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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
This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere.

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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
This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere.

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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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Daily data: Firms respond to incentives, not mandates, for quality financial reporting

By Marty Daks - April 07, 2015
As part of the attempt to equalize the flow of information between corporate managers and other insiders, and investors and other...

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Daily data: Health insurance for children cuts public health costs for adults

By Dee Gill - April 03, 2015
Expanding Medicaid for poor children significantly improves their health later in life, according to new research...

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Read this: Carbon taxes, Fed rules, and randomized trials

By Chelsea Vail - April 03, 2015
This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere.

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Daily data: Price transparency leads to cheaper gasoline

By Dee Gill - April 01, 2015
The internet has been a boon for bargain shoppers, even when they want to find those deals in old-fashioned...

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Daily data: In rural India, cultural expectations present barriers to teamwork

By Alina Dizik - March 31, 2015
Employers eager to hire team players may want to take note: When it comes to working together, your...

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Daily data: Spending savings is unpopular option in emergencies

By Luke Wilmshurst - March 30, 2015
A substantial amount of research has focused on the problem that people do not save...

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Economists: Benefits of corporate tax incentives exaggerated in popular press

By Robin Mordfin - March 27, 2015
On Tuesday, Massachusetts approved $3.25 million in tax breaks for Amazon to encourage the internet behemoth...

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Daily data: Social media is revolutionizing corporate financial disclosures

By Dee Gill - March 26, 2015
Social media, new technologies, and regulatory changes have revolutionized corporate financial disclosures in recent...

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