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Should We Set a Speed Limit on High-Speed Trading?

Can slower financial traders find a haven in a world of high-speed algorithms?

Why Does the IMF Care if Britain Leaves the EU?

The IMF is warning against a "Brexit." But what's the history behind the organization that has such an influence in world financial affairs?
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Do Incentives Modify Behavior?

How financial incentives help--and don't help--people stick to their resolutions.
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What Caused the Salem Witch Trials?

Looking into the underlying causes of the Salem Witch Trials in the 17th century.

Gone (Cat)Fishing: How Language Detectives Tackle Online Anonymity

Linguistic clues might be the solution to identifying anonymous online users.
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Your Brain on Retirement

How you spend your retirement might be the key to preserving the mind.

What Can Video Games Teach Us About Economics?

But what can video games tell us about economics? Apparently a lot.

How will Apple Pay Change Our Lives? Ask a Kenyan.

U.S. journalists have leapt on Apple's announcement of its new digital wallet , Apple Pay, as the signal that wallets are on the way out. Soon, Americans wi

Seven Ways Online Advertising May Change the World

Late last month, the Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon plans to roll out its own online advertising ...
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Does the Rise of the 1% Signal the Fall of Democracy?

Americans have been thinking more about economic haves and have-nots than we have in a long time.