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Meet the "Beanie Meanie"

Aug 14, 2023
Econ Extra Credit newsletter #161
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Why the Beanie Baby bubble burst

According to the "Beanie Meanie," a collectibles and antiques expert who was skeptical of the craze all along.
At the height of the Beanie Baby craze, people were making average profits of 500%. Then, as with all investment bubbles, came a crash.
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What's causing the steep rise in oil prices

Nov 16, 2011
The price of oil is up 20 percent over the last month, with prices today topping $100 a barrel. Why?

The Thing About Tulips

Oct 6, 2010
Overflowing Flowers, Pike Place Market, Seattle, Washington. (David Brancaccio 2010)...

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