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Team-building isn’t just for the IRS. How big is the workplace teambuilding business, and is it a scam or a smart way to create an engaged and productive workforce? In the private sector, the NHTSA asked for a recall on 2.7 million Jeeps. Chrysler Group said, "No."  How much of a risk is that? Plus, we talk to the CEO of Whole Foods about plans to expand into Detroit.

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A small pocket of Detroit is thriving, but it's not a comeback city yet

Jun 3, 2013
There's an urban revival in the downtown neighborhood of Midtown, but the level of affluence is less than in other reviving urban centers.

A Father's Day gift for the dad who has (and eats) everything

Jun 5, 2013
How does Oscar Meyer spell Father's Day? B-A-C-O-N

Thanks, but no thanks: Chrysler says it won't recall 2.7 million Jeeps

Jun 5, 2013
Government regulators asked for a Jeep recall, but Chrysler said "No." Will negative public reaction outweigh the cost of an actual recall?

Advice for your performance review: In five years...

Jun 5, 2013
Just in time for interview season, a writer takes a look at one of the classic job interview questions.

Whole Foods CEO: Detroit is a long-term investment

Jun 5, 2013
Walter Robb, CEO of high-end grocer Whole Foods, talks to Marketplace about why his company is opening its latest store in the Midtown neighborhood of Detroit.

A look inside the secret home for central bankers

Jun 5, 2013
A nondescript office building in Basel, Switzerland, houses one of the most powerful commercial banks in the world. But only central bankers are allowed to pass.

The economy of walking for cures (Infographic)

Jun 5, 2013
The Susan B. Komen for the Cure breast cancer charity announced this morning that it is cancelling fundraising walks in seven cities in 2014. How much do they actually make from similar walks?

What does teambuilding get you, anyway?

Jun 5, 2013
The IRS has come under heat for spending on conferences and teambuilding training, but teambuilding is big business.

What a star's suspension would mean to a baseball team's bottom line

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Jun 5, 2013
Major League Baseball is reportedly on the verge of slapping long suspensions on some start players. How would that impact the finances of America's pastime?

Team-building isn’t just for the IRS. How big is the workplace teambuilding business, and is it a scam or a smart way to create an engaged and productive workforce? In the private sector, the NHTSA asked for a recall on 2.7 million Jeeps. Chrysler Group said, “No.”  How much of a risk is that? Plus, we talk to the CEO of Whole Foods about plans to expand into Detroit.