Stacey Vanek Smith

Stacey Vanek Smith appears in the following:

The Rise and Fall and Rise of Oil Prices

Friday, January 19, 2018

Last summer, the price of oil was $44 a barrel. This week, it briefly hit $70. What happened? And what does it mean for the future of oil prices?

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What's Really The Biggest Threat To The Coal Industry

Thursday, January 18, 2018

President Trump has talked about a war on coal. He also talks about job killing regulations on coal. He's right that the coal industry is in decline, but the biggest threat isn't regulation, it's the free market.

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The Beigies

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Welcome to the Beigies, the only awards show honoring the best economic stories in the Fed's Beige Book.

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Saudi Arabia After Oil: An IPO, Tech Jobs, and Yanni

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The young crown prince is trying to figure out how to save his country before the money runs out.

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The Case For Earmarks

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Congressional earmarks have a bad reputation. But, our guest argues, they're just what America needs.

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The Recession Predictor

Friday, January 12, 2018

There's a warning sign for the economy with an amazing track record. It's not flashing now, but it's close enough to make us nervous.

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Such Cryptocurrency. So Amaze.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Dogecoin, a bitcoin spinoff created as a joke, is now worth $1.4 billion. The coin's creator tells us how the joke became real — and explains why he has mixed feelings about the whole thing.

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The War On Coal

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

President Trump's Energy Secretary, Rick Perry, had a plan to prop up the coal industry. This week, a federal commission—led by a Trump appointee—rejected it.

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What To Do About Inequality

Monday, January 08, 2018

A lot of popular plans for boosting middle-class wages don't work as well as as they used to. Here are a few ideas that might work now.

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A Look At The Evolution Of Sexual Harassment Training Videos

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Sexual harassment training videos were once blunt and direct, almost laughably so. After studying 74 of them, a researcher says all the nuance in the newer videos might be why they aren't effective.

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The Price Of Plots: A Look At The Cemetery Real Estate Business

Friday, October 27, 2017

Burial space is an investment. As graveyard space becomes scarce and more valuable, entrepreneurs are flipping grave plots.

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North Korea's Cut From Small Businesses Goes To Its Nuclear Program

Thursday, October 19, 2017

North Korea is known as one of the most closed down socialist economies in the world. But even still, there is a small class of budding entrepreneurs. We learn how that works.

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As Book Sales Drop, Guinness World Records Ltd. Adapts Its Services

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Guinness World Records is one of the best selling books in history. But book sales have been dropping. About 10 years ago, Guinness realized it needed a new way to make money.

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Rough Translation: Why Many Muslims In India Feel Yoga Has Been Weaponized

Monday, September 18, 2017

In India, yoga has been causing some controversy after it became associated with militant Hindu nationalism. NPR's international podcast follows a yoga-loving Indian Muslim caught in the middle.

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'Words You'll Hear': Trump Administration To Talk NAFTA Renegotiation

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Later this week, White House officials begin the process of renegotiating changes and updates to NAFTA, which President Donald Trump has called "the worst deal ever made."

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Charlottesville: Reflecting On And Dissecting What Happened

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Charlottesville, Va., continues to recover after white supremacists rallied and three people died. NPR has the latest on investigations into the motorist who rammed his car into counter protesters.

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A Reformed White Nationalist Speaks Out On Charlottesville

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Former white nationalist Christian Picciolini says he was "lost" and "lonely" when he was recruited into a white supremacist group as a teenager but he now runs a nonprofit that advocates for peace.

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Alabama Voters Go To Polls To Fill Seat Left Vacant By Jeff Sessions

Sunday, August 13, 2017

In Alabama, voters head to the polls Tuesday in a primary for U.S. Senate. The race is to fill a seat long occupied by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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Rural Trump Supporters Back His Comments On Charlottesville

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The White House tweaked its reaction to the events in Charlottesville, Va. President Trump was criticized for suggesting the bigotry had come from "many sides." Supporters blame the left for violence.

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Trump Speaks Out Against Violence In Charlottesville

Saturday, August 12, 2017

President Donald Trump spoke out against the violence that erupted earlier today at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

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