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Consumed: The #longreads reading list

Jun 12, 2013
Didn't get enough of our coverage of the consumer economy? Here's a list of books and articles our reporters and producers went to to get answers about how and why we spend.
Posted In: longreads, Books

'1984' moves up Amazon best-sellers list

Jun 10, 2013
Concerns over Orwellian surveillance and Big Brother provides a literary boost.
Posted In: George Orwell, 1984, Amazon, Books

Barnes & Noble's outlook is blurry, even for Nook

Feb 19, 2013
Barnes & Noble is expected to report a profit for the last quarter, but its digital e-reader business isn't performing as hoped.
Posted In: Barnes & Noble, e-reader, Books, Retail

A listener's response to bookless libraries

Jan 29, 2013
After our interview about a library containing only e-books and e-readers, a listener tells us her thoughts.
Posted In: Books, letters, library

Bedbugs found in library books

Dec 6, 2012
With the discovery of bedbugs in old library books, maybe now you'll think about buying that Kindle e-reader.
Posted In: library, Books, bedbugs

As publishing declines, bookshelves evolve

Oct 19, 2012
The long decline of the physical book is affecting how bookcases are marketed and used in homes.
Posted In: publishing, ebooks, Books

How getting a full night's sleep is good for business

Aug 31, 2012
We spend a third of our lives doing it -- or at least, we're supposed to. Eight hours a night -- we've been hearing that for years, but come on -- who can do that?
Posted In: Books, Science

Good things come to those who wait

Aug 3, 2012
Turns out, making split-second gut decisions might not be the best way to make great choices. Author Frank Partnoy says those who take a slower pace win the race.
Posted In: procrastination, partnoy, Books, social behavior, technology

Tracking a dollar around the world

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
Posted In: Money, globalization, Books, invest, bank

Joel Stein on manliness and money

May 28, 2012
From joining the Marines to fighting a UFC champion, author Joel Stein took on the crucibles of masculinity and came away with some interesting personal finance insights.
Posted In: masculinity, men, Books, joel stein

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