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    DealBook

  • Investigation Causes Citigroup to Cut Profit

    By Michael Corkery, Peter Eavis and Ben Protess
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Citigroup says it has to cut its third-quarter earnings because of a $600 million increase in legal expenses. The bank said the increase was the result of "rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries and investigations."
  • Praise for Coming Out From Someone Who Did

    By William D. Cohan
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:47 pm
    David Geffen, the 71-year-old billionaire Hollywood mogul, was one of the first business executives to come out publicly as gay, and he applauded the decision by Tim Cook, Apple's chief executive, to announce that he is gay, too, William D. Cohan writes in the Street Scene column.
  • Judge Approves Bankruptcy Exit for Stockton, Calif.

    By Mary Williams Walsh
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:35 pm
    The judge rejected arguments that the city's plan unfairly discriminated among creditors by shielding the city’s retirees from any impairment of their pensions, saying that although it did not directly cut the pensions, it did eliminate the retirees’ health benefits and other compensation.
  • Bitcoin Foundation’s Executive Director, Jon Matonis, Resigns

    By Sydney Ember
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:16 am
    The Bitcoin Foundation said that Jon Matonis, who was named executive director in July 2013, will be succeeded by Patrick Murck, the foundation’s general counsel.
  • R.E.I.T. Scandal Could Be Perfect Test for Sarbanes-Oxley

    By Reynolds Holding
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    The Sarbanes-Oxley Act has never received much respect, Reynolds Holding of Reuters Breakingviews writes. Maybe that is about to change.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    NYT > Golf

  • Front-Nine Blitz Puts Hurley on Top

    By REUTERS
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:21 am
    American Billy Hurley III grabbed a two-shot halfway stage lead at the CIMB Classic after his front-nine birdie binge at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club on Friday.
  • Hurley Takes a 2-Shot Lead at CIMB Classic

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:04 am
    Billy Hurley III made six birdies on his front nine en route to a 5-under 67 Friday that gave him a two-shot lead after the second round of the CIMB Classic.
  • Inbee Park Take 3-Shot Lead in LPGA Taiwan

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    Inbee Park shot a 10-under 62 on Friday at Miramar to take a three-stroke lead in the LPGA Taiwan Championship, her first event since regaining the No. 1 spot in the world Monday.
  • Danielle Kang Has Another Hole-In-One

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:39 am
    Another week. Another ace. Another car.
  • Colsaerts Builds 1-Shot Lead at BMW Masters

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:21 am
    Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium is among the longest hitters in golf. When he's hitting it straight, it can be a dangerous combination.
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    NYT > Hockey

  • Sports Briefing | Hockey: New Jersey Devils Win a Shootout

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Jacob Josefson scored the lone goal in the shootout, and Cory Schneider made it stand up as the host Devils ended their tiebreaker frustration with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets.
  • John Moore’s Suspension Forces Rangers to Adjust Defense

    By ALLAN KREDA
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:37 pm
    The Rangers will probably lean on Ryan McDonagh, Dan Girardi, Marc Staal, Kevin Klein, Matt Hunwick and Michael Kostka while Moore serves his five-game suspension.
  • Devils Find Way to Win in SO, Top Jets 2-1

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Jacob Josefson scored the lone goal in the shootout, and Cory Schneider made it stand up as the New Jersey Devils ended their tiebreaker frustration with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.
  • Kunitz Powers Penguins Over Kings 3-0

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:54 pm
    Marc-Andre Fleury made 35 saves in his 30th NHL shutout, and Chris Kunitz had two goals in a three-point game to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings 3-0 on Thursday night.
  • Sports Briefing | Hockey: Rangers’ John Moore Is Suspended

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:33 pm
    The N.H.L. suspended Rangers defenseman John Moore for five games without pay for an illegal hit to the head of Minnesota Wild forward Erik Haula.
 
 
 
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    NYT > Paul Krugman

  • Apologizing to Japan

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Western economists were scathing in their criticisms of Japanese policy, but the slump we fell into isn’t just similar to Japan’s. It’s worse.
  • Ideology and Investment

    26 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Why America won’t build infrastructure.
  • Plutocrats Against Democracy

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The desire to suppress the vote in Hong Kong isn’t really so different from the agenda of the political right in the United States.
  • Amazon’s Monopsony Is Not O.K.

