway at the annual Victoria's Secret fashion show at Earls Court on December 2, 2014 in London, England.
Pascal Le Segretain

How Ugg survived fad status

Apr 7, 2016
Hate 'em or love 'em, those boots don't seem to be going away.
Wanja Krah (Flickr Creative Commons)

Cracking down on shell companies: a years-long debate

Apr 7, 2016
It sounds simple: require companies to say who own them. But some say shell companies can serve legitimate purposes.
Part of the Panama City skyline is seen as revelations about the law firm Mossack Fonseca & Co continue to play out around the world on April 7, 2016 in Panama City, Panama.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Doctor and patient talk during an appointment.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Robots are taking over Taco Bell

Apr 7, 2016
Okay maybe not, but they might be taking jobs

Music from the episode

What You Know Two Door Cinema Club
All About That Bass Meghan Trainor