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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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Dopamine Might Be Behind Impulsive Behavior

A monkey study suggests the brain chemical makes what's new and different more attractive.

School Counselors Do More Than You’d Think

Adding just one counselor to a school has an enormous impact on discipline and test scores, according to a new study.

How a Second Language Trains Your Brain for Math

Second languages strengthen the brain's executive control circuits, with benefits beyond words.

Would You Rather Go Blind or Lose Your Mind?

Americans consistently fear blindness, but how they compare it to other ailments varies across racial lines.

On the Hunt for Fake Facebook Likes

A new study finds ways to uncover Facebook Like farms.

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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