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Monopsony: When there's only one employer in town

by Janet Nguyen Oct 2, 2018
Economists have raised concerns that big retail companies like Amazon are suppressing wages.
Some of McDonald's former franchise rules could be considered a form of "monopsony power."
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Why it's hard to tell good monopolies from bad

by Stan Alcorn and Molly Wood Apr 15, 2015
The European Union has brought an antitrust case against Google.
Datebook

Say 'meow' to the newest Monopoly piece

by Michelle Philippe Feb 5, 2014
The Marketplace Datebook for February 6, 2014.
By The Numbers

New Monopoly: No jail, and done in 30 minutes

by Chau Tu Jul 25, 2013
Hasbro's new Monopoly Empire game removes jail from the board, and is designed to fit into busy schedules of today's youth.

Monopoly retires iconic iron piece

by Jeff Tyler Feb 6, 2013
One reason the board game piece may have been canned is new products like wrinkle-free fabrics have made ironing a thing of the past. Once a staple in every home, many people no longer even own an iron.

Monopoly's makeover and money lessons

by Barbara Bogaev Jan 11, 2013
America's most popular board game about money is losing one of its signature pieces. One token will be replaced with a new piece. Historian Philip Orbanes explains what Monopoly can teach us.

What's your Monopoly token say about you?

by Daryl Paranada Jan 9, 2013
One of the iconic Monopoly game pieces is going to jail -- permanently. Find out which token got the boot and what its replacement will be.

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Monopoly the movie?

by Kai Ryssdal Oct 5, 2012
Unfortunately, "Battleship" wasn't the last board game-turned-movie.

Is Google enforcing a monopoly?

by Marketplace Staff Sep 21, 2011
Google's Eric Schmidt testified on Capitol Hill today on the subject of whether the company is threatening the competition.
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The new Beatles Monopoly game -- Yeah, yeah, yeah!

by Lori Stassi Sep 11, 2008
Now this is fab. USAopoly is hoping to capitalize on a new generation of Beatlemania (and the old one too) with a new Monopoly game -- The Beatles...