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Cadillacs, Carl's Jr, 'Citizen Kane' and Other Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 07.14.2015 | Media
Tom Alderman

TWO CURRENT ITEMS WORTH NOTING: a. Carl's Jr aggressively pitches their half-pound Most American Thickburger equipped with a hot dog on top of potato ...

How Digital Platforms Like LinkedIn, Uber And TaskRabbit Are Changing The On-Demand Economy

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.14.2015 | Technology

We've been inundated with stories about how advances in technology will change employment -- from the rise of the "on-demand economy" to the ...

10 Secrets for Successful Selling on eBay

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 07.05.2015 | Style
Sidonie Sawyer

We all have too much "stuff" in our wardrobe, closets and lives. Sometimes we want to throw it all away. But you can have fun and recoup a few dollars if you use eBay's platform to sell online. If you have an email and Paypal accounts, you're already half way done.

Party Like It's 2016

Mark Steber | Posted 06.22.2015 | Money
Mark Steber

No, not quite 2016, but it is coming and now is the perfect time to start planning on next year's taxes so come New Year's you will have plenty of time to party.

3 Reasons Why Consumers Don't Like Checkout Donations

Brady Josephson | Posted 05.27.2015 | Impact
Brady Josephson

It's not that surprising to see some survey data showing that people don't like "feeling pressured" to give while buying other items. What is interesting, however, are some of the reasons why people don't like to give at the till and what companies can do to increase the likelihood of donation and overall experience when giving.

What to Do If Your Tax Documents Went Missing

Mark Steber | Posted 04.26.2015 | Business
Mark Steber

In any case, if you do not have paperwork you expected, and you are still patiently waiting -- diligently waiting, checking the mailbox each day -- KNOW THIS, it probably isn't in the mail, so you should get the information from other methods.

The Promise of the Affordable Care Act Must Reach All Communities

National Council of La Raza | Posted 03.25.2015 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law, more than 15 million Americans have received some type of health coverage. This open enrollment period alone has seen almost 7 million new sign-ups. Still, there are many more to reach, especially in the Latino community, where one in four remains uninsured.

"Christmas Letter 2014"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.09.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Since I am in the holiday spirit (and, having just consumed a mug of hot toddy, a glass of eggnog and a nip of cheer, the holiday spirits are in me), ...

What Could I Have Done Differently? Lessons From a Failed Startup

Carolina Garcia | Posted 01.24.2015 | Technology
Carolina Garcia

For the first time, I embraced my entrepreneurial failure and spoke candidly about my mistakes--the big mistakes that caused our business to fail. And you know what? It felt pretty great.

Colorado's Health Exchange On Target to Meet Budget Goals

Bob Semro | Posted 12.07.2014 | Denver
Bob Semro

Connect for Health Colorado's Finance Committee recently offered a revenue projection for the current year. Using a conservative approach, it projects that revenue for 2014 is about $600,000 above earlier estimates, and total revenue for the year is expected to top out at $5.4 million.

David Brancaccio Lets Us Down

David Morris | Posted 11.09.2014 | Media
David Morris

Tens of thousands of precedents exist public ownership and they are indeed interesting. But a listener to Brancaccio could not be faulted for coming away with the impression that public enterprises are few and far between.

Being an Entrepreneur: What Your Kid Probably Won't Learn in School

David Garfinkel | Posted 10.27.2014 | Business
David Garfinkel

Today, entrepreneurship is hot. And everything points to it getting hotter still. Do you ever worry that maybe your kids won't be ready for the vastly different job and business world, when it's their time to start making a living?

Why Marketplace Businesses Don't Have Subscriptions

Ryan Buckley | Posted 09.21.2014 | Business
Ryan Buckley

SaaS models in marketplace businesses don't work. Marketplaces models for SaaS businesses don't work either. These two business models are parallels that don't cross. There is some gray area in between, though.

Government's New Year's Resolution: Grant All Americans Affordable Health Care Coverage

Mark Steber | Posted 09.20.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

You may qualify for a tax credit to help offset the cost of health insurance. That credit is generally paid directly to your health insurance company. You, then, only pay the part of the premium that the credit doesn't cover. But, getting that credit requires you to file a tax return to reconcile your payments and actual credit due. Sound confusing?

The Elusive Nature of Leadership

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 08.01.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

Leadership is one of the most sought after yet elusive concepts in the workplace today. Countless books have been written on the subject, each offerin...

I Am Among the 5 Million Who Have Benefited From the Affordable Care Act

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Tamar Abrams

I am one of the 5 million Americans who have obtained health care under the Affordable Care Act. Although I was covered by Cobra for another year, I w...

The Pope and Economic Development

Richard W. Kropf | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Richard W. Kropf

Now that the new pope has just been named TIME Magazine's person of the year, it is time, I think, that we take at least a quick look at what he is saying, especially regarding the world's economic order, especially in his latest document issued toward the end of November.

Humanity, Policy, Making Things and Etsy's Future

Caterina Fake | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Caterina Fake

I like to think of my work as making technology more human. This is why I became interested in Etsy. Etsy helps work be more human -- you can stay at home and work alongside your kids -- and it makes commerce more personal.

Health Insurance 101: Know Your Options

Veer Gidwaney | Posted 12.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Veer Gidwaney

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that this week marked the opening of state- and federal-run insurance marketplaces. While we don't know how they'll be regarded over time, initial reactions to them run the gamut from cynicism and uncertainty to measured optimism.

Young Latinos Are Feeling the Positive Effects of the Affordable Care Act

Jose Aristimuno | Posted 12.01.2013 | Latino Voices
Jose Aristimuno

With young adults being the age group most likely to be uninsured, it is imperative to point out the benefits of Obamacare not just to Latinos as a whole, but to young Latinos as well.

Friday Talking Points -- Harry Reid Has a Good Week, Mitch McConnell Does Not

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As America's children grow up and enter into the health insurance marketplace on their own, they will be the first generation who simply will not understand what the terms 'pre-existing condition' and 'lifetime cap' mean.

WATCH: 'Marketplace' Presents: The Consumer Arms Race

Posted 06.28.2013 | Impact

TIME: 10:00p-11:00p EST On Thursday, June 27, from 10:00pm to 11:00pm EST, get a taste of radio's irreverent and insightful coverage of money, busi...

Off the Wall Art

Martin Hosking | Posted 08.11.2013 | Technology
Martin Hosking

The great spiritual writer Thomas Merton once said, "Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." We have all stood in fron...

Buying Underwear and Headphones: Selling Higher Education

Frank H. Wu | Posted 11.23.2012 | College
Frank H. Wu

I bought some underwear the other day at Walmart. I felt pretty good about the price. The package of three was a national name, all cotton. It was che...

11 Online Marketplaces Where Your Side Business Will Thrive

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 11.17.2012 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs.