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March 31, 2021 When the popular card game Magic: The Gathering entered a speculative bubble, its creators found a way to keep it from bursting. We check in to see if their strategy is still working. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
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December 26, 2018 How the card game Magic: The Gathering deflated a speculative bubble.
Fossils are becoming a booming business.
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June 6, 2018 Meet Sue, the dinosaur who sparked a gold rush for fossils buried in the badlands of North Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana.
September 30, 2015 With college, there's the sticker price and the actual price you pay. This is the real cost for each school.
September 18, 2015 President Obama had a plan to rate colleges on how well they served students financially. Then he backed off. So we asked three smart people how they would do it.
James Wan's The Conjuring serves up familiar horror tropes. Like many movies in the genre, its ROI was impressive.
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August 21, 2015 Audiences love to mock campy, low-budget horror movies, but by one very important metric, they are the smartest movies around.
August 14, 2015 Credit cards have changed a lot — and so have the interest rates we pay. Here's how.
August 7, 2015 A few weeks ago, we asked the Internet a simple question: how much does this cow weigh?
June 22, 2015 How couples share the burden of work — over time, and across incomes.
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May 27, 2015 Robots don't always replace workers. Sometimes, workers use robots as tools.
May 21, 2015 Will your job be around in the future? We take a peek at the research.
May 18, 2015 For hundreds of years, people have been talking about machines taking jobs. Less often discussed: machines creating new jobs.
April 16, 2015 When Magic: The Gathering became a hit, its creators faced a surprising problem.
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March 19, 2015 What do families in the middle of the income distribution actually make in cities around the United States?
February 23, 2015 Union membership has been on a steady decline nationally since the middle of the last century. Watch as membership declines in states across the country.
February 11, 2015 Since World War II, inequality in the U.S. has gone through two, dramatically different phases.
February 5, 2015 Earlier this month we shorted the entire stock market. Check back here to see how it's doing.
February 5, 2015 The jobs picture has changed profoundly since the 1970s. This map shows how those changes played out across the country.
January 22, 2015 What would incomes look like for U.S. families today if the income distribution were the same as it was in 1979?
December 4, 2014 Overall, wages were stagnant over the past year. But workers in some sectors saw significant gains.
October 28, 2014 Earlier this month we covered the gender gap among computer science students. But what does it look like for other majors?
October 27, 2014 Thanks to shows like The Walking Dead and movies like World War Z, zombies are climbing the costume charts. The undead have risen from the 13th most popular costume up to No. 4 in just five years.
October 16, 2014 What do people up and down the income ladder do for work?
October 2, 2014 Households at the top saw the biggest gains. Those at the bottom stagnated. But what about the people in between?