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Read this: Free lunch, expensive drought, and McDonald's tweets

By Chelsea Vail - April 23, 2015
This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere.

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Economists: Let market set price of water in California drought

By Robin Mordfin - April 22, 2015
On Monday, an appeals court in California ruled that tiered water rates are unconstitutional. This decision...

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Daily data: Traders, here's a metric you don't want to miss

By Dee Gill - April 20, 2015
A company's cash-based profits offer a better indication of its future stock market performance than several...

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Daily data: How to predict an economic meltdown

By Dee Gill - April 15, 2015
The length and depth of the recent Great Depression took many experts by surprise, and...

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Read this: Blog laws, Danish taxes, and Equal Pay Day

By Chelsea Vail - April 15, 2015
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Daily data: How to beat the market with small company stocks

By Dee Gill - April 15, 2015
Professional investors have long known that smaller company stocks generally offer higher potential returns, but they've...

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Daily data: The pros can't pick the best funds for large investors either

By Dee Gill - April 10, 2015
Institutional investors, the professionals who invest money for retirement plans and other large groups, rely...

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Read this: Diplomatic giants, March Madness ads, and the middle class

By Chelsea Vail - April 09, 2015
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Daily data: Food deserts are only part of the problem

By Alina Dizik - April 08, 2015
Policymakers have put millions of dollars towards eliminating food deserts, through the Healthy Food Financing Initiative and...

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Economists: Fed should wait to raise interest rates

By Robin Mordfin - April 07, 2015
The Federal Reserve Bank lowered short-term interest rates to zero in December 2008, and they have remained low...

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