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Measuring the Economy with Underwear and Puppies

Oct 12, 2011
One of the great things about the economy is that it's quantifiable. You can measure stuff like gross domestic product and retail sales. But really...
Posted In: economy 4.0
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The Foreclosure Crisis Hits Hospitals, Prisons

Oct 12, 2011
If you lost your house unfairly in the last couple of years, you might see a silver lining in the next couple of weeks. There's a big legal...
Posted In: economy 4.0
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Alternative indicators: Measuring the economy a bit differently

Oct 11, 2011
David Brancaccio discusses some alternative economic indicators that may be under your radar -- or even your clothes.
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The spillover effects of foreclosures

Oct 11, 2011
Studies reveal that multiple foreclosures in neighborhoods can cause increases in crime and health care costs.
Posted In: Housing
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Volcker Rule Ends Speculation, Creates Speculation

Oct 11, 2011
Of all the hundreds of rules passed to prevent another financial crisis, the one regulators begin unveiling today is perhaps the most feared by t...
Posted In: david brancaccio, dodd-frank, Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, economy 4.0, Glass-Steagall, Volcker Rule
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"The Department of Happiness"

Oct 10, 2011
The LA Times recently blogged about the possibility of a Department of Happiness: Someday in the not-too-distant future, the U.S. departments...
Posted In: alternative indicators, david brancaccio, economics of happiness, economy 4.0, nef, new numbers, well-being
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#OccupyColumbusDay

Oct 10, 2011
I was down at Occupy Wall Street today, where Columbus Day could be felt in the increased quantity of school-age kids. (There was a "teach-in" ju...
Posted In: #OccupyWallStreet, Columbus Day, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Occupy Wall Street, Taino
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Watching Occupy Wall Street

Oct 7, 2011
As the protest enters it's fourth week, more and more people are heading down to Lower Manhattan to have a look for themselves at Occupy Wall...
Posted In: david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Occupy Wall Street, picture this
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Slideshow: Occupy Wall Street, the Beginning

Oct 4, 2011
These days, the activists Occupying Wall Street are all over the news, with high profile visitors ranging from Nobel Prize winning economist Jose...
Posted In: #OccupyWallStreet, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Wall Street
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Too Big to Fail, But Not Too Big to Sing

Oct 3, 2011
It was only a matter of time before this happened: "The Big Bank," the musical. It's got foreclosures, an environmentalist and a whole lot of hand...
Posted In: david brancaccio, economy 4.0, The Big Bank

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Special correspondent David Brancaccio and the Economy 4.0 team cover the economy of the future — and how to make it work better for more people. In the wake of the recent crisis, we investigate how the financial regulatory system is (or isn't) being reformed, how that will affect you and how we measure progress. Follow us on Twitter.

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What 1717 means: your trolley number guess

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Attack of the shrimp (prices)

This issue has been going on for some time, actually. Anyone in the restaurant business feels this pain. More than a year ago the price for our...

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Attack of the shrimp (prices)

 If you’re a shrimp lover you may be wondering why you’re paying more for your favorite shrimp cocktail or Pad Thai. It’s actually a bacterial...

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Real estate flippers are back!

I'm glad to see others have commented about the thoughtless reference to a pit bull. The Maryland legislature recently passed and Governor O...