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Citi Bike's Better Angels
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Citi Bike's Better Angels

How one bike-sharing company used behavioral economics to solve one of its most vexing problems.

Citi Bike's Better Angels

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Unto The Brexit
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Unto The Brexit

UK Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to exit the European Union has hit a wall. What happens now?

Unto The Brexit

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More Jobs, Less Pay
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More Jobs, Less Pay

In honor of jobs day, we look at the jobs that used to be high-paying, that are now low-paying. What happened to these jobs? And what can it tell us about the U.S. economy?

More Jobs, Less Pay

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The Fed's Mistake?
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The Fed's Mistake?

For years after the Great Recession, the Federal Reserve kept short term interest rates near zero percent. It began raising rates in 2015 — but did it jump the gun.

The Fed's Mistake?

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Paris Is Burning
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Paris Is Burning

What the yellow vest protests in Paris tell us about economic reform in France and the parallels with politics in the U.S.

Paris Is Burning

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Behind The Curve
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Behind The Curve

When the yield curve inverts, people worry that it's a sign we're headed for recession. But its predictive reliability also depends on the way it inverts.

Behind The Curve

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Trade War And Peace
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Trade War And Peace

China and the U.S. have been locked in a trade war for most of 2018, but peace may be on the horizon.... at least a partial peace.

Trade War And Peace

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The Voyages Of The Starship Indicator
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The Voyages Of The Starship Indicator

NASA has been taking a more hands-off approach to extra-planetary exploration. What will that mean for the economics of space?

The Voyages Of The Starship Indicator

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Space Economics
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Space Economics

From moon missions and space shuttles to public-private partnerships.

Space Economics

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Do Sanctions Work?
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Do Sanctions Work?

Sanctions have become an increasingly common foreign policy tool for the U.S. How effective are they?

Do Sanctions Work?

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