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PODCAST: Paying it fashion forward

Sep 14, 2015
Molly Wood

On today's show, we'll talk about the upcoming decision expected Thursday from the Fed on interest rates; the latest on the migrant crisis in the EU; and why the fashionable "real people" photographed during New Yok Fashion Week may not be that ... real.

Cashing in on street style at New York Fashion Week

Sep 14, 2015
Sabri Ben-Achour

It is New York Fashion Week, and camera shutters are fluttering like cicadas in July. 

“Merci, mademoiselle! Beautiful! Thank you!” shouts Kamel Lahmadi from behind his lens. “It was all about your natural grace,” he says to the woman with the dark blue one-piece dress.

This is not, however, a runway. This is a sidewalk.

Nova Safo

Winners of big lottery jackpots in Illinois are finding themselves in an unusual situation: The Illinois Lottery says it cannot pay out jackpots of more than $25,000, because it lacks the legislative authority absent a new state budget.

That budget is nowhere in sight, as lawmakers and Gov. Bruce Rauner remain locked in a stalemate over how to close a massive deficit. The state has been operating without a budget since July 1.

A long road from the Marines to college

Sep 14, 2015
Amy Scott

Marketplace’s Amy Scott has been reporting on how an expensive private college in New York has been trying to make its campus more inclusive. Vassar College has been working with a group called the Posse Foundation to bring military veterans to campus in supportive groups known as posses.

Marketplace Tech for Monday, September 14, 2015

Sep 14, 2015

Airing on Monday, September 14, 2015: On today's show, we'll talk about about hacking GM cars and the state of car cybersecurity; how a hike in interest rates impacts tech start-ups; and multilevel marketing with social media.

Diamonds are a girl's best ... meal?

Sep 13, 2015
Marketplace staff


That's how much a diamond stolen by a Chinese woman from a Bangkok jewelry fair is worth. She was caught on camera and was later stopped at the airport. Where was the diamond, you may be asking? In her stomach. As the BBC reports, doctors had to use a colonoscope to retrieve the gem.