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Computer can reconstruct the movie in your mind

Sep 22, 2011
This final note, from the Marketplace "this just sounds way too weird" file. Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley sat some vo...

Another round of downgrades

Sep 21, 2011
This final note today, which will come with a quiz at the end. Moody's, the ratings agency, downgraded three of the biggest big banks this morning...

Even the tooth fairy is getting frugal

Jul 28, 2011
This final note today. Turns out even the tooth fairy isn't safe from budget cuts....

Saudi Arabia no longer has most crude oil in the world

Jul 20, 2011
This final note today. Just 'cause we haven't touched on oil in a while: crude closed up today just over $98 a barrel....

Happiness comes with a higher crude oil price

Apr 1, 2011
This final note today. Oil closed at almost $108 a barrel in New York this afternoon. That's actually a good thing, 'cause it implies traders think...

The Federal Reserve names names

Mar 31, 2011
This final note today, which comes in the form of a riddle. What do the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States and Goldman Sachs have in common?...

North Korea might do some environmental good (for a profit)

Mar 7, 2011
This final note today, in which sustainability jumps the shark. You know how big polluters -- or anyone, really -- if they want to reduce their...

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iPhones flying off the shelves may not be so great for the U.S.

Dec 15, 2010
This final note today about the trade deficit. No, the numbers didn't come out today. That was a couple of weeks ago. But I saw an item in the Wall...

It's not just the $300,000 price tag that hurts

Sep 22, 2010
This final note today. Another auto recall to tell you about. Seems like they just keep coming, doesn't it? It's a potential hazard to pedestrians...