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Lowlights Of The Year

We commemorate some of the darkest and funniest business and economic blackspots of the year.

Lowlights Of The Year

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Economics Of A Border Wall
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Economics Of A Border Wall

President Donald Trump has made building a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico one of his signature issues. Today, the Indicator looks at the economics of a border wall.

Economics Of A Border Wall

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Why Are There So Many Mattress Stores?
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Why Are There So Many Mattress Stores?

There are so many mattress stores in the America, and they always seem to be empty. So how can they afford the real estate? And how do they stay in business?

Why Are There So Many Mattress Stores?

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Economic Insecurity
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Economic Insecurity

The U.S. economy looks in fine shape — for now — but even a lot of Americans with jobs still struggle financially. Here are three Indicators to monitor economic insecurity in the U.S.

Economic Insecurity

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Citi Bike's Better Angels
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Citi Bike's Better Angels

How one bike-sharing company used behavioral economics to solve one of its most vexing problems.

Citi Bike's Better Angels

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Unto The Brexit
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Unto The Brexit

UK Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to exit the European Union has hit a wall. What happens now?

Unto The Brexit

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More Jobs, Less Pay
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More Jobs, Less Pay

In honor of jobs day, we look at the jobs that used to be high-paying, that are now low-paying. What happened to these jobs? And what can it tell us about the U.S. economy?

More Jobs, Less Pay

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The Fed's Mistake?
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The Fed's Mistake?

For years after the Great Recession, the Federal Reserve kept short term interest rates near zero percent. It began raising rates in 2015 — but did it jump the gun.

The Fed's Mistake?

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Paris Is Burning
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Paris Is Burning

What the yellow vest protests in Paris tell us about economic reform in France and the parallels with politics in the U.S.

Paris Is Burning

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Behind The Curve
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Behind The Curve

When the yield curve inverts, people worry that it's a sign we're headed for recession. But its predictive reliability also depends on the way it inverts.

Behind The Curve

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