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Shooting Bambi To Save Mother Nature
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Shooting Bambi To Save Mother Nature

The number of hunters in the U.S. is falling, which is bad news for wildlife conservation.

Shooting Bambi To Save Mother Nature

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What Keeps Economists Up At Night? And Other Stuff
Echo Wang

What Keeps Economists Up At Night? And Other Stuff

We armed The Indicator's producers with your questions, and they unleashed them on a roomful of economists at the annual meeting of the American Economic Association.

What Keeps Economists Up At Night? And Other Stuff

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R.I.P. Jack Bogle, Democratizer Of Investing
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R.I.P. Jack Bogle, Democratizer Of Investing

John Clifton "Jack" Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group, passed away yesterday at the age of 89. Today we look back at his life and career.

R.I.P. Jack Bogle, Democratizer Of Investing

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The Extremely Cautious Case For Extremely Mild Optimism
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The Extremely Cautious Case For Extremely Mild Optimism

Interest rates are higher, global growth is slowing, and the government is at an impasse. But there are also reasons for near-term optimism about the U.S. economy.

The Extremely Cautious Case For Extremely Mild Optimism

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Working Women: Why The U.S. Is Behind
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Working Women: Why The U.S. Is Behind

When it came to the female labor force participation rate, America used to lead the world. But we've fallen behind. Today on the show: what happened?

Working Women: Why The U.S. Is Behind

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10,000 Economists Walk Into A Bar
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10,000 Economists Walk Into A Bar

Which economic indicators do we pay too much attention to? Not enough? It's Overrated/Underrated: Economic Indicator edition

10,000 Economists Walk Into A Bar

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Shutdown Economics
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Shutdown Economics

The U.S. partial government shutdown is on track to be the longest in history. Whatever its political consequences, the economic costs to the private sector will increase the longer it lasts.

Shutdown Economics

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U.S.-China Trade: Where Are We Now?
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U.S.-China Trade: Where Are We Now?

Today on The Indicator: an update on the trade spat between China and the U.S.

U.S.-China Trade: Where Are We Now?

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Are We Ready For A Recession?
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Are We Ready For A Recession?

Some signals on the economic dashboard are warning we could be heading for a downturn within a couple of years. Are we ready to fight off a recession?

Are We Ready For A Recession?

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Don't Fear The Fear Index
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Don't Fear The Fear Index

2018 was one of the most volatile stock market years on record. And the market continues volatile today. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Don't Fear The Fear Index

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