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January 22, 2020
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That Money You Borrowed? Remember Who Owns It

A new study shows that many people go into debt because they disregard that the money is not really theirs.

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December 10, 2019
Written

Where the Bidding Never Stops

Millions of online ads get sold by auction each day. The algorithms behind it all are complicated. But simple ideas can be effective.

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December 17, 2019
Written

The Secret Life of the Supermarket Shopper

Outfitting consumers with cameras reveals how grocery lists influence purchasing behavior — and when stores can cajole shoppers into trying new products.

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December 6, 2019
Written

8 Most-Read Stories of 2019

Communication mistakes, job-stealing robots, and career-gap explanations captured reader attention this year.
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February 27, 2019
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