Maria Hollenhorst

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How the internet democratized the magic industry

Mar 1, 2019
Author and enthusiast Ian Frisch says the internet made it possible for anyone to learn magic.
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What’s the Fed saying about interest rates? We asked a linguist

Feb 20, 2019
Jessica Rett of UCLA helps us parse the central bank's language.
A view of the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C.
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About one third of the 737 aircraft that Boeing builds are bought by Chinese customers.
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It's been quite a decade for the business of news

Feb 4, 2019
Former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson's new book chronicles changes in the media business model.
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The shutdown cost the U.S. economy $3 billion, Congressional Budget Office says

Jan 28, 2019
"We think we'll be down about $3 billion of GDP," CBO Director Keith Hall says.
Congressional Budget Office Director Keith Hall testifies before the Senate Budget Committee on Jan. 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
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Ever heard of modern monetary theory?

It's a way of thinking about the economy. Picture a bathroom sink ...
U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says that Modern Monetary Theory should “be a larger part of our conversation."
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When it was supposed to be payday

Thousands of federal workers with high-stress jobs won’t get their paychecks Friday.
Air traffic controllers are about to miss a payday, adding stress to an already stressful job.
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Ever wondered what the dark web looks like?

Jan 2, 2019
A cybersecurity researcher gave us a guided tour.
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Inside today's fraternities

Jan 1, 2019
A lot of us have an image of what they look like. Is it justified?
Greek organizations "occupy this unique position where they are both dependent on universities and separate from them, and they are big businesses," author Alexandra Robbins says. Above, the Phi Kappa Theta fraternity house at San Diego State University in California in 2012.
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Did someone say avocado bar?

Dec 25, 2018
A conversation with the co-founders of Avocaderia, the world’s first avocado bar.
New York City's Avocaderia is the "world's first avocado bar."
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