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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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Earliest High-Altitude Settlements Found in Peru

Discovery suggests humans adapted to high altitude faster than previously thought.

My Politicians Are Better Looking Than Yours

A new study finds we judge the cover by the book—or at least the party.

That Cigarette Would Make a Great Water Filter

Clean out the ashtray, add some aluminum oxide, and you've (almost) got yourself a low-cost way to remove arsenic from drinking water.

Love and Hate in Israel and Palestine

Psychologists find that parties to a conflict think they're motivated by love while their enemies are motivated by hate.

How to Water a Farm in Sandy Ground

Physicists investigate how to grow food more efficiently in fine-grained soil.

The Big One

One company, Amazon, controls 67 percent of the e-book market in the United States—down from 90 percent five years ago. September/October 2014 new-big-one-5

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