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How Much Would Coronavirus Vaccine Cost?

Friday, July 03, 2020

Governments and drug companies agree there is an urgency to develop a vaccine for COVID-19. But their motives for developing it are different — and it might hugely affect the vaccine's price.


Oil 101: Why Are Prices Jumping, And What Are 'Futures'?

Friday, May 01, 2020

Demand for oil has plummeted. Prices were expected to drop, too. But speculating investors have sent oil prices on a wild ride.


'The Chain' Asks: How Far Would You Go For Your Child?

Sunday, July 14, 2019

In Adrian McKinty's propulsive new thriller, an organization called The Chain kidnaps children, and forces the parents to kidnap another child in turn in order to rescue their own


'Our Man' Provides An Inside Look At The Life Of Richard Holbrooke

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Impeccably sourced, George Packer's energetic prose carries the reader through the main acts of the man's diplomatic life — but leaves questions about his motivations for turning to Wall Street.


Why Superman Doesn't Take Over The World

Friday, April 26, 2019

Superman could easily take over the world. But there are some good economic reasons why he doesn't.


'The Last Stone' Documents A 40-Year Quest For Answers In A Cold Case

Thursday, April 04, 2019

Mark Bowden's account of the unsolved 1975 case of two girls who went missing near D.C. is a riveting, serpentine story about the dogged pursuit of the truth, regardless of the outcome or the cost.


Lyft Going Public: The Dual-Class Share Dilemma

Thursday, March 21, 2019

All shares of stock are not created equal. Stock can come in different classes now: Class A, Class B. Some of this stock comes with superpowers... and some of it comes with almost no power at all.


March Madness: Britain Leaving The EU

Monday, March 11, 2019

Leaving the EU is unprecedented, but leaving a large trading bloc is not.


More Debt, Less Problems

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Americans have more consumer debt, and they're also in better financial health. How can that be?


'Say Nothing' Is A Timely Warning That Ireland's Old Wounds Are Easily Opened

Monday, February 25, 2019

New Yorker writer Patrick Radden Keefe excels at exposing the past as he tells the story of Jean McConville, a mother of 10 who disappeared after masked men abducted her during Ireland's Troubles.


Small Town Boom

Friday, February 08, 2019

Small towns in rural areas across America are seeing a regeneration to advance technology, jobs and economic prospects.


Shooting Bambi To Save Mother Nature

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The number of hunters in the U.S. is falling, which is bad news for wildlife conservation.


How Market Volatility Plays Into The Fear Index

Friday, January 18, 2019

It turns out, 2018 was the most volatile year ever for the U.S. stock market. But while the market's ups and downs may be nerve-wracking, there might be less cause for alarm than one would think.


Bonds, Rating Agencies And Chocolate

Monday, November 26, 2018

Marilyn Cohen talks bonds, rating agencies and the yield curve, in overrated, underrated.


The Best Day For Payday

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Weekly, biweekly, or every month — which payday makes the most sense?


Judgment Bonds

Monday, October 29, 2018

Municipalities are increasingly going to the bond market to pay their court settlement costs.


A Snapshot Of Poverty In America

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Supplemental Poverty Report provides a more accurate and nuanced picture of poverty in America


The Iron Lotus

Monday, October 08, 2018

The reverse stock split is the Iron Lotus of the financial world. It looks complicated and absurd, and it often doesn't end well.


Why Aren't We More Productive?

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Computing and the internet should make us more productive. Or should they?! It's an Indicator mystery.


Episode 851: The Rest Of The Story Summer 2018

Friday, June 29, 2018

A pesticide wreaks havoc. A listener needs a bitcoin detective. And the search for the rarest economic good continues.