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Nobel Laureate: 'I've Been Wrong So Often, I Don't Find It Extraordinary At All'

"I'm 101 at the moment," Ronald Coase told me. "I get older by the minute."

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When Should A Country Abandon Its Own Money?

More people use Disney Dollars than Iceland's krona. Is it time to give up on the currency?

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China's Giant Pool Of Dollars

China's foreign-exchange reserves are worth over $3 trillion. That's a problem for China, and for the U.S.

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Is China An Economic Miracle, Or A Bubble Waiting To Pop?

China's economy sailed through the financial crisis unscathed — at least in the short run.

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The Secret Document That Transformed China

In 1978, the farmers in a small Chinese village signed a secret contract. They thought it might get them executed. Instead, it wound up transforming China's economy.

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White House Kills Dollar Coin Program

More than 1 billion coins are sitting unwanted in government vaults. Ending the program will save an estimated $50 million a year.

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N.Y. Cheese Buyer Hangs On Euro's Fate

Most of the cheese at Murray's Cheese Shop comes from Europe. And the cheese buyer's bonus hinges on the future of the euro.

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