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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
The boom that helped make the U.S. the world's largest oil producer could be ending. Oil prices are down amid weak demand, and investors no longer seem willing to write the industry a blank check.
Thursday, November 14, 2019
The leather industry hit a peak in 2014. Retailers were forced to find cheaper, artificial alternatives. Now, leather is struggling to regain the market share it lost. The trade war is not helping.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Makeup was once thought to be the exclusive realm of women, but more and more men are experimenting with cosmetics — and the industry is taking notice. A reporter gives it a try.
Monday, September 23, 2019
A growing subculture of savvy consumers is finding new ways to game credit card points. But it's not a game for everyone.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Is rent control a tool to help fight a housing crisis? California is taking steps to enact a state-wide cap on rent increases. But, recent studies show that rent control may actually drive up rents in the long run.
Tuesday, September 03, 2019
The price of gold is at its highest in six years. "Gold bugs" — that is, die-hard gold investors — swear by the commodity as a certain bet. But are they right?
Thursday, July 18, 2019
The governor of California wants cities in his state to build more housing, but some of them don't appear to be moving fast enough. The state has taken Huntington Beach to court.
Thursday, April 25, 2019
New York City is rolling out a new solution to the problem of congestion, but questions remain about who exactly will foot the bill.
Monday, April 22, 2019
New York will soon charge drivers to enter the most crowded parts of the city. Congestion pricing: Does it work? Who's doing it? And is it coming to a city near you?
Monday, April 15, 2019
The cost of a measles outbreak - to individuals, families, communities, and the country - is high.
Thursday, April 11, 2019
The hazelnut business is in a bind. Demand is rising, supply is tight, and a deadly fungal disease is constraining production. But one man may have found a solution.
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Global demand for hazelnuts is growing, thanks to the popularity of products like Nutella. So it should be a great time to be in the hazelnut business... but there's one big problem.
Thursday, February 07, 2019
The dedicated officers of the epidemic intelligence service are foot soldiers in a relentless battle against infectious disease.
Friday, January 18, 2019
We armed The Indicator's producers with your questions, and they unleashed them on a roomful of economists at the annual meeting of the American Economic Association.
Friday, November 09, 2018
Short sellers — investors who bet against companies — get a bad rap, but research suggests they help keep markets running smoothly.
Thursday, November 08, 2018
How one bank gave a whole new meaning to the term "mobile banking."
Monday, October 22, 2018
Short sellers get a bad rap. Sometimes with good reason. But overall, they're an inevitable and useful part of a healthy financial system.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
People lie when they're looking for a mate online. Today on the Indicator: the lies we tell online, and how often we tell them.
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Today on the Indicator: How a small Belgian company wields enormous influence in global finance and diplomacy.
Friday, July 20, 2018
How something that's all around us came to be worth millions of dollars.