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Think of the US Fed Chair as the economy’s "Iron Throne"

Mar 22, 2024
Don’t let the tranquil tone and technical language fool you — the stakes at the Federal Reserve are higher than anything in Westeros.
Over two years, Jerome Powell raised interest rates 11 times, a move intended to bring down inflation, but that also hit the housing market like a thousand angry dragons.
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Game of Thrones' Iron Bank, explained

Apr 12, 2019
Is the most powerful bank in the “Game of Thrones” universe too big to fail?
A view of Braavos, one of the Free Cities in "Game of Thrones," which is where the Iron Bank is located.
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The final season of "Game of Thrones" is a cash cow for marketers

Apr 12, 2019
Brands of all kinds are rushing to capitalize on the show.
Actress Emilia Clarke in season 8 of Game of Thrones.
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He brought "Game of Thrones" languages to life

Apr 10, 2019
David Peterson created the Dothraki and High Valyrian tongues.
Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark in "Game of Thrones" season 8.
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How one linguist is teaching "Game of Thrones" fans how to speak High Valyrian

Mar 13, 2019
Duolingo will help you brush up on your Spanish, French and, uh, High Valyrian and Klingon.
Daenerys Targaryen from "Game of Thrones." 

Let's do the numbers on "Game of Thrones"

Jul 24, 2017
Inside one of the most popular — and expensive — shows in the world.
On average, it now takes about $10 million to film each episode of Game of Thrones.
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Apart from winter, music is coming

Dec 19, 2016
Ramin Djawadi, composer of Game of Thrones, Westworld, and Iron Man soundtracks talks about the creative process.
 A full orchestra performs during the announcement of the Game of Thrones® Live Concert Experience featuring composer Ramin Djawadi at the Hollywood Palladium on August 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
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Game of groans for HBO: Why streaming still fails

Jun 20, 2016
Even when they're expected, too many viewers can bring down a streaming site
"Game of Thrones" villain, Ramsey Bolton in the latest episode.  

"Game of Thrones" joins the after-show party

Apr 22, 2016
Post-show shows pay off for "The Bachelor" and "The Walking Dead"
"Game of Thrones" is the latest hit to get its own official after-show recap.