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The Measure Of A Tragedy
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The Measure Of A Tragedy

Venezuela's economy has collapsed, and the normal economic indicators have gotten so bad they're almost unfathomable. So one economist created an indicator to capture the awful human cost.

The Measure Of A Tragedy

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The Art Of The Trade War
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The Art Of The Trade War

The U.S. and China are on track for a trade war. Economists generally say that's a bad idea... but if the U.S. wants to get tough on China, what are some alternatives?

The Art Of The Trade War

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Gettin' Giggy With It
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Gettin' Giggy With It

Despite the proliferation of apps like Lyft, TaskRabbit, and Uber, a new government report found no growth in people primarily doing this kind of work. Here's how the "gig economy" is and isn't changing.

Gettin' Giggy With It

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Trading Spaces
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Trading Spaces

The New York Stock Exchange — that bastion of American capitalism — owes its existence to two dozen men, a buttonwood tree, and a coffee shop. Today on The Indicator: the history of Wall Street.

Trading Spaces

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Dude, Where's My Trade War?
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Dude, Where's My Trade War?

One way to think of President Trump's trade policy is as a sort of soap opera. Today, we catch you up on the latest dramatic twists and also answer a big, looming question: are we in a trade war?

Dude, Where's My Trade War?

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CBO vs. POTUS
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CBO vs. POTUS

The Congressional Budget Office has a long history of disputes with the White House, including the current administration. But Alice Rivlin — the first-ever director of the CBO — says this time is different.

CBO vs. POTUS

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Let Them Eat Marshmallows
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Let Them Eat Marshmallows

The marshmallow test is one of the most famous social experiments of all time, but we may be thinking about it all wrong.

Let Them Eat Marshmallows

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Positively 23rd Street
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Positively 23rd Street

Why is one of the busiest blocks in Manhattan littered with empty storefronts? And what does that say about the changing landscape of American retail?

Positively 23rd Street

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When Retirement Advice Goes Viral
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When Retirement Advice Goes Viral

So how much should you have saved for retirement? We wanted to know, so we asked the guy who invented the 401k.

When Retirement Advice Goes Viral

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Social Insecurity
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Social Insecurity

Social Security has traditionally paid for itself, with money leftover. Until this year. Social Security has a funding problem and it's getting bad quickly.

Social Insecurity

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