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    It comes down to this: Amazon has too much power, and it is abusing it.
  • What Markets Will

    16 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The financial turmoil of the past few days, especially in Europe, have policy crusaders again sure that they know what the markets are asking for.
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    NYT > Thomas L. Friedman

  • ISIS and Vietnam

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    There are parallels between the war in Vietnam and the conflict now in Iraq and Syria that haven’t been fully explored.
  • The Last Train

    25 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian environmentalists may have the best model for Middle East peace.
  • Putin and the Pope

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Two leaders with a lot of influence who matter in very different ways.
  • A Pump War?

    14 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The decline in oil prices is no accident. What’s really playing out here?
  • I.S. = Invasive Species

    11 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Just how did ISIS spread so far, so fast? The National Arboretum might have the answer.
 
 
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    NYT > Joe Nocera

  • Are Our Courts for Sale?

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    In the post-Citizens United political system, ads are affecting judges and becoming corrosive to the rule of law.
  • Carl Icahn’s Bad Advice

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Apple should reject an activist shareholder’s suggestion that the company buy back its own stock to raise its share price.
  • A World Without OPEC?

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    How the shale revolution has weakened the power of the oil cartel.
  • Failures of Competence

    17 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The C.D.C. was supposed to be the federal agency that we could trust without fail.
  • Amazon Plays Rough. So What?

    13 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    While the debate rages on over monopoly status, is anyone really going to stop shopping at the website?
 
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    NYT > Columnists

  • An Old Man in Prague

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Sir Nicholas Winton saved Jewish children, and for decades said nothing. The deed speaks for itself.
  • Apologizing to Japan

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Western economists were scathing in their criticisms of Japanese policy, but the slump we fell into isn’t just similar to Japan’s. It’s worse.
  • Our Machine Masters

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The age of artificial intelligence is finally at hand. Will we master it, or will it master us?
  • The Ebola Hysteria

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Amid the nonsense, paladins heeding the clarion call to help treat Ebola abroad are being treated like lepers when they return.
  • A Political Crystal Ball

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    What if Republicans become the majority in the Senate after the election next week? Would anything really change much?
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    NYT > Charles M. Blow

  • The Ebola Hysteria

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Amid the nonsense, paladins heeding the clarion call to help treat Ebola abroad are being treated like lepers when they return.
  • Up From Pain

    20 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    I had to stop hating my abuser to start loving myself. I had to let go of my past so that I could step into my future.
  • On Spanking and Abuse

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Drawing blood isn’t an expression of love. It’s an expression of anger and exasperation that morphs into abuse.
  • Ray Rice and His Rage

    14 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Domestic violence is a societal scourge that must be constantly called out and constantly condemned.
  • The Cost of War

    10 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Americans must think about what it means to engage in another foreign war, and weigh that against the urgent needs we have at home.
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    NYT > David Brooks

  • Our Machine Masters

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The age of artificial intelligence is finally at hand. Will we master it, or will it master us?
  • Political Infections

    28 Oct 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Brooks and Collins on conflicting responses to Ebola, the meaning of the midterms and the pleasure of voting for effective crooks.
  • Why Partyism Is Wrong

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Political discrimination is more prevalent than you would imagine, and its harmful effects haven’t been fully considered.
  • The Working Nation

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    There is a clear agenda for job growth that can materially and spiritually reinvigorate America. We just need to be willing to pursue it.
  • What Would Edmund Burke Say?

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Brooks and Collins on revolutionary change, oppositional politics and the electoral future of Elizabeth Warren, Rand Paul and Hillary Clinton.
 
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    NYT > Roger Cohen

  • An Old Man in Prague

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Sir Nicholas Winton saved Jewish children, and for decades said nothing. The deed speaks for itself.
  • A Climate of Fear

    28 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    We have the remorse of Pandora. The technological spirit we have let slip from the box has turned into a monster.
  • Active Fatalism

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    We have heroism all wrong. Consider Sisyphus happy: He has a task and it is his own.
  • China Versus America

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    How Chinese “harmony” and American “freedom” produce the dangerous clash of two exceptionalisms.
  • Asia’s American Angst

    17 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Modi’s India is not rising fast enough to offset China. That leaves America, but it feels absent.
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    NYT > Gail Collins

  • A Political Crystal Ball

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    What if Republicans become the majority in the Senate after the election next week? Would anything really change much?
  • Political Infections

    28 Oct 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Brooks and Collins on conflicting responses to Ebola, the meaning of the midterms and the pleasure of voting for effective crooks.
  • Once Again, Guns

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Two years after the Sandy Hook tragedy, the top gun-control priority in the United States is still background checks.
  • What Women Want

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    From personhood to motherhood, women’s issues dominate 2014 campaigns.
  • What Would Edmund Burke Say?

