Driverless vehicles should increase human productivity but will also increase the number of cars on the road, an economist writes.
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On the Bits blog, Quentin Hardy reports on some chilling statistics about the economics of slavery.
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A bottle of “Austerity”-brand wine.
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Almost one in 13 American jobs is now in the eating and drinking industry.
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THE International Monetary Fund boss Christine Lagarde says the euro has a solid future and she hopes no more countries will need bailouts.
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New results from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.
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Most of the media attention on Cyprus today is being paid to the orderly nature and small size of the queues at its re-opened banks. However, these stories miss the true significance of what is happening today. For the first time, banks in a euro-area country are operating under capital controls. These controls mean that while nominally the euro is still the currency of...
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About 36 percent of all boys born in 2012 had a name ending in the letter N.
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How the government sector is contracting, as measured by gross domestic product.
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A job ad for a McDonald’s cashier opening lists a bachelor’s degree as a requirement.
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