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.
May 3, 2012 Author Michael Sandel discusses what money shouldn't buy and the ethics of commodification.
Apr 20, 2012 Heidemarie Schwermer is taking thriftiness to an entirely new level.
Mar 9, 2012 Almost all the $7.5 billion worth of Hungarian banknotes in circulation pass through the Hungarian Central Bank annually, to make sure they are clean, untorn and suitable to be used to buy and sell things. The rest can be burned to serve as fuel for the poor.
Mar 2, 2012 Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa is among the U.S. senators pushing for the end of the dollar bill in the quest to save the government money.
Mar 2, 2012 All morning long we've been asking for your opinion on coins vs. bills following our interview with Senator Tom Harkin on the subject.
Mar 2, 2012 When you're in pain and in need of treatment, it's hard to pay really close attention to your health care choices. Commentator Renee Lux describes how treating her stiff neck led to a huge hike in her insurance costs.
Mar 2, 2012 New government guidelines are taking incandescent bulbs off the market, leaving us with compact fluorescents and LEDs. But now there's a new language for bulb shoppers to learn.