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Justin Fox

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Business columnist at Time magazine, where he writes the Curious Capitalist blog, and author of The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street

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The Census Bureau today  reported  that 2.6 million people dropped below the poverty rate last year and that 1 million lost their employer-provided healthcare.

Government Issues Gloomy Report on Household Incomes

The Census Bureau today reported that 2.6 million people dropped below the poverty rate last year and that 1 million lost their employer-provided healthcare.

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Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner told Congress today he wants new powers to regulate companies like AIG and eliminate threats to the financial system.  But he and Fed Chairman Ben…

Geithner, Bernanke Run into a Buzz Saw on Capitol Hill

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner told Congress today he wants new powers to regulate companies like AIG and eliminate threats to the financial system.  But he and Fed Chairman Ben…

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On the last day of one of the worst weeks in stock market history, the  Dow Jones Industrial Average  has careened back and forth between losses and gains today.

World Markets Swing Widely as Finance Ministers Meet

On the last day of one of the worst weeks in stock market history, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has careened back and forth between losses and gains today.

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