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Market volatility? Let's not worry like it's 1987

Oct 25, 2018
Jason Zweig says recent drops in the Dow are not cause for concern.
A trader on the New York Stock Exchange on "Black Monday," Oct. 19, 1987. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 508 points, making a 22.6 percent drop in the index. An equivalent drop today is closer to a 2 percent loss.
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Market volatility? Let's not worry like it's 1987

Oct 25, 2018
Jason Zweig says recent drops in the Dow are not cause for concern.
A trader on the New York Stock Exchange on "Black Monday," Oct. 19, 1987. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 508 points, making a 22.6 percent drop in the index. An equivalent drop today is closer to a 2 percent loss.
MARIA BASTONE/AFP/Getty Images

What kind of 'intelligent' is your artificial intelligence?

Oct 22, 2018
Is Alexa programmed to be polite? Depends who's programming her.
(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

What kind of 'intelligent' is your artificial intelligence?

Oct 22, 2018
Is Alexa programmed to be polite? Depends who's programming her.
(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warns of economic power misuse

Oct 16, 2018
"Everyone understands that there's a price you pay when you use military force. Well, there's a price you pay when you use economic force as well."
Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew in October 2016.
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Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warns of economic power misuse

Oct 16, 2018
"Everyone understands that there's a price you pay when you use military force. Well, there's a price you pay when you use economic force as well."
Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew in October 2016.
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Even the Bureau of Labor Statistics is confused about your employment situation

Oct 11, 2018
The gig economy is shrinking. Wait, what exactly is the gig economy?
Dog Walker Dorothy Agius-Bennett takes her pets for a stroll during a powerful rainstorm on December 21, 2010 in San Diego, California.
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Ask a Manager: Should we talk politics at work?

Getting through Thanksgiving dinner is hard enough, do we have to dodge politics in the 9-to-5 now too?
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Ralph Nader recalls life under surveillance by General Motors

Sep 28, 2018
In a web exclusive, the consumer advocate explains how a run in with GM fueled his career.
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Ralph Nader wants you to wear a seat belt

Sep 28, 2018
...because he fought the auto industry for increased safety. And won.
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