Economy

The United States is mired in a financial fiasco unlike anything seen since the Great Depression. But how will it all shake out is anybody's guess. Meanwhile, the crisis has become global, with banking institutions around the world poised to fail. From Wall Street to Main Street, we look at the psychology, sociology and economics behind the news.
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How to Spot (and Stop) ATM Skimmers
ATM
October 30th, 2013
Crooks are smart about installing ATM skimmers to steal your card data. But you can still protect yourself. Here’s how to tell whether an ATMs has any illicit add-ons.
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Unhappy Returns: Climate Change's Big Tax on Americans
Seaside Heights Pier in New Jersey, devastated after Hurricane Sandy.
April 9th, 2013
As you file your taxes, what is climate change really costing you?
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What Holds Back Women Research Faculty?
Economics researcher Donna Ginther explores why so few women occupy senior research posts.
January 23rd, 2014
Economics researcher Donna Ginther explores why so few women occupy senior research posts.
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Time is Key to Putting a Price on Climate Risk (Op-Ed)
Rocky Mountains Snow
September 11th, 2013
As society waits to respond to global risks, challenges are becoming more difficult to solve.
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Why Businesses Must Think Green
Hand cradles plant with factory in background
April 4th, 2013
As climate changes, businesses need to follow suit.
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How Much is $700 Billion?
2008 bailouts, government debt, bankruptcy
October 15th, 2012
Comparisons bring the financial bailout plan down to earth.
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Without Economic Incentives, Protecting Global Forests May Prove Impossible (Op-Ed)
coffee, climate change, global warming
December 19th, 2013
Can economics save the planet's forests?
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When 'Suckers' Rebuild Eroding Beaches, 'Free Riders' Benefit
geology, science in policy and society, economics, beaches
May 8th, 2013
One group pays, both profit in computer model.
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People May Be Stingier Than Thought
money in hat
December 17th, 2012
People donate to others in economic games not from generosity, but because they don't know how to maximize their payoffs, a new study suggests.
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