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Brooks and Collins on revolutionary change, oppositional politics and the electoral future of Elizabeth Warren, Rand Paul and Hillary Clinton.
 
 
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    At War

  • An Iraq Veteran’s Experience With Chemical Weapons

    By John Ismay
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    John Ismay, a former Navy explosive ordnance disposal officer, found chemical weapons in Iraq his first week.
  • Helping Veterans Find Their Place, This Time on Campus

    By Jacob W. Sotak
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Organizations like the Posse Foundation are trying to bring more veterans to the nation’s elite four-year colleges and universities.
  • A Sister, and Brother, in Arms

    By Teresa Fazio
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:45 am
    When Teresa Fazio's brother Mike followed her into the military, the Marine in her was impressed. The sister in her was terrified.
  • Writing as a Soldier and a Civilian

    By Matthew Komatsu
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:53 am
    A soldier takes time out of uniform to pursue an MFA in writing, and discovers that what sets him apart, as a veteran at the keyboard, is not as important as the common ground he shares with other writers.
  • Death, Recovery and Hope at a Hospital During Drawdown

    By Brandon Lingle
    4 Sep 2014 | 7:41 am
    At Bagram Airfield north of Kabul, a surgeon at Craig Joint Theater Hospital makes his rounds and reflects on his service at the largest American hospital in Afghanistan.
 
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    City Room

  • Elsa From ‘Frozen,’ a New Halloween Favorite

    By The New York Times
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Elsa, the ice queen in the animated movie "Frozen," has become a must-have costume for the Disney heroine's youngest fans.
  • Halloween on Beekman Place

    By Alan Resnick
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:18 am
    Metropolitan Diary: A man recalled one memorable trick-or-treating expedition when he stumbled upon a black-tie dinner party.
  • New York Today: Multitasking Marathoner

    By Annie Correal and Andy Newman
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:58 am
    Thursday: a world-class runner who is a full-time lawyer, cooler weather, and weak sales for the governor's memoir.
  • Two Years Later, a Hurricane’s Damage Is Cleared

    By The New York Times
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:41 pm
    A Staten Island house damaged by Hurricane Sandy that was bought back by the government was demolished on Wednesday.
  • Fast Food, Fast Regrets

    By Richard Jimenez
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
    Metropolitan Diary: Wolfing down a chicken kebab in Midtown, and a hot dog a block away, led to repentance by the end of the subway ride.
 
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    NYT > Pro Football

  • Saints, Panthers Tied at 0-0 After 1st Quarter

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Drew Brees had turnovers to end New Orleans' first two drives, while Cam Newton and Carolina couldn't take advantage as the teams were scoreless after the first quarter of Thursday night's game.
  • AP Source: Hardy's Appeal Trial Postponed

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:18 pm
    A person familiar with the situation says Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy's domestic violence appeal trial set for Nov. 17 has been postponed until after the NFL season, meaning his career with Carolina could be over.
  • Brady, Manning Set to Add Another Chapter to Storied Rivalry

    By REUTERS
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Two of the mosts successful quarterbacks of all-time face each other when Tom Brady and the New England Patriots host Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos on Sunday but the clash is all about the present.
  • National Football League Roundup

    By REUTERS
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden moved Thursday to the precipice of declaring Robert Griffin III his starting quarterback for Sunday's game at Minnesota, a big step forward from the coach's dancing around the topic on Wednesday.
  • Manning-Brady Rivalry Began in Obscurity

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:43 pm
    The greatest quarterback rivalry in NFL history began quietly with plenty of empty seats on a cloudy, cool and windy afternoon at Foxboro Stadium on Sept. 30, 2001.
 
 
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    The New Old Age

  • A Workout for the Mind

    By Paula Span
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
    Improved perceptions of aging can lead to increases in physical strength, an unusual study finds.
  • Insomniac, but Not Sleep-Deprived

    By Paula Span
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:55 am
    Some older people with insomnia may be getting more sleep than they think, a new study has found.
  • When Death Approaches Again

    By Jane Gross
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Survivors of the Holocaust pose special challenges for caregivers at the end of life.
  • Is It Really Dementia?

