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Less than zero

Sep 17, 2019
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The (almost) secret workshops below Capitol Hill

by Kimberly Adams and Annie Rees Jan 9, 2019
The arrival of a new Congress sets off a flurry of activity on — and under — Capitol Hill.
To restore century-old "Turkish" chairs like this one, Mike Dean will use the original plans and actual horsehair for the stuffing.
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My Economy

My Economy: Leaving the big city life behind

by Marketplace Staff May 8, 2018
One former journalist left the newsroom for the family business. The reason? A lower cost of living.
Matt Schewel traded a job in Washington, D.C., interviewing senators and congressman for work in the family furniture business. 
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How do you define the American dream? Ikea wants to know

by David Brancaccio Sep 21, 2016
Can a company built on selling stuff help Americans achieve sustainable, happy lives?
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Why are there so many mattress stores?

by Marketplace Contributor May 2, 2016
It's not your imagination. Mattress stores are popping up everywhere.
A recently opened Mattress Firm in Chicago's South Loop. After a wave of acquisitions, Mattress Firm now has 3,500 stores in 48 states and controls one-third of the market.
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Reclaiming wood from an unexpected place

by , and Mar 30, 2016
Iconic symbols of the New York City skyline are being given new life.
The organization Tri-Lox sources wood from water tanks.
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Delivery companies add white gloves and extra fees

by Adriene Hill Dec 22, 2015
The in-home delivery market is now a $13 billion-a-year business.

Missing from the mattress store: Salespeople

by Erin Toner Jan 22, 2015
One Wisconsin retailer is experimenting with zero employees on showroom floor.

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Your cherished antique may not be very valuable

by Dan Bobkoff Feb 27, 2014
Antique American furniture has lost its appeal, and prices for anything not the best have plunged
The Real Economy

Furniture comeback draws attention of politicians

by David Gura Sep 4, 2012
Lincolnton Furniture is hailed as a success story for bringing jobs back to the U.S.
Final Note

Will Clint Eastwood's RNC speech cause a boom in chair sales?

by Kai Ryssdal Aug 31, 2012
A furniture maker talks about the empty-chair hoopla surrounding Clint Eastwood's speech at the Republican National Convention.