Marketplace reporter

What's in a stadium name? Millions. — There's been a flurry of stadium naming rights deals in the past week. Nissan announced on Thursday its name will crown the Tennessee Titans' football stadium. Last week, US Bank said a new Minnesota Vikings stadium will bear its name. Terms of the agreements were not disclosed.

Another Costco bonus for members: discount cars — Nearly 50 million Americans pay an annual fee of $55 to $110 a year at Costco so they can stock up on giant packages of steeply discounted paper towels or even bargain-priced jewelry. But a growing number of Costco members are also turning to the company to score a ride.

Predicting algae levels on Lake Erie — Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association are hoping to arm communities with resources in the event of another water crisis on Lake Erie this summer. Algae blooms, caused by excessive phosphorus from pollutants like farm fertilizers, made water in the Toledo area undrinkable last summer.

The financial backdrop to Postal Service union talks — Wednesday is the deadline for negotiators at the U.S. Postal Service to reach a new collective bargaining agreement with the American Postal Workers Union, which represents nearly 200,000 workers, including clerks, mechanics and vehicle drivers. The talks are unfolding against a bleak financial backdrop.

The oil economy, as measured in hotdogs and U-Hauls — You can learn a lot about the economy in Williston, N.D., based on Mitch Petrasek's recent hotdog consumption. When I met him in March outside the U-Haul where he was working in Williston, the capital of the state's oil patch, he had eight dogs lined up on a grill.

Target zeroes in on food, glorious food — Target, long the "cheap chic" destination for clothing and home furnishings, is trying to spruce up its grocery business at the expense of some of its big processed food suppliers by capitalizing on consumers' growing preference for organic and natural foods over packaged foods.

Marketplace for Thursday, April 9, 2015 — Airing on Thursday, April 9, 2015: Google plans to offer subscriptions on YouTube. We want to look at how this will work, and what's behind it. The answer to the latter question will take in the fact that YouTube has a profit problem, and explain the landscape that is moving Google in this direction (streaming competition with Netflix, for example).

Retired doctor is determined to help Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone — Lowell Gess, 93, won't play an active role treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone. But he will bring medicine and moral support to the country he calls his second home.

Ebola fears, 'jokes' sting Minnesota children with W. African roots

Ebola's toll forces Minnesotan's family out of Sierra Leone — Peter Andersen will have some good news to share with his friends and neighbors this week. The Minnesota native -- who has lived in Sierra Leone on and off for a decade and a half -- found himself taking precautions to ensure no one perceived him, his wife and son as possible Ebola carriers when they arrived for a long-term visit.
More Articles →
Jun 22, 2015

Bernanke: boot A. Jackson, "man of many unattractive qualities & a poor pres," from $20 bill; keep A. Hamilton on $10

Jun 09, 2015

Campbell Soup buying Garden Fresh Gourmet-- another bid to find alternatives to its decreasingly popular canned soups

Jun 09, 2015

Former Obama pres secretary Robert Gibbs now Global Chief Communications Officer at Mickey D'…

May 28, 2015

Do u get phone subsidies through FCC Lifeline program? Would u like program to also subsidize internet access? Ping

May 19, 2015

RT @Marketplace: How many dogs actually bite postal workers? That and 5 other numbers we're watching today:

May 15, 2015

RT @ReutersBiz: Sysco may face about $1 billion in costs if US Foods merger dies

Email Annie by joining Muck Rack

Are You a Journalist?

Make a Portfolio

Create a free Muck Rack account to customize your profile and upload a portfolio of your best work.

Share This Profile