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May 31, 2012 A masterpiece may give the owner a sense of pleasure and prestige, but it might not be a great investment.
Queen Charlotte Sophia, wife of King George III and the original celebrity endorser.
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May 21, 2012 Nancy Koehn, retail historian, traces the history of branding back to 18th century England.
May 16, 2012 Companies can send helpful signals to consumers through flashy ad campaigns.
May 9, 2012 Paul Romer, an economist at NYU, pitches a radical new idea to developing countries: why not build a city from scratch?
John D. Rockefeller handing out Christmas presents to a group of children.
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May 1, 2012 It's not easy to generate public sympathy for the super rich. John D. Rockefeller learned that lesson the hard way.
Russell E Oakes, an amateur American inventor wearing his problem solving inventions.
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April 23, 2012 Eric Von Hippel of MIT explains why so many Americans are inventing new products at home, even though the odds of commercial success are stacked against them.
The Inventors Association of Manhattan meets once a month in the conference room of a Times Square law firm.
April 17, 2012 Is this really a golden age for American inventors? Adam Davidson visits an inventors conference to find out.
April 10, 2012 Manischewitz has a brand new factory. Streit's hasn't upgraded its equipment since World War II. But Streit's has a secret weapon: tradition.
April 3, 2012 Imagine a program where the government sent an annual check to homeowners with mortgages. That program basically exists, but we call it a tax deduction.
Note: The photo shows a clever Toyota ad, not an actual gas pump that's gone haywire.
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March 27, 2012 Americans may protest loudly, but their economic behavior indicates a remarkable indifference to the price of oil.
March 20, 2012 Wealthy parents can afford to seek out nannies with special skills — like driving a Zamboni, shooting guns to scare off bears, or managing an art collection.
March 13, 2012 For centuries, economists have been trying to figure out why nations fail. A hot new theory blames the elites.
March 6, 2012 Global trade has forced modern farmers to effectively become fast-paced financial derivatives traders.
February 29, 2012 If you follow the flow of money around the world, you might be surprised to find that the central node of global finance is London, not New York.
February 22, 2012 There are a number of professions in which workers are paid with a figurative lottery ticket.
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