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Buy? Sell? Let Me Check With My Financial Advisor: Facebook

New research finds a link between the emotions expressed in Facebook status updates and next-day stock market activity.

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Dismal Trends: Whose Economic Recovery Is It?

Why the next few years will look—unfortunately—a lot like the last few years.

 

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Big Data, Big Money

Can a simple Google Trends algorithm beat Wall Street?

 

Smoggy Days Make for Sickly Stock Market

New research finds stock markets tend to close lower on days with poor air quality.

 

A Firm of One’s Own

Why a low-cost program to educate employees about company ownership could produce huge financial benefits for the country.

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Sufferers of Social Anxiety Disorder, Your Friends Like You

The first study of friends' perceptions suggest they know something's off with their pals but like them just the same.

Standing Up for My Group by Kicking Yours

Members of a minority ethnic group are less likely to express support for gay equality if they believe their own group suffers from discrimination.

How Old Brains Learn New Tricks

A new study shows that the neural plasticity needed for learning doesn't vanish as we age—it just moves.

Ethnic Diversity Deflates Market Bubbles

But it's not in the rainbow and sing-along way you'd hope for. We just don't trust outsiders' judgments.

Online Brain Exercises Are Probably Useless

Even under the guidance of a specialist trainer, computer-based brain exercises have only modest benefits, a new analysis shows.

The Big One

One company, Comcast, will control up to 40 percent of Internet service coverage in the U.S., and 19 of the top 20 cable markets, if a proposed merger with Time Warner Cable is approved by regulators. November/December 2014

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