May 2, 2012 So we all know that some people are more motivated to work hard than others -- whether in school or at the office. But now, a new clue as to why that could be the case.
May 1, 2012 Businesses sometimes give away stuff for free, but what's the pay-off? Harvard's Sendhil Mullainathan explains the concept of reciprocity.
Mar 15, 2012 What kind of emotions and thoughts lie behind a high-profile resignation?
Mar 2, 2012 Marketplace's Wealth and Poverty reporters talked with people from all over the country, and many, regardless of their earning power, had very little in the way of savings.
Feb 28, 2012 The finance world is bored of acting somber, and a new study finds that the wealthy are more likely to lie, cheat, and steal.
Jan 16, 2012 Behavioral economist Nick Epley at the University of Chicago tells us what "price anchoring" is -- and how numbers influence our judgment.
Jan 6, 2012 Ever run to the grocery store planning to buy just a gallon of milk, but come out with a cart full of items? A behavior science professor explains the numerical triggers that encourage us to buy more.
Dec 4, 2011 Researchers at Yale are wondering if spending behavior has something to do with genetics. We learn how monkeys and humans are similar -- and different -- when it comes to plunking down cash.