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The art of keeping — or spoiling — a TV secret

May 22, 2015
Spoiler alert! Sometimes we enjoy knowing the ending in advance.
Posted In: spoilers, spoiler alert, Kardashians, the bachelor, Mad Men

PODCAST: Disappearing grocery stores

May 22, 2015
Interest rates, the 'leap second,' and disappearing grocery stores in Flint, MI.
A Wall Street road sign is pictured near the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) building in New York.

PODCAST: New York as a lesson in economics

May 21, 2015
The gap between rich and poor, and lessons learned in New York City.
Max Dawson was the fifth contestant to be eliminated on this season of  Survivor.

Northwestern professor is a real 'Survivor'

May 20, 2015
Max Dawson's class on the economics of the reality show wins him an invitation.
Posted In: Survivor, Northwestern University, reality television

PODCAST: Skin in the game

May 20, 2015
Wall Street eyes the fed, colleges may have to pay up for defaulted loans, and the costs of investing in a hedge fund.

PODCAST: American cars in Russia

May 19, 2015
401(k)s, the Congressional Budget Office, and the American car industry in Russia.
U.S. President Barack Obama meets with youth and law enforcement from the Camden community in Camden, New Jersey on Monday.

Federal money talks — kind of

May 18, 2015
The White House plans to dole out $163 million in grants to local police.
Posted In: police, Ferguson, President Obama, grants
Pecan pie

PODCAST: Good news for the Georgia pecan

May 18, 2015
Counterfeit goods, Calpers sells timberland, and why drought is good for Georgia.

A Loft-y purchase

May 18, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Monday.

In police killings, numbers are scarce or inaccurate

May 15, 2015
Why is it so hard to get these life and death numbers?
Posted In: homicides, police, data

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