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

Carolina Garcia | Posted 11.26.2014 | 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 10.08.2014 | 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.

ASPCA Pummels Puppy Mills With Pressure From Consumers, Politicians

Ed Sayres | Posted 08.01.2012 | Impact
Ed Sayres

Hurting puppies is unfathomable to most of us. Americans love puppies, and many of us agree with the late Charles M. Schulz's sentiments: "Happiness is a warm puppy." But despite all the adoration, puppies (and their mothers) continue to suffer in puppy mills.

Defending Mr. Daisey, Part 2: Big Fact, Little Fact

Scott Walters | Posted 06.17.2012 | Home
Scott Walters

Did Marketplace's Rob Schmitz really think that, on a tour of the facility arranged by Apple and Foxxconn that he would meet underaged workers, people poisoned on the job, or people who had been hurt in a explosion?

God and The Marketplace

Matt J. Rossano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Matt J. Rossano

How did "market norms" of trust and fairness come to rule our everyday lives? Some recent studies have demonstrated the critical role God may have played in this evolutionary transition.

An Open Internet Pre-Holiday Reading List

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

As the clock continues to tick towards tomorrow's all-hands meeting of the FCC, some very thoughtful and unexpected voices are weighing in to the debate, urging that we "be done, and move forward."

An Unlikely Model for Turning Swords Into Plowshares

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

At first blush, net neutrality seems an unlikely contender as a model for consensus-building in our nation's capital, one that takes into account not just the views of politicians, but of all stakeholders.

Is Marriage that Luxury Cruise Ship Stranded in the Ocean?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

Time magazine calls marriage a 'luxury yacht.' Remember what happened on the last cruise ship? The cover of Time magazine asks, in big bold letters,...

Public Radio's 'Marketplace' Gets Book Section

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The show "Marketplace," which is heard on public radio stations nationwide, is collecting all its books coverage in a new section of its website, dubb...

Wireless Policy in a Bipartisan World

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Spalter

With the pundits dissecting the meaning of the mid-term elections and the implications of the D.C. power shift, the conventional wisdom appears to be ...