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Next week on Marketplace Weekend, we're talking about weddings. As Time notes, the average cost of a wedding surpassed $30,000 in 2014:
"Surveying around 16,000 American couples, the Knot 2014 Real Weddings Study also found that 45% of weddings exceed a couple’s budgets and, more worryingly, 23% lack a budget altogether. Most brides spent an average of $1,357 alone on their wedding dress."
We want to know, how much have you shelled out to throw, attend or participate in someone's wedding? What did you spend it on? What surprised you? Was it worth it?
The Red Cross held a news conference in Haiti to explain how it spent almost half a billion dollars — but it provided journalists with few answers.
President Obama hails the Affordable Care Act for driving the uninsured rate "to its lowest level ever." But changes in how the rate has been measured make historical claims difficult.
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Rachel Dolezal presented herself as black, white and Native American. But her parents question that, saying she is white. The discrepancy has sparked charged debate.
A lot of time, effort, and money over the past decade has gone into producing a great statistic ... but not without unintended consequences.