Stacey Vanek Smith

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For Florists, Roses A Nerve-Racking Business Around Valentines Day

Friday, February 13, 2015

Valentines Day is this one day when one product — a red rose — is worth two or three times more than it is at any other time of the year. If a florist catches that window, he's golden...


Tired Of Paying For Checked Baggage? You're Actually Getting A Good Deal

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Everyone hates to pay extra for checked baggage on an airline. But you probably aren't paying enough — in fact, your baggage is bumping far more lucrative cargo.


Why We Sign Up For Gym Memberships But Never Go To The Gym

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Gyms take on way more members than they have space for. Here's a look at how they get us to sign up and never show up.


How To Catch A Cattle Thief

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Cattle theft has been making a major comeback. A drought in the West has meant higher beef prices, making cattle an attractive target for thieves.


Pirates, Princesses, Witches And Vampires: Stocking Costumes Is Serious Business

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Costume shop owners think about stocking their shelves like investors think about putting together stock portfolios. They need a diverse mix of classic costume favorites and risky hot new things.


Strong U.S. Dollar Pushes Oil Prices Lower

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Oil is denominated in dollars. When the dollar is strong compared to other currencies, it makes oil cheaper in the U.S. but more costly in many other countries. And that puts a crimp in global demand.


You Can Create A Hit Video Game About Anything. Even Making Toast

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Game designers get deep inside your brain to keep you playing. We challenged them to design a video game about the most boring thing we could think of: making toast.

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How A Law From The Civil War Fights Modern-Day Fraud

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

A Civil War-era law that encourages whistleblowers to turn in their employers has been successful at exposing corporate fraud.


Why Jewelry Stores Hide The Price Tags

Monday, September 22, 2014

In most stores, you can see how much everything costs. Why do jewelry stores hide the price tags?

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