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The State of Cuba

Dec 9, 2010
Not that Cuba. The Cuba a couple of hours west of St. Louis on old Route 66. I visited there on a Marketplace assignment precisely ten years ago....
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Walk a Mile to Live Two Extra Years

Nov 24, 2010
I discovered a statistical oddity playing around with a set of interactive maps about well-being in America. Click the map and you can get a hand...
Posted In: david brancaccio, economy 4.0, human development project, well being
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The Post-Thanksgiving Rush

Nov 24, 2010
You are thinking door-buster sales on Thanksgiving Friday. Perhaps you are following predictions about same-store sales. In parts of our nation's...
Posted In: david brancaccio, economy 4.0, picture this, Thanksgiving
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Happy Daze

Nov 17, 2010
There is word that Britain's center-right coalition government wants to make the happiness and well-being of the British public part of the...
Posted In: david brancaccio, economic indicators, economy 4.0
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On the Air: Postcards from Main Street

Nov 17, 2010
I figure there are two distinct ways to learn about the economy of the future. One way is to take a visit to Wall Street: either the actual stre...
Posted In: banking, bremer bank, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, picture this
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Back Toward the Gold Standard?

Nov 9, 2010
It is one thing when a newbie politician like incoming Kentucky Senator Rand Paul calls for a return to the gold standard. It is more of a shock ...
Posted In: david brancaccio, economy 4.0, gold
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Alternative Indicator: The Big Mac Index

Nov 9, 2010
A Big Mac can do much more than satiate our appetite for burgers that require three pieces of bread: it can give us a lens through which to compa...
Posted In: alternative indicator, big mac, economy 4.0, new numbers, purchasing power parity
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On the Air: Poverty in the Next Dimension

Nov 4, 2010
Occam's Razor is the principle that the simplest explanation is tends to be the best. When it comes to measuring severe deprivation around the wo...
Posted In: david brancaccio, economy 4.0, human development index, picture this
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Alternative Indicator: The Misery Index

Nov 3, 2010
Want to see just how half-empty your country's economic glass is? It's as simple as calculating the Misery Index....
Posted In: alternative indicator, economy 4.0, misery index, new numbers
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Consumers Protecting Consumers

Oct 29, 2010
Elizabeth Warren is the guiding force behind the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - now under construction in Washington. This week, she shar...
Posted In: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Elizabeth Warren

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