    By Paula Span
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:22 am
    A number of conditions cause dementia-like symptoms, and doctors may have trouble diagnosing them. Still, the odds usually are low that an elderly family member can be made cognitively normal.
  • A Doctor Discovers Dying

    By Paula Span
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    In his new book, "Being Mortal," Dr. Atul Gawande acknowledges paying scant attention to end-of-life issues.
 
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    NYT > Tennis

  • Muguruza Beats Pennetta at Tournament of Champions

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Garbine Muguruza moved a step closer to the semifinals by beating favorite Flavia Pennetta of Italy 0-6, 6-1, 6-1 in the group stage at the season-ending WTA Tournament of Champions on Thursday.
  • Nishikori Remains on Course for ATP Finals

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Despite being one of the smallest players on the Tour, Kei Nishikori's performances are not going unnoticed at home.
  • Murray Qualifies for Tour Finals With Dimitrov Win

    By REUTERS
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Andy Murray's recent resurgence continued when the Briton qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals by reaching the Paris Masters quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-3 win against Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov on Thursday.
  • London-Bound Murray Puts an End to 'Bad Year' Babble

    By REUTERS
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Andy Murray may not have enjoyed a successful season by his high standards but after booking his spot at the ATP World Tour Finals on Thursday, the two-time grand slam winner ensured 2014 is far from a "bad year".
  • Murray Clinches ATP Finals Berth in Paris

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Andy Murray clinched a spot in the ATP Finals on Thursday after beating Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets at the Paris Masters and then sent a message to his critics by scribbling "bad year" on a courtside television camera.
 
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    Well

  • A Heart Risk in Drinking Water

    By Deborah Blum
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Even trace amounts of arsenic in drinking water may increase the risk of heart disease, researchers have found.
  • Living With Cancer: Not Talking About Medical Mistakes

    By Susan Gubar
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:07 am
    Doctors make mistakes, but they don't like to talk about them, writes Susan Gubar, who suffered from medical mistakes made during surgery to remove ovarian cancer.
  • Pronouncing the Patient Dead

    By Daniela J. Lamas, M.D.
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    It was only when I walked into the room and saw my patient still and utterly silent, his tired family sitting around the bed, that I realized no one had ever told me precisely how to declare death.
  • Is 10,000 Hours All I Need to Run a Faster Marathon?

    By Jen A. Miller
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    Popular research tells me that if I put in 10,000 hours or 10 years of training, I can become a master at anything.
  • Knowing Cancer Risk May Not Affect Screening Rates

    By Nicholas Bakalar
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Telling people of their potential increased risk of colon cancer did not spur them to get the recommended screening.
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    NYT > Automobiles

  • Supplier of Defective Airbags Ordered to Turn Over Its Records

    By AARON M. KESSLER
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also told Takata, whose airbags have been recalled in over 14 million cars, that it must answer questions under oath.
  • Wheelies: The False Flat Tire Edition

    By BENJAMIN PRESTON
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    Chrysler recalls 33,433 trucks and S.U.V.s over problem with the tire pressure monitoring system; Ford recalls 204,448 crossovers for fire risk.
  • Jaguar Tries Another Wagon

    By JERRY GARRETT
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    The XF Sportbrake will be available only in Europe, which, considering Americans’ aversion to wagons, is not surprising.
  • DealBook: Finding It an Odd Fit, Fiat Chrysler Will Spin Off Ferrari

    By CHAD BRAY
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:08 am
    Fiat plans to list about 10 percent of Ferrari’s shares and distribute the remaining stake to its shareholders some time next year. It will be the first time Ferrari has been independent since the late 1960s.
  • Agency Tells Automakers to Speed Up Airbag Fixes

    By AARON M. KESSLER and HIROKO TABUCHI
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:15 pm
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sent a letter on Wednesday to 10 major automakers and Takata, the airbags’ maker, asking about the recall.
 
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    Wordplay

  • Like Fortunato

    By Deb Amlen
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Pour a glass of sherry and enjoy this Friday puzzle by Mary Lou Guizzo and Jeff Chen.
  • Wise One

    By Deb Amlen
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    This puzzle by David Woolf makes me hungry.
  • Foot Specialist

    By Deb Amlen
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Elizabeth C. Gorski cooks up a funny midweek puzzle for us.
  • Keep Cool in Summer

    By Deb Amlen
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Andrea Carla Michaels presents us with a fun fact.
  • Ignited by Martin Gardner, Ian Stewart Continues to Illuminate

    By Gary Antonick
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Celebrate Martin Gardner, the famous puzzler, with best-selling author Ian Stewart and artist Lucian McLellan.
 
