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Will banks matter in a bitcoin age?

By Dee Gill - July 24, 2015
Financial technologies such as bitcoin, peer-to-peer lending, and crowdfunding are fledgling industries...

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Read this: Nudging the nudgers, pitching your project, and defining affordable housing

By Chelsea Vail - July 23, 2015
This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere.

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Why groups are better at spotting liars

By Dee Gill - July 23, 2015
It's hard to know when someone is lying to you, despite plenty of tips suggesting facial features...

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Entrepreneurs: To get a deal done, use accounting

By Marty Daks - July 22, 2015
Say an entrepreneur seeks financing for a new project from a lender. The lender may worry that the borrower...

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Read this: Network failures, the American Dream, and Greditors

By Chelsea Vail - July 17, 2015

This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere.

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How to talk like a Democrat (or a Republican)

By Jane Porter - July 16, 2015
What's the difference between an "undocumented worker" and an "illegal alien"? If this sounds like the setup...

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Daily data: Do moviegoers prefer bigger screens, or more choice?

By Jane Porter - July 07, 2015
Whether customers value quality over convenience is a perennial question for many businesses.  For movie-theater owners, the issue is...

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A primer on the Greek Crisis

By Chelsea Vail - June 29, 2015
Anil Kashyap answers 18 questions you have about the crisis in Greece.

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Read this: Bottled water, skills programs, and Paul Krugman the street fighter

By Chelsea Vail - June 26, 2015
This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere.

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A new way to measure culture's effect on economic growth

By Dee Gill - June 25, 2015
The effect of culture on economic growth is evident, from the controversy over raising the retirement age...

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