May 22, 2013 Your dollar bill isn't worth the paper it's printed on. Why? Because it's a fiat currency. Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains.
May 1, 2013 Maybe you saw the ‘Google Nose’ April Fool's prank, where users clicked on 'wet dog' and sniffed their laptops to find out what it smells like. Well new smell technology is not a joke -- or not only a joke.
Feb 15, 2013 The Group of 20 major world economies are meeting in Moscow today, and the biggest item on the agenda is global monetary policy with some countries complaining about a 'currency war.'
Sep 20, 2012 You can measure an area's income inequality in pay stubs, Census numbers and... its tree cover? Environmental writer Tim De Chant argues that sometimes you can't see a neighborhood's wealth for the trees.
Sep 18, 2012 Part of our series on life at the intersection of religion and personal finance
Sep 7, 2012 Actor Hill Harper discusses why it is important for everyone -- rich and poor -- to really understand money and its place in our lives.
Jun 15, 2012 Would you investigate the trajectory of a single dollar bill? Let me explain. So you go to the store and buy things, then you pay with a $100 bill. What happens to that note? In a nutshell, my question is: What is the route that a single bill takes? How does it circulate? How far can it travel? Homero, Sacramento, CA
Jun 14, 2012 Does money have a unique smell? We explore the scent of fresh (and not so fresh) dollar bills and how some dogs can recognize the smell of greenbacks.
May 29, 2012 China and Japan move to trade each other's currencies directly, without using the U.S. dollar to set the exchange rate. The change is a new step toward a world where the dollar is not last word in global currencies.