Every number is the story of what's counted, and what's not

Oct 12, 2020
In this book excerpt, Deborah Stone examines the way we calculate unemployment numbers.
Demonstrators rally at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., in 2019.
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Hungry and broke? We've got a cookbook for you, millennials

Miranda Berman and Gabi Moskowitz want to hold your hand in the kitchen.
The "Someday I'll Be Rich Rice and Beans" from a new cookbook by Gabi Moskowitz and Miranda Berman.
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One-time novelists who left their mark

Feb 19, 2016
Harper Lee, author of the beloved 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' died Friday.
 Author Harper Lee received the 2007 Presidential Medal of Freedom. 
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This is your brain on Wi-Fi

Jun 8, 2015
The new sci-fi thriller "Apex" explores the drawbacks of a world too connected.

When should you rob a bank?

May 6, 2015
The guys behind "Freakonomics" answer that question and more in their new book.

High-frequency trading in the spotlight

Apr 1, 2014
'Moneyball' author says HFT traders skim away others' profits

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Are summer reading lists a matter of class?

Jun 10, 2013
School's almost out for summer, and that means teachers are handing out summer reading lists. Are students in wealthy school districts are reading different books than their counterparts in less affluent and poor areas?
A man browses through books at the Cecil H. Green on the Stanford University Campus.
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Meredith Whitney on the 'Fate of the States'

Jun 4, 2013
In her new book, "Fate of the States," Meredith Whitney says the middle of the country will see the most economic opportunity.

The best-selling novelist you've never heard of

Mar 18, 2013
Hugh Howey might be the best-selling novelist you've never heard of. His self-published book, "Wool," came out over a year ago, and has made over $1 million.