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The 'Ask Your Uncle' Approach To Economics

The Beige Book — a big, official report — is mostly a bunch of stories gathered by talking to businesses around the country.

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What Actually Happens At The End Of 'Trading Places'?

A definitive answer to one of the most important questions in the history of finance.

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In A Single ATM, The Story Of A Nation's Economy

In Myanmar — a country that's been cut off from the world for decades — it's still a surprise when money pops out of the ATM. That may soon change.

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The Trick To Selling Fancy Wine From New Jersey: Don't Say It's From New Jersey

Instead, say it's from the "Outer Coastal Plain." (It's part of a plan to kick the state's reputation for making cheap wine.)

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