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  • BreakingEconomics Of A Border Wall
    President Donald Trump has made building a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico one of his signature issues. Today, the Indicator looks at the economics of a border wall.
    - 11 hours ago, 14 Dec 18, 9:30pm -
  • Health Costs Bear Down On Families Who Don't Qualify For ACA Subsidies
    Rising costs have driven millions who don't get a subsidy for their Affordable Care Act health plan to drop the coverage or turn to cheaper, less comprehensive — and sometimes inadequate — insurance.
    - 20 hours ago, 14 Dec 18, 12:00pm -
  • Why Are There So Many Mattress Stores?
    There are so many mattress stores in America, and they always seem to be empty. So how can they afford the real estate? And how do they stay in business?
    - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 18, 9:45pm -
  • Does More Federal Aid Raise Tuition Costs? Not For Most Students, Research Says
    Experts say there isn't solid evidence that federal aid drives up college prices, except in one sector: for-profit colleges.
    - 2 days ago, 13 Dec 18, 11:00am -
  • Economic Insecurity
    The U.S. economy looks in fine shape — for now — but even a lot of Americans with jobs still struggle financially. Here are three Indicators to monitor economic insecurity in the U.S.
    - 2 days ago, 12 Dec 18, 9:48pm -
  • Citi Bike's Better Angels
    How one bike-sharing company used behavioral economics to solve one of its most vexing problems.
    - 3 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 9:22pm -
  • Unto The Brexit
    UK Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to exit the European Union has hit a wall. What happens now?
    - 4 days ago, 10 Dec 18, 10:39pm -
  • Exclusive: Ed Department To Erase Debts Of Teachers, Fix Troubled Grant Program
    The move follows an NPR investigation that found thousands of teachers had grants unfairly converted to loans.
    - 5 days ago, 10 Dec 18, 12:00am -
  • More Jobs, Less Pay
    In honor of jobs day, we look at the jobs that used to be high-paying, that are now low-paying. What happened to these jobs? And what can it tell us about the U.S. economy?
    - 7 days ago, 7 Dec 18, 10:32pm -
  • The Fed's Mistake?
    For years after the Great Recession, the Federal Reserve kept short term interest rates near zero percent. It began raising rates in 2015 — but did it jump the gun.
    - 8 days ago, 6 Dec 18, 9:05pm -
  • Paris Is Burning
    What the yellow vest protests in Paris tell us about economic reform in France and the parallels with politics in the U.S.
    - 9 days ago, 5 Dec 18, 9:50pm -
  • Behind The Curve
    When the yield curve inverts, people worry that it's a sign we're headed for recession. But its predictive reliability also depends on the way it inverts.
    - 10 days ago, 4 Dec 18, 10:10pm -
  • Trade War And Peace
    China and the U.S. have been locked in a trade war for most of 2018, but peace may be on the horizon.... at least a partial peace.
    - 11 days ago, 3 Dec 18, 9:48pm -
  • The Voyages Of The Starship Indicator
    NASA has been taking a more hands-off approach to extra-planetary exploration. What will that mean for the economics of space?
    - 14 days ago, 30 Nov 18, 10:33pm -
  • Space Economics
    From moon missions and space shuttles to public-private partnerships.
    - 15 days ago, 29 Nov 18, 9:27pm -