Arts May 23

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Making Sense: Is it Dumb to Play the Lottery?

Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Here's Monday's query: We received a fascinating email in response to last week's installment of…

Nation Mar 31

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The Madness of Sports Betting: Economics Edition

Editor's Note | If you're one of the millions of Americans who filled out a college basketball national championship bracket this year, odds are you're out of luck. ESPN reports that only two brackets out of over 5.9…

Mar 30

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The Madness of Sports Betting

Editor's Note | If you're one of the millions of Americans who filled out a college basketball national championship bracket this year, odds are you're out of luck. ESPN reports that only two brackets out of over 5.9 million…

Nov 17

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Paul Solman: Here’s an email I received from Yale economist Ray Fair, whose presidential prediction model we featured on the site a few weeks ago: Ray Fair: The vote equation did well in predicting the 2008 election. The following…

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