Economy Aug 11

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How Bad Is the Current Stock Crash?

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. Photo by Jin Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images Editor's Note: Given the rollercoaster behavior of the stock market over the past few weeks, we checked…

Arts Apr 12

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Tool$ Tuesday: Tips For Tax Day

Tax day is breathing down our necks: just under one week left to file. And that's including this year's three-day extension; tax day bumped from the traditional April 15th to the 18th, since D.C. government workers have the day off…

Economy Apr 12

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Tool$ Tuesday: Tips For Tax Day

Tax day is breathing down our necks: just under one week left to file. And that's including this year's three-day extension; tax day bumped from the traditional April 15th to the 18th since DC government workers are off Friday (the…

Editor’s Note: The government reported Wednesday that consumer prices fell in March, indicating a weakened demand for goods and services. But while this price drop raises the specter of deflation, many economists contend that the real risk to…

Question: Why were pension funds allowed to “invest” in a hedge fund? Hedge funds are nothing more than gambling. Paul Solman: Because pension funds are supposedly big enough and therefore sophisticated enough to know what they’re doing and take considered…

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