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The test is as simple as a pregnancy test. So it could help health workers find and stop new outbreaks more quickly. But it doesn't catch every case and still requires some lab equipment.
A study argues that the density of restaurants and large-scale food retailers in parts of the U.S. has been a major factor in the rise of obesity. But some see it as a "chicken-and-egg" problem.
We tell our secrets to psychologists, therapists, and licensed "professionals." But sometimes? We talk to complete strangers.
Lots of people spill their secrets to Mathew Schmuck while he's at work.
Why? Mathew answers this question outside The Black Cat, where he tends bar.
In the 2015 season, baseball fans can expect to see new clocks ticking down the seconds in MLB stadiums — and for batters to keep at least one foot in the batter's box more often.
On next week's show, we're talking about economic classes, and how we get where we are.
So where do you fall? Have you spent your whole life in the middle class? Maybe you climbed into a new financial class, or did some backsliding.
We want to hear your stories.
Write to us, by visiting us on the web and clicking on go or tweet us, we're @MarketplaceWKND
The White House will ask a higher court to allow Obama's executive actions to take effect, while the case is in court. A federal judge in Texas ruled Obama overstepped his authority.
This week on the show, we've heard stories of side businesses and workarounds, secrets of sorts that impact the economy or our personal finances.
But what about the business of secrets? How much is a secret worth, in dollars?
We decided to find out, from someone whose business is in unveiling government secrets.
MuckRock is an organization that charges people -- journalists, researchers, citizens -- to file information requests. They use the Freedom of Information Act -- FOIA -- to obtain documents and data from the government.
MuckRock files thousands of requests...right now, they're looking into the CIA.
Marketplace Weekend spoke to Michael Morisy, co-founder of MuckRock and Knight fellow at Stanford, about the process of uncovering information.
To hear the whole story, tune in to the audio player above.