Author: Stacey Vanek Smith

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It turns out, 2018 was the most volatile year ever for the U.S. stock market. But while the market's ups and downs may be nerve-wracking,... [Read More]
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Interest rates are higher, global growth is slowing, and the government is at an impasse. But there are also reasons for near-term optimism about the... [Read More]
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The labor force participation rate is the percentage of adults who have a job, or who are looking for one. In the U.S., about 75%... [Read More]
Ever since the end of the financial crisis, rents have been rising all across America. A recent report from Zillow put the median monthly accommodation... [Read More]
The demand for rice in Japan is down. The government is taking action to reverse it with some unintended consequences that seem to defy the... [Read More]
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The demand for rice in Japan is down. The government is taking action to reverse it with some unintended consequences that seem to defy the... [Read More]
Tags: Japan - Demand - Rice
Revolves around the continuing rivalries, romances, hopes and fears of the residents of Genoa City. [Read More]
The availability of work — the availability of jobs for people who want a job and even for people who didn't know they want a... [Read More]
They were, once upon a time, a fixture in circus tents and at birthday parties, but today demand for clowns is down. Fewer people are... [Read More]
In the midst of a deepening economic crisis, a reporter's dilemma. [Read More]
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Demand for Japanese-grown rice is falling. But prices are still going up. [Read More]
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New York University's School of Medicine recently announced that every one of its students will receive their education for free. They will graduate with no... [Read More]
People lie when they're looking for a mate online. Today on the Indicator: the lies we tell online, and how often we tell them. [Read More]
For more than three decades, it was illegal in Alabama to have your baby delivered by a midwife. But last year the state finally legalized... [Read More]
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Computing and the internet should make us more productive. Or should they?! It's an Indicator mystery. [Read More]
Subaru's sales had been slumping for years. Then they went straight to their biggest fans: Lesbians. [Read More]
Back in 1907, America's financial system was pretty unsophisticated. There was no central bank, barely any kind of regulatory framework, and no backstop in case... [Read More]
Most people think the best time to start a business is when you're young, but is it? [Read More]
There are essentially three reasons why women make, on average, 20 percent less than men in the U.S. They are job choice, child care,... [Read More]
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