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    Abstract Sunday

  • The Gummi Bear Chronicles

    By Christoph Niemann
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:13 am
    An animated guide to the precise choreography of eating candy. A whole lot of candy.
  • The Birth of a New World Cup Curse

    By Christoph Niemann
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:36 pm
    The curse of Maracana is finally vanquished, but a new beast may have risen: the curse of Mineirao.
  • In Pursuit of Happiness

    By Christoph Niemann
    2 May 2013 | 2:00 am
    An illustrated guide to catching a buck.
  • The Lives They Lived: Maurice Sendak

    By Christoph Niemann
    14 Jan 2013 | 9:29 am
    A tribute to Maurice Sendak as part of the magazine's The Lives They Lived issue, which celebrates a selection of people who died in 2012.
  • State of the Art

    By Christoph Niemann
    2 Nov 2012 | 9:21 am
    A primer to the electoral college.
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    Opinionator

  • Looking a Dangerous Disease in the Mouth

    By David Bornstein
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A good dentist is hard to find, especially in low-income and rural areas, but trained dental therapists can provide effective care where it is needed.
  • Peering Into the Darkness

    By Joe Hill
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    Horror stories shine a bright light on our fears.
  • Parenting and Heart Attacks

    By Abby Sher
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Three months after giving birth, I found myself back in the hospital.
  • Should We Put Baseball on Speed?

    By Mark C. Taylor
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:15 pm
    The seemingly pointless, time-killing rituals of the game are a buffer against the frenetic pace of everyday life.
  • Killing Bloody Bill

    By Matthew C. Hulbert
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    The death of the Confederate guerrilla leader William Anderson and the shaping of Civil War memory.
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    Freakonomics

  • What Can Vampires Teach Us About Economics? Full Transcript

    Freakonomics
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “What Can Vampires Teach Us About Economics?“ [MUSIC: Arturo Sacchetti, “Toccata Und Fugue in D Minor” (from Organ Masterworks Stephen J. DUBNER: Levitt, you know, I feel like I know you pretty well. And yet there’s one essential fact about you that I have no idea. And I could guess. And I’d have a 50-50 chance, but I’m just going to ask you: [TWILIGHT MOVIE CLIP] DUBNER: Are you Team Edward or Team Jacob? Steve LEVITT: Team Edward, for sure. DUBNER: Why? LEVITT: So it was a long time ago that I read Twilight, but I had…
  • What Can Vampires Teach Us About Economics? A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

    Stephen J. Dubner
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    (Photo: gaelx) Do vampires employ an optimal strategy in choosing their mates? Would a zombie invasion help create jobs? And what would happen if vampires didn’t have to attack humans to get blood? These are some of the pressing questions we ask in this week’s episode, “What Can Vampires Teach Us About Economics?” (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player above. You can also read the transcript, which includes credits for the music you’ll hear in the episode.) It was inspired by a book called Economics of the…
  • Do Not Read This Unless You Have Already Listened to “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know”

    Stephen J. Dubner
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Malcolm Gladwell at the debut of “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know.” (Photo: Janice Yi) Our latest podcast is called “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know.” It’s the debut of a live game show with audience contestants and celebrity judges, including Malcolm Gladwell. In the final round, the judges team up with contestants to play for the grand prize. If you’ve already listened, you’ll know that Malcolm and his partner were asked to tell us all something we don’t know about bread, and Malcolm came up with an intriguing fact that, upon a quick…
  • Tell Me Something I Don’t Know: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

    Stephen J. Dubner
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    A few years ago, I developed a habit. If the person sitting next to me on an airplane seemed like they wanted to have a conversation, I’d ask them a bit about themselves — let’s say they worked in civil engineering — and I’d say “Tell me something I don’t know about civil engineering.” The habit became an addiction. I loved learning stuff I didn’t know, and most people loved to talk about their passions, work-related or otherwise. Soon this addiction fueled a dream: I imagined turning it into some kind of a live game show/talk show. It…
  • Tell Me Something I Don’t Know Full Transcript

    Freakonomics
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know” Stephen J. DUBNER:Hey, podcast listeners. The new episode you’re about to hear is called “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know.” It’s a live recording of a new game show that we just invented. As you’ll hear, it was a lot of fun in person. The hope, of course, as that you’ll have fun listening to it as a podcast. Whatever the case, do me a favor and let us know what you think. You can tweet us @Freakonomics, leave a comment on our Facebook page or at Freakonomics.com, or shoot us an…
 
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