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Features by Dash Wasserman

The Middle of America, On the Move Again

The mean center of population distribution changes every time the census data is recorded, and it looks to have moved from the past decade....
Posted In: economy 4.0

Is a Post-Dollar World on Its Way?

The new yuan-denominated accounts at the Bank of China in New York and California are the latest sign of the end of dollar dominance....
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Colorado's Rocky Budget Year

Colorado faces a tough budget year due to the loss of tax revenue and growing costs to keep programs and services running. It's inspired some...
Posted In: economy 4.0

Financial Reform Cuts Off Regulators?

David Brancaccio speaks with Jeremy Hobson about whether budgets for the Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulators will be cut just...
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Halting The Dictator Retirement Package

Ousted dictators often stash away money while in office and then retire to live off their ill-gotten gains. Now, there are moves to stop that....
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German Encouragement: Citizen Stock Trading

In the 90s, German citizens were crazy for telecom and dot-com stocks, driving the prices up as much as 700 percent. But after the bubble burst,...
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In Frankfurt: A Quiet Trading Floor?

Reporting from Germany, David Brancaccio reveals major changes are in the future of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. What to expect: more electricity,...
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Help Wanted: Truckers

While we're inching out of a major economic downturn, some are asking, "Is now a good time to embark on a career as a truck driver?" Apparently so....
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Finding Middle Ground: A Trip Down Memory Lane

Ten years ago, David Brancaccio visited a small town in Missouri named Cuba, then considered by one census to be the statistical "middle America."...
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Basel III: The effects on bankers and consumers

Think for a second about the global economy -- in particular, the financial system -- and then ask yourself this question: Does it work? Does the...
Posted In: economy 4.0

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