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Labor Day was originally by trade unionists marching down the street in the late 1800s. The first Labor Day occurred in 1882 in New York... [Read More]
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Labor Day's founders in the late 1800s envisioned something very different from what the day has become. [Read More]
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The warm summer months encourage more of us to get outside and exercise, whether by shooting hoops or riding a bike. But there's a downside:... [Read More]
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An economist explores data on injuries, which states ban fireworks and other interesting stats on what President John Adams referred to as 'illuminations.'... [Read More]
In 40 years, the amount of fireworks per American adult has exploded sixfold. [Read More]
Sports gambling will be a big business, but probably not as big as the $150 billion number being tossed around, this Ohio State professor says... [Read More]
Do some proper math, says this Ohio State University professor. [Read More]
The Supreme Court on May 14 struck down a 25-year federal ban on sports betting outside of Nevada. [Read More]
Contrary to what a lot of people think, "full employment" is not when everyone has a job. Economist Jay Zagorsky explains what it is in... [Read More]
The latest jobs report has gotten a lot of analysts, policymakers and talking heads once again asking whether the U.S. is at full employment. The... [Read More]
Flickr/Greg Mote There are certain purchases that require insurance, like when you buy a car or a home. You should buy insurance when... [Read More]
Studio/Shutterstock Insurance is offered by companies for practically anything these days — you can expect an offer to buy insurance for your car, a... [Read More]
You can buy insurance for practically anything these days. But is it really worth paying the extra money? Here's how an economist like me would... [Read More]
Focus on cost and payoff... [Read More]
The annual college basketball spectacle known as March Madness has arrived. [Read More]
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