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The Rise and Fall and Rise of Oil Prices
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The Rise and Fall and Rise of Oil Prices

Last summer, the price of oil was $44 a barrel. This week, it briefly hit $70. What happened? And what does it mean for the future of oil prices?

The Rise and Fall and Rise of Oil Prices

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The Beigies
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The Beigies

Welcome to the Beigies, the only awards show honoring the best economic stories in the Fed's Beige Book.

The Beigies

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Saudi Arabia After Oil: An IPO, Tech Jobs, and Yanni
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Saudi Arabia After Oil: An IPO, Tech Jobs, and Yanni

The young crown prince is trying to figure out how to save his country before the money runs out.

Saudi Arabia After Oil: An IPO, Tech Jobs, and Yanni

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The Case For Earmarks
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The Case For Earmarks

Congressional earmarks have a bad reputation. But, our guest argues, they're just what America needs.

The Case For Earmarks

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The Recession Predictor
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The Recession Predictor

There's a warning sign for the economy with an amazing track record. It's not flashing now, but it's close enough to make us nervous.

The Recession Predictor

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Such Cryptocurrency. So Amaze.
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Such Cryptocurrency. So Amaze.

Dogecoin, a bitcoin spinoff created as a joke, is now worth $1.4 billion. The coin's creator tells us how the joke became real — and explains why he has mixed feelings about the whole thing.

Such Cryptocurrency. So Amaze.

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The War On Coal
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The War On Coal

President Trump's Energy Secretary, Rick Perry, had a plan to prop up the coal industry. This week, a federal commission—led by a Trump appointee—rejected it.

The War On Coal

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Why Quitting Is Awesome

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Why Quitting Is Awesome

The state of the American job market, as revealed by jobs numbers released this morning.

Why Quitting Is Awesome

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What To Do About Inequality
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What To Do About Inequality

A lot of popular plans for boosting middle-class wages don't work as well as as they used to. Here are a few ideas that might work now.

What To Do About Inequality

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Hidden Gems of the Jobs Report
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Hidden Gems of the Jobs Report

Here are three illuminating but largely overlooked numbers from today's jobs report.

Hidden Gems of the Jobs Report

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