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By Hari Sreenivasan, Sam Weber, Connie Kargbo
The election outcome shocked the world. Pollsters, pundits and prediction market traders overwhelmingly predicted a huge Clinton victory. There were, however, some dissenters. Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores how history and economic factors can shed light on the upset.
By PBS NewsHour
Boxers Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao will face each other this weekend in what many are calling the "fight of the century." Hyperbole aside, this match is expected to shatter serious money records -- in pay-per-view sales, ticket…
By P. J. Tobia
Economics correspondent Paul Solman visits Las Vegas, the global epicenter of sports gambling, to learn how research and analytics separates the sports betting pros from the average joes.
The Patriots and the Seahawks aren't the only ones with a lot riding on this Sunday's Super Bowl. Plenty of professional gamblers will also be watching the score -- and every interception in between -- in the hopes of boosting…
By Simone Pathe
Paul Solman talks to Michael Sandel about the morality of betting on when people will die.
By Paul Solman
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…
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…
How can we make the best decisions when it comes to filling out March Madness brackets?…
By Elizabeth Shell
